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by Brandy NorleenIt’s that time of year again, and you are preparing to cook a feast to feed the masses. As you start planning the smorgasbord of side dishes and entrees to feed your family this Thanksgiving, are you asking yourself how you can make this holiday a little more eco-friendly? It is eas...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The climate will continue to change, whether or not we believe it, or are prepared for it, or are willing to do anything about it.In the near future of our planet ignorance will not be bliss. As much as some voices in the political sphere would like us to believe that the science is muddled and inco...
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Going Bananas Over Climate Change? You Might Have ToOur old staple and friend the potato has had a good run but, thanks to climate change, we may in the future have to find other food sources to underpin our diets — and the banana family is one likely candidate.Researchers from the Consultative Grou...
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A Yale University study found that a growing number of Americans – 70 percent – believe that global warming is occurring. That belief grew by 13 percentage points between January 2010 and September 2012. Those who say global warming is not happening declined by half, from 20 percent in 2010 to 12 p...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Scores of companies across the world are racing to unlock algae's energy potential and create a 'green crude oil' Tiny Columbus, New Mexico (population, 1,678) is hot, flat and uncrowded — an ideal place to launch a new green revolution in agriculture. That, in essence, is what a well-funded startu...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a $210,000 penalty and implement an enhanced oil spill response program at its oil terminals nationwide, as well as a comprehensive compliance audit to resolve alleged violations of oil spill response regulations at its Curtis Bay Terminal in Maryland, the U....
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Posted by on in Recycling
A new study by archaeologists from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) shows that humans were recycling discarded stone tools as long as 13,000 years ago.We tend to think that recycling is a modern concept. Back in the 1970s, ...
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Arctic sea-ice extent shrank to an unprecedented low this summer, part of a long-term decline in the icy white cap over the far northern ocean.Researchers predict that nearly ice-free summers are on the way, although it’s not yet clear when this will happen. This shift has implications for climate —...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
Tourism is often seen as a double-edged sword, with visitors flocking into fragile areas. A new study explains how revenue from ecotourism could fund conservation National parks are huge draws for travellers, many of whom seek remote or off-the- beaten-track experiences in pristine environments. Ac...
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Telecom giant AT&T (NYS: T) may not be the first company that comes to mind for a socially responsible investor, although it has made great strides in corporate responsibility. Having recently released its 2011 Sustainability Report, AT&T makes a great candidate for scrutiny. The positives ...
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Airlines battling to cut costs and pollution may not find a quick fix in biofuels, as concerns grow that using feedstocks to create an alternative to kerosene will push food prices higher. The European Union plans to impose a limit on the use of crop-based biofuels, in a major shift in the region's...
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The "green" movement has developed from an expanding awareness that each individual's lifestyle choices have both a personal and a community impact. The decision to modify lifestyles and expenditures towards a more sustainable outcome is increasing in significant numbers within the more affluent we...
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EWG’s 2012 Guide to Healthy Cleaning reviews and rates more than 2,000 popular household cleaning products with grades A through F, based on the safety of their ingredients and the information they disclose about their contents. In the making for more than a year, EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, t...
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A review of the scientific literature on the health benefits of organic food versus its chemical-intensive counterpart by Stanford University researchers finds that there is a lack of strong evidence that organic foods contain more nutrients than conventional foods; however, the study finds that con...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Researchers at the Univ. of California, Riverside’s College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) are working with the state of California to develop diesel formulations with higher levels of renewable biofuels. This research supports several California legisla...
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It may live in peanut butter jars and chocolate milkshakes by Jason Koebler Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi say that lecithin, an ingredient used in non-stick cooking sprays and many food products and cellulose, a compound derived from plants' cell walls that can give ice cre...
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With 1.3 billion tons of food trashed, dumped in landfills and otherwise wasted around the world every year, scientists today described development and successful laboratory testing of a new “biorefinery” intended to change food waste into a key ingredient for making plastics, laundry detergents and...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
from mongabay.com Greenpeace highlights community model for palm oil production. Palm oil production need not come at the expense of the environment, says Greenpeace in a new campaign that highlights a smallholder approach used by a community in Riau Province on the island of Sumatra. The campaign...
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by Jennifer Dalcour from greenerideal.com Metal is extracted from the soil. It is then refined, processed, and transported to various manufacturers where it will undergo further procedures to become products. However, these processes do a lot of damage to the environment. To offset the damages, we ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Gary Thomas, azocleantech.com "Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Urban Agriculture and Tourism" is the theme of the 2012 World Cities Scientific Development Forum (WCSDF). The World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA) organizes WCSDFs every year along with its partners....
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