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Bicycling has flourished during the coronavirus pandemic, and has actually put a strain on the industry due to the demand for bikes. Will it last and continue once the pandemic ends? We hope so. It's one of the bright spots emerging from the crisis. 

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New Grain Bin Homes are weather, termite and fire proof.

On thousands of farms across the continent, round metal grain bins (called “grain silos” in some regions) are standing empty or being torn down and sold for scrap because they’re no longer in use. Architects and builders have started to use these durable, inexpensive structures to construct grain bin homes, storage buildings, offices and barns. After the bin is in place, it requires virtually no maintenance.

America’s $165 billion food-waste problem

That all adds up to 35 million tons of food each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

It’s a costly trend. “The amount of food Americans waste has increased over 50 percent in the last four decades, one contributor to the staggering 40 percent of all food which goes to waste in this country,”

I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars? By Farhad Manjoo

As coronavirus lockdowns crept across the globe this winter and spring, an unusual sound fell over the world’s metropolises: the hush of streets that were suddenly, blessedly free of cars. City dwellers reported hearing bird song, wind and the rustling of leaves. 

12 Steps to Create a Permaculture Backyard

Permaculture gardening means "permanent agriculture" and it is defined as working with natural forces—the wind, the sun, and water—to provide food, shelter, water, and everything else your garden needs besides plants and seeds. ... Simply put, Permaculture gardening is a holistic approach to gardening.

Before There Were Supermarkets, There Were Farms

Check out the "Farm Hands" Nourish the Flathead website to get you started

America’s family farms have long produced an abundance of food, while supporting people who appreciate and care for the land. Here in the fertile Flathead Valley, the family farm is where tomatoes are grown for flavor, not shelf-life. Local food is days – sometimes weeks – fresher than anything trucked in from out of the region.

The Netflix docu-series "Rotten" explores corruption in the food underworld, from farm to plate ...

This docuseries travels deep into the heart of the food supply chain to reveal unsavory truths and expose hidden forces that shape what we eat. Click on the youTube links to view the trailer. 

Hemp Ethanol is About FIVE TIMES CHEAPER than Gasoline

Hemp is now being recognized for being a healing and practical plant and is finally allowed to grow freely again. The mainstream is becoming okay with hemp. 

Freeways Without Futures

How Urban Highway Removal Is Changing Our Cities 

From Portland to Chattanooga, some of the biggest urban highway infrastructure efforts now involve deconstruction. Cities and states are trading highways for boulevards and connected streets that create space for public transit, walking, and cycling.

Sales of canoes, kayaks, other outdoor gear rebound during the coronavirus pandemic

Maybe it’s pent-up consumer demand or people desperately wanting to get outdoors or the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, but canoe and kayak makers are breathing a deep sigh of relief. USATODAY June 29, 2020.

Stay-at-Home Orders - A Bad Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong?

Are Stay-at-Home Orders Decimating Vitamin D Levels?

Researchers have found the majority of outbreaks of COVID-19 have been the result of indoor spread of the disease - and it appears 'social distancing' will be 'near the top of the list' of 'bad experiments gone horribly wrong.' I urge you to start getting more of this. Dr. Mercola

The Sickness in Our Food Supply

The food chain is buckling. The pandemic is making the case not only for a different food system but for a radically different diet as well.

New York to invest $1.7 billion to “break car culture”

Big cities, or small towns, they all have the same traffic problems. Cars are killing us.

City Council speaker Corey Johnson, who is expected to run for mayor in 2021, as saying: “The way we plan our streets now makes no sense and New Yorkers pay the price every day, stuck on slow buses or risking their own safety cycling without protected bike lanes … I want to completely revolutionize how we share our street space, and that’s what this bill does.

“This is a roadmap to breaking the car culture in a thoughtful, comprehensive way, and I am so proud to pass this bill today.”

Becoming a Minimalist. 10 Unconventional Habits to Live Distraction-Less

We Do Have Choices

"Our world has become a constant feed of information, noise, and entertainment. We are fed messages relentlessly from advertisements on nearly every flat surface. Each distraction enters our mind with one goal: Gain control of our attention and resources." — Ann Voskamp

As the coronavirus pandemic shrinks life in major American cities — limiting pastimes and discouraging use of buses and subways — hundreds of thousands of Americans are flocking to one of the most basic forms of mobility: the bicycle.

Outdoor exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul. if you're looking for an activity that can help carve your upper body and shoulders while still delivering a cardiovascular workout, paddlesports are a good way to go.

ENVIRONMENT

Part of Antarctica is already green due to blooms of algae living on the snow. As the continent warms, more of it may turn green, but it isn’t clear what this will mean for the climate.
 

Toxic red tide is killing thousands of fish, turtles, dolphins, even manatees. It’s a crisis that can’t be understated. 

Already, an estimated 150 million tons of plastic contaminate our oceans, with about 8 million tons being added each year. By 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.

Why swimming in lakes will soon be banned

Toxic algae detected in 48 US states

It could soon be declared unsafe to swim in lakes, due to the presence of microcystins and other toxins that can be found in algae blooms. The toxic algae are showing up in lakes across the U.S., threatening not only swimmers but also wildlife and those who use the lakes for drinking water.

Recycling is Not the Solution

Much of what is designed is done so with the sole intent of creating manipulative, misleading, or misdirected outcomes, in order to get people to consume things they don’t need or see the world in a particular way or for an increase in profit margins.

The water war that will decide the fate of 1 in 8 Americans. 

Already, an estimated 150 million tons of plastic contaminate our oceans, with about 8 million tons being added each year. By 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.

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Heavy Duty Deep-V Beach Cart

Roll your kayak or canoe effortlessly over the sand with this heavy duty beach cart fromSuspenz! 

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The Black Series HQ12 weighs 4,422 pounds, is 19 feet long, and may be the most capable adventure trailer on the planet.