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We’ve become accustomed to seeing tall skyscrapers in big cities, but can you imagine seeing a hi-rise transparent building that houses a farm? Since the beginning of time, agriculture has mainly been done in the wide open fields of rural farms. Unfortunately, with climate changes, loss of cultivatable land, and…
It’s hard for pretty much anyone sitting at a computer reading internet articles to fathom, but what if you had to spend your day struggling to get enough to eat? For tens of millions or people on earth, that’s a reality. Recently, global food prices have increased rapidly due to…
If you love gardening but are confined to a small apartment or condo, you may feel as if you don’t have the room to grow an adequate vegetable garden. While limited space can be frustrating for city-dwellers, growing a hi-rise hydroponics garden is far from impossible. With a little creativity…
Farmers have got it great. Rural landowners have all the space they need for growing crops, maintaining beautiful gardens, and helping themselves to fresh food anytime. But as more and more natural land is turned into concrete city blocks and high-rise buildings, not everyone has that luxury. When it comes…
Last week RosebudMag.com published Part 1 of our look at Alberta’s Oil Sands (sometimes called Tar Sands), and the recent confirmation that the project is having a devastating effect on the surrounding area, as well as, the environment in general. We also highlighted the impact on the indigenous population of…
Crisis and drama grips the Indian vegetable market as the price of onions keeps moving northward.  Due to a sharp decrease in supply from last fall, prices have shot through the ceiling reaching astronomical levels ($2 per kg.). A perplexed nation woke up to a staggering 70 to 80 %…
For many years, the oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta were a dirty secret. But lately, the mammoth operation near the city of Fort McMurray has been grabbing headlines for its incredibly filthy process of extracting oil from the earth. The issue has attracted the attention of James…
I did what most people don’t have the stomach to do: I researched what Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh say about environmentalism, environmentalists and the environment. It was a sad endeavor, but somebody had to do it. And I’m glad I did, because I discovered that Limbaugh, Palin and the…
The 42.8 million viewers who tuned in to watch Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this week heard the U.S. President touch on some of the nation’s most pressing concerns. Principal among Obama’s topics was the need to keep America moving forward economically, as the nation has been since…
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from power lines, home wiring, transformers, computers, and appliances have been linked to cancer, brain tumors, birth defects, miscarriages, chronic fatigue, headaches, nausea, and numerous other health problems. Is the threat of EMF real or imagined? Could your health be at risk without you even being aware…
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