Dirty kids are healthy kids

TweetScience is telling parents that keeping kids clean is not the best thing for them. Kids are fabulous, but they can be pretty gross, too. Not only does having a baby mean you’ll get up to your elbows in poopy diapers on a daily…

Prepping: small scale self-sufficiency

TweetDid you know that, depending on the quality of your soil and the size of your family, you can grow all the food you need in a very small space? Most Americans think that without large-scale industrial agriculture, with its chemical inputs and GMOs, we would…

Plant diversity improves crop health and yields compared to monoculture

Biodiversity benefits everyone

Are Backyard Chickens Right For You?

TweetMaybe it’s the daily fresh eggs, free fertilizer, or a chicken’s innate desire to eat bugs (I mean, who wouldn’t want less ticks in their yard?) Either way, there are many other things to consider before adding a flock, even a small one, to…

Radioactive fish from Fukushima nuclear plant found on west coast of US

TweetIn recent weeks, two new landmarks were crossed in the ongoing, inexorable spread of radioactive material from the 2011 Fukushima disaster toward North America’s west coast. In November, researchers from the Fukushima InFORM project detected the radioactive isotope Cesium-134 (Cs-134) in Canadian salmon. Then…