Throw Sarah Palin into the Volcano

Did you hear last week's weird climate news? ...more

Cultural Perception and Nature

One of the best definitions of nature I’ve found is from the Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. ...more

Why is it still winter?

Summer Lovin' I checked our weather here yesterday and was shocked to see that we were under a Fire Weather Watch. We were experiencing strong, dry winds and the humidity was very low. Its like seeing Partlly cloudy with a chance of afternoon fire storms. This must be what it is like to live in Southern California. ...more

Koala Celebrity Garners Global Fans - and an Apology

Out of the devastation of the Australian fires, one uplifting photograph has ... well, caught fire. Victorian firefighter David Tree spotted a koala ambling around a scorched forest and stopped to help. Normally grumpy anti-social creatures, the koala was grateful for water that David provided - as signaled by an extended paw. ...more

Following a Stream of Tweets as $1 Million Predicted For Charity:Water 36 Hours before Twestival 2009

In less than 36 hours, tens of thousands will gather at 185 Twestivals around the world--held in celebration of an unprecedented global campaign for Charity:Water. ...more

Make Green Handmade Valentines from Trash at Home

Why spend money when you don’t have to?  That seems to be our motto around here these days, and Valentine’s Day is no exception.  Here are a couple of Valentines we put together with bits and pieces that were otherwise destined for the trash.  Don’t you just love a bit of repurposing? ...more

Stimulate Me Baby

About 10 months ago I ranted a bit about the so called stimulus package then President Bush threw together. I didn't then and still don't like the idea of just throwing money at the consumer's and expecting them to go on a spending spree. ...more

A year of change

2009--A brand new year full of hope and promise. This will also be a year of great change. In keeping with this idea, the blog will be changing just a bit. The focus this year will be on the interaction between humans and their physical/natural environment. How have we influenced changes in the natural world? What is our current impact? How are we (and nature) adapting to these changes? ...more

Wine in the coming Ice Age

When I was growing up -- think the Nixon-Ford-Carter-Reagan years -- I seem to remember that the Russian newspaper Pravda was understood to be a laughing stock. Of course, it was a mouthpiece of the Soviet state, and so its articles were only quoted in the American press as examples of official Soviet whitewashing of domestic problems, or conversely of the trumpeting of faux Soviet triumphs in this international sphere or that. ...more

Help me choose a logo for my small business -

Help us pick a logo at hyperlocavore is a yardsharing community. Join hyperlocavore to find or start a yardshare or group garden in your town. CSAs and community gardens fill up fast. Organic is expensive! ...more