Nature smacks down Beyoncé. Will Kim be next?

nature-beyonce-kimNoted by Dr. Noh Mann-Greenbaum

Trend watchers announced that Nature may finally have begun a long hoped for comeback. In a development that caught the world off guard, last week Nature surged past Beyoncé in the well respected Google Trends ratings. S/he now has sights set on surpassing Kim Kardashian in public popularity.  That will be a stiff challenge. Nature currently receives a respectable 823,000 web searches a month.  But for each search for Nature, there are nearly 17 for Ms Kardashian, who receives 13,600,000 searches a month. Continue reading Nature smacks down Beyoncé. Will Kim be next?


CIRS building heals the environment

Slide1The Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability building (CIRS) aims to do more than simply reduce the negative environmental impacts that typically arise from the construction and operation of a 60,000 sf building. CIRS’ goal is to have its existence make the environment better. Continue reading CIRS building heals the environment

Trees increase youth and financial security

treeIt’s well known that trees improve air quality, reduce building cooling and heating energy use, enhance physical and mental health and generally improve people’s quality of life. Recently an international team of researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Australia quantified how much younger and financially secure trees can make you seem. Continue reading Trees increase youth and financial security

Wind supplies over 100% of Denmark’s electricity demand

wind farmDuring the evening of Thursday July 9, electricity generated by wind supplied 116% of Denmark’s electricity demand.  By 3:00 am the next morning the percentage had risen to 140. A surge in windfarm installations means Denmark could be producing half of its electricity from renewable sources well before a target date of 2020, according to Kees van der Leun, the chief commercial officer of the Ecofys energy consultancy.  The original full version of this story can be read in The Guardian.


Pope Supports Mother Nature; Some Deny Authenticity

Noted by Dr. Noh Mann-Greenbaum

Pope Francis threw the weight of his office behind reviving the slipping popularity of nature and environmental activism. In his June 18, 2015 Encyclical Letter the Pope states “There is an urgent need to develop policies . . . developing sources of renewable energy.”

B. L’zobo’ab of the Society for Truth questions the motivations of the Encyclical. “The propaganda starts on the cover. To refer to Earth as our ‘common’ home clearly flies in the face of reality. Additionally we call on the Vatican to release the Pope’s original appointment documents for public inspection. We’re not claiming, yet, that the Pope isn’t really the Pope. But we want to make sure.   Every other Pope since 897 AD has had Xs, or Vs, or Is after his name. It just doesn’t make sense that this so-called Pope’s name doesn’t have letters like that.”