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Archive for January, 2014

EREAD 02/05/2014

January 30th, 2014 by Andrea Galindo

February 5, 2014

There’s no power on Earth that can stop it! (chapter 1)

From: Losing our cool

By: Stan Cox

EREAD 01/29/2014

January 22nd, 2014 by Andrea Galindo

January 29, 2014

National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give

By: Katharine Q. Seelye

From: New York Times


EREAD 01/22/2014

January 10th, 2014 by Andrea Galindo

January 22, 2014

If the World’s population lived like…

By: Tim de Chant

From: www.persquaremile.com

“More than Honey” film screening and discussion panel. 01/15/2014

January 3rd, 2014 by Andrea Galindo

More than Honey

Wednesday January 15, 2014. 6:30pm reception, 7:00pm screening

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Come for the screening of “More than Honey”, a movie about the global decline of the bee population, the probable causes and consequences. A discussion panel will follow the screening with Eugene T. ash (TAMU beekeeper), Dean Cook (Houston beekeeper), and Walter Schumacher (Honey Bee Kind, Austin); moderated by Jay Crossley (Houston Tomorrow).

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Environment and Society,  the Swiss Consulate, the rice Environmental Club,Transition Houston and the Green Film Series.


The bee population worldwide is in general decline. In the US, is the latest estimated suggest that 1.5 of the 2.4 million total beehives have disappeared across 27 states. The same phenomenon has been observed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Poland and England. Scientists have found a name for the phenomenon that matches its scale, “colony collapse disorder” and they have good reason to be worried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth.