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113 Articles by Raegan Payne

Reasons for bees deaths complex.

This article is from Jaymi Heimbuch, originally from  Treehugger. So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like... well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Genetic Modification, Pollution, Population

GM crops a concern for citizens in Washington State, Hawaii

Courts, councils, and voters across North America are weighing in on genetically modified (GM) crops this month. In Washington state, voters are beginning to cast ballots in favor of or opposing Initiative 522, which would mandate that all GM food products, seeds, and seed stocks carry labels in the state ... keep reading

Written by Ian Turner in November 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Genetic Modification, Health

Largest African wind farm begins production.

After three years of construction, Africa’s largest wind farm is now producing electricity for Ethiopia. As the second most populous nation in the continent, the east African nation has been investigating new sources of energy that will increase the supply of electricity to the grid and reduce the country ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in November 2013, about Clean Technologies, Green energy

Surfrider Helps Ban Polystyrene

  I was sitting in a Manhattan Beach City Council meeting listening to a bunch of politicians gripe at Cal Edison, a utility, for shoddy service (Duh).  I’d rather be groceryshopping, doing laundry, lifting weights, cleaning the litter box, calling family members back, editing, any of the other 1 million ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior (2 comments)

Los Angeles’ War Against Public Gardens

One of the most touching projects I’ve done in the last 89 volunteer missions was the day I worked with LA Green Grounds. In April we planted a garden in the food dessert that is South Central Los Angeles.  Angel Tenger and her family allowed LAGG to plant the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in August 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food

Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

0   An actual conversation with my brother: Me: I’m going to help bunnies. Brother: Playboy bunnies. Me: No, bunny bunnies. Brother: They’re an invasive species. Me: No, house bunnies. Brother: Again, it sounds like we’re talking about Playboy bunnies. Me: [long sigh] Brother: I’ll come help ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife

LA Green Grounds & Ron Finley

    Last year when LA Green Grounds sent out a call for volunteer gardeners 5 people responded.   Then in early March 2013 a founding member of LAGG, Ron Finley, gave what is arguably one of the best inspirational speeches ever delivered on the famed TED Long Beach stage.   He spoke about ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in April 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Lifestyle & Behavior

Demand for Blue Fin Increases While Supply Fades to Black

  In a recent article “complacent” media was blamed for the lack of concern in Japan over the disappearing blue fin tuna.  Apparently the Japanese public does not know that their consumption of blue fin is a major contributor to the species decline. Thus, in an effort to reach the people ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in March 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business

Horses to be Slaughtered in the US for Meat

   The U.S.D.A. (United States Department of Agriculture) is moving toward approving a horsemeat slaughterhouse in New Mexico within the next two months.  This will be the first time equine meat slaughtered in the US will be offered for human consumption since 2007. Horses can be consumed in ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in March 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife (2 comments)

We Are Not in a Post Litter Era?

For some reason, entrenched in many environmental battles (like tar sands, big oil, disposable containers, leaving the water running!), I forgot the travesty of littering.  I wasn’t naive enough to think that littering didn't happen  I just thought we’d moved on - because of education, common sense, and ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in February 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

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