Dance of the Planets 2013 begins May 24th in the evening sky

Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter "dance" in the evening sky

OMG! Is that a tightly packed cluster of alien ships invading our atmosphere? Relax, it’s just one of nature’s astronomical treats for those who take the time to look up into the evening sky. The Dance of the Planets is when Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury will all appear to be very close to each other and change positions every day, as if dancing.

Don’t miss the debut of Comet PanSTARRS this week

Comet PanSTARRS

2013 has been unofficially dubbed “The year of the comets”. The first of those comets has been putting on a show in the Southern Hemisphere recently, and is not making it’s debut in the Northern Hemisphere. The new comet was expected to be dimming in brightness in late February, but as it swings nearer to the sun it is luckily brightening again!

Asteroid passes between the Earth and moon today

asteroid 2013 EC between Earth and moon

Remember that asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over Russia two and a half weeks ago? An asteroid around that same size passed just inside the moon’s orbit of Earth earlier this morning — and astronomers only discovered it two days ago. Yikes. The Asteroid, creatively named “2013 EC”, is between 10 and 17 […]

Beautiful (but terrifying) solar eruption caught on video

Magnificent CME eruption

Just in case you forgot, the cosmos can take us out any time it wants. On August 31st, a long section of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the “corona,” erupted out into space. This “coronal mass ejection” traveled at 900 miles per second. Yikes. Maybe the sun was mad that the blue moon was getting all the attention.

Hank D and the Bee: Political Signs

Hank D and the Bee: Political Signs

This season, more so than any other (thanks Super PACs and Nondisclosing Groups), the attack ads are in full effect. It reminds me of the timeless Mark Twain quote, “If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.” Catch up on the rest of […]

Hank D and the Bee: Onion Farming?

Hank D and the Bee: Onion Farming?

More on our Founding Farmers From Seattle Times: ‘Founding Gardeners’: How gardening and farming shaped the thinking of Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe on Twitter @GreenCartoons.

Hank D and the Bee: The best one question personality test ever

Hank D and the Bee: The Best One Question Personality Test Ever.

More on Banks and Banksy From the Daily Beast: Which Bank is Worst? From Rolling Stone: Taibbi Joins Yves Smith on Moyers (discuccing Big Banks) From Art of the State: Banksy Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe […]

Plastic bottles turned solar light bulb for lesser-privileged communities

liter of light solar bulb

Imagine having to live in a dark home, even in the daytime. Thousands of households in both urban and rural areas in countries like the Philippines have no access to electricity and light. Even when they do, low-income families are unable to afford skyrocketing electric expenses. According to the National Electrification Commission, 3 million households […]

Hank D and the Bee: A Bunch of Hot Air

Hank D and the Bee: A Bunch of Hot Air

More on Fox spinning the wind turbine (and bullies). From Treehugger: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming, Fox News Says From Care2: Bully: The Movie and the Movement Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe on Twitter @GreenCartoons.

Hank D and the Bee: World Peace?

Hank D and the Bee: World Peace?

Bees are extremely hardworking and selfless, so it would only make sense that Bee get occasionally frustrated with human egocentrism. If Bee’s description of the violence in nature intrigues you, check out these Nature videos on PBS. If the seemingly endless news footage of human violence has got you down, check out this peace piece […]