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How we became biohackers: Part one - BBC News

How we became biohackers: Part one - BBC News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
How we became biohackers: Part one
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Science & Environment · Biology · Genetics · Technology · Share this page Print this page Pin It. How we became biohackers – part 1.
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Plastic found in British fish

Plastic found in British fish | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists have found tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel.

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Video from the Frontlines: OSGATA et al v. Monsanto

Citizen's Rally for Farmers: Support True Seed & Our Right2Know On January 10th, 2013, we joined nearly 300 family farmers and concerned citizens just steps ...
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Quinoa brings riches to the Andes

Quinoa brings riches to the Andes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Bolivian and Peruvian farmers sell entire crop to meet rising western demand, sparking fears of malnutrition
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Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Joanna Blythman: Ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices
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"Keen-Wa" here is the effect of this grain finding the way to Western tables.

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Anti-Fracking Celebrities Drive Water Jugs to Pennsylvania Town - Big Hollywood

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Anti-Fracking Celebrities Drive Water Jugs to Pennsylvania Town
Big Hollywood
Josh Fox, director of the anti-fracking film Gasland, led a celebrity bus tour through the town of Dimock, PA on Thursday.
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Chapel Hill considers revising water protection rules - Chapel Hill News

Chapel Hill considers revising water protection rules - Chapel Hill News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Chapel Hill considers revising water protection rules
Chapel Hill News
Speakers will include Michael Paul, a Tetratech senior scientist specializing in water-quality protection, and Deanna Osmond, an N.C.
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water plaza music at eco green park. awesome!

water plaza music at eco green park. awesome! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Photo uploaded by spooner23 on Lockerz (water plaza music at eco green park. awesome! http://t.co/79uJIlP1)
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Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff | Drinking Water | US EPA

RT @EPAwater: Check out our website for some great materials for teachers & students on drinking water. http://t.co/LspQ0EVe
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This is a fascinating set of images in which the...

This is a fascinating set of images in which the... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This is a fascinating set of images in which the human form is given context in the environment. Rather than the abstract appearance of a standard electricity pylon, these human forms resonate with...
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
From bisons in Belarus to moon bears of Vietnam - here are our best picks of the week from the natural world (The week in wildlife – in pictures http://t.co/HfR1yPBg via @guardian)...
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Coming Tuesday: A 'hefty' debate pitting property rights vs. the environment

Coming Tuesday: A 'hefty' debate pitting property rights vs. the environment | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, it will be property rights versus environmental rights. (Coming Tuesday: A 'hefty' debate pitting property rights vs.
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An affordable housing enclave that fits in, strengthens a neighborhood, and protects the environment | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

An affordable housing enclave that fits in, strengthens a neighborhood, and protects the environment | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
  A group of civic and architectural partners in Little Rock has developed a great concept for improving a declining neighborhood, incrementally increasing density, and applying advanced measures for stormwater control at the same time.  All this...
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Five Types of Social Media Influencers [graphic matrix]

Five Types of Social Media Influencers [graphic matrix] | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
What makes a good influencer? “Influence” is a concept difficult to evaluate since it refers to both subjective and objective values, resulting in a measurement of:

Via Ken Morrison, Martin (Marty) Smith, roberto toppi, Jimi Paradise, Jim Lerman
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Liza Loop's curator insight, January 23, 2013 9:16 PM

This looks like a good model for future oriented teaching roles.

Vicky Wason's comment, January 24, 2013 12:58 PM
I will share this matrix with my business students at the University of Utah and get their comments. Thanks for sharing.
Neli Maria Mengalli's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:30 AM

Influencers on social media are either passionate individuals who turn out to be specialists or professionals involved who use Web 2.0 tools as part of their work. They take advantage of their presence on social networks for personal gain or as representative (or ambassador) a brand, company or organization.

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Thin Film Solar Gets a Boost from a - Technology Review

Thin Film Solar Gets a Boost from a - Technology Review | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Swiss researchers show that lightweight, flexible CIGS solar cells can compete with heavier, more-expensive-to-install solar cells.
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Google gives $2.65 million to energy grant organization - ZDNet

Google gives $2.65 million to energy grant organization - ZDNet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Google gives $2.65 million to energy grant organization
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Summary: The Internet giant seeks to influence revisions to regulations and policies written for "last century's grid." Heather Clancy ...
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The emotional depth of a cow

The emotional depth of a cow | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Hannah Velten: News that cows have best friends comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked with them – and their mood swings
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Community key to conserving biodiversity: National Environment Awareness ... - Times of India

Community key to conserving biodiversity: National Environment Awareness ... - Times of India | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Can oil save the rainforest? - The Guardian

Can oil save the rainforest? - The Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Can oil save the rainforest?
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American biologist Kelly Swing thwacks a bush with his butterfly net and a dozen or so bugs and insects drop in.
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From energy to water usage, major parties go green - Jerusalem Post

From energy to water usage, major parties go green - Jerusalem Post | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
From energy to water usage, major parties go green Jerusalem Post While 31% of those polled said they did not know who should be the next environment ministry, 25% said they believed current Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud...
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Parties present environmental agedna - Ynetnews

Parties present environmental agedna - Ynetnews | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Parties present environmental agedna Ynetnews Nevertheless, Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan was instrumental in promoting green legislation during the outgoing Knesset term, and his ministry has been able to secure funding for various...
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Port Botany mercury fears

Port Botany mercury fears | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The chemical company Orica, responsible for a string of toxic leaks across the state, is being accused of covering up the extent of mercury contamination around its Port Botany site, potentially risking the health of thousands of residents.
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Madhya Pradesh proposes 15 more eco-sensitive zones around sanctuaries - The Times of India

Madhya Pradesh proposes 15 more eco-sensitive zones around sanctuaries - The Times of India | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Madhya Pradesh government has proposed 15 eco-sensitive zones around its wildlife sanctuaries and parks, where illegal commercial activities including mining will be prohibited.
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The education of Energy Secretary Steven Chu - GovExec.com

The education of Energy Secretary Steven Chu - GovExec.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The education of Energy Secretary Steven Chu GovExec.com The imminent departure of Energy Secretary Steven Chu highlights the political struggle President Obama has faced in trying to enact even a portion of the sweeping clean-energy and climate...
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Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market?

Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Claire Provost: Projects around the world are paying people to protect water resources but too few monitor whether communities are really benefitting (RT @greenroofsuk: Rivers, lakes, wetlands: could water become the world's biggest market?
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