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US government broke law when issuing shale oil leases in California

US government broke law when issuing shale oil leases in California | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Bureau of Land Management did not fully weigh the effects of fracking on the environment.

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Most Delicious Workplace Ever? This Tokyo Office Has Fruit Trees, Tomato Vines, And A Rice Paddy!

Most Delicious Workplace Ever? This Tokyo Office Has Fruit Trees, Tomato Vines, And A Rice Paddy! | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

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usman hasaan qureshi's comment, April 7, 2013 7:02 AM
very impressive as a workplace
Hamza Javed's comment, April 12, 2013 12:18 PM
a Brilliant work! this means farming indoors is very possible :)
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Upcycle wine bottles into a wall

Upcycle wine bottles into a wall | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

I have seen many examples of partitions and walls created from glass bottles on the Internet. This one is my favorite.

 

Follow the photo-link to find out how to create your own glass structure.


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Debra Anchors's comment, April 10, 2013 6:32 PM
I do notice that there are not many "bright" bottles in this wall, either. I find that local bars and restaurants will save them when asked, as long as they are picked-up each week.
Tanya L Mattson's comment, April 10, 2013 11:21 PM
Also try wine bars - look online how to color bottles DIY (modgepodge + ) if I find one I will post it
Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:42 AM

A colourful inexpensive partition made of out glass bottles.

Follow the photo-link to find out how to create your own glass structure.

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A helping hand in the garden

A helping hand in the garden | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

To find a supply list and instructions for making a helping hand of your own, follow the photo-link.


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Alixis Turner's comment, April 1, 2013 7:18 PM
i love this odea what are the plants used
Debra Anchors's comment, April 1, 2013 10:48 PM
Hello Alixis. There are instructions and more details in the original article. Please click on the picture to find out more.
Janis Burden's comment, May 4, 2013 8:11 AM
very cool!
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Farmers have already fed the future

Edward Carr, in his pursuit of Doing Food Security Differently, has taken a leaf out of William Gibson‘s book to declare: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”.

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Climate change will mean more malnourished children, experts warn - The Guardian GlobalDevelopment

Climate change will mean more malnourished children, experts warn - The Guardian GlobalDevelopment | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

A report from the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas(Icarda) and two other international research groups says many of the solutions to climate change and food production are available now, but increased investment and urgent action is needed."Many of the solutions to climate change in the dry areas are known," said Mahmoud Solh, Icarda's director general. "They range from water and land management practices to improved crop varieties, and strategies for diversifying traditional crops. The best technologies serve little purpose without a strong policy environment in which they can be put into action, financed and managed."

 


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Report warns of global food insecurity as climate change destroys fisheries | Guardian

Report warns of global food insecurity as climate change destroys fisheries | Guardian | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Persian Gulf, Libya, and Pakistan expected to be hardest hit by decline in fish stocks in coming decades...

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Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production

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Nourishing the Planet


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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, December 13, 2012 6:17 AM

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the global agricultural sector could potentially reduce and remove 80 to 88 percent of the carbon dioxide that it currently emits. By adopting more-sustainable approaches, small-scale agriculture in developing countries has the potential to contribute 70 percent of agriculture’s global mitigation of climate change. And many of these innovations have the potential to be replicated, adapted, and scaled up for application on larger farms, helping to improve water availability, increase diversity, and improve soil quality, as well as mitigate climate change.

Osk Reddy's curator insight, August 24, 2014 12:59 AM

We wish to bring to your notice that the "Green Universe Environmental Services Society (GUESS)" head-quartered at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India was established in 1998. Since then we have been promoting various eco friendly concepts, pro-environmental initiatives and sustainable development projects. With our vast field-level practical experiences we have observed and noticed that the farmers of our country are facing severe crop loss issues due to wild boar & wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, global warming effects, non availability of labour, cost escalation and climate change issues. It is known fact that many of the wild animals have shifted their habitations from the forests to farm fields due to man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and high level destruction in the forest areas. 

 

Due to the above situations the farmers who make 70% of the Indian community are leaving agriculture and migrating to the urban habitations in search of livelihoods resulting in many of the villages are becoming deserts and the population pressure is at high level in urban areas which is causing various social & economic issues. It is fact that the most of the countries are shifting towards naturals in all walks of life and the demand for natural products is ever increasing and it is time to throw light on promotion of different eco-friendly sustainable farming measures & concepts to the struggling farmer community.

 

Keeping in view the alarming situation faced by the farming community due to wild boar & animal attacks which is great concern to the society today we have come up with an eco-friendly, cost-effective sustainable solution of "Henna Bio Fence." It is non-grazing & pest-free because it is astringent & pungent in nature which can be an effective NPM measure, sustains for longer period hence it is perennial, drought tolerant because it can pass through severe climatic situations, creates additional man days through raising & post harvest measures and also generates income because the demand for natural dyes is ever increasing. Hence "Henna Bio Fence" can be an eco-friendly cost-effective sustainable solution in place of highly expensive solar, chain linked mesh & barbed wire fences and can act as income & employment generating measure.

 

Natural dyes are pro-environment and obtained from renewable resources with no health hazards are traditionally used since ages to impart color. There is renewed interest in the application of natural dyes throughout the world today, as eco-friendly norms become stringent and the awareness about protection and preservation of environment grows day by day. The entire world is facing the side effects of synthetic products and there has been increasing interest in natural dyes, as the public become aware of health issues, ecological and environmental problems related to the use of synthetic dyes. Henna as natural dye is being used in Textiles, Handlooms, Leather, Beauty & Health Care, Cosmetics and Tattoo Industries etc. 

 

Considering the above facts, concerns and in light of the multi beneficial advantages, as responsible NGO we have initiated this "Henna Bio Fence" project to help the struggling farmers. We request for financial collaboration to impart trainings, to create awareness, to transform the concept and to provide input cost to encourage an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" to the farmers to protect the crops from wild boar & animal attacks and to improve their income levels. In addition to the crop protection measure there is lot of scope for employment generation through value addition and marketing. 

 

Henna Bio Fence is also useful as NPM, NTFP, SMC & NRM measures. The Decoction of henna leaves because of its strong chemical composition can be used as Bio Pesticide for all the crops which reduces the pest management expenditure for a longer period. It also controls the cross pollination (Isolation) issues between different crops. Henna Bio Fence in one meter width all along the periphery of the crop fields in multiple (6-9) rows with close spacing will become as thick & strong fence which completely arrests the wild boar and animal attacks. Reducing crop loss itself is great benefit to the farmers and as well to the nation and also there are many social & economic advantages in addition to the crop protection measure. 

 

Keeping in view the above facts, we request the International Organizations who are very much concern about environment & global warming effects for financial contributions from Carbon Trade Funds, Environment Protection Funds, Ecological Balancing Funds, Global Warming Budgets, CSR & CER initiatives to provide them an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" for their farm fields to protect the crops from animal attacks and to improve the income levels of the farming community. Hence, we request your kind attention towards a noble cause of "Vruksho Rakshathi Rakshithaha" by providing them the input cost from different possible funds & measures to help the struggling farmers who are feeding our Nation. The detailed project report will be submitted after hearing from you. We await quick response in this regard to make this pro-environmental project successful. We are hereby providing the YouTube link of promo film on Henna Bio Fence for information.

 

Henna Bio Fence Video Link:

 

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - English  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvzdK4qQbQo

 

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - Telugu  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQTs9khJmQg

 

Thanking You

 

 

Best Regards

 

 

OSK REDDY

Ph. No. 919494947894 / 919848028410

Mail:oskreddy@gmail.com / oskreddy@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.guessfoundation.org

 

 

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Worldwatch Report #188: Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture: Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production | Worldwatch Institute

Worldwatch Report #188: Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture: Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production | Worldwatch Institute | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
by Danielle Nierenberg and Laura Reynolds

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Darran Upton's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:21 PM

This is a great report to analise as a whole class on the smartboard. The report allows students to start evaluating  the sustainability of products, services and environments considerations.

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Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture

Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Farm yields are low not because improved practices do not exist, but because farmers are unaware of them

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animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:05 PM
amazing
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Floating Light Park Skyscraper Uses Solar Power & Helium to Hover Above Beijing

Floating Light Park Skyscraper Uses Solar Power & Helium to Hover Above Beijing | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

Light Park is a skyscraper that hovers over the streets of Beijing like a giant airship. Architects Ting Xu and Yiming Chen have conceived the future of high-rises to be a conglomerate of mega-structures that make up for the shortage of urban open spaces on the ground by lifting them up in the air.


The Light Park skyscraper is lifted off the ground with a helium-filled balloon, and it uses solar energy for propulsion, enabling it to function as a non-polluting transportation deck as well as a floating urban park. The technology is based on existing helium balloon designs, using solar-powered propellers, airbags and atmospheric pressure for takeoff and cruise flight. Solar power is utilized to power the uses below, with translucent solar panels located on the top of the aircraft. In order to avoid additional weight and decrease wind resistance, the skyscraper uses a cable-suspended structure to attach the slabs to the mushroom-like cap. The planting slabs are irrigated with rainwater collected on the large cap surface and are distributed in a way which allows maximum exposure to sunlight on each level...



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Amazing! :D

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Amber Qureshi's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:19 PM

Daaamnnn :O 

Noor Fatima's comment, April 9, 2013 10:01 AM
incredibleeeee
Amber Qureshi's comment, April 12, 2013 3:12 AM
Ikr :D
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Apple Says 75% of Its Power Comes From Renewable Energy

Apple Says 75% of Its Power Comes From Renewable Energy | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
About 75% of Apple offices worldwide are now powered by renewable energy -- more than double the amount of green buildings the company had last year.

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World Water Day 2013

World Water Day 2013 | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

Celebrating World Water Day – ‘Water Cooperation’


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Eric K. Noji, M.D.'s curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:20 PM

ICIMOD as a centre for the whole Hindu Kush Himalayan region facilitates cooperation among partners on knowledge generation and exchange to address issues of too much - too little water, water-induced disasters, and ecosystem degradation.

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Climate changes for wine regions could mean hangovers for wildlife

Climate changes for wine regions could mean hangovers for wildlife | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Researchers predict a two-thirds fall in production in the world's top wine regions by 2050, which could push vineyards into critical wildlife areas.

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Alpine Forests in Pakistan

Alpine Forests in Pakistan | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
High Altitude Alpine Forests in Northern Pakistan, Gilgit, Skardu, Chitral etc

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Amna Rehman's comment, April 7, 2013 7:49 AM
This map helped me to clear some confusions about forsts locations =)
Teacher Hina 's comment, April 8, 2013 1:03 PM
good for you amna
Amna Rehman's comment, April 13, 2013 2:30 AM
ya!! Mam :)
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Forests: Canadian scientists decode pine beetle genome | Summit ...

Forests: Canadian scientists decode pine beetle genome | Summit ... | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Independent news source for Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone, Copper, and Silverthorne, Colorado - snow and skiing, local and world events, climate, wildlife, environment, forests and more. ...

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Climate Change and Intergenerational Evil

This video was created to be the single best quickie overview of the problem (and solutions) to climate change / global-warming. In 2012 the speed and magnit...

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SustainOurEarth's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:12 PM

If you have children and/or grandchildren, or thinking about having children, or care about sustaining life on this planet, this is the most important video you can watch.

What will you tell the young people in your life that you did, if anything, to prevent the global warming climate catastrophy?  

Take action now!  Sustain our earth as a habital and living planet!

 

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:08 PM

I haven't even finished watching this, but I highly recommend it, along with the referenced videos.  I hope it helps wake you up as well. 

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What if Solar Power Had Fossil-Fuel like Subsidies?

What if Solar Power Had Fossil-Fuel like Subsidies? | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
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I have been posting about solar energy a lot the last couple of weeks. What can I say, solar energy rocks!

It's time we gave solar energy a level playing field.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 4, 2013 11:29 AM

One of the most difficult parts of the conversation with the general public about our enegy landscape is the utter lack of understanding of the existing subsidies to conventional fuel extraction and generation.

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Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices: The costs of feeding a warming world | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices: The costs of feeding a warming world | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

Climate change is making extreme weather much more likely. As the 2012 drought in the USA shows, extreme weather means extreme food prices. Our failure to slash greenhouse gas emissions presents a future of greater food price volatility, with severe consequences for the precarious lives and livelihoods of people living in poverty. This briefing draws on new research commissioned by Oxfam which models the impact of extreme weather – like droughts, floods and heat waves – on the prices of key international staple crops in 2030. It suggests that existing research, which considers the gradual effects of climate change but does not take account of extreme weather, is significantly underestimating the potential implications of climate change for food prices. This research shows how extreme weather events in a single year could bring about price spikes of comparable magnitude to two decades of long-run price rises. It signals the urgent need for a full stress-testing of the global food system in a warming world.


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From climate-smart agriculture to climate-smart landscapes |Agriculture & Food Security

For agricultural systems to achieve climate-smart objectives, including improved food security and rural livelihoods as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation, they often need to be take a landscape approach; they must become...

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Time for a rethink? Getting smart about politics on climate change and agriculture

Time for a rethink? Getting smart about politics on climate change and agriculture | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
By Lars Otto Naess, FAC Climate Change theme convenor, and Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

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Sam Sani Nzevela's comment, December 14, 2012 6:40 AM
Lack of proper leadership at the community level is also another source of poverty. Good leaders should be able to help the community to manage the resources and create meaningful wealth. If we engage the community to plant trees then we must provide alternative energy and other meaningful economic activities to support live. Leaders must be able to form effective community teams - like saccos to initiate and take ownership of economic processes/activities, attract funding and apply proper implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of community projects
Sam Sani Nzevela's comment, December 14, 2012 6:40 AM
Lack of proper leadership at the community level is also another source of poverty. Good leaders should be able to help the community to manage the resources and create meaningful wealth. If we engage the community to plant trees then we must provide alternative energy and other meaningful economic activities to support live. Leaders must be able to form effective community teams - like saccos to initiate and take ownership of economic processes/activities, attract funding and apply proper implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of community projects
Sam Sani Nzevela's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:44 AM

Agriculture, Climate Change and Politics, is the order that I see it. Very good topic. Keep it up.

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Ecosystem Marketplace - REDD+ And The Future Of Climate-Safe Agriculture

Ecosystem Marketplace - REDD+ And The Future Of  Climate-Safe Agriculture | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

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Feeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet

Feeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
A new working paper suggests that modest efforts to tackle climate change are not enough to protect the world’s food supply.

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Earth Day 2013 - The Face of Climate Change

The theme of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change. This campaign seeks to harness the power of Earth Day to personalize the massive challenge that cl...

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Sustainable Business Conference

Sustainable Business Conference | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

From the Green Line to the Bottom Line


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Eric K. Noji, M.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2013 6:44 PM

"Growing numbers of business leaders are calling for market transformations, even market revolutions, to address the sustainability agenda. Most business schools have been slow to see the strategic implications, but HEC's Sustainable Business Conference offers a characteristically timely opportunity to connect the leading edge of management practice with the best of