Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are used more and more extensively by large corporate food manufacturers. They bring many potential benefits and problems and are a source of great controversy. On the positive side, they promise improved crop yields and lower cost at a time when feeding a growing world population is a great challenge. The…Read more
Solutions to Global Climate Changes
In my previous blog article, “Causes of Global Climate Changes”, the role of the individual in reducing pollution and the greenhouse effect was explored very briefly. As mentioned before, individuals often belief that their efforts will not contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gases. Mistakenly, we belief that if industries alone were to do the moral…Read more
Climate Change and Mass Extinction?
All species become extinct. By most estimates, 99.9 percent of the species that have ever lived are now extinct. While a sad truth to the human mind, the fact is, extinction is an integral and inextricable component of the evolutionary process. It is one side of the evolutionary coin that allows the other side –…Read more
Compressed Earth Blocks
Everyone in the Earthen Building Business feels that Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) are a relatively new thing. But there are early records of CEBs made and used in the 1780's in Bise (be-say), France. The largest area of construction was in the Wajav State, a grape growing region. I suspect that after the vintage season…Read more