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Pagan News Beagle: Earthy Thursday, April 23

Harmony. It's something most of us want in our lives but it can be difficult to achieve in practice. How do we live in harmony with nature? Can we create a world that's sustainable and prosperous for posterity? These questions and more are the subject of this week's Earthy Thursday.

In the Pacific Northwest, the Finnish Aalto University assists local American Indians relocate after a ritual in which they attempt to interpret the future from whale sounds predicts an impending tsunami in 2017. Read more about the story at yle.

One of the greatest impediments to solar energy's implementation is its inefficiency. But is there a way we could improve solar's energy output? The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley believe they can, by learning a thing or two from natural photosynthesis.

Although we often think of sustainability as a progressive movement there are some conservatives who are concerned with it as well. One such individual is farmer Joel Salatin, a self-described "Christian­conservative-libertarian-environmentalist-lunatic" who's looking to fight corporations and the government alike on agricultural practice.

Everyone likes trees right? If so you'll love these beautiful pictures of trees from around the globe, including wisterias in Japan, dragonblood trees in Yemen, and Antarctic beeches in Oregon.

The California Drought has a lot of people concerned so it's natural there's a lot of information on the subject. But how much of it is accurate? This article takes down some of the biggest myths about Californian's historic drought.

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