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8 Future Farms To Change How We Grow Food

8 Future Farms To Change How We Grow Food | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Food itself is changing. In the future, we’ll eat new items that we never before envisioned biting into. Scientists are constantly innovating new packaging and new sources for food.

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Climate Change: Business Must Learn to See Future Uncertainty as Opportunity

Climate Change: Business Must Learn to See Future Uncertainty as Opportunity | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
If you think it’s hard to attribute a flood, a drought or a storm to climate change, try a banking crisis, a social movement or even a war.
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5 tips to start saving for retirement

5 tips to start saving for retirement | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
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Nicaragua Canal could cause ecological disaster, warn experts

Nicaragua Canal could cause ecological disaster, warn experts | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Nicaragua's plans for a canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans could trigger an environmental disaster through habitat destruction and alteration, introduction of non-native species, pollution, and sedimentation, warns a commentary published...
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Some 240 kilometers north of the most likely route of the canal lies the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve.

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Japan just says no to its agricultural committees- Nikkei Asian Review

Japan just says no to its agricultural committees- Nikkei Asian Review | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Pay no more attention to the agricultural committee behind the curtain. There will be no more mandated cutbacks in the amount of farmlan
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Upcycled cardboard boxes become stylish and comfortable eco-chairs - Treehugger

Upcycled cardboard boxes become stylish and comfortable eco-chairs - Treehugger | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Treehugger Upcycled cardboard boxes become stylish and comfortable eco-chairs Treehugger By perching a seat and back made from laminated upcycled cardboard onto a simple yet ingenious metal frame, Re-Ply has redesigned the recliner and built the...
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Crowdfunding Solar Projects for Non-Profits Now a Reality with Interest | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Crowdfunding Solar Projects for Non-Profits Now a Reality with Interest | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder why more non-profit institutions have not taken the plunge into solar energy? The short answer is that as non-profit institutions, such

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Green Poppies: The High Price of Materialism

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The single most important principle for sustainability

The single most important principle for sustainability | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
The non-natural needs to prove its benefits, not the natural. This principle is the clearest expression of the precautionary principle I've ever seen, and it is even more stringent.

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Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News: Plastic Bags - Recycle them or ban them?

Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News: Plastic Bags - Recycle them or ban them? | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News (don't know how many plastic bags were recycled and not sure if recycling is working well.
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The recycling program stands in contrast to plastic bag bans, which have been passed in over 80 California cities and municipalities. Los Angeles will have a ban going into effect in January.

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Green Poppies: If The Ocean Could Hire An Ad Agency

Green Poppies: If The Ocean Could Hire An Ad Agency | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
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A sarcastic approach to informing what can happen to plastic when just thrown away and not recycled or reused.

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From Gutter to Garden, Rooftop to Tap @ Aviva Community Fund

From Gutter to Garden, Rooftop to Tap @ Aviva Community Fund | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Delivering a program on best practices for rainwater management at the community level is a large undertaking, not to mention expanding it across Canada.
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Harvesting and managing rainwater at source - where it hits the roof or the ground - is an ancient yet viable commitment to our natural environment.  Conserving existing resources, replenishing aquifers, protecting aquatic and land habitats, adapting to climate change, and restoring nature's water balance are direct results of wise and prudent management.

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Worldchanging | Evaluation + Tools + Best Practices: Metropolitan Agriculture's 'Innoversity'

Worldchanging | Evaluation + Tools + Best Practices: Metropolitan Agriculture's 'Innoversity' | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
An online magazine covering tools, models, and ideas for building a better future.
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Metropolitan Agriculture is an organization dedicated to creating better links between metropolitan areas and food production.

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Offshore Wind on Pace for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth

Offshore Wind on Pace for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013.
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The United Kingdom claims the most offshore wind capacity in the world with more than 500 MW installed in the first half of 2013 for a total of 3,461 MW, which is enough to power more than two million homes. 

Read more: Offshore Wind on Track for Record Year | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 

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Berlin 'borrowing shop' promotes the benefits of sharing

Berlin 'borrowing shop' promotes the benefits of sharing | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Leila project, billed as a 'library of things', has proved so popular it has spawned similar initiatives across the country
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Car sharing, book sharing...now everything is shareable! LoVe iT !

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The Latest in Sustainable Textiles - Triple Pundit

The Latest in Sustainable Textiles - Triple Pundit | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
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One company that has devoted its product line to sustainable clothing methods is California-based Synergy Clothing.
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Everything You Need To Know About GMOs

Everything You Need To Know About GMOs | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Consumers have the right to know if their food has been genetically engineered. However, the US government does not require labeling of such foods so that shoppers can make informed decisions.
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Here are a few reasons to avoid GE foods

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Eco-friendly store offers tips on up-styling second hand clothes - getwestlondon

Eco-friendly store offers tips on up-styling second hand clothes - getwestlondon | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
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Eco-friendly store offers tips on up-styling second hand clothes
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A eco-friendly Hammersmith clothes shop is holding a series of late openings with special events.
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TRAID is a charity taking practical action to stop clothes being thrown away

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Meet The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group In The World, And Why Your Business Should Take Notice

Meet The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group In The World, And Why Your Business Should Take Notice | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
In an interview with Kirsten Brøchner of the Arthur Hotel Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, we discussed their journey to become the first carbon-neutral hotel group in the world, and how their 5-point climate action plan is not only good for the planet, but good for business. Rahim Kanani: Tell me a little bit about [...]
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Of other ways we are enacting out a climate-friendly agenda is by collaborating with suppliers supporting the green initiative. A green chain collaboration so to speak. 

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New Environmental Volunteering Project launched - Stornoway Gazette

New Environmental Volunteering Project launched - Stornoway Gazette | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
New Environmental Volunteering Project launched Stornoway Gazette The idea for WISE came from members of the OHCPP Health and Wellbeing and Natural and Cultural Resources Outcome groups who are working in partnership to find new or better ways to...
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See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) - One Green Planet

See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) - One Green Planet | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
One Green Planet See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) One Green Planet According to the organization's crowdfunding page, Great Bear LIVE is “an innovative research project and conservation tool that transmits live...

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Built in the USA – a snapshot of green building activity across all 50 states | U.S. Green Building Council

Built in the USA – a snapshot of green building activity across all 50 states | U.S. Green Building Council | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: Built in the USA – a snapshot of green building activity across all 50 states on www.usgbc.org

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Eco-estilo: Ya huele a Navidad

Eco-estilo: Ya huele a Navidad | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
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Por alguna razón tenemos esta percepción que si no compramos nada en la época navideña nos estaremos perdiendo de algo.

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Green Poppies: Story of Stuff, from extraction to disposal

Green Poppies: Story of Stuff, from extraction to disposal | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
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In this system if you don't own or buy anything, you have no value.  In the USA, Americans are exposed to 3,000 ads a day! But if our value is measured in how much is consumed, is it also measured by the trash we throw to the world? Why is it that sustainability and education lost their value? We all pay for consumerism, even if we are only buying a 1.00dollar product? you may ask. And I would say: Even more if we buy a one dollar product! Take a look to this excellent video:

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Al Gore: world is on brink of 'carbon bubble'

Al Gore: world is on brink of 'carbon bubble' | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it
Gore and partner David Blood call on companies to 'do their fiduciary duty' and identify carbon risks in their portfolios
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As the danger from climate change intensifies, and as rules on carbon and the introduction of carbon pricing in many parts of the world start to bite, these assets are expected to come under threat, from regulation and from the need to transform the economy on to a low-carbon footing.

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Faut-il arrêter de respirer quand on prend le métro ?

Faut-il arrêter de respirer quand on prend le métro ? | Environment & Ecology | Scoop.it

A Paris, l'air du métro est plus pollué que celui du périphérique. D'où vient cette pollution ? Quel est son impact ? Réponses en chiffres et en graphiques.

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