Environment and Climate Change

How much land does it take to power the world?

Source: TED-Ed March , 2021 No matter how we make electricity, it takes up space. Coal requires mines, and plants to convert it into electricity. Nuclear power takes uranium mines, facilities to refine it, a reactor, and a place to store the spent fuel safely. Renewable energy needs wind turbines [Read more…]

Mental Health

How Grounding Techniques Help My Panic Symptoms

Source: Peace From Panic Back in December 2018, I wrote an article for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that described my experiences with panic disorder, including derealization and depersonalization. You can read it here on the NAMI blog. Since it published, I’ve received dozens of emails asking how I [Read more…]

Environment and Climate Change

It’s time to stop logging old-growth forests

Source: DavidSuzuki.org Forests provide habitat for numerous life forms, help regulate hydrologic and climate cycles, filter water, prevent flooding, absorb climate-altering carbon and even provide hedges against pandemics. Anyone who’s read the book by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady, , or Peter Wohlleben’s , knows there’s a big difference between [Read more…]

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Environment and Climate Change

Are we too hard on newly arrived plants and animals?

Source: DavidSuzuki.org In Australia, one program is aimed at helping the greater bilby, a threatened marsupial, learn to avoid predation by interlopers in their ecoregion — feral cats and foxes introduced by British colonizers. As human activity continues to heat the planet and destroy wildlife habitat, plants and animals are [Read more…]