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Spring has sprung, hug a tree-better yet, plant one.

The northern hemisphere is finally heating up and seasonal affective disorder is becoming a faint memory, positivity is in abundance once again. The leaves haven’t yet sprouted here in Edinburgh, but each and every day one hopes to see those little … Continue reading

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Gauguin and Van Gogh, two friends, an ear full of a tale

 Earlier this week, two German authors published a report on what may likely be the truth to how Vincent Van Gogh lost his ear.  For the past 120 years, we have believed that an aging Van Gogh cut off his … Continue reading

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Erasing our Footprints with Nurturing Handprints

The world is full of footprints.  To many of us, it’s the only thing we’ve left behind as we’ve meandered across this amazing planet.  But there are other footprints, the kind we use as a form of measurement.    Since … Continue reading

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Was Overfishing the Catalyst for a Somali Pirate Epidemic?

I recently caught this article from one of my favorite sites, treehugger.com.  All too often we get caught up in reacting to the problems in front of us. If Somali pirates have a hostage, we react by figuring out how … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Launches a Carbon Efficient Index

Even without a global government consensus on climate change action, the business world continues to move ahead.  Recently the S&P 500 launched a ‘Carbon Efficient Index’ to assist investors and fund managers in finding companies that are responding best to … Continue reading

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IPCC Forecasts are wrong. We’re even worse than the worst case scenario.

I was amazed to read this WWF report the other day and not have heard any commentary on it earlier.  Given that it was published in November, it was likely buried under the news of a new hope in the … Continue reading

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Droughts and heatwaves 2.0

While the weather here in Scotland may be bringing snow this way, I’m left concerned with the recent droughts and heat waves affecting Australia and Kenya.  The Aussies are getting a 70 year heat record, causing blackouts to hundreds of thousands, … Continue reading

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