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More on Honey Bees, Birds and the Insecticides that Kill Them

“A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird. Even a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the oldest neonicotinoid—called imidacloprid—can fatally poison a bird. And as little as 1/10th of a neonicotinoid-coated corn seed per day during egg-laying season is all that is needed to affect reproduction.” Please read this article. May it move…

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EPA Needs a Shove: US Killing Honey Bees

The following article comes from the Organic Consumers Association. I’ve bolded the text that really jumps out at me. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is weighing approval of a new pesticide, sulfoxaflor, which the EPA itself admits is “very highly toxic” to honeybees. The EPA previously approved sulfoxaflor, brought to us by Dow Chemical Co., for use on cotton.…

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Fracking in the Sacramento Valley? It is Already Here

I assume most readers of this web site know what fracking is, but in case that isn’t true, here’s what Wikipedia says: “Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas, and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction.[1] This type of fracturing creates fractures…

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Rights of Nature, Take Action

Break the Law!

Most of us born in the USA are brought up to believe that the Constitution of this country is a sacred document, written to assure a truly democratic process in the governance of the nation. Lawyer Thomas Lindsey, who co-founded the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, makes it clear that the constitution was written with property-rights in the forefront. He…

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Tax Dollars Used to Torture Wild (and Domesticated) Animals

I just came across this article and decided it is a good example of one of the millions of ways the “progress” mentality is destabilizing and undermining biological integrity. Once again, the rights of a few (with high economic status in the community) trump the rights of every other living thing. Alongside the article is this graphic, depicting the traps…

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WWUD?

After nearly three years of struggling to find a way to create a homestead that felt sustainable, I came to realize it was impossible if I chose to stay part of the dominant culture. It was at about that time I co-opted the “What would Jesus do?” phrase and turned it into this: “What would the uncivilized do?” By this…

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