Feed aggregator

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year in pictures

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 3:00am

Natural History Museums new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms showcasing some of the iconic images of wildlife on planet Earth, part of an exhibition in London from 24 October

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 1:42am

Antarctica poised for record high as figures show Arctic sea ice was millions of square kilometres below long-term average

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Renewable energy target: Coalition and Labor no closer to compromise

Guardian Environment News - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 12:35am

Division remains in Coalition where backbenchers are pushing against large-scale wind and solar projects

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

The seabirds of midwife island

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 9:30pm
Isle of May, Firth of Forth: Puffins, razorbills, guillemots, shags, terns and kittiwakes flock to this colony to raise their young Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 9:01pm

Norwegian Refugee Council finds mega disasters such as typhoons and hurricanes drove 22 million people from homes

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Scientists latch on to colossal squid

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 8:33pm

Huge specimen caught in Antarctic waters by New Zealand fishing crew is one of few ever examined

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Stop'n'Go

The Field Lab - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 5:30pm
Seven years and 110,000 miles.  82,91,74,0,B
Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs

Pain In The Gut

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 4:37pm
I've been plagued by reflux for about three years. At first I tried natural remedies and when the symptom went away I returned to life as usual thinking it was over. Hardly. I don't do pharmaceuticals, but a couple of times out of desperation I took a few over the counter pills. Once I read about how they work I stopped. On year three I got serious. Now I understand that solving reflux is complex. It is more than diet. Feeling good is a lifestyle change. Time of day, portions, food combining. . . there are many details. After a year of data mining I came up with a diet. I made many sacrifices and there have been gains. I have more energy, better sleep, lost weight, and my concentration is sharpening. My palette changed too. The sweet potato, carrot and jujube syrup that I make from my jujube tree's fruit taste like candy to me. I find hope that I can handle the likely next step, an ultra low carb diet to address candida, a destructive gut yeast that people with reflux often have too much of.

Meanwhile I this is helpful to you. Feel good!

Make Up -  high fat (1/3 animal fats 2/3 non animal from things like ghee, olives, avocado, nuts), medium protein, low carb regarding dairy: eat lots of homemade yogurt but no cheese unless homemade (raw) or goat cheese moderate citrus, chocolate (bittersweet only) no grains, wheat, soy, caffeine, refined sugar or processed food, caffeine, or alcohol
Time -  if in pain upon waking eat oatmeal asap raw juices before 3pm only load up on carbs immediately after endurance sports  after 3pm carbs from veggies only (no fruit) - emphasis on soluble fiber veggies (low intake of non-soluble) no food of any kind after 7pm 
Amount and Combinations -  chew everything completely (break down food so acids in belly don't have to) fruit is always eaten alone (otherwise it ferments in the gut)  no liquids with meals (dilutes stomach acid needed to break down food) if you drink alcohol (yeah that's cheating) than dilute it with lots of water so it does not damage the gut too much
Supplements - 
DGL Licorice enzymes (stimulates enzymes, great for immediate symptom relief), goldenseal and milk thistle (bitters to stimulate digestion)
Resource - a web resource that I found helpful is Chris Kessler's site.  

Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs

Whaling opponents and pro-whaling nations, led by Japan, remain at odds

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 4:10pm
Diplomats at International Whaling Commission try to find compromise as New Zealand pushes to curb "scientific whaling" Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 4:04pm

Actor and activist made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released a report on fracking

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Barack Obama welcomes report saying fighting climate change can be low cost

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 3:52pm
World can cut greenhouse gas emissions, grow economy and improve lives, says study before UN summit in New York Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Rising sea levels a 'sleeping giant' that could cost $226bn, report says

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 2:06pm

Analysis by the Climate Council finds Australia is likely to experience rises of 0.4m to 1m, putting infrastructure at risk

Read the Climate Council report

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Looking for the Right Box

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 1:50pm

Looking for the Right Box, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. Sometimes you need to ship a large item that you don't have a box for.
Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 12:47pm

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Greenpeace activist Maite Mompo: You risk your life but your beliefs are the engine

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 11:10am
Maite Mompo has spent a decade campaigning aboard Greenpeace ships. She describes battling in icy seas to try and save a minke whale from a harpoon Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Is whaling the biggest threat to whales?

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 10:10am

As countries meet in Slovenia to discuss proposals for whale conservation the headlines are dominated by the activities of whaling nations. Karl Mathiesen, with your help, investigates whether were right to focus so much on whaling compared to other threats, from shipping to climate change.

Post your thoughts in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @karlmathiesen

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

IWC 'has majority' to curb Japanese whale culls

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 9:45am
New Zealand proposing that world's whale conservation body also add strict conditions to any future scientific whaling permits Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Spider app launched by ecologists

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 8:39am

Spider in Da House will help identify 12 of the most common invaders frequenting homes during autumn mating season

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment

Rain from Hurricane Odile

Holy Scrap - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 7:52am

Rain from Hurricane Odile, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr. The weather forecast says rain for 3 days straight. The moisture started coming in this morning so we decided to go for a wet 3 mile dog run.
Categories: Sustainable SW Blogs

August was hottest on record worldwide, says Nasa

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 5:31am

2014 is shaping up to be an exceptionally warm year with May and June also the hottest ever

Continue reading...
Categories: Environment
Syndicate content