Tag Archives: climate change

Why Modifying Your Lawn Care Practices Will Do More to Abate Climate Change than Changing Your Car for a Hybrid

In the efforts to slow the ravages wrought by Climate Change, the hare may have beaten the hybrid car while munching on grass.  The real winners are non-fertilized green lawns and permaculture. The hare was just stimulating the plants to action. First, it is paramount that we reduce the burning of fossil fuels and reduce…

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Blade by blade, fighting global warming induced climate change

News clips of forests burning in California, conflagrations on hillsides, black smoke billowing into communities, got me thinking about alternatives to the merits of planting trees to fight climate change.  Trees store carbon that photosynthesis has pulled from the air as carbon dioxide. Plants take energy from the sun to break CO2 molecules into carbon…

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Chasing Waterfalls

I recently returned from a research sail through the Denmark Straits and I couldn’t be more in awe of mother nature. We sailed aboard the gaft-rigged ketch Tecla out of Isafjordur, Iceland, bound for Greenland. We were thirteen women and men on a hundred-foot steel-hulled sailing vessel. As we cleared the steep-sided fjord and sailed…

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