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Fracking Still Controversial in Europe

Fracking Still Controversial in Europe | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Companies wishing to tap into shale gas resources in Europe are treading lightly for fear of arousing the ire of environmental groups.
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Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment - Nanowerk LLC

Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment - Nanowerk LLC | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environmentNanowerk LLCNanomaterials can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters and the air (see paper in Energy & Environmental Science: "A review on nanomaterials for...
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US To Become World's Biggest Oil Producer - But Hold The Applause - Forbes

US To Become World's Biggest Oil Producer - But Hold The Applause - Forbes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
FuelFix (blog)US To Become World's Biggest Oil Producer - But Hold The ApplauseForbesOur really big news is the huge ramping up of natural gas production, 23,000 billion cubic feet in 2011, making us already the world's number one producer.
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The IBC of Aquaponics

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GOOD: Urban Aquaculture

http://good.is/ Professor Martin Schreibman says our oceans have been overfished beyond repair. If we're going to keep eating fish and chips, tuna tartare, a...

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Friendly Aquaponics, Inc. | Hawaii Group Trainings

Friendly Aquaponics, Inc. | Hawaii Group Trainings | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Hawaii Group Trainings: 2012 Aquaponics Technology, Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse, and Commercial Aquaponics Traini...

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Meanwhile in Germany… The world’s first ‘bio-adaptive façade’ installed on Zero Energy House | Olive Ventures Blog

Meanwhile in Germany… The world’s first ‘bio-adaptive façade’ installed on Zero Energy House | Olive Ventures Blog | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

The façade concept is designed so that algae in the bio-reactor façades grow faster in bright sunlight to provide more internal shading. The ‘bio-reactors’ not only produce biomass that can subsequently be harvested, but they also capture solar thermal heat – both energy sources can be used to power the building.


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Pandas' bamboo food may be lost to climate change

Pandas' bamboo food may be lost to climate change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Though they are one of the most beloved animal species on Earth, pandas aren't safe from the devastating effects of climate change.
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7 Reasons Kale Is the New Beef

7 Reasons Kale Is the New Beef | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
7 billion people are now standing on the little scraps of land that we share with some 55 billion rather large animals raised for food each year.
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Coffee Plant Could Go Extinct By 2080

Coffee Plant Could Go Extinct By 2080 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The wild Arabica coffee plant, the parent of the bushes on coffee farms, could go extinct as soon as 2080, according to a study by researchers from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens published in PLoS One on Wednesday.
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#28 – Environmental Persuasion | Florida Institute of Technology

#28 – Environmental Persuasion | Florida Institute of Technology | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

For years advertisers have found what appeals to our psyches. Now environmentalists are using psychological research to investigate what messages will encourage us to help us all reuse, repair, recycle, use it up, or do without.

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Green Products |

Green Products | | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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San Juan County bans the growing of GMOs

San Juan County bans the growing of GMOs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
San Juan County residents in Washington State passed Initiative Measure No. 2012-4 to ban the growth of genetically modified organisms.
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Photographer Daniel Beltrá on his Greenpeace mission to the Arctic – audio slideshow

Photographer Daniel Beltrá on his Greenpeace mission to the Arctic – audio slideshow | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Prix Pictet-shortlisted photographer discusses his expedition to the Arctic to document the lowest sea-ice level ever recorded (Photographer Daniel Beltrá on his Greenpeace mission to the Arctic – audio slideshow
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The 'fiscal cliff' and the environment - Mother Nature Network (blog)

The 'fiscal cliff' and the environment - Mother Nature Network (blog) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network (blog)The 'fiscal cliff' and the environmentMother Nature Network (blog)Fresh off the re-election of President Obama, the U.S. is already embroiled in another bitter political fight.
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Water and sanitation in rural Haiti still just a trickle

Water and sanitation in rural Haiti still just a trickle | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Duckponics: Next Big Aquaponics Innovation? | Nourish The Planet

Duckponics: Next Big Aquaponics Innovation? | Nourish The Planet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Probably not, raising ducks is certainly not for everyone; however for the poultry lovers everywhere integrating ducks into a simple aquaponics system may be easier than you think. Ducks having their place in the garden is ...

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12/09/12: farm escapees; aquaponics; Scottish salmon production

12/09/12: farm escapees; aquaponics; Scottish salmon production | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Aquaponics had been generating a bit of a buzz of late with a number of high profile projects attracting mainstream media press coverage. The latest venture to catch the attention of the UK national press (the BBC to be ...

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Fish and vegetables grow without soil on Gaza rooftops | The Raw Story

Fish and vegetables grow without soil on Gaza rooftops | The Raw Story | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

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Gazans produce fish and vegetables in tiny rooftop spaces - Yahoo! Philippines News

Gazans produce fish and vegetables in tiny rooftop spaces - Yahoo! Philippines News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Philippines NewsGazans produce fish and vegetables in tiny rooftop spacesYahoo!

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noam chomsky-how climate change became a liberal hoax

noam chomsky-how climate change became a liberal hoax | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In this sixth video in the series "Peak Oil and a Changing Climate" from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, linguist, philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky talks about the Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute and...
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kara paslay designs: DIY-MASON JAR CHANDELIER

kara paslay designs: DIY-MASON JAR CHANDELIER | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

The highly anticipated DIY Mason Jar Chandelier Tutorial is ready to make its debut

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Low-Cost Water Purification Systems Can Save Lives, Be Used in Disasters : Living Green Magazine

Low-Cost Water Purification Systems Can Save Lives, Be Used in Disasters : Living Green Magazine | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

One in eight people worldwide lack access to safe, clean drinking water, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Many people have no choice but to drink water they know is contaminated with potentially life-threatening bacteria.

There are a growing number of solutions becoming available to help people in poor developing countries obtain up to 5-gallons of safe, clean water each day.

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Membrane technology more suitable for industry: expert - The Sun Daily

Membrane technology more suitable for industry: expert - The Sun Daily | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Membrane technology more suitable for industry: expertThe Sun DailyKUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11, 2012): The membrane water filtration technology suggested by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to treat water is not suitable for household ...
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Prop 37 may not have passed, but the Non-GMO movement is still winning...

Prop 37 may not have passed, but the Non-GMO movement is still winning... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

We know many are feeling disappointment about the defeat of proposition 37 in California, but there is actually a lot to celebrate.

Prop 37 has exponentially elevated the GMO conversation, not just in California but across the country. Opportunities to protect the future of our food are still powerful and plentiful, so stay positive and stay engaged!


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