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A Culture Separated from Nature | Biodiversity IS Life -- Conservation,Ecosystems,Wildlife,Rivers,Water,Forests

A Culture Separated from Nature | Biodiversity IS Life -- Conservation,Ecosystems,Wildlife,Rivers,Water,Forests | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
January 6, 2013 - Nation of Change The United States comes from a long tradition of cultural values that are based on the idea of separation from nature. Nature is something to overcome, to be controlled....
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Stephen Lovegrove appointed new permanent secretary at Decc

Stephen Lovegrove appointed new permanent secretary at Decc | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Boss of the Shareholder Executive confirmed as new head of Department of Energy and Climate Change (Stephen Lovegrove appointed new permanent secretary at Decc http://t.co/RYviZfXN)...
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How to Map Assets and Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures | Cruxcatalyst: The Heart of Change

How to Map Assets and Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures | Cruxcatalyst: The Heart of Change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Asset mapping offers a simple, fast and inexpensive way to resource a project, organisation, or movement. A form of real-time crowdsourcing, it focuses on what already exists, it is positive in nature and is great for unearthing latent potential.

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Farmers hope to ban genetically modified crops

Farmers hope to ban genetically modified crops | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Chief petitioner Brian Comnes, a retiree from Ashland, said they want to protect organic farmers whose crops could be contaminated by pollen from genetically engineered crops, such as sugar beets and alfalfa.
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12 Cities Leading the Way in Sustainability | BillMoyers.com

12 Cities Leading the Way in Sustainability | BillMoyers.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
From Portland to Philadelphia, city mayors are addressing climate change on their own turfs.
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Understoodit: Formative Assessment Tool

Understoodit: Formative Assessment Tool | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a new formative assessment tool check out Understoodit.  Whether your students are on iPads or have access to the web from desktops, Understoodit is a fantastic free assessment tool that is perfect for collecting data when presenting new information to students.


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 5, 2013 10:05 AM

This sounds like it might be what I have been looking for.

Alan Ovens's curator insight, January 5, 2013 3:02 PM

Another interesting possibility.  However, it costs am worried about how these  continue to create a market place out   becomes too expensive.

Donny Anderson's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:55 PM

Understoodit is a perfect piece of technology that moves far beyond what clickers can provide.  You get real time feedback.  I wonder if the graphic can be enbedded into presentation software?

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Monsanto to receive huge government bailout from European Union

Monsanto to receive huge government bailout from European Union | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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“With habitat loss and biodiversity decline, we have lost valuable climate pattern indicators” | CGIAR Climate

“With habitat loss and biodiversity decline, we have lost valuable climate pattern indicators” | CGIAR Climate | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
“With habitat loss and biodiversity decline, we have lost valuable climate pattern indicators” http://t.co/ZsSRZOGq #SmallholderFarmers

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Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development

Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Rotterdam’s Floating Pavilion by Deltasync and PublicDomain Architects is the first pilot project for a sustainable floating district.

 

In an effort to address the challenges of climate change and sea level rise, the City of Rotterdam has started to build some intriguing floating structures. The first pilot project is a catalyst for climate change-proof architecture called the Floating Pavilion that consists of three connected hemispheres that look like bubbles anchored within the Dutch city’s old harbor.

An initiative of Rotterdam Climate Proof (part of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative), the mixed-use pavilion was designed by Deltasync and Public Domain Architects, and it sets an unprecedented example for innovative, sustainable and climate-proof architecture.


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bancoideas's curator insight, January 3, 2013 1:34 PM

Que no se diga que no se puede

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Quel projet créatif!

ElenaArcausdeLabadie's comment, January 9, 2013 7:16 PM
Impresionante proyecto, qué tecnología constructiva!
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Gardenvale, Texas: How a suburban town became a fracking nightmare

Gardenvale, Texas: How a suburban town became a fracking nightmare | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Most residential property owners do not worry about owning mineral rights until a company comes in to mine what lies beneath their property.
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GMOs: Seven Obvious Questions in Search of Straightforward Answers? - ScienceBlogs (blog)

GMOs: Seven Obvious Questions in Search of Straightforward Answers? - ScienceBlogs (blog) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Wegmans freezes some food prices again - USA TODAY

Wegmans freezes some food prices again - USA TODAY | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Wegmans Food Markets has extended a price-freeze program for staple food items that expired at the end of 2012, a company spokesperson said Wednesday.
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Fear of 'catastrophic' sea-level rise as ice sheets melt faster than predicted

Fear of 'catastrophic' sea-level rise as ice sheets melt faster than predicted | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Glaciologists fear they may have seriously underestimated the potential for melting ice sheets to contribute to catastrophic sea-level rises in coming decades which could see increases of a metre or more by 2100.
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Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary

Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Leo Hickman: Oscar-winning actor explains why he travelled around the world to highlight the environmental problems caused by our waste (Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary | Leo Hickman http://t.co/WrU2rVTP...
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Let Them Recycle!

Let Them Recycle! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Hollywood Costume Designer Kresta Lins, has taken the discussion a little farther, and started a public campaign.

 

Her mission:  To Green Hollywood One Costume At a Time.

 

Kresta’s green crusade started when she was writing green articles for the Costume Designers Guild newsletter. Her research for an article about recyclable materials in the costume department made her realize how much waste was never recycled due to the lack of information and proper systems for disposal.   But she didn’t stop there, Kresta took her mission to the next level, and created a dress “The Costume Department” dress, that would start a campaign that aims to educate and inspire the members of the entertainment industry to use less, recycle more and make Hollywood a greener industry.

Meet Kresta Lins, a costume designer with a mission to help Hollywood become greener by telling a story of recycling and sustainability through the art of costume design. (More)


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Blackbuck population in India on the decline: Study

Blackbuck population in India on the decline: Study | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
INDORE : Blackbucks, the Indian antelopes found in abundance in the plains, grasslands and scrubs of Madhya Pradesh, has registered a steady decline in population during the last decade, says a...

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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners: Suzanne Ashworth, Kent Whealy: 9781882424580: Amazon.com: Books

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70F | Sheep stable Almere

70F | Sheep stable Almere | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed “acanthus” or “bears-breech” that grows in the “vroege vogel” – forest and “kromsloot” – park in Almere under control.

To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The stable is designed with an a-symmetrical homogeneous cross-section. The part of the building where the sheep reside is relatively low; the high part is situated above the (public) pathway and the hay storage section, making it possible to store a maximum amount of hay.

This shape also creates a natural flow for the air inside the building, which is refreshed by two slits at the foot of each long side of the building.  The detailing of the corner of the building, where the long façade ends and the gable starts, is extremely important for the overall experience of the architecture of this building. It emphasises the cross sectional shape of the building, and finishes the long façade of the building, which starts as a façade and slowly becomes roof...


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Switzerland’s oldest bank closes after admitting it helped 100 Americans avoid paying $1.2billion in tax

Switzerland’s oldest bank closes after admitting it helped 100 Americans avoid paying $1.2billion in tax | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin, is to close after a U.S. court found it guilty of helping American clients evade taxes between 2002 and 2010.
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F.D.A. Offers Rules to Stop Food Contamination

F.D.A. Offers Rules to Stop Food Contamination | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Proposed rules represent a change in the way the Food and Drug Administration polices food, a process that now involves swinging into action after contamination has been identified.
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6 New Year's Resolutions for Better City Life | Sustainable Cities Collective

6 New Year's Resolutions for Better City Life | Sustainable Cities Collective | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

(by Cristiana StravaIt) 

It's the time of year again when we take stock of the old and pledge to be better in the new. Since our goal at Polis is to foster dialogue and cooperation for improving city life, I'm proposing a short list of New Year's resolutions to help us all live better urban lives...


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An overview of practices and programs that enable a more sustainable and engaged approach to urban design and planning on the community scale.


Featured topics include:


1. Cycle and Recycle

2. Use Public Transport (More)

3. Get Involved in Your Community

4. Explore

5. Make a Map

6. Support Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens

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Jackson stood up for all of us

Jackson stood up for all of us | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Opinion: She set out to take on the environmental scourge of our time: global climate change.
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Finding volunteer environment work is easy with these job search websites

Finding volunteer environment work is easy with these job search websites | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Every region in the U.S. has great environmental volunteering opportunities, but because there are so many government and private programs, the best opportuniti (RT @xenonlit: The easiest ways to volunteer for the environment.
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Food trends for 2013 - Fox News

Food trends for 2013 - Fox News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Food allergies are rising worldwide. A 2011 study found that as many as 1 in 12 American children may have a food allergy, twice as high as previous studies found.
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