Category: Environment

African Rice in the Hudson Valley

A local food project of great cultural and historical importance Support the Hudson Valley Rice project Ever Growing Family Farm is engaged in a radically innovative act… They’re successfully growing rice in the Hudson Valley of New York on otherwise marginal land using traditional methods perfected over centuries by farmers from the Senegambia region of West Africa. After two successful harvests, it’s time for them to get their own rice milling equipment. They’re halfway there. Let’s help them get to the finish line on this: Click here to help. Click here to learn how to support this worthy project Click here...

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Real wild fire fighting

Why isn’t the US using this plane? They’ve known about it since 1994 Deliberate ineptitude The Russian-designed Ilyusian IL76 Water-Bomber plane has the capacity to carry 16,000 gallons of water, able to put out a fire the size of 10 football fields lined up end to end, in fifteen seconds. This is over TWICE the biggest US plane used for the job and most planes used for wild fire fighting in the US are much, much smaller and drop chemicals, not water. Another big payday for the oil and chemical companies – and the bureaucrats and Congressmen who get...

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Window Farms

Indoors People Helping People Grow Food Indoors People are growing food in recycled plastic bottles in windows in big cities all across the world with Windowfarms, a vertical hydroponic garden system. Herbs, lettuces, leafy greens, strawberries, peas and even squash are suited to this method which works year round and of course requires no soil. The best part about this movement is: there is an ongoing mass online collaboration to improve the system, so it gets more efficient all the time, the more users that participate. It’s always evolving. Right now, this may seem like a fun way to...

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Climate change

Hysterical, uniformed consensus Takes the focus off real problems Not a fan or Trump and definitely not a fan of the fossil fuel industry. Climate change is reality. It has been for centuries. During the Medieval warming period (800-1300 AD), farming and livestock raising flourished in Greenland and England was warm enough to be a competitor with France as a wine producer. It was a lot warmer than then it is now. These are “inconvenient” facts of pre-industrialized human history. We should kick the fossil fuel habit as soon as possible and we should go after known polluters with...

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Solution to the world’s problems at our feet?

Food, shelter, clothing – and transformation Paul Stamets Here’s the bottom line: We are 100% dependent on plants: food, clothing, shelter, pleasant living – and oxygen. But we’ve only scratched the surface of their potential to help us. The future is very bright if we use our heads. Paul Stamets is showing the way. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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