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British moths in calamitous decline, major new study reveals

British moths in calamitous decline, major new study reveals | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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This is happening in Britian but I somehow think we will find this true in the USA as well.

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"Moths are vanishing from our skies at night, declining in southern Britain by 40% over 40 years, a major new report published on Friday reveals. Three species have become extinct this century already, following the permanent loss of 62 species in the twentieth century.

The calamitous and largely hidden effect of human activities on these crucial insect populations has been exposed by light traps set in more than 525 sites across the country, which captured nine million moths between 1968 and 2007."

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Hot water: the most energy-efficient methods to heat your water

Hot water: the most energy-efficient methods to heat your water | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Cut the cost of your hot water with tips and advice on the most energy-efficient and cost-effective methods of heating water from uSwitch.
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MPs want more competition in water market but better protection for consumers - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

MPs want more competition in water market but better protection for consumers - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Government's plans for more competition in the water market receive a qualified welcome from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. But more urgency needed to push through changes that will improve resilience and flood prevention.
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British moths have crashed in numbers over past 40 years as part of widespread decline

British moths have crashed in numbers over past 40 years as part of widespread decline | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Some of Britain’s most beautiful moths, such as the stunning garden tiger moth, have crashed in numbers over the past 40 years as part of a widespread decline, a new report reveals today.
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Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef

Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Unesco warned last year that the World Heritage Site could be listed as 'in danger if there was no progress by 1 February (RT @guardianeco: Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef http://t.co/y34ri48V)...
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Mystery deepens as increasing numbers of stricken birds wash up on Dorset coast

Mystery deepens as increasing numbers of stricken birds wash up on Dorset coast | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of stricken birds are washing up on the south coast after being covered in a mysterious substance. (RT @Earth_News: Mystery deepens as increasing numbers of stricken birds wash up on Dorset coast: Increasing numbers...
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Vertical Growing System for sustainable organic and hydroponic urban farming

Vertical Growing System for sustainable organic and hydroponic urban farming | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Vertical growing system allows sustainable hydroponic or organic agriculture and Urban Farming. Vertical growing systems allow food to be grown sustainably anywhere using a fraction of the water energy used in traditional farming.
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Something for those that want to grow their own dinner.

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How Electricity, Water And Food Could Be Produced In Desert Areas With Minimal Ecological Footprint

How Electricity, Water And Food Could Be Produced In Desert Areas With Minimal Ecological Footprint | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The first pilot plant in a program of installations that can sustainably produce crops, electricity, biofuels, and even plants for re-vegetation efforts in a desert environment is now up and running in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar.

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Food Industry Scales Back Merger Activity in 2012

The Food Institute tracked 301 food industry mergers in 2012, down about 21% from 2011. Food processors have been involved in more and more deals over the past three years, reaching 83 in 2012 -- over a quarter of the industry total.
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Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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Sierra Club's Michael Brune on Keystone XL and civil disobedience

Sierra Club's Michael Brune on Keystone XL and civil disobedience | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Grist: This month, Michael Brune said that the the Sierra Club would officially participate in an act of civil disobedience. The target?
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B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees - The Guardian

B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees - The Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Guardian B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees The Guardian The move by the retailers comes in response to long-running campaigns from various environmental organisations, who have warned of the links between the pesticides...
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Reaching for Water - ABQ Journal

Reaching for Water - ABQ Journal | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Reaching for Water
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The little high-tech box bounced sound waves down the well and off the water table below, measuring the sound waves' travel time to determine the precise depth to groundwater.
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The effective collective: Grouping could ensure animals find their way in a changing environment | e! Science News

For social ani­mals such as school­ing fish, the loss of their num­bers to human activ­ity could even­tu­ally threaten entire pop­u­la­tions, accord­ing to a find­ing that such ani­mals rely heav­ily on group­ing to effec­tively nav­i­gate their...
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US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994 - The Guardian

US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994 - The Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994
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That drop puts Obama in a better position to defend his environmental achievements, which have often gone overlooked in the bitter rows over climate science.
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This Is What 5 Meters Too Much Water Looks Like

This Is What 5 Meters Too Much Water Looks Like | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
After heavy rains, the Limpopo river in southern Mozambique has burst its banks, causing floods that have driven more than 150,000 people from their homes and killed at least 38, according to a UN official on Tuesday.
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American Water Works Association > Publications > Opflow > Abstract

The American Water Works Association is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe and sustainable water in the world. (RT @mmolinatw: Ice Pigging: Best US practices for cleaning water mains.
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Honeybee decline linked to killer virus

Honeybee decline linked to killer virus | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Parasitic mites wiping out bee colonies by transmitting deadly virus directly into the bloodstream of the bees, research reveals (RT @Syngenta: Honeybee decline linked to virus: Parasitic mites wiping out #bee colonies [Guardian]
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Citizen science yields moth data

Citizen science yields moth data | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
About 13,000 moths are captured and recorded by citizen scientists in a project described as the largest of its kind.
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OEHHA Proposition 65 List of Chemicals 01/04/13

OEHHA protects and enhances public health by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances
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This is a very helpful site to bookmark.

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New report explains the concept of carbon neutrality — OneWorld South Asia

New report explains the concept of carbon neutrality — OneWorld South Asia | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a report providing a framework for understanding carbon neutrality, which is a major issue for public policy worldwide.
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Hazardous smog prompts flight cancellations in Beijing

Hazardous smog prompts flight cancellations in Beijing | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Extremely high pollution levels shroud eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines in Beijing and elsewhere to cancel flights.
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Cats killing 'billions of animals'

Cats killing 'billions of animals' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Cats are killing billions of birds and other animals in the US each year, a new study suggests.
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New group focusing on clean air illustrates deep rifts over environment - Dallas Morning News

New group focusing on clean air illustrates deep rifts over environment - Dallas Morning News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News New group focusing on clean air illustrates deep rifts over environment Dallas Morning News But the contrast between the long-established National Association of Clean Air Agencies and the newcomer, the Association of Air...
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