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42 Articles by Rena Sherwood

New Bats Discovered, One Already Extinct

From the "You Don’t Know What You’ve Got 'til It's Gone Department": 2009 is becoming a year of discovery for bat species. The first was pretty easy to hide from everyone. Miniopterus aelleni, was discovered in June on an island off of Africa. It has been declared ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in July 2009, about Environment & Wildlife

Climate Activism Can Be Good for Depression

Ok, here's a new one from some of the wackier climate change deniers – climate change is all a conspiracy in order to make people depressed so that they go to shrinks, buy antidepressants and commit suicide. Either that, or they say that we all have to stop talking about ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in July 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Health

Climate Change Causes Caterpillar Kerfluffle

We all know climate change leads to more hurricanes, longer droughts, colder winters and rising sea levels. But did you know it also causes caterpillar invasions? Well, that's the latest theory on why the African countries of Liberia and Guinea are currently overrun with Achaea catocaloides - millions of black ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in February 2009, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Health, Water, Weather (1 comment)

Jane Goodall On Overpopulation

Jane Goodall is best known for her work on uncovering chimpanzee behavior, but she is also amazingly astute about the behavior of all primates. In her efforts to preserve land for chimpanzees, she has learned to work with the natives as well as rich Western people telling the natives what ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in January 2009, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Population (1 comment)

Say Hello to Lipo-Diesel-- Maybe.

Would you consider powering your car not with petrol or biodiesel, but human fat? That's the question being asked all around the blogosphere as claims that a California cosmetic surgeon ran his SUV  and his girlfriend's car on the liquid remains from liposuction.  Perhaps this "lipo diesel" could ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in December 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living (3 comments)

Why the EPA Sucks

The good news is that the Environmental Protection Agency will certainly do better under President Obama's reign than under President Bush - because the EPA has absolutely done nothing for the last eight years. This is not an exaggeration, according to an exhaustive investigative four-part report by The Philadelphia Inquirer ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in December 2008, about Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government (6 comments)

A Different Shade of Green: Recycling, Organics, and Incarceration

Incarceration is a time of self-reflection, learning survival instincts and rehabilitation. When it comes to coping with climate change, everyone on planet Earth is doing hard time. But many prisons across the world are learning to cope with climate change by going green - and saving money in the process.  However ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in December 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Industry & Business, Recycling (2 comments)

Can a Rock Save Us Now?

Did you know that a common rock, peridotite, soaks up carbon dioxide (CO2)? Now you do. This amazing discovery has been making eyebrows raise since it's publication in the November 11 issue of the "Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences." But just how much it soaks up and ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in November 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change (1 comment)

Are Colleges Too Extreme in Going Green?

Full of surging hormones and unbridled enthusiasm, colleges and universities are becoming leaders in integrating green living with good old capitalistic partying. But are some colleges going a little extreme in their desire to be green? Many students at places like St. John's University think so after their campus ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in November 2008, about Education, Energy Saving, Food, Water

Amish Adore Solar Power

When we think of a group of people who enthusiastically utilize the latest in technology, we don't tend to think of the Amish. They shun cars, photography and wars. But the Amish communities of America have taken to solar power in a big way. And I'm not just ... keep reading

Written by Rena Sherwood in November 2008, about Clean Technologies, Green energy, Philosophy & Religion, Solar (1 comment)

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