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Creatively Adapted to A Moderate Climate: Yatsugatake Villa in Japan

Creatively Adapted to A Moderate Climate: Yatsugatake Villa in Japan | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
This countryside retreat envisioned by practice MDS impresses due to its original shape and interior design. Located in the foothills of the Yatsugatak
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A Carbon Sequestration Proposal for the World | Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild

A Carbon Sequestration Proposal for the World | Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
January 1, 2010 About the author: Michael Pilarski is a multi-disciplinary thinker and hands-on guy specializing in organic, sustainable agriculture, forestry, agroforestry and permaculture. He is a farmer, tree-planter, author and educator. He has planted 80,000 trees so far.
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How to Get Rich: Paul Graham on Money vs. Wealth

How to Get Rich: Paul Graham on Money vs. Wealth | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Debunking the pie fallacy, or why there's more to success than giving people what they want.

"The moral challenge and the grim problem we
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Tune In to the Food Tank Summit Livestream: January 21-22 9AM-5PM EST

Tune In to the Food Tank Summit Livestream: January 21-22 9AM-5PM EST | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Watch the Food Tank via Livestream and join the conversation using hashtag: #FoodTank. Email questions to Questions@FoodTank.com.
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Top anti-GMO scientists band together in film exposing threats and secrecy

Top anti-GMO scientists band together in film exposing threats and secrecy | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Looking for a some mind-expanding entertainment? Check out Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money, a film by german director Bertram Verhaag. 
'Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela...
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Wolves and Humans-A new story of coexistence

Wolves and Humans-A new story of coexistence | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
We are writing and living a new story of coexistence with our wild lands and animals. The wolf is an endangered creature in today's society that was raised on
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Monsanto’s BT-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells

Monsanto’s BT-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Millions Against Monsanto page and our Genetic Engineering page.Many individuals have heard it a million times, but for the uninformed
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 13, 2:48 AM

Some disturbing research that claims toxins found in some Monsanto products damage and kill human embryo cells. It seems the human race is slowly killing itself in a desperate attempt to feed itself.  Another case of the cure being worse than the disease.  Or perhaps this is a veiled attempt to "kill off the excess population." Remember what "Agent Orange" (dioxin) did to those who served in Vietnam?  The surprises are just beginning.  Aloha, Russ.

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We Are All Seeds - A New Year Message from Dr. Vandana Shiva for 2015 - YouTube

As 2015 has been declared the Year of Soils, let us recognize that in the seed and the soil we can find answers to every one of the crisis we are facing. ---...
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Resourceful low-cost housing projects from around the globe

Resourceful low-cost housing projects from around the globe | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
We've listed eight of the best low-cost residences, from a prefabricated home in Sweden to a bamboo dwelling in Vietnam
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Home - Microbirth

Home - Microbirth | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Documentary film revealing the microscopic events during childbirth that could hold the key to the future of humanity
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E.O. Wilson Reflects on His Career and Stresses the Importance of Biodiversity - YouTube

Daniel Dennett, one of the best-known living philosophers and a professor at Tufts University, believes it's time to unmask the philosopher's art and make th...
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Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT | The Alliance for Natural Health USA

Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT | The Alliance for Natural Health USA | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, December 25, 2014 11:55 AM

If the data cited in this report from MIT are true, then we are in deep trouble.  More scientific studies are linking herbicide use with various behavioral problems in children.  Perhaps it's time to reconsider the use of these toxic chemicals on our crops.  There must be a better way to control insect pests than spraying Roundup on our fields.  Aloha, Russ.

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How an EDF scientist explains climate change in 30 seconds

How an EDF scientist explains climate change in 30 seconds | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
How an awkward moment in the dentist’s chair convinced a climate scientist to have a coherent response always at the ready.
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, December 18, 2014 10:26 AM
A clever "tongue in cheek" (pun intended) answer from a climate scientist pressed for an answer while she was in a dentist's chair. Her approach to explaining climate change can be used in any situation that requires a quick, accurate answer--the so-called "elevator speech". Basically, your brief, accurate reply to such impromptu situations is this: Don't get defensive; keep the answer simple; and frame your answer around a list. The scientist's answer was accurate, concise, and full of easily verifiable facts. Aloha, Russ.
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BREAKING: New York Will Ban Fracking

BREAKING: New York Will Ban Fracking | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Experts noted that peer-reviewed studies on how fracking affects public health were few and far between; that the process had the potential to pollute New York's many reservoirs and aquifers; and that the economic benefit to the state would be "clearly lower than intially forecast."
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A tiny bit of light in this nation of darkness

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My Mother's Peasant Bread: The Easiest No-Knead Bread You Will Ever Make

My Mother's Peasant Bread: The Easiest No-Knead Bread You Will Ever Make | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
This is a no-knead bread that can be started at 4:00pm and turned out onto the dinner table at 7:00pm. It bakes in well-buttered pyrex bowls — there is no pre-heating of the baking vessels in this recipe — and it emerges golden and crisp without any steam pans or water spritzes. It is not artisan bread, and it's not trying to be. It is peasant bread, spongy and moist with a most-delectable buttery crust.
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Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market

Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food," said Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications. "Our interest is in selling as much of it as p
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 23, 11:44 PM

Thanks to reporter Wes Thomas for this basic tutorial on the dangers of GMOs (genetically modified organisms).  Among the ways to stop the use of GMOs:

Ask Congress to stop pro GMO measures.

Require mandatory labeling of all GMO foods.

Encourage GMO bans on a local and county level.

Adopt a massive education campaign to inform the public on the dangers of GMOs.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, Today, 2:17 PM

It's not that we want labels for GMOs for the sake of labels...  

 "Certainly we want mandatory labeling of GMOs at the state level (the feds are obviously too corrupt to trust on GMO labeling). But the main reason we want labeling is to defend ourselves, our families and the environment from further assault—by boycotting and driving GMO food, animal feed (most GMOs go into animal feed and biofuels, not human food), and Roundup off the market."

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Only 60 Years of Farming Left if Soil Degradation Continues

Only 60 Years of Farming Left if Soil Degradation Continues | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
ROME  - Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world's top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN officia
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 16, 9:30 AM

In addition to threats posed by climate change, farmers and ranchers are facing an accelerating loss of topsoil--the material that makes the raising of grain possible. Bad farming practices and poor water conservation are slowly destroying our ability to feed ourselves.  Interesting and somewhat scary report.  Aloha, Russ.

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Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food — GMO Summit

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food — GMO Summit | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
GE foods are labeled in 64 countries including the entire European Union. The U.S. is now one of the only developed countries in the world that doesn’t require labeling. Join 1.4 million people in signing the petition telling the FDA that it’s time to label GE foods in the USA.
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 13, 2:40 AM

Interesting turn around for a former supporter of GMO crops. Dr. Thierry Vain, former research scientist for Agriculture Canada, says "The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins."  This gives an entirely new meaning to the old saying, "You are what you eat." One of these days we won't be able to eat anything...that's a heck of a way to lose weight.  So much for my granola bar and tofu burger. Aloha, Russ.

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Time for a 180 on Cows and Climate

Time for a 180 on Cows and Climate | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
I listen to many talks by highly qualified scientists and others deeply concerned about our future, as well they might be. Some are concerned about climate change, others about starvation. In their su
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The Solution under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

The Solution under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Many of us are now choosing to eat holistically grown foods. We want:• more nutrition from our food.• to avoid toxic pesticides and GMOs.• to create safer conditions for farmers and rur
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Six Promising Trends for the New Nature Movement, by Richard Louv

Six Promising Trends for the New Nature Movement, by Richard Louv | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
When we view nature as a collection of resources, it's easy to lose sight of our place in the greater scheme of life on planet earth. Fortunately, more and more research is affirming what many feel in their bones: that connecting with the natural world is intimately tied to our health and development. Here are six promising trends for those striving to reintegrate nature into the lives of children around the world.
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Morgan Freeman Needs Just 62 Seconds To Inspire All Of Us About The Future Of Our Planet

Morgan Freeman Needs Just 62 Seconds To Inspire All Of Us About The Future Of Our Planet | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Join in the #Climate2014 conversation all day Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, live from the United Nations during the Climate Summit 2014.
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Microbirth: The Importance of Seeding Your Baby's Microbiome

Microbirth: The Importance of Seeding Your Baby's Microbiome | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Dr. Mercola explains why the seeding of the baby's microbiome is perhaps the second greatest "gift" a mother can give her baby.
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All Pesticides Aren’t Created Equal | Only Organic

All Pesticides Aren’t Created Equal | Only Organic | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
There are lots of reasons for choosing to eat organic, but one of the most compelling is that organic farmers don’t use toxic persistent pesticides and that’s better for all of us.
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Russell Roberts's curator insight, December 18, 2014 10:15 AM
Another good reason to eat organic foods. The main point seems to be this: pesticides stay in our air, water, and soil for a long time and can damage our nervous system, our reproductive functions, our endocrine system, and perhaps cause cancer. Organic produce can help reverse the damage done to our bodies by pesticides in our environment. Aloha, Russ.
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This is how climate scientists should talk

This is how climate scientists should talk | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
How three high-achieving women at the Aspen Ideas Festival made me see things in a new way.
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Prairies Vanishing in the US Amid Push for Corn Ethanol-Based Energy

Prairies Vanishing in the US Amid Push for Corn Ethanol-Based Energy | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Since the US government began requiring corn ethanol in fuel in 2007, more than 1.2 million acres of grassland have been lost to corn and soy crops.
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