Here is a collection of this weeks some of the best blogs found on the internet about sustainability, green living, green issues, and current global issues.

blogNASA, University Researchers Discuss Search for Life | NASA

NASA and university scientists will discuss at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday June 16, astrobiology research activities and technology that are advancing the search for evidence of habitability in our solar system and beyond. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

blog3Change The Story – Sustainable Human

We understand that there is a common cause to all of the crises afflicting modern civilization. Whether it is the crisis in health care, education, inequality, climate, war, race relations, human trafficking, animal cruelty, or any other, their root stems from the idea that human beings are separate from each other and the natural world – that our fate could somehow be different than the world that we are collectively destroying.

blog4What can rule-bending alternative builders teach us about smarter shelters? (Video) : TreeHugger

Modern building codes and zoning regulations, while helping to set safety standards that can save lives, can also serve as big barriers to building small, sensible, and affordable dwellings with alternative materials and techniques. The quest to build, or even just live in, a low-impact house of your own can be a challenging one, especially if you’re on a budget and want to build a home with materials and techniques that are outside the norm. And if you live in an area with strict codes and zoning regulations, that challenge can be incredibly frustrating, and one which might lead you to consider moving to a less populated, and less regulated, part of the country.

blog5Natural DIY Tick Repellant

Lyme disease is a growing concern as warmer climates make ticks more prevalent. We know you don’t want to douse yourself in chemical repellents every time you venture out, so here is a natural alternative that is really effective at keeping ticks at bay. Ingredients 1 oz. witch hazel 1 oz. water 10-20 drops geranium bourbon essential oil or Rose geranium essential oil………

blog1The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

Blue-throated bee-eaters, world’s smallest deer and a tiger out on a walk after rains feature in this week’s pick of images from the natural world

 

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