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Everything posted by Simon

  1. I've never heard about that before. How does that work?
  2. 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: Herbed Chickpeas Recipe | Bon Appétit WWW.BONAPPETIT.COM 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: Deconstructed Falafel Salad WWW.EPICURIOUS.COM Crispy cumin-roasted chickpeas meet kale,
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    Garlic Mushrooms

    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.
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    Macaroni Chili

    This macaroni chili looks like a simple and delicious dish that you can make in under 30 minutes. Macaroni Chili | Pick Up Limes | Nourish the Cells & the Soul WWW.PICKUPLIMES.COM Watch How to Make it hereRecipe starts at 01:03 The coziness of pasta and chili, all in one recipe. Protein-packed with both a soy veggie ground and kidne Ingredients 2 cups (285 g) dry whole wheat macaroni noodles (GF if desired) 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (400 g) diced tomatoes
  5. This vegan tofu sandwich looks so delicious and perfect for a spring picnic or a visit to the beach this summer. Tofu Vietnamese Sub (Bánh Mì) | Pick Up Limes | Nourish the Cells & the Soul WWW.PICKUPLIMES.COM Watch How to Make it HereThis recipe starts at 03:29Bánh mì sandwiches have become all the rage lately, and if you haven't tried it yet, you're in for a treat. Ingredients 1 block (450 g) firm tofu 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce (sub to tamari if GF) 2 tsp (10 mL) Sriracha
  6. From now on, all members are required to have published a minimum of 5 posts in our forums before they are able to create their own blog. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to become a green blogger, but this decision was deemed necessary to increase the overall quality of our member blogs and to stop spammers. Please also take a moment to read our recently updated community rules and guidelines.
  7. Check out Terra Nil, which is a cute little strategy game that lets you transform a dead wasteland into a green and ecological paradise - in 8-bit (or 16?) graphics. It's free to download and you can play it on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Check out some gameplay videos: And some more gameplay: What do you think? Have you played it? The game seems pretty simplistic both in gameplay and its solutions to the environmental destruction (science and technology will just magically clean everything up and all the wildlife will just come back to life) - but he
  8. To combat the coronavirus (Covid-19) many countries are spraying public spaces in cities with disinfection chemicals. After seeing this I was interested in knowing how effective this was against the coronavirus and if it had any negative effects on our health or environment. And according to experts, these mass disinfection programmes have no real benefit - and could potentially be a health hazard. Dr Jason Wang, the director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford University, says that the use of disinfectant sprays may be of some psychological comfort to people bu
  9. Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at an alarming speed. If we don't stop this, scientist warns that humanity could soon be left with a planet bereft of actual wildlife and only inhabited by ourselves and a few domesticated animals. In an effort to stop such a grim future from happening, some conservationists are proposing a radical solution: make 50% of the planet a nature reserve. “That may seem a lot – if you think the world is a just a place for humans to exploit,” Harvey Locke from the organisation Nature Needs Half said. “But if you recognise the world as one that we
  10. Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola, Sars, bird flu and now the coronavirus (Covid-19) are on the rise. These infectious diseases are crossing from animals to humans and, as we can see from Covid-19, can spread quickly to new places around the world with extreme health and economic impacts in both rich and poor countries. "I am not at all surprised about the coronavirus outbreak," said disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie to the Guardian. "The majority of pathogens are still to be discovered. We are at the very tip of the iceberg." 'Tip of the iceberg': is ou
  11. Several videos and images posted on social media has shown how wildlife is starting to come back to Venice as the city is on lockdown due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. The videos show how the absence of motorised transport which normally churns up the muddy canal floor has turned the waters of Venice into a calm and crystal-clear lagoon filled with fish and dolphins. "The water is blue and clear," said Gloria Beggiato who owns the celebrated Metropole Hotel a few steps from St Mark’s square to the Guardian. "It is calm like a pond, because there are no more waves caused by motorised
  12. This was a beautiful video posted by the Dodo which shows two wild horses being reunited after 6 months apart. This video was also a horrifying eye-opener as I did not know that the US government is systematically capturing wild horses and keeping them in small pens for several months before they are being sold off. Why are they doing something like that?!
  13. I just stumbled upon this tweet and video which shows three turtles and even a bird stuck together in a discarded old fishing net. Luckily, they were all saved and set free when some people found them drifting around in the sea. But the tweet reminded me of how extremely deadly these “ghost gear” that are floating around and pollution our oceans actually are. Some call these dumped and discarded nets, lines, and traps for “ghost gear”, which is a rather fitting name for this deadly waste. A recent report by Greenpeace has shed some light on this deadly and growing problem. The report
  14. Oh, so you're tired of isolation and lockdown? Yeah, your life must be really awful right now. Surely YOU must suffer tremendously.
  15. Last month was the hottest September ever recorded globally since the 19th century, according to new figures from EU's observation program Copernicus. Previously, both January and May this year also saw record-breaking global temperatures. And despite La Niña cooling down large parts of the world, global temperatures in 2020 are currently in line with 2016 which was the warmest year ever measured in modern times. "There is currently little difference between 2020 and 2016 for the year-to-date," Copernicus senior scientist Freja Vambourg told AFP. Overall, 19 of the past 20 years have been the
  16. While huge fires are ravaging the US west coast, Trump continues to ignore reality and spread his science and climate denialism. In a recent press conference, the US president and clown-in-chief said that "it'll start getting cooler. You just watch ... I don't think science knows, actually." Click here to watch the video.

    BBC News also reports that:


    But Mr Trump has blamed poor forest management for the fires that have burned almost 2 million hectares (5 million acres) of land in California, Oregon and Washington state. During his visit to the US West Coast, Mr Trump - who has often denied climate change - repeated his argument on forest management as he met Californian officials involved in the battle against the wildfires.

    [...] In 2018, the president criticised California's forest management, pointing to Finland, where he said they raked and cleared the forests to prevent fires.

    The stupidity and ignorance on display here is so painful that it physically hurts. Humanity is doomed. 

  17. In a "podcast" that was aired on Sweden's biggest radio broadcaster earlier this summer, Greta Thunberg said that humanity has not yet failed and urged world leaders to do more. The young climate activist also said that "doing our best is no longer good enough" and that "we must now do the seemingly impossible." In the 75 minute long podcast, Greta Thunberg tells the listener about her trip across the Atlantic Ocean where she spoke in front of world leaders at the General Assembly of the United Nations last year, her visit to the state of Alberta in Canada where she at several occasions h
  18. There have been a lot of talks about Europe being a climate leader, but the EU and European countries like Norway and Great Britain are sabotaging its own climate goals by subsidising the fossil sector by more than €137 billion per year, according to a new report by Investigate Europe. Europe will never be able to fulfil its climate commitments or emission reduction goals if it doesn’t stop these enormous subsidies to the fossil fuel sector. But despite this, there are still no plans to phase out these huge fossil subsidies.
  19. Conservationists are desperately trying to save a glacier in northern Italy from melting away by covering it in giant white sheets. The Presena glacier is a popular skiing resort that attracts tourists from around the world, but the glacier has lost more than one third of its volume since 1993. Once the ski season is over, the glacier has been covered by giant white tarps that block the sun’s rays in an effort to slow the melting. The project has been ongoing since 2008 and now covers around 100,000 sq. metres of the glacier. Italian team covers glacier with giant white sh
  20. Facebook considers climate denialism an "opinion" and refuse to fact-check climate denying advertisers! 

    Facebook has decided to view climate denialism as just another “opinion”. This means that advertisement on the popular social networking site that pushes climate denialism doesn’t need to be fact-checked by experts. Climatewire reports (content is unfortunately behind a registration/paywall) that climate denialist groups, like “the CO2 Coalition”, are now pouring money into Facebook ads which says that “burning more fossil fuels would help humanity”.

    climate denialism on facebook ads.jpg

    Facebook is just horrible, boycott them if you aren't already.

  21. While browsing Youtube I found this rather interesting video that takes a closer look on how the gaming industry have portrayed global warming in the games we have played for the past 30 years. I found it interesting that the video showed how climate change have become a "controversial" political issue in recent years - even in games. I think the video did rather good job in showing how the gaming industry is now refraining from portraying the crisis properly, and instead coming up with easy, quick-fix solutions to climate and environmental issues that are designed to merely b
  22. Did you know that climate change threatens both chocolate and coffee? Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years due to climate change. The warmer temperatures and drier weather, from man-made climate change, will hit cacao plants so hard that they, according to experts, could disappear by as early as 2050. And climate change will have similar severe effects on the world’s coffee supply. Maybe this will get the attention of the general population?
  23. You usually hear the phrase that we're all responsible for climate change and that it's a global problem and all that. But is that really true? Are we all equally responsible for climate change? Of course not. World's richest 10% produce half of global carbon emissions, says Oxfam | Environment | The Guardian WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM But poorest half of world’s people contribute to just 10% of emissions, says British charity as negotiators work on UN climate change deal in Paris A report, released by British charity Oxfam in 2015, clearly shows how
  24. A climate change tweet, by author and political analyst Anand Giridharadas, has as of writing received more than 120 000 retweets and 340 000 likes on the social media platform Twitter. In the tweet, Giridharadas writes that “nothing more needs to be said” and shows two screenshots of tweets from two different news stories. The headline on the first news story says that $300 billion is the amount of money needed to stop the rise in greenhouse gases and buy up to 20 years of time to fix global warming. The second news story explains that the world’s 500 wealthiest people gained $1.2 trilli
  25. While Australia is reeling from the devastating bushfires, the country’s government is set to open one of the world’s biggest coal mines. Truthout reports: Why do we never learn? And why don’t we treat climate change as the existential crisis it actually is?
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