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Meet the Man with a Cheap and Easy Plan to Stop Global Warming | MIT Technology Review

Meet the Man with a Cheap and Easy Plan to Stop Global Warming | MIT Technology Review | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Intentionally engineering Earth’s atmosphere to offset rising temperatures could be far more doable than you imagine, says David Keith. But is it a good idea?
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Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and...
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"Germany is producing 22 Gigawatts of solar power, equivalent to 20 nuclear power plants, at peak conditions. Even off-peak, I'd still call that "meaningful solar power." It's meaningful enough that Germany is shutting down nuclear plants."(FB COMMENT QUOTE)

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Gary Dirks, Director of Arizona State University’s LightWorks and Former President of BP China, Appointed Director of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability on Environmental Expert

Gary Dirks, Director of Arizona State University’s LightWorks and Former President of BP China, Appointed Director of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability on Environmental Expert | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 -- Gary Dirks, director of Arizona State University's LightWorks Initiative and former president of BP China and BP ... (Gary Dirks, Director of Arizona State University's LightWorks and ...
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Mars Was a Suitable Environment for Life : DNews

Mars Was a Suitable Environment for Life : DNews | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The first analysis of powder drilled out from the inside of water-soaked rock shows Mars was a suitable place for microbial life to evolve. -> (RT @ScienceChannel: Mars Was a Suitable Environment for Life!
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IPS – Obama Proposes Major New Renewables Research | Inter Press Service

IPS – Obama Proposes Major New Renewables Research | Inter Press Service | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Obama Proposes Major New Renewables Research - President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a broad new proposal to step up U.S.
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The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future.
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Tell the Senate to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act! Don't let biotech industry steal your food democracy!

Tell the Senate to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act! Don't let biotech industry steal your food democracy! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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I was told this was being looked at by the Senate today...please take action unless you like what you eat veggie washed with round up and laced with insecticides in the DNA. Keep the pressure up and share widely if that isn't what you want for yourself or you family. 

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Solar Group Reports Surge in U.S. Installations

Solar Group Reports Surge in U.S. Installations | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Solar Energy Industries Association reported that the market for solar energy in the United States boomed in 2012, with new installations increasing by 76 percent. (Solar Group Reports Surge in U.S.
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Slaughterhouse Investigation: Cruel and Unhealthy Practices

Graphic video: An HSUS investigation reveals one of the leading suppliers of the national school lunch program is permitting sick and injured dairy cows to e...
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One of the first things Obama did on entering the White House was an executive order to not allow downed animals into the food chain...but I guess it takes more then words to make sure that doesn't happen..I do see this is an old film...but with Texas cattleman wanting to make filming of what is going on a crime there must be plenty to hide.

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Stop the Monsanto Amendment in the Budget! - Food & Water Watch

Stop the Monsanto Amendment in the Budget! - Food & Water Watch | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Senate is considering some amendments to the budget that would fast-track the new approval of GE crops, among other bad amendments that could harm our food system.
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China's shale frenzy and the technology hurdle - FT Alphaville (blog)

China's shale frenzy and the technology hurdle
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Shale gas extraction is all about technology — it's only relatively recently that fracking, an old extraction technique, was adapted to successfully remove shale gas.
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9 Stories High and Rising: Boston on the Brink of First Rooftop Farm

9 Stories High and Rising: Boston on the Brink of First Rooftop Farm | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Although Boston is home to a long list of American firsts, when it comes to urban agriculture, and rooftop farming in particular, Boston is taking its time getting into the game. Only in the last three years or so has the city paved the way for farming. Many reasons exist for this delay: Boston is a bureaucratic nightmare for innovators, lacks unused open space, and is positioned on back-filled marshlands in the middle of a harbor.

Overcoming all this makes Courtney Hennessey and John Stoddard pioneers of sorts.

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Pennsylvania Coalition Launches Push for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods - eNews Park Forest

Pennsylvania Coalition Launches Push for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods - eNews Park Forest | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Bipartisan Legislation Would Require Disclosure of Genetically Altered Ingredients Currently Found in Most Processed Foods
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GMOs and Illegal Logging Halved Mexican Monarch Butterfly Population

GMOs and Illegal Logging Halved Mexican Monarch Butterfly Population | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Photo via Shutterstock Just about anyone who grew up in the eastern United States will recall the beautiful black and brown Monarch butterflies that migrate en masse from Mexico to breed and feed in the US and Canada, before returning to slumber in a central Mexican forest. But this year their numbers have dropped by 59 percent, according to the latest WWF-led annual census of the insects. In part, this has to do with the loss of milkweed that butterflies require for food and to breed, which has declined in parts of the United States where genetically modified soybean and corn crops are grown. But that’s not the only reason, according to the experts. (more)

Read more: GMOs and Illegal Logging Halve Mexican Monarch Butterfly Population | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building


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News - Global cultivation of GMO crops increases by 6%

News - Global cultivation of GMO crops increases by 6% | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
News - Global cultivation of GMO crops increases by 6% (RT @stream_organic: #Organic #News - #Global cultivation of #GMO crops increases by 6% http://t.co/xZpG7p0xNC #food #eco #agriculture
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Twitter / Earth_Pics: The river above the river: ...

RT @Earth_Pics: The river above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany. http://t.co/Z56FALr3Qu
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Frontline defence against fire and weeds

Frontline defence against fire and weeds | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
ABORIGINAL people in remote Australia are not easily scared by fire, given their ancient tradition of managing land through this means.
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Making energy innovation part of climate policy debate

Making energy innovation part of climate policy debate | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It is time for energy innovation policy to become a priority in our policy nuance and our elevator pitches, Stepp writes, because the nation cannot face the challenges of climate change without it.
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EU delays action on pesticides ban

EU delays action on pesticides ban | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
EU nations are unable to reach agreement on European Commission proposals to ban the use of three pesticides that have been linked to the decline of bees.
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Cities Weigh Taking Electricity Business From Private Utilities

Cities Weigh Taking Electricity Business From Private Utilities | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Municipalities are showing an interest in creating their own utilities, reflecting concerns about climate change and responses to power disruptions.
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Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Food and Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable.
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California Cattlemen's Introduction of "Ag-Gag" Bill May be Legislative and PR Blunder of the Year

California Cattlemen's Introduction of "Ag-Gag" Bill May be Legislative and PR Blunder of the Year | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
California Cattlemen's Introduction of
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Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food by Frederick Kaufman - Food Integrity Now

Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food by Frederick Kaufman - Food Integrity Now | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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M. C. Escher Animated | Facebook

Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.

 

Escher Animated via Frist Art Center in Nashiville TN.

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Say No to Toxic Water - Act Now!

Say No to Toxic Water - Act Now! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
America's drinking water is at risk of deadly toxins. See why and act now - Click to help!
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