Recycling and Climate Change… 13th July 2020…

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of recycling and climate change news from around the world…

I am quite excited that the UK is taking Climate Change seriously and they are building the world’s largest Cryobattery facility will be housed near Manchester in the UK and help the country store renewable energy.

The world’s first commercial liquid air battery project planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester, will help the UK make the most of its solar and wind energy.  The world’s largest liquid air battery…

It will form a key part of the push towards net zero, bringing greater flexibility to Britain’s electricity grid and creating green-collar jobs in Greater Manchester.

The creation of green-collar jobs is also important as we need jobs and opportunities for people to come over from sectors which will be made redundant through the changes…


A fascinating video that shows the idea from conception to reality…

Slash and Burn Farming is always controversial…This idea called Inga Alley Cropping saves the need for that…Thank you, Tori, for sending me this…


This is such a cool idea…

An Indian architect has developed a revolutionary new way to serve the housing needs of a population, while also fighting air pollution.

Tejas Sidnal is the mastermind behind Carbon Craft Design: a Mumbai-based startup that specializes in capturing carbon emissions from the air and turning it into a stylish tile.

Using a device called the AIR-INK, the company is able to draw CO2 out of the polluted city air, combine it with a mixture of marble chips and powder, and then press it into elegantly-designed tiles.

The inventiveness and creativeness of some minds always amaze me…

Bees are so important to our very existence…

In just one sentence this is how important the bee is…Bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants including 90 different food crops.

This means that 1 out of every 3 or 4 bites of food you eat is thanks to bees.


This story was posted by the Dunfermline and West Fife Beekeepers Association…

When Lynne Zabeck’s husband Leonard told her about a swarm that had appeared in a tree overhanging their beloved horse Murphy’s field Lynne was not concerned. She knew that honey bees in a swarm are very, very placid, and imagined that Murphy would only be slightly interested, if even at all.
Looking forward to seeing both the bees and Murphy, Lynne and Leonard traveled a few minutes to reach the field Murphy had lived in since he was a foal, over 20 years ago. They took some photographs and once home shared them with a beekeeping friend, asking for advice in order to help the bees as much as they could. The friend was working overseas so it was the next evening before he replied and advised Lynne and Leonard to contact their local Beekeepers Association. He explained the bees had more than likely came from a hive and would not be best equipped to cope with harsh Scottish changeable weather.
With an amber weather warning issued for thunder, lightning, and risk of flooding beginning later that same evening Lynne contacted us immediately and soon we were en route to a beautiful little hamlet called Maryburgh in Fife. It wasn’t long after arriving that lightning began striking and lighting up the sky so we worked very quickly to get the bulk of the swarm into the box. The rest of the bees were coming down the tree and getting in too but every time the lightning lit up the sky the bees would freeze rigid and didn’t resume moving towards the box until a few minutes after each lightning strike.
The field was dark and as the bees were making their way to the box the lightning showed the bees festooning, almost as if they were all holding each other, guiding themselves to the entrance of the box, together as one, to be with the queen.
Preparing to leave we casually mentioned we would think of a nice name for the queen and Lynne suggested Marcy. Lynne went on to tell us Marcy was the name of her wonderful pony who had also lived in the field alongside Murphy and had sadly died last year.
The bees were taken to our apiary and the weather was dire, throughout that weekend. The rain barely stopped and we had high winds The bees didn’t worry, they were snuggled up in their small nuc box, just on four frames, which is not a lot – especially compared to Queen Boudicea (Bo) who lives next door and you may recall needed 15 frames for her large colony. We reduced the size of the entrance in order for the bees to defend themselves against robber bees and faced the entrance at the opposite side from Bo’s. An inspection was carried out on Monday (past) and showed brood at all stages. We estimate by the end of the week the young new bees will be emerging and this colony will explode with life.
We were lucky enough to see young Marcy herself and if you would like to see her please look at our previous queen spotting exercise. Here you will see her in all her glory, our new wonderful Queen Marcy.
If you click below you can see the beautiful pictures of the bees entering their new home
Please remember if you grow your own or even just have a lawn please, please do not use weedkillers or insecticides…We need Bees to survive.



Well, that’s all for me this week on the environment and climate change…we are in our rainy season now so hot steamy days and stormy nights so everything is growing super quick…including the bamboo…x

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx


30 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change… 13th July 2020…

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing

    That with the Cryobattery sounds so fantastic. It has not yet been reported here in Germany. But it’s also somehow understandable, because we are in permanent competition with the UK. Lol In addition, Germany wants to conquer the world with hydrogen. 😉 However, German corporations may have long since taken part in the battery, but our taxpayers’ money should also flow into hydrogen projects at the same time. ,-) However, we try to save our earth, and that is whats count. Michael

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  3. petespringerauthor

    Bees are one of the most interesting living things on Earth. How fascinating that the lightning caused the bees to become inactive.

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing

    Very exciting news. The bees story as the carbon to tiles too. Yes, we can invent solutions against the problems we have. But we should not only trust into the big companies. They are only interested in the constant flowing of money, as the shareholders want . Michael

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  5. tidalscribe

    Carbon is not an enemy, thought the mere word produces panic! I am not a scientist, but if I have got it right, everything on earth is Carbon based … ‘occurs in all organic compounds and can be found in all living things’. It’s just a matter of using it the right way. India is full of young people and full of clever young people, a great resource and let’s hope they continue coming up with great ideas.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Even us humans contain carbon…I hope these great ideas keep coming as well Janet…I love the inventiveness of these young people…Be well and stay safe 🙂



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