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Urban farming helps feed the world

Urban farming helps feed the world | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.
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Maths helps find climate-proof crops

Maths helps find climate-proof crops | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.
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Study sparks organic foods debate

Study sparks organic foods debate | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.
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The metal that can store power for a small town

The metal that can store power for a small town | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Hawaii has a problem storing solar power, and the solution could be a metal that you've probably never heard of - vanadium.
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Dolphin lllnesses Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

Dolphin lllnesses Linked to Gulf Oil Spill | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Dolphins living in waters affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are showing elevated levels of lung disease and other health effects.
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Sustainable Community Character, and How Planners Can Create It

Sustainable Community Character, and How Planners Can Create It | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Planners' activities in a community have a direct impact on its character, says Edward Jepson, and can be pivotal in creating sustainability.
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Gas from coal: The future or fantasy?

Gas from coal: The future or fantasy? | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Countries around the world are looking at new ways to exploit abundant coal reserves, but at what cost to the environment, asks the BBC's Richard Anderson.
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Think about how this might be affected by levels of development
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Supermarkets urged to scrap buy-one-get-one-free as shoppers waste 222m tons of food a year

Supermarkets urged to scrap buy-one-get-one-free as shoppers waste 222m tons of food a year | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Supermarkets and food retailers are today accused of failing to take responsibility for the UK's food-waste crisis, contributing to 15 million tons of produce being thrown away unnecessarily every year.
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Would banning BOGOF improve sustainability of food supply?
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Massive offshore wind farm approved

Massive offshore wind farm approved | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
The Scottish government gives the go-ahead to a major offshore wind farm development in the Outer Moray Firth.
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Locked in the 'Doomsday Vault': Samples of more than 20,000 crops from 100 nations added to 800,000 existing stock at seed bank that will protect the world’s biodiversity in the event of a disaster

Locked in the 'Doomsday Vault': Samples of more than 20,000 crops from 100 nations added to 800,000 existing stock at seed bank that will protect the world’s biodiversity in the event of a disaster | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
The world need no longer worry about running out of miso in the event of an apocalypse. A key ingredient in the Japanese soup was among thousands of samples locked away in the Arctic seed bank which has become known as the “Doomsday Vault”.
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An answer to a sustainable environment?
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Curitiba to remain World Cup venue

Curitiba to remain World Cup venue | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
World governing body Fifa allows Arena da Baixada in Curitiba to remain a venue for this year's World Cup.
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'World grappling with malnutrition'

'World grappling with malnutrition' | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.
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Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads

Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Mexico is restricting TV advertising for high-calorie foods and soft drinks, as part of its campaign to tackle obesity, the government has announced.
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California drought: America’s golden state runs dry - and its farmers are struggling to survive

California drought: America’s golden state runs dry - and its farmers are struggling to survive | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
At Harris Farms in California’s Central Valley, it is not difficult to discern the effects of the state’s continuing drought. Fields that in previous years would have been lined with tomatoes or broccoli now contain nothing but brown earth.
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Glasgow 2014: 'Green pledges broken'

Glasgow 2014: 'Green pledges broken' | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Environmentalists accuse Commonwealth Games organisers of reneging on promises to create low emission zones around venues.
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Wildlife grants to be used for crops

Wildlife grants to be used for crops | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Grants designed to protect the countryside may be controversially switched to pay England's farmers to grow beans and peas.
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Green Buildings Offer Lasting Development Impact

Green Buildings Offer Lasting Development Impact | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Also available in: Español | Français | العربية | 中文 | Русский What generates 70 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted from cities like New York, Beijing, or New Delhi?
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One fifth of China soil contaminated

One fifth of China soil contaminated | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
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How might this affect future food supply?
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World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN

World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
A long-awaited report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.
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Government will 'keep the lights on'

Government will 'keep the lights on' | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
Energy Secretary Ed Davey says the UK is not facing blackouts, despite concern about a lack of investment in new power stations.
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UK scientists call for new GM trials

UK scientists call for new GM trials | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
There should be more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops, a report commissioned by the prime minister says.
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California unveils drought plan

California unveils drought plan | A2 Sustainability (WJEC) | Scoop.it
California politicians announce a $687m (£412m) plan to provide immediate assistance to communities parched by a historic drought.
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