Are Animals Conscious?


To answer this question, we must firstly define the term consciousness which is something philosophers throughout the ages have had difficulty doing. Understanding the essential properties of consciousness raises a number of questions such as; can consciousness be explained mechanically? Whether non-human, like animals, experience consciousness at all and whether it may ever be possible for machines like robots to develop a consciousness.

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Animals, Health, Inspire, Eco-Living, Philosophy

The Oil Well Minefield


There is a hidden, underwater, environmental catastrophe on the horizon for the oceans and seas around the world. Oil, the natural resource humans depend on for transportation and the making of many items we buy and use on a daily basis is the culprit. It is widely thought that when an oil company stops drilling that the well is dry of oil, but that’s not true. There is still oil left behind because there is not enough of it left for a company to view it as a viable money making option.

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eco Living, Environment, Health, Sustainability

Why Local Is Important


Whether your apple pie is made with apples from your backyard or whether you get your eggs from your neighbor’s chickens, knowing part of the story about your food makes it that much more enjoyable. Here are some more reasons why you might want to consider buying your groceries locally.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy, Eco-living

The Sustainable Kitchen


For those who love to cook and create delicious food in their kitchen, but are looking to become more environmentally friendly, here are some ways to make your kitchen part of the sustainable living movement. The kitchen, though, is a very challenging area of sustainable living because it does include diet and habit changes. This is often easier imagined than accomplished.

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Eco Living, Environment, Health, Sustainability

Going Green For The Holidays


With the hustle and bustle of Christmas quickly approaching. Many of us aren't taking the time out to think green. But, I'm taking it upon myself to go green this holiday. So I put together a few ideas so that you can go green with me.

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Eco Living, Environment, Health, Holidays, Green

Under Water Forests


Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. Corals are related to jellyfish and anemones, and most species are colonial.

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Eco Living, Environment, Health, Marine, Coral

Our Plastic Earth


Plastic is everywhere. We are a planet of plastic. It is extremely hard on the environment and creatures of our world and it takes a lot of chemical pollutants and fossil fuels to make plastic.

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Eco Living, Environment, Health, Plastic, Pollutants

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