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You can’t call yourself an avid environmentalist and be non-vegan:

Take the United Nations’ advice and go vegan.

Did you know that not all bees live in colonies or build hives in which to live and nest? Many bee species are solitary – they live alone and build their nests in tiny places like hollow stems and holes in wood. Though they do not make honey, solitary bees are absolutely necessary as pollinators of crops and flowers. These bees are usually very docile and peaceful, very reluctant to sting.

Bee hotels are a great way to attract more of these beneficial pollinators into your garden while helping to give the bees a habitat that will aid in boosting their declining populations. A bee hotel contains materials that bees like to nest in, like wood drilled with holes, hollow bamboo stalks, and other materials that mimic the bees’ natural nesting areas. A bee hotel can contain a huge variety of materials or just a few, and can be large and elaborate or small and simple. Size really doesn’t matter, since each bee really only needs one hole in which to nest.

Read more via 27 Incredibly Beautiful Bee Hotels (And Why You Should Build One) | Off Grid World

Green Garage for Yellow Cabs has 1,000 Plants

Workers maintain vehicles in a taxi garage in Queens, New York City, on Wednesday. The owner of the garage and taxis, who preferred not to be identified, said there are 1,000 plants in the shop (watered by hand twice weekly) and that they serve to clean the air: “I like to be in a nice environment, a clean environment. That’s why all my cars are hybrids and that’s why we have all the plants.”

Picture: John Brecher/NBCNEWS



Jerry: “So that weird ‘wet rock smell,’ before it rains, is called ‘petrichor’ huh? Never knew that.”

RJ: “Y-yea, it’s from a mixture of things really. You see, some plants, to protect their seeds, have c-c-certain kinds of oils in them that become thick when there’s a long dry spell. Th-th-th-th-those oils mix with a type of bacteria called actinomycetes w-which create that smell when it rains. Oh — hey! Look. It’s stopped.”

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Zoom 1 , Zoom 2 , WIP

I’ve always imagined that these two do a lot of mundane things together like walking, bike riding, watching crappy movies, those kinds of things. They talk heavily about so many topics however that the activities many people may consider boring isn’t so to them.

Jerry likes asking RJ questions about things around him because, unlike Rick or Beth, RJ’s not a condescending dick due to Jerry’s ignorance and Jerry doesn’t feel like he has to put up a wall to mask it like he does with them.


Radical Mycology: Training a Mushroom to Remediate Cigarette Filters

This is fucking rad.