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Rethinking the oilsands impact

Rethinking the oilsands impact | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
For years, industry and government have treated oilsands pollution studies like unwanted party guests — ignore them, and they just might go away.

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This is some very interesting research and worth a read for sure

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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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New biofuels recipe: iron with a pinch of palladium

New biofuels recipe: iron with a pinch of palladium | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists have combined iron and palladium to form a new catalyst for converting biomass into fuels fit for today's gas tanks.
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Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.
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Mary Robinson: Why Europe needs to set the pace on climate change

Mary Robinson:  Why Europe needs to set the pace on climate change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Opinion: The importance of acting now cannot be overstated: every euro spent on fossil fuels today condemns parts of the world to hurricanes, drought and infectious diseases
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B.C. law on LNG greenest in world: minister - Globalnews.ca

B.C. law on LNG greenest in world: minister - Globalnews.ca | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Environment Minister Mary Polak says new legislation governing greenhouse gas emissions from liquefied natural gas plants sets pollution benchmarks that will establish the British Columbia industry as the cleanest in the world.
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For Metals: The Prevailing Demand, Pricing Environment And Future Outlook - Forbes

For Metals: The Prevailing Demand, Pricing Environment And Future Outlook - Forbes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This year has been characterized by extreme volatility in the prices of both precious metals as well as metals used in industry.
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Books Worth Reading

Books Worth Reading | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The World Under Pressure: How China and India Are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment by Carl Dahlman. Save 1 Off!. $64.67. Publisher: Stanford Economics and Finance (November 9, 2011). Publication: November 9, 2011.
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Investigation reveals influence of 'dark money' in Wisconsin against anti-mining senators : Ct

Investigation reveals influence of 'dark money' in Wisconsin against anti-mining senators : Ct | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
ProPublica and the Daily Beast highlight how WMC, Wisconsin Club for Growth played crucial roles in ousting former Democratic Sen. Jessica King and ran attack ads against Sen. Dale Schultz.
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The Sugar-iest Foods That Don't Even Taste Sweet

The Sugar-iest Foods That Don't Even Taste Sweet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
They don't taste supersweet, but these sugary foods can easily push you over your recommended limit of 25 grams a day.
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EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops - Care2.com

EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops - Care2.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of the new herbicide Enlist Duo, manufactured by Dow AgriSciences.
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Bye! Bye Birdie! and butterflies!

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Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo state - Aljazeera.com

Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo state - Aljazeera.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Record-breaking heat in Brazil leaves some of Sao Paulo state's 44 million residents scrambling for clean water sources.
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Matt Damon: 'You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.'

Matt Damon: 'You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Which Restaurant Chains Really Have Healthy Food? Consumer Picks Vs. Reality - Forbes

Which Restaurant Chains Really Have Healthy Food? Consumer Picks Vs. Reality - Forbes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Diners recently named their healthiest eating-out options. But are those really the best choices? A review by health experts turned up other chains with better menus.
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Heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Gonzalo aftermath to hit Britain next week

Heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Gonzalo aftermath to hit Britain next week | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Heavy rain and winds are set to lash the British Isles early next week as the aftermath from Hurricane Gonzalo crosses the Atlantic.
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Divest MPs' pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas - The Guardian

Divest MPs' pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas - The Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Green party MP calls on parliament to pull money out of gas, coal and oil investments
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Saharan sun could provide energy for UK homes in £8bn plan to build 100 sq km solar farm - and a very long power cable

Saharan sun could provide energy for UK homes in £8bn plan to build 100 sq km solar farm - and a very long power cable | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Up to 2.5 million British homes could be powered by Tunisian sunshine by 2018 under an £8bn plan to build a giant solar farm in the Sahara desert and ship the electricity to Europe through a 450km (280 miles) submarine cable.
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Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force - The Guardian

Former Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force - The Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Lord Chris Smith will lead a new ‘independent’ task force, funded by shale gas companies, to look into the risks and benefits of fracking in the UK
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Does it seem questionable to fund an independent task force that monitor's the very industry funding the "independent" look at the work that industry is involved in?

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Genetically-modified seeds come back to haunt agriculturists - DAWN.com

Genetically-modified seeds come back to haunt agriculturists - DAWN.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Ministry for Food Security and Research to be contacted to discuss changes before the bill is placed in parliament.
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This new study explains why fracking won't solve the climate crisis.

This new study explains why fracking won't solve the climate crisis. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Even if we solve the methane problem, shale gas alone won't save us.
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Danish clothing costs the environment billions - The Local Denmark

Danish clothing costs the environment billions - The Local Denmark | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Each simple cotton T-shirt costs the environment nearly 22 kroner and Danes' annual clothing use has an environmental cost of three billion kroner, leading the
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Hungary to continue battle against GM seeds - People's Daily Online

Hungary to continue battle against GM seeds - People's Daily Online | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Hungarianauthoritiesisplanningtomakedistributionofgeneticallymodified(GM)seedsafelony,
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Hungary to continue battle against GM seeds - People's Daily Online
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22 perfect pumpkin recipes

22 perfect pumpkin recipes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
From front porches, to your morning coffee, pumpkins (or their essence) are popping up everywhere! We've got 22 recipes to bring this most distinctive flavor of fall into your kitchen.
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Enjoy the fall with pumpkins!

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Voters Face $7.5 Billion Decision On Water With Proposition 1 - CBS Local

Voters Face $7.5 Billion Decision On Water With Proposition 1 - CBS Local | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In the midst of a historic drought, Californians face an important, and expensive, decision on Election Day when deciding the fate of Proposition 1, which would address the state’s water crisis.
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Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week

Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax is part of a larger program of wide-ranging tax revisions introduced by the country’s popular center-left president Michelle
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What to do if you're caught in an avalanche

What to do if you're caught in an avalanche | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Severe blizzards and avalanches in northern Nepal, which caused the deaths of at least 20 people this week, remind trekkers of the dangers of traveling across snowslide-prone areas.
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