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Bees are dying. Are neonicotinoids killing bees?

An interview with Peter Kranz and Alexis Ballis. When you think of bees, you think of honey. But not all bees produce honey and not all bees live together - there are individual bees too.There are over 600 different species of wild bees, explains Dr. Peter Rosenkranz, director of the State Institute of Apiculture, University of Hohenheim. Thanks to the beekeepers the honeybee populations are e...
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The Chemical Trap

This documentary is originally produced in German but we have personally translated so many can have access to these findings. Please use the link below to forward using email or post to your social networking pages. The documentary reaffirms how chemicals affects us and our bodies as well as our future generations.In the natural paradise of the alpine region researchers are faced with a puzzle...
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Rainwater, Harvesting, and Benefits

Rain is here! California needs rain. Lately we have been receiving some generous rainstorms. We need the rain water as it has so many benefits for us and our environment. Lets take a look at the importance of rain water. Rainwater can be properly harvested and used for; gardens and landscape, toilet flushing, animals, and if properly purified rainwater can be used for drinking and cooking pur...
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Enhancing the bees habitat

Bees and other insects are crucial for our survival. Nature has always been essential for mankind. Let's take our food for example, without our main pollinators; bees, humming birds, butterflies, and other insects we would have lack variety of fruits, vegetables and wild flowers. Cross pollution helps at least 30% of the world's crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive.For exam...
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A look at the world without bees

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man. - Albert EinsteinWhat would the world be like if the bees disappeared? Man would experience malnutrition as a lack of the essential vitamins and minerals needed from vegetables and fruits. In the United States a...
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Environmental issues of California

California has the worst air pollution in the entire country. Over 90% of Californians, according to the California Air Resources Board, reside in areas where the air is unsafe. (Example 9 people out of 10) Unsafe air means increased risk of respiratory ailments, asthma, and premature death. San Joaquin Valley ranking one of the most polluted in the nation where 1 in 3 families have respirator...
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Going Green?

Green is in! What does it mean to go green? Every couple years or so we go through trends and fads. I am sure you remember the 60’s, everyone falling in love with nature all over again, something we seem to repeat. I do wonder when many people will understand we need nature in order to live. Is this green wave a flash of the 60’s or are we really trying to save our planet this time...

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