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  1. The Kauai 'O'o (Kauaʻi ʻōʻō) was a bird species that lived on the islands of Hawaii. Due to habitat destruction by human activities and exploitation, and after humans introduced invasive species to the islands, this bird species went extinct in the late 1980’s. The Kauai 'O'o mated for life and both the male and the female had a distinct mating call. Wikipedia describes it as a very vocal, making hollow, erratic, flute-like calls.

    The bird was last sighted in 1985, and the last sound recording was made in 1987. Listen to the last bird of his kind singing a mating call, to a female that would never come.

    Truly heart-breaking.

  2. On 1/5/2021 at 1:51 PM, Green Is Cool said:

    Seasons changing sets the climate’s evolution and shows us the hidden life of our planet which we can’t see with our own eyes. A recent shift in the seasonal dynamic pattern describes the current ecological crisis in the best way.

    Yeah, I really miss our four seasons. It was decades since we had a proper winter. Now it's mostly a short spring, and then a long and sweltering summer that ends with a dark and wet autumn. :( 

  3. On 11/26/2020 at 6:29 AM, ericdesuza said:

    Yeah Solar panels are good but you need to think more of if you live in cold areas cause there might be issue of sunlight.


    Sure, there are less sunlight in colder regions. But solar panels work great in these places as well! Believe it or not, but the cold and snow in these regions actually help the solar panels in various ways, such as cleaning the panels when the snow melts, the increased reflection of light off white snow helps increase the output, and even the cold helps increase the efficiency of the actual panels, and so on. And yes, there might be long nights in the arctic regions during the winter, but solar power in the North is not only possible, but also profitable.

  4. Here are three amazingly easy meals that you can make if you have a can of chickpeas (and a few other ingredients too, obviously).

    Herbed Chickpeas

    Check out the full recipe here: 


    Crispy, salty, creamy, and full of protein (really!), these chickpeas should be a staple in your kitchen.

    Deconstructed Falafel Salad

    Check out the full recipe here: 


    Crispy cumin-roasted chickpeas meet kale, parsley, mint, and a lemony tahini dressing in this refreshing, filling vegan salad.

    Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce With Chickpeas and Feta

    Check out the full recipe here: 


    Popular in Israel, this shakshuka works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

    So tasty!

  5. These garlic mushrooms look so delicious! 

    This is what you need:

    • Mushrooms
    • Unsalted butter — use unsalted to control the amount of salt added.
    • Olive oil — just a little oil added to the butter gets them nice and crispy on the outer edges and prevents the butter from burning.
    • Garlic — please use fresh where you can.
    • Herbs — we love parsley and thyme, but you can use oregano, rosemary, basil, etc.
    • Salt and pepper.
    • Optional:
    • Onion — green, red, yellow or white! This is an optional ingredient BUT I find it enhances the garlic flavour.
    • Dry white wine — also optional. If you’ve never added wine to your garlic mushrooms, you won’t regret trying it.


    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 an onion chopped (optional)
    • 1 pound (500 g) Cremini or button mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons dry white wine* (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 cloves garlic minced
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Heat the butter and oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. Sauté the onion until softened (about 3 minutes).
    3. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy on the edges.
    4. Pour in the wine and cook for 2 minutes, to reduce slightly.
    5. Stir through thyme, 1 tablespoon of parsley and garlic. Cook for a further 30 seconds, until fragrant.
    6. Season generously with salt and pepper (to your taste).
    7. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve warm.

    Check out the full recipe here: 


    Buttery Garlic Mushrooms with a mouth watering herb garlic butter sauce! You will love this 10-minute side dish that goes with anything!

    Have you tried making these garlic mushrooms - and did you add the wine? What did you think of it?

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