Huge increase in U.S. families preparing for catastrophe as prepping goes mainstream

(NaturalNews) Although some still regard prepping to be an activity favored by survivalist “wackos” who fear a cataclysmic Armageddon-style event, more and more American families are beginning to see the value in preparing for a number of possible scenarios in which the stockpiling of food, water and other essentials could prove to be a very wise investment.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “prepping” (in this usage of the term) as:

The practice of making active preparations for a possible catastrophic disaster or emergency, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.

Prepping runs the gamut from weather events to armageddon
In practice, prepping can range from simply making sure a household has enough basic supplies to survive a temporary power outage or major weather event – such as a hurricane – to preparing for a long-term crisis, such as a massive power grid failure.

Phytoremediation: plants that can clean polluted soil

(NaturalNews) Polluted soil cleanup is under way in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, at a 50-year-old United States Coast Guard aircraft fuel depot, but the unconventional process probably wouldn’t be the first thing to come to mind. There are no excavators, dump trucks, heavy machinery…