The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

Feb 19

All about “The Tiny House Movement” — websites, blogs, news stories, newsletters, books, interviews, videos…

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

May 21

The importance of rebooting our relationship with technology — and practical suggestions how to do it…

James Cameron: Why I Eat A Vegan Diet

James Cameron: Why I Eat A Vegan Diet

Mar 12

The great thing about this as a solution for climate change — one of a number of solutions that we need — is that it’s a win-win. You’re going to be healthier, you’re going to live longer, you’re going to look better. You’re going to have fewer zits. You’re going to be slimmer. You’re going to radiate health. You’re going to have a better sex drive. That’s what shifting away from meat and dairy does…

Must Watch Documentary: ‘Cowspiracy’

Must Watch Documentary: ‘Cowspiracy’

Sep 15

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today — and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged…

Al Gore: From Doom & Gloom To Positively Upbeat

Al Gore: From Doom & Gloom To Positively Upbeat

Mar 28

EXCERPT: “Investment in renewable energy sources like wind and solar is skyrocketing as their costs plummet… Experts predicted in 2000 that wind generated power worldwide would reach 30 gigawatts; by 2010, it was 200 gigawatts, and by last year it reached nearly 370, or more than 12 times higher. Installations of solar power would add one new gigawatt per year by 2010, predictions in 2002 stated. It turned out to be 17 times that by 2010 and 48 times that amount last year…”

New Book: ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’

New Book: ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’

Mar 05

“Without doubt, one of the most important books of the last 50 years. I shall urge everyone I know who cares about life on earth, and the future of their children, and children’s children, to read it. . . . Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”

— Jane Goodall, Ph.D. (from the Foreword)

No GMOs (Updated)

No GMOs (Updated)

Mar 05

Pulse Resource Page on the harmful effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)…

Desk Plants Make People Happier & More Productive

Desk Plants Make People Happier & More Productive

Sep 08

A new study reveals that offices with plants make people happier and more productive than those without greenery…

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Jul 11

Designer Arturo Vittori’s innovative invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day…

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Jul 08

Pulse Factory Farming & Animal Abuse Resource Page…

The Good Country Index

The Good Country Index

Jul 05

The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between…

Moms To EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

Moms To EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

Jun 06

Two activist groups, Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution contacted the EPA to request a meeting. When the EPA ignored them, they rallied supporters. Over a period of three days, about 10,000 moms from all over the country rang the phones off the hook at the EPA. A week later, five Moms Across America leaders were sitting around a boardroom table with nine EPA employees who have the power to recall Roundup. The moms brought lawyers, scientists and advocates from Organic Consumers Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumers Union, Beyond Pesticides and the Truth-In-Labeling Coalition as back-up…

Body Burden Resource Page (Updated)

Body Burden Resource Page (Updated)

Jun 06

The Body Burden Resource Page on Pulse…

Great Ideas: Solar Roadways (Updated)

Great Ideas: Solar Roadways (Updated)

Jun 03

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole. They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving…

Quote: Marc Barasch

Quote: Marc Barasch

Apr 09

“It’s clear we’re in the midst of a huge shift. We’re moving from self-discovery to other-discovery; from ‘me’ to ‘we.’ We’re realizing ever more acutely that we’re now playing Survivor for real here on planet Earth. If we don’t want to get kicked off the island, we need to think less about Darwin’s survival of the fittest, and more about a parallel thread in his work, what some call ‘survival of the kindest’.”

— Marc Barasch

The Vision of Twelve Stones

The Vision of Twelve Stones

Apr 07

As the universe gradually takes recognizable form, we see our solar system develop. We see our sun and planets. We see moons, asteroid belts, and comets. Then our planet fills our mind’s eye. We watch it evolve through its many stages: Primal gases whirl around, volcanoes erupt, vast oceans of water form, land rises from the tumultuous seas — and then begins to cool. Now, for the first time, life begins to form in the oceans and in the thick, gaseous air. Creatures come into being and begin their long journey to ever-increasing consciousness. We see the first one-celled creatures and watch them slowly transform themselves into new, more complex and aware creatures: plants, ferns and trees; fish, amphibians, and animals that can live on land, in the sea, and in the air. Ages pass and vast numbers of species come and go. Some disappear in the twinkling of an eye, the result of some global catastrophe, while others slowly evolve into other forms. Finally, after eons of growth, we see the Earth as she exists today. From the deep recesses of space we look at her and are stunned by her magnificent beauty. And we are also shaken by how fragile she seems floating all alone in the vast darkness of space…

Swiss Building Provides Haven For Hypersensitive

Swiss Building Provides Haven For Hypersensitive

Apr 06

A newly-opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich has stringent rules banned smoking, perfume and mobile phones in a bid to provide a haven for those hypersensitive to everyday chemicals…

How To Limit Your Daily Exposure To Toxins

How To Limit Your Daily Exposure To Toxins

Apr 02

Dr. Mercola writes: “There’s no doubt that most people are being exposed to too many toxic chemicals. The results are plain for all to see, as brain disorders in both the very young and the elderly are skyrocketing; not to mention that people of all ages are increasingly ravaged by chronic diseases of all kinds as well. If you want to protect your own health, and the health of your family, I believe you simply must become more vigilant about the chemicals you come into contact with on a daily basis, and this certainly includes the foods you eat. Here are a dozen recommendations that will help limit your family’s toxic exposure….

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

Mar 28

Posted anonymously on Facebook, here is some very, very good advice. It has helped me many times to calm down, heal, regenerate, reconnect with myself and God, and discover answers to challenging situations. Many near-death experiencers also report that reconnecting with nature helps them reconnect with The Source of life that they encountered on the other side…

UN Warns: Climate Change Dangers Are Here Now, Will Worsen

UN Warns: Climate Change Dangers Are Here Now, Will Worsen

Mar 26

Scientists have already observed many changes from warming, such as an increase in heat waves in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Severe floods, such as the one that displaced 90,000 people in Mozambique in 2008, are now more common in Africa and Australia. Europe and North America are getting more intense downpours that can be damaging. Melting ice in the Arctic is not only affecting the polar bear, but already changing the culture and livelihoods of indigenous people in northern Canada. “Climate change really is a challenge in managing risks,” says Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution of Science in California. “It’s very clear that we are not prepared for the kind of events we’re seeing.”

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

Mar 25

How, exactly, do powerful empires collapse, and why? Researchers now believe they’ve found an answer, one that has troubling implications for today — because we’re clearly on the road to ruin…

Dept. of Interior Challenges FCC Regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Dept. of Interior Challenges FCC Regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Mar 24

The Department of Interior charges that the FCC standards for cell phone radiation are outmoded and no longer applicable as they do not adequately protect wildlife…

Greenland Melting Accelerates; Future Sea Levels Need To Be Revised

Greenland Melting Accelerates; Future Sea Levels Need To Be Revised

Mar 16

Three glaciers holding back a vast ice stream in northeast Greenland, a region thought to be the last bastion of stability in that rapidly warming region, are now thinning and moving more rapidly into the sea, a new study found. This ice stream accounts for about 16% of the total ice sheet, and if it destabilizes, it could have severe consequences for low-lying coastal cities worldwide…

Quote: John Muir

Quote: John Muir

Mar 06

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

— John Muir

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…