Category: Food

Himalayan Pink Salt Health Benefits

Himalayan pink salt is a pink-hued variety of salt that is sourced near the Himalaya mountains of South Asia. Himalayan salt is believed by many to be a healthier alternative to common table salt, or sodium chloride. Though mined like rock salt, Himalayan pink… Continue Reading “Himalayan Pink Salt Health Benefits”

Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing

Coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. But, for most of us, they are hidden from view. We are blind to how these ecosystems might be changing. Coral reefs face a number of threats – most of them are… Continue Reading “Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing”

Indonesia Orangutan Jungle School

Deforestation is the greatest threat to the orangutan’s survival, and a great percentage of deforestation is set in motion to convert the land to oil palm cultivation. The rain forest, the natural habitat of the orangutan, is cleared for the benefit of plantations that… Continue Reading “Indonesia Orangutan Jungle School”

Korean Jang Bogo Research Station Antarctica

Korea is becoming a significant player in Antarctic research and Jang Bogo, by Space Group (South Korea), will be one of the largest year-round bases on the continent when it opens in 2014. The station’s aerodynamic triple-arm design will provide resistance to the elements… Continue Reading “Korean Jang Bogo Research Station Antarctica”

Suriname History Legend

First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, other labor workers were brought in from India and colonial… Continue Reading “Suriname History Legend”

Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA

About one billion pounds of conventional, synthetic pesticides are used each year in the United States to control weeds, insects, and other so-called pests. This number began rising in the mid-1990’s, with the advent of genetically modified foods, which are engineered in a lab… Continue Reading “Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA”

The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather

To be stuck “up a river without a paddle” is an expression for a sticky situation you just can’t get out of. But if that river happens to be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it’s likely the paddle won’t be helpful, anyway. A… Continue Reading “The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather”

UN warns that the World is facing an unprecedented threat of Food Shortages

Natural disasters, climate change, and grain and livestock diseases are exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agriculture and food security, according to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The study highlighted that agriculture underpins the livelihoods of over 2.5… Continue Reading “UN warns that the World is facing an unprecedented threat of Food Shortages”

Indonesia & Palm Oil are Killing Orangutans

In the worst man-made environmental disaster since the BP gulf oil spill, vast swaths of vital rain forest habitats in Borneo and Sumatra are being consumed by commercial fire. These fires were intentionally set by palm oil and paper companies, simply because slash &… Continue Reading “Indonesia & Palm Oil are Killing Orangutans”

Forest Garden with 500 Edible Plants

Historically, farms and forests have been at odds. Conventional wisdom says we have to cut down the forest to make way for agriculture. But a growing movement called Agro-Forestry “capitalizes” on the free services forests provide farmers and gardeners. A forest garden with 500… Continue Reading “Forest Garden with 500 Edible Plants”

The Largest Mangrove Forest in the World

The largest mangrove forest in the world is @ Sundarban. It is located in the two south Asian countries between Bangladesh and India. Most part of Sundarban lies in Bangladesh. The area of Sundarban is nearly 10,000 square kilometer on which 6000 km2 is… Continue Reading “The Largest Mangrove Forest in the World”

Survival rates for Salmon just 3% on the West Coast of the USA

A recent die-off of fall Chinook salmon in the Wilson River has prompted fishery managers to close the entire North Coast to all salmon angling, effective December 13 – 31. The U.S. Salmon demise is being blamed on global warming, but scientists also found… Continue Reading “Survival rates for Salmon just 3% on the West Coast of the USA”

Planet Earth shifting on its Axis caused Historic Climate change

Scientists have found that our ancestors were forced out of Africa by pre-historic climate change caused by dramatic shifts in earth’s orientation 125,000 years ago. The fascinating discovery was made by researchers at the University of Hawaii using complex computer programs to measure the… Continue Reading “Planet Earth shifting on its Axis caused Historic Climate change”