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2 months ago with 441 notes

Via sleikas

Tagged: soil earth permaculture

Yet soil is miraculous. It is where the dead are brought back to life. Here, in the thin earthy boundary between inanimate rock and the planet’s green carpet, lifeless minerals are weathered from stones or decomposed from organic debris. Plants and microscopic animals eat these dead particles and recast them as living matter. In the soil, matter recrosses the boundary between living and dead; and, as we have seen, boundaries-edges-are where the most interesting and important events occur.”
— Toby Hemenway, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture (via fuckyeahpermaculture)

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2 years ago with 976,936 notes

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Tagged: earth north america deforestation

dxo:

slutgarden:

joshhutcherslut:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.


this is really sad.  and horrible.

It’s amazing we’re not all dead. Once again, the hippies were right. I’d rather hug trees than suck the cock end of an oil companies gas pump hose. 
Refuse to buy gas, plant trees. And for fuck’s sake, get on the hemp wagon and stop cutting down trees. Sheesh. Common sense is not a human strong point. :|

dxo:

slutgarden:

joshhutcherslut:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

this is really sad.  and horrible.

It’s amazing we’re not all dead. Once again, the hippies were right. I’d rather hug trees than suck the cock end of an oil companies gas pump hose. 

Refuse to buy gas, plant trees. And for fuck’s sake, get on the hemp wagon and stop cutting down trees. Sheesh. Common sense is not a human strong point. :|

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2 years ago with 9 notes

Via stopkillingourworld-deactivated

Tagged: energy earth

Located as it is about 2,400 miles (3,900 km) WSW of San Francisco about in the middle of the northern Pacific, residents and businesses on the ‘Big Island’ of Hawai’i pay a lot for energy. Imported oil has been the primary fuel, not only for transportation, but for generating electricity in the Hawaiian Islands.

The situation could be radically different, however. The Hawaiian islands are rich in wind, solar, and, as you’d expect given the fact that they sit atop a volcanically active rift in the earth’s oceanic crust, geothermal energy.

Hawaii Inches Toward 100% Renewable Energy; Geothermal Resources 2.5 to 7 Times Demand

Go Hawai’i go!!  Love that place, miss my friends there, and hope they all help push things like this forward. 

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2 years ago with 160 notes

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Tagged: chief seattle connected earth life native american nature web soil

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth
Befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life,
He is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
He does to himself.”

Chief Seattle (via cwnl)

Wisdom.

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3 years ago with 5 notes

Via stopkillingourworld-deactivated

Tagged: obama fracking earth time

OBAMA ADMIN STACKS PANEL RE FRACKING:

“An industry insider like John Deutch is completely unacceptable to lead this panel,” Environmental Working Group Senior Counsel Dusty Horwitt said. “It looks as if the Obama Administration has already reached the conclusion that fracking is safe.”

The new panel’s seven members include:

  • Panel chair John Deutch, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, now on the board of Cheniere Energy, Inc., a Houston oil and gas drilling company that, according to Forbes Magazine online, paid Deutch about $882,000 from 2006 through 2009. During a stint on the board of Schlumberger Ltd., one of the world’s three largest hydraulic fracturing companies, Deutch received about $563,000 in 2006 and 2007, according to Forbes.
  • Stephen Holditch, head of the petroleum engineering department at Texas A&M University and a leader in the field of hydraulic fracturing designs, first at Shell Oil, later as head of his own firm, acquired by Schlumberger in 1997. Today, he is engineering committee chairman at Matador Resources, a Dallas oil and gas exploration company.
  • Mark Zoback, a geophysics professor at Stanford and senior advisor to Baker Hughes, Inc., a Houston-based oilfield services company engaged in hydraulic fracturing. Zoback is chair of GeoMechanics International, a consulting firm that advises on various oil and gas drilling problems and that was acquired by Baker Hughes in 2008.
  • Kathleen McGinty, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality during the Clinton administration and a former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, now senior vice president of Weston Solutions, Inc., which consults for the oil and gas industry, and adirector of NRG Energy, a Princeton, N.J., wholesale power generation company whose assets include more than two dozen natural gas companies.
  • Susan Tierney, assistant secretary of the Energy department under President Clinton, now managing principal of Analysis Group, which consults for utilities that use natural gas and for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the natural gas pipeline industry association.
  • Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Prize, a 1991 book about the oil industry, and co-founder, chairman and executive vice president of IHS CERA, originally called Cambridge Energy Research Associatesacquired in 2004 by IHS, an international consulting firm whose clients include the oil, natural gas, coal, power and clean energy communities.

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3 years ago with 130 notes

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Tagged: map mapping nuclear power earth

humanscalecities:

Global earthquake activity since 1973 and nuclear power plant locations

humanscalecities:

Global earthquake activity since 1973 and nuclear power plant locations

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3 years ago with 6 notes

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Tagged: art time earth wood

julianieves:

Creator’s Blessing… Carnelian and Sterling Silver Necklace

julianieves:

Creator’s Blessing… Carnelian and Sterling Silver Necklace

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Tagged: art time earth mulch

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Tagged: art time earth