Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

Over 1,200 seabirds mysteriously die on Pacific Coast

I just read this post and the links it gives. I recommend reading it.

The Citizen Media


(NaturalNews) Officials on the Pacific Coast are puzzled by the deaths of hundreds of small, white-bellied seabirds since October.

The birds, called Cassin’s auklets, are mostly gray in color and have blue feet. Media reports say they have been steadily washing ashore all along the Pacific Coast, from Northern California to the coast of the state of Washington, and that, naturally, is concerning wildlife and other experts because thus far they have yet to determine an exact cause for the massive deaths.

“To be this lengthy and geographically widespread, I think is kind of unprecedented,” Phillip Johnson, the executive director of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, told the Pierce Pioneer, in its online edition. “It’s an interesting and somewhat mysterious event.”

At the time of publication, the Pierce Pioneer (PP) noted that the University of Washington’s Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COSST) had gathered as many as 1,200…

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Saving Paper

I liked this post on her attempt to recycle and how she did it. I think we all need to see what we can do to make a difference, because every little bit counts.

Artsy Fartsy

I don’t do personal new year’s resolutions. I don’t want to limit myself to starting fresh once a year. I’m human and make mistakes often. But my Etsy shop is another story. Running a small craft business can create a lot of waste. You’ve got fabric scraps, paper scraps, old paint, etc. Some of these things can be recycled, upcycled, or reused, but some cannot.

I was hoping to make my shop a little greener this year. I think I’ll do so by saving paper from now on. There are many ways to green your business or home. Using less paper will be huge for me. Here are a few examples of the paper I’ll be able to do without and what I’ll be doing in place of it:

  • Paper towels – I use paper towels in many different crafts, but I use LOTS of paper towels when I color skewers. I color…

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Save the Bees!!!!


Food Parts That Are Still Surprisingly Useful

Randy has done it again givng us information on the uses of food we eat and throw away….

Cook Plate and Fork

Food Parts That Are Still Surprisingly Useful

Don’t toss the food scrapes just yet! You can still use them to make or prepare something you may never given any thought too.

Watermelon Rinds

Watermelon rind has nutritional benefits. It contain vitamin-C and vitamin B-6, both great for skin, immunity, and the nervous system. Here’s something that maybe a surprise to you the rinds may help your sex life. A 2008 study at Texas A&M University research reported that watermelon rinds have high concentrations of a compound called citrulline, which the body converts into an amino acid that helps improve circulation and relax blood vessels.

After cutting up a watermelon save those rinds and blend them into a fruit smoothie, or try using them in a stir-fry. The rinds when cooked have a zucchini-like texture, with a slightly sweeter flavor.

Banana Peels

A 2013 study found that around 40 million tons of banana peels are thrown in…

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