environmental issues

5 Surprising Facts About Beef And Sustainability

Beef is a staple in cuisines worldwide, valued for its flavor and nutrition. However, recent conversations about sustainability and the beef industry’s commitment to continued improvement have led to research on the issue — which has only served to demonstrate that the beef industry does in fact employ sustainability practices throughout each stage of the […]

How to Make An Essential Oil Air Freshener

I absolutely love little tips that show you easy ways you can use essential oils to improve the quality of daily life. So when I came across this great little article about making your own natural car air-freshener using essential oils and a piece of felt I just had to share it with you all.

Rainforest Plant Combats Multi-Resistant Bacteria

PhD Jes Gitz Holler from the University of Copenhagen discovered in a research project a compound that targets a particular resistance mechanism in yellow staphylococci. The development of resistance in these specific bacteria is extremely rapid. Bacterial strains that do not respond to treatment have already been found in the USA and Greece.

New Plant Discovered In Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered on the island of Kadavu in Fiji . . .

Lavender Field Day

Tasmania is poised to take advantage of lavender woes in France. A lavender trial crop in the Central Highlands points to a bold new . . .

Frankincense Tree Faces Uncertain Future

A species of frankincense tree faces an uncertain future, according to researchers. Ecologists have warned that the production of its fragrant resin could decline by half over the next 15 years . . .

Worlds Worst Toxic Pollution Problems 2011

A new report released in November by New York-based Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland identifies the top ten toxic pollution problems and sources. The report also calculates, for the first time, the health impacts of toxic sites.

Preserving The East African Greenheart

Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) member Yvonne Otieno recently interviewed Dr. Alice Muchugi about Warburgia ugandensis, an important medicinal tree species. Warburgia ugandensis is commonly known as East African greenheart and is an important medicinal tree species found throughout East Africa used to treat numerous human and livestock diseases.

Argan Oil Cooperative Changes Women’s Lives

Argan oil is gaining popularity in the cosmetics industry, and to support the demand several women’s cooperatives have been formed – improving lives . . .

Sandalwood Project Receives Grant

A collaborative team of West Australian and Sri Lankan scientists have been awarded a Sri Lanka National Research Council Grant to help continue their international study to protect and repopulate the highly threatened sandalwood tree Santalum album. Dhanushka says determining the quality of sandalwood is simple as standards have established for many years, but one […]