Publice Service Announcement: 3 Safety Tips For This Summer

It’s the last week of April and we’re only halfway through the summer. Indeed, according to statistics, this year’s summer is one of the hottest on record and our problems with searing┬áheat and dusty drought are far from over. However, there are ways you can minimize the more negative impacts of the summer. After all, […]

The persistent myth of economic growth

Development in understanding in recent years is making real limits on growth a lot more palpable since it is becoming quite evident that our approach to measuring economic value and the costs of acquiring said “value” (i.e. our monetary system) is woefully incomplete. Yet economic growth remains the be-all-end-all that pervades every aspect of human […]

The Dying Lands

The health of every individual on this planet involves a balanced coexistence among four major elements in an ecosystem: water, soil, plants and animals; and the fate of human civilization depends on the use-or mis-use of these natural resources. Plant and animal life, being capable of reproduction, are classed as “renewable resources”; but soil, in […]

Bottled water: suckering an entire generation

Imagine getting your power supply from big 220-volt cylindrical batteries that are charged at power generating plants and then delivered to you every week by truck to be hooked up to your home’s wiring. You then load the spent battery from the previous week onto the truck which then hauls it back to the nearest […]