Reader Roundup: DIY Composting Toilets | MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Read about the experiences of fellow MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers and decide for yourself whether or not to use a DIY composting toilet.
Few My Favorite Things
Check Out Some Of These DIY Non-Toxic Cleaners That Use Pure Essential Oils. #doTERRA #PureEssentialOilsForWellness
Using Eggshells as Organic Pest Control
To use eggshells as organic pest control, sprinkle the powder directly on pest insects. Learn how to make eggshell powder and use it to kill bugs in the garden.
Civil War; Are We There Yet?
Maybe I was just too young and uninvolved when I was in my twenties, but I do not remember such hardship, division, injustice, and anger in our country as that which has grown since 9/11. I do not …
DIY – Compost Tumbler
Living by Faith Blog Make your own compost tumbler This is the easy and quick way to make compost. Compost made in a compost maker like this is ready in about four weeks. All that is required is so…
Natural Pest Deterrents For Your Garden | Moms Need To Know ™
Every garden attracts critters that you wish would call somewhere else home. Not only do you need to sometimes keep unwanted insects at bay, but also those pesky deer and rabbits too. Not only can they destroy your plants, they can end up ruining your enjoyment of your back yard (I still remember the first...Read More »
Bioremediation of toxic metals using worms: Earthworms soak up heavy metal
Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers.
How To Clean Up Damaged Land With Sun Flowers
'Phytoremediation is the use of green plants to remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless. Plants are truly amazing, when we find a problem in our bodies or our land, it is often that a remedy is found in nature. After the industrial revolution, there are large patches of land all across the world that are in desperate need of Phytoremediation. Land located near manufacturing plants may also benefit greatly from following the techniques listed here to cleanse the soil of…
Millions of Sunflowers Soak Up Nuclear Radiation in Fukushima
Millions of sunflowers have been planted in radioactive areas to soak up toxins from the ground and brighten the hillside of Fukashima.
Hemp cleans up nuclear disaster sites. In 1998, Consolidated Growers and Processors (CGP), PHYTOTECH, and the Ukraine's Institute of Bast Crops began what may be one of the most important projects in history - the planting of industrial hemp for the removal of contaminants in the soil near Chernobyl. “Phytoremediation can be used to remove radioactive elements from soil and water and used to clean up metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives, crude oil, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and toxins..
5 Species That Eat Pollution for Breakfast
Bioremediation is the practice of using living organisms to cleanse soil, water and air of human-made pollutants. This is a profile of five species that have been used with huge success.
Mycore mediation - using fungi to clean pollutants - is being used to clean waterways, soil and in some areas, even radioactive waste. Here a US project is using locally grown mushrooms and coffee grounds to clean their local waterways.