climate change

Save Cove Point, Maryland! Don’t Frack the Marcellus Shale

Save Cove Point, Maryland! Don’t Frack the Marcellus Shale

The community in Lusby, Maryland, does not want their beautiful area destroyed by fracking. They have organized, protested, marched and are now asking for help from the rest of the world to raise much-needed funds to fight the corporate plans to frack their local lands. While politicians and corporate interests are chomping at the bit […]

Massive Climate Protests in New York: World Leaders Need to “Go Green”

Massive Climate Protests in New York: World Leaders Need to “Go Green”

September 19th, 2014 saw the largest climate-related protest ever occur in New York City. Organized largely by 350.org, an environmental action non-profit, The People’s Climate March was touted by organizers as “the world’s largest climate protest.” The event drew an estimated 400,000 people to New York, though that estimate is rough, at best. The march […]

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

On July 9, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies passed the 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior. The bill includes numerous policy riders seriously damaging to wildlife and important habitat including some likely to lead to the extinction of several key species, Defenders of Wildlife said. […]

Amy Goodman on Independent News

Amy Goodman on Independent News

I recently attended the Los Angeles Green Festival, an event showcasing eco-friendly concepts from sustainable food to hemp clothing to electric cars. As a blogger/journalist, the highlight of the event for me was a talk by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about her new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, a collection […]

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

Most of us (you know who I’m talking about) aren’t in the conferences with the big names or in the research labs attacking the problem of climate change.  And with all the media attention it might look like global warming is too big and confusing for ordinary folks to do anything, even though we might […]

How Americans Will Teach The World To Save Itself

How Americans Will Teach The World To Save Itself

This 4th of July, Americans need to send an important message to the world: stop being so lazy and save yourself. In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a satirical piece to answer the question of mass starvation in British occupied Ireland, suggesting Irish couples eat their children since there seemed to be no other solution aside […]

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco, I love you. I do, honestly. You’re filled with the bizarre and the fantastical. You have the magic so many other cities wish they could have. I also hate you. Strongly, emphatically, and with the same passion with which I love you. I love that your reputation precedes you. I love that […]

REVIEW: Humboldt Hemp Wicks

REVIEW: Humboldt Hemp Wicks

Hemp wicks have been around forever, but are just gaining steam as a lighter-alternative among marijuana smokers, but wicks are great for so many other reasons too! CANDLES: We all love candles (here at Ladybud we have become quite partial to Vedge Candles). Ever burned yourself lighting a birthday cake for someone who has just gotten […]

Why You Should Be In the Streets Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline

Why You Should Be In the Streets Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline

PHOTO SOURCE: YouthAreAwesome.com You should be protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline because you know better. It’s terrifying to think that in this digital age of hyper-connectivity there are still people who do not believe in global climate change, but there are. Fifty-eight percent of Americans still choose (yes, it’s a choice) to not believe global […]