(Collective-Evolution) We constantly hear the banter that organic agriculture is simply not sustainable. This is not true, and that’s been made clear by a plethora of literature that’s available on the topic. What is true is that big agrochemical giants, like Monsanto (Bayer) for example, would lose billions of dollars a year if herbicides were no longer considered sustainable, or healthy. This is why these corporate entities spend so much of their revenue marketing the idea that herbicides are necessary, that it’s impossible to grow our food because of pest infestation, and that organic agriculture simply isn’t possible on a large scale, nor economically sustainable. This isn’t true either. →
Read more via Use of Herbicides Costs UK Economy £400 Million A Year: Organic Agriculture Is The Only Solution — Collective Evolution
(Natural News) Before the global warming era, which began sometime during the 1980s, there was a different theory that had scientists around the world shaking in their boots: global cooling and an impending “ice age.” The global cooling scare of the 1970s is now proclaimed to be nothing more than an urban myth, but at one time it was indeed a very real concern.
Read more via Long before global warming, a “consensus” of scientists warned that global COOLING was responsible for extreme weather events — NaturalNews.com
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
A new study has found that exposure to certain pesticides can alter bees‘ genes, leading researchers to call for tougher regulations on the widely-used chemicals.
The study, published Wednesday in Molecular Ecology, looked at the impact of two neonicotinoidpesticides on bumblebee populations and found that they impacted genes involved in a variety of important biological processes.
via Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes — Waking Times
Al Larson has spent four decades building hundreds of nest boxes for Western and Mountain Bluebirds. Now these homes and their inhabitants are facing the test of climate change. In 1978, Alfred Larson was looking for a hobby that would keep him busy after he retired from his job at a sawmill plant near Boise,…Read more & video: “Bluebird Man – Al Larson Wildlife Documentary”
via Meet the 96-Year-Old Man Who Turned Southern Idaho Into a Bluebird Haven — Era of Light