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I Speak for the Trees

I Speak for the Trees

My favorite tree ever was a giant oak, over 100 feet tall with a girth so large, three adults had trouble getting their arms around it. 140 more words


Earth Day 2015 Update & Correction on Palm Oil

Yesterday, on the Huffington Post website, a scientist named Elliot Negrin, a Senior Writer for the Union of Concerned Scientist posted an article entitled, “McDonald’s pledges to eliminate Deforestation from its entire supply chain.” 80 more words

Blogging 101

It's Earth Day — and climate change or not, the planet is still getting greener

Today is Earth Day, and everyone is going green — even Mother Nature!

Research published in Nature says the earth has gotten greener in the past two decades. 121 more words

Science And Nature

Palm Oil purveyors have us in the palm of their hands. And they are taking our breath away. Literally.

Its Earth Day 2015 (in a couple of days) and many countries around the world are following the lead of Indonesia/Malaysia:  cutting and burning their old growth and rain forests to feed the “beast of profits” gained from the production of Palm Oil.  471 more words

Blogging 101

O is for Old Growth

Old growth is an advanced state of forest. Really the bulk of it is dead. In any tree only the outer inch or so of the tree is ferrying the nutrients around, the remaining inner portion is….still and old, contributing strength but not much vitality. 233 more words

Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Candies

Volcanoes National Park, 30 miles south of Hilo, is the location of two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Maunalua. This approximately 300,000 acre park, features a diverse environment of terrain– from dense rain forest to dry, arid desert dotted with strange flora that is uniquely distinctive to this natural habit. 283 more words

Yoga Teacher

Rainy Days...


As I look out of the window, all I can see is grey skies, low-lying clouds, and sludgy rain dripping down half heartedly like it just can’t be bothered. 254 more words

Gloomy Weather