Posted on May 21, 2015 by Envirothink
Lassen Peak prior to its devastating eruption in 1915. Photo by B.F. Loomis, courtesy of National Park Service
The Cascade Mountains stretch from southern British Columbia, Canada, all the way into northern California. Part of the famed Ring of Fire – a string of volcanoes and mountains running throughout the Pacific Ocean – the southern Cascades contain hundreds of small to medium-sized volcanoes. This includes more than 30 volcanoes that make up California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of one of Lassen’s most powerful volcanic eruptions.
To learn more about the explosive history of this remarkable national park and view rarely seen pictures that were taken during a major volcanic eruption, click here.
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: B.F. Loomis, Canada, Cascade Mountains, Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park, national park, National Park Service, northern California, Ring of Fire, southern British Columbia, southern Cascades, volcanic eruption, volcanoes | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 20, 2015 by Envirothink
As an environmental journalist and an organic home gardener, I’m very aware of how pesticides and neonicotinoids such as Roundup and glyphosate are having a devastating effect on bees and butterflies. I work diligently to not only provide this information to others but also to avoid bringing any of said ingredients into or around my home.
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Posted on May 14, 2015 by Envirothink
Bolivian university students have created and are road testing a solar-powered car. Outfitted with eight large solar panels, this boxy-looking vehicle runs silently through the streets. Check out the video here.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: lithium battery, solar, solar innovation, solar-powered car, spray-on solar cells | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 30, 2015 by Envirothink
Over the past decade, the amount of solar power produced in the United States has grown 139,000 percent. The International Energy Agency projects that solar will be the world’s biggest single source of electricity by 2050. Solar power is currently a fraction of one percent of our total energy production.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: energy, energy production, International Energy Agency, solar, solar innovation, Solar Power, technology, The Kiplinger Letter | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 27, 2015 by Envirothink
Superfoods – those grains, nuts and fruits that are chock full of antioxidants and other critical nutrients we need – have gained a lot of press – and shelf space at the local supermarket. But contrary to common perception, they’re not all super expensive or imported.
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Posted on April 24, 2015 by Envirothink
Known publicly as Organic Valley, the farmers cooperative organization CROPP has been steering with sustainable business practices for years. Founded in 1988, CROPP is the largest and most successful organic farmers cooperative in the U.S. Since its founding, the coop has grown to be a leader in organic production, marketing and farm policy.
Filed under: Sustainability | Tagged: biodiversity, CO2, CROPP, drought resistant, farmers cooperative, organic, Organic Valley, pesticides, recyclable packaging, renewable energy, sustainability, sustainable business practices, synthetic fertilizers | Leave a comment »