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Why Climate is an Issue Close to any Mom’s Heart

Unless you happen to be a marine biologist already studying ocean acidification or a firefighter on seasonal duty in the nation’s great forests, climate change might not be on your personal radar.  That’s absolutely understandable.  From your role as a mother, if you’re not also a scientist, you might have not yet been concerned about […]

Continue Reading By on May 9, 2014 in 350.org, climate change, drought, energy, environment, health

Hope for Slowing Climate Change

Just how serious is the climate change that scientists understand is caused by the globe’s insatiable appetite for fossil fuel?  350.org co-founder and renowned journalist Bill McKibben sat down to explain the human cost to our families. See our entire interview with McKibben here, and see what he discussed with a large audience of concerned […]

Continue Reading By on March 14, 2014 in climate change, energy, environment

The Ugly Side of Climate-Changing Coal

We feel uncomfortable looking at pictures like this, don’t we?  We didn’t directly destroy this mountain and its ecosystem and pollute the water nearby.  We didn’t directly contribute to fossil-fueled climate change.  We just turned on a light switch. Revisit this story of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia and hear the voices speaking up for […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2014 in air, Appalachia, climate change, coal, MTR
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Climate Change Brings Earlier Blooms, Longer Growing Seasons

Oh the sweetness of spring, the hopefulness of Easter and the delightfulness of longer, sunnier days!  I remember as a little girl being excited about the daffodils that grew on the hill outside our back door. Although they weren’t exactly Easter lilies, I recall a strong association between these flowers that my mother called jonquils […]

Continue Reading By on March 10, 2014 in agriculture, bees, climate change, flowers, gardening

Bat Conservationist Keynotes Discover Life in America Conference in Smokies

Start with some of the globe’s most ancient mountains, give them special protections, and you’ll discover tens of thousands of life forms, some not easily found anywhere else these days. That’s why East Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are designated an International Biosphere Reserve. Scientists are still discovering and documenting different species of plants and animals […]

Continue Reading By on February 26, 2014 in Appalachia, biodiversity, climate change, Great Smoky Mountains, outdoor

What We’re Reading…

Religion and science in the same room, inspiring real discussion?  That’s the premise of November’s issue of Presbyterians Today, the latest thing we’re reading around here. Dare you to find the photo courtesy of FlourSackMama.com in the magazine article featuring Bill McKibben.  The thoughtful magazine dares to cover climate change and more in this thoughtful […]

Continue Reading By on November 8, 2013 in climate change, faith, science