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Five years ago, algae was the “it” feedstock in the biofuel realm. The idea of taking an organism that feeds off of CO2 and using it to create fuel was as intoxicating to research scientists as it was to venture capitalists. Financing was available to fund the placement of extremely expensive photob...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
While this guide to important environmental issues is not comprehensive, if you’re new to green or simply want a refresher overview, this list neatly summarizes some of our most pressing environmental concerns … some of which cannot be solved simply via creative upcycling or small-space living....
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In the developed world, citizens take advantage of the enormous bounty of meat while shopping at markets and dining in restaurants. For some, a meal can only be classified as real if it contains some kind of meat in it. According to the UN, the attitude towards meat consumption has to change, and pe...
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If you need more proof that climate change is destroying the world, consider your favorite foods and beverages. Changing temperatures, unpredictable rainfall, and record droughts are affecting production of honey, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon—just to name a few. Do you want to live in a world with...
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As a child in elementary and middle school I was always sent to school with a funky looking lunch box or bag. Inside my personal lunch container were items most kids had never seen or heard of. I had rice milk in a box, multi-grain sprouted bread, sprouts on my sandwich and organic peanut butter wit...
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"If you do just one thing -- make one conscious choice -- that can change the world, go organic.... No other single choice you can make to improve the health of your family and the planet will have greater positive repercussions for our future."   That's a bold statement. Is eating organic mo...
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As we've come to depend on a handful of commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables, thousands of heirloom varieties have disappeared. It's hard to know exactly how many have been lost over the past century, but a study conducted in 1983 by the Rural Advancement Foundation International gave a clu...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Mark Bittman says you can start by changing what you eat. In his book, Food Matters, The New York Times food columnist writes about the environmental impact of industrial farming — and how individuals can make a difference by cutting down on the amount of animal products they consume. "All industr...
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Posted by on in Animals
I enjoy a good steak. Also chicken, fish, and the occasional pork or lamp chop. Red meat in moderation, to be sure, and not enough fish, but I’m moving in the “right” direction on these matters. I have respect and appreciation for vegetarians, or vegans, but it is not a path I choose. The model I wa...
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  Oceana turned its press conference yesterday at the National Press Club into a pop quiz: Organizers laid out skinless fillets of halibut next to skinless fillets of fluke, both without labels, and then asked the gathered audience to identify each fish by sight. Oceana then repeated the test ...
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I eat a lot of organic food. In fact, about 80% of the food that goes into my body is organic. I cannot tell you how many times I get teased about eating “dirt” from many of my friends, and even my family.  A friend recently quizzed me about my reasons for eating organic. I claimed that one ...
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Where Nitrates Come From Nitrates occur naturally in the environment and are produced by living organisms. It aids in the growth of fruits and vegetables. Nitrates are also added to some foods to help preserve them and maintain color. They are also found in water, although in varying amou...
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State lawmakers on Monday proposed to outlaw the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins that are used in traditional soup, saying it will help protect the fish from extinction, but opponents called it an attack on Chinese culture. Democratic Assemblymen Paul Fong of Sunnyval...
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by Kelly McMath From farming to transportation to processing and packaging, the amount of energy and emissions used to put food on our tables is hard on the environment. Try these seven eco-friendly eating tips to make a positive environmental impact and reduce your eco-footprint. Choose organic o...
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Posted by on in Fishing
by Nicole Makris From a health perspective, fish and seafood offer benefits that are hard to find elsewhere. Unfortunately, the current consumption of seafood, specifically fish, is wrought with controversy and ecological degradation. Conservation biologists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Cent...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Friday 22nd January, 06:40 AM JST, TOKYO — Levels of mercury in hair samples of residents of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, which is known for customarily eating small whales caught by coastal whaling, are about 10 times the average in Japan, possibly due to consumption of whale meat with high concentr...
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Posted by on in Animals
A Singaporean couple has tied the knot in a shark-infested tank to highlight the plight of the animals which die to fulfill the increasing Chinese taste for shark-fin soup. "We wanted to do something different and help raise consciousness of the environment," said the bride, Juliana Khoo, after she...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The St Louis Post-Dispatch article by Sarah Lohman (June 11, 08) was really frightening. She reports that scientists predict the biggest ever dead zone of 10,000 square miles!!!!!! This is oxygen deprived water in which algae consumes oxygen forcing life to flee or die. The Midwestern corn grown fo...
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