It’s not about climate change…

…or peak oil, or income inequality, or mass extinction, or any other issues that you’ll hear about in mainstream or alternative media.  Not that those issues aren’t important – they’re all just too…I don’t know: negative. bleak. Too emotionally or politically charged to spur any real change. And the solutions proposed to address these problems tend to reinforce the very systems that created them in the first place. Continue reading

WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer

“The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

“The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also said that DDT, or dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, probably causes cancer, with scientific evidence linking it to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), testicular cancer and liver cancer.

“In a review of various agricultural chemicals, IARC’s specialist panel said it had decided to classify lindane as “carcinogenic to humans” in its Group 1 category, DDT as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in its Group 2A class, and the herbicide 2,4-D as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in its Group 2B….

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Pollination Festival, June 26-28, Treasure Lake, Northern Kentucky, USA

Just bought our tickets. Can’t wait!

TreeYo Permaculture

Pollination Festival, June 26-28, Treasure Lake, Northern Kentucky, USA.

Back in Cincinnati and my focus turns to Pollination Fest out at Treasure Lake. Looking forward to my ecology tour of the lake and manifesting next steps out there based on the 15 years of fish and wildlife management I have been doing collectively with my mates and nature.

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Make your own sunscreen at home! ~ Sun Stick Recipe ~

These Light Footsteps

Now that things are heating up outside, it’s time to break out the sunscreen!

But not so fast…have you seen some of the warnings and fact sheets about conventional sunscreen?

Ugh. It’s not fun news that many of the most common brands contain chemicals that are endocrine disruptors, common allergens, and can be detrimental to the environment.

What’s more confusing is that despite our increased use of sunscreens, skin cancer is on the rise and many Americans have Vitamin D levels that are way too low (vitamin D is critical for healthy bones and a strong immune system).

We certainly still need to protect ourselves from the sun, but maybe we need to rethink the way that we’re finding our protection.

So how do we do this while still staying safe from excessive and dangerous exposure to UVA and UVB sun rays?

Here are some of the top…

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