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About the only thing I think I can comfortably brag about is winning the 13th Annual Dead Baby Messenger Challenge Race. Not the downhill, the long race. I did it with a slow leak in my front tire, so every 2-3 miles I'd have to stop and pump more air into the front tire. Then I routed myself quite badly through unfamiliar parts of south Seattle. I had to be one of the last racers in (probably the actual last) but I got the manifest and all the stops right-so I won the race. A pretty sweet prize package worth about $600 bucks-yeah! Thanks Dead Baby for a slim victory I am going to brag the sh*t out of for the rest of my life!
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In a clash between Western ideals and Afghan realities, an effort to elevate the status of women by recruiting them to the police force has often backfired.
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4 Million People Demand Obama Administration to Protect Bees from Toxic Insecticides

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/04/obama-save-bees-toxic-insecticides/
A coalition rallied today in front of the White House and delivered more than 4 million signatures calling on Obama to protect bees from neonicotinoids and other
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Sustainability on Steroids: Organic Farmer Grosses $100K an Acre http://b4in.org/dFsP

We need GMOs to feed the world like a fish needs dry land. A controversial farmer in California is proving that a veritable bumper crop can be had using new farming methods that don’t require GMO pesticides, herbicides, or even weeding, and require 10 times less water than the average farm. The best part – he earned $100K per acre last season without even harvesting all of his land.

What kind of super-fertilizer allows Paul Kaiser to grow so much food on a mere 8 acres? Lot’s of rotten food scraps and rotten plants – otherwise known as compost. And he uses loads of it.

He uses farming practices both old, and cutting-edge-new so well that agricultural specialists from University of California at Davis who have tested his top soil can drive a four-foot steel pole all the way through his fields. This, as opposed to most parts of California, where it would hit infertile hard-pan in less than 12 inches.

Last year, Kaiser’s farm located in Sonoma Valley, CA grossed more than $100,000 an acre, too. This is ten times the average for most farmers of this area, even in lucrative wine-country.

His farm is no mega-farm, either. At just under 8 acres, he is beating even other large organic farms because the soil is still so damaged in other conventional and organic farms alike. He is certainly out-performing Big Ag methods of farming as his unique farming practices have turned the soil into a goldmine.

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"Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
With wild bees already under threat from habitat loss and pesticides, diseases could have a profound impact on populations, say scientists.
In Britain, bumblebee species are declining, and two have become extinct.
Conservation groups are calling for tougher regulations on importing bees for commercial use.
Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, collected hundreds of free flying honeybees and wild bumblebees in 26 areas of England, Wales and Scotland.
Analysis revealed that five common viruses which cause disease in honeybees are circulating in bumblebees.
More needs to be done to protect both wild bees and commercial honeybees, said a team led by Prof Mark Brown of the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London.
"Our findings reveal the widespread prevalence in wild bee populations of multiple RNA viruses previously associated with honeybees," the researchers report in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
Together with other environmental factors, such as habitat loss and pesticides, diseases could have a "profound impact on the long-term health of bee populations," they said".
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
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David Suzuki: Climate Change Is Real Threat, Not Activists Calling for Immediate Action

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/04/david-suzuki-climate-change-real-threat/
The RCMP report names Greenpeace, Tides Canada and Sierra Club as part of a movement of "peaceful activists, militants and violent extremists who are opposed tor
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Read the tenth installment in our #beefriendly  flower series...

BEE FRIENDLY FLOWER SERIES

Asclepias tuberosa 
(Also known as: Butterfly Weed, Orange Swallow Wort, Orange Milkweed, Yellow Milkweed and Butterfly Love)
Belongs to the Apocynaceae family 

The vibrant, tangerine-orange blossoms of Asclepias tuberosa are bursting with #nectar , making them attractive to all varieties of #bee . The clusters of bright #flowers  are also popular with #butterflies , earning this #wildlife  friendly perennial its common name, Butterfly Weed.

Orange #Milkweed  requires full sun but is drought tolerant, so can handle problem soils. Growing to an average height of 75cm, Orange #Asclepias  will stand tall at the back of a bee-friendly border or punctuate the beds of a cottage #garden , and it can also be container grown to decorate patios and balconies. 

A fantastic #perennial  to add vibrance to your bee garden.

To find Asclepias tuberosa and a wonderful selection of other bee friendly plants, head to our website:

www.beefriendlygardenplants.co.uk 
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Ireland is doing something right. We need to learn from them. 
-- 14.2% year-on-year increase between 2013 and 2014 Cycling as a means of entering Dublin City Centre at rush hour is continuing to grow, data from the latest 'Canal Cordon' traffic counts show. T...
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Most of us would have no idea of what this would feel like depicted in the photo below. Being the leader of a group that has no control over the decisions that directly affects life. How would one get over or through this, especially if you are being looked to as a leader. BTO.
http://beatingtheoddsblog.blogspot.co.nz/
John Knauss with Hori Moke and 42 others
THIS IMAGE SHOULD BE SEEN BY THE WHOLE WORLD
While magazines and TV chains report about the lives and love affairs of movie actors and actresses, football playe...rs and other celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe heard the worst news of his entire life:
Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one).
This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 988,421 acres of the forest. More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive. The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli.
We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the “quality of life” of our so-called “modern comforts.” There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living.
If this enrages you, I urge and implore you to "SHARE" this message to all your friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Thank you in the name of life, nature and biodiversity.
http://amazonwatch.org/take…/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam
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Earth day and night sides at March 5 full moon (18:06 UTC).
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate tried, but failed, to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday. The measure drew 62 "yes" votes, with nine Democrats joining Senate Republicans in v...
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"One of the first studies to map the impact of deforestation on biodiversity across entire regions of the Amazon has found a clear 'threshold' for forest cover below which species loss becomes more rapid and widespread. By measuring the loss of a core tranche of dominant species of large and medium-sized mammals and birds, and using the results as a bellwether, the researchers found that for every 10% of forest loss, one to two major species are wiped out. This is until the threshold of 43% of forest cover is reached, beyond which the rate of biodiversity loss jumps from between two to up to eight major species gone per 10% of disappeared forest".

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One of the first studies to map the impact of deforestation on biodiversity across entire regions of the Amazon has found a clear 'threshold' for forest cover below which species loss becomes more rapid and widespread. By measuring the loss of a core tranche of dominant species of large and medium-sized mammals and birds, and using the results as a bellwether, the researchers found that for every 10% of forest loss, one to two major species are w...
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