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A new study from the active volcano K?lauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people -- especially children -- with...

Bill Mollison, co-originator of permaculture, dies

I remember when I first heard about permaculture. Flicking through a London counterculture zine at the age of 14, I came across a short...

Acidity in atmosphere minimized to preindustrial levels

New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution...

A chicken tractor on steroids: Using chickens to build your soil

It's a not uncommon argument in environmental circles to hear that animal husbandry is inherently inefficient. After all, when you feed animals on grains...

Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

With the health of bees on the decline, researchers race to help support these critical pollinators. An amazing bit of research reported by scientists from...

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

How to make an instant garden. From trash.

When I first got interested in gardening, I remember being intimidated at the thought of all the physical labor and mental work that would...

A 1-acre permaculture farm supplies 50 families

I've always been somewhat of a lazy gardener. And that's why permaculture has always made a whole lot of sense to me. Instead of...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Beautiful permaculture farm grows in just three years

I've toured a lot of permaculture projects in my time. And while many produce a good amount of food, I've often thought that to...

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