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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... | green infographics | 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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Hydro-Logic: Balancing Limited Water Supply with Increased Demand

Hydro-Logic: Balancing Limited Water Supply with Increased Demand | green infographics | Scoop.it

The hydrological water year starts every autumn on 1 October and extends to the following 30 September. The available description from the USGS does not explain why this is the period considered, but there is some natural logic to the hydrological year: with the end of summer comes the (approximate) end of intense evaporation from reservoirs and the beginning of the seasons in which the net water balance in a watershed is generally positive. That is, in general, precipitation > evaporation.

Normally, from the beginning through about two-thirds of the water year, water is stored in the higher reaches of large watersheds as snowpack, which melts and runs off through the rest of the water year. Stream flows generally continue to drop from October through winter, but then rise significantly at the start of the melt season. That imbalance applies over a period longer than a single storm and for the whole watershed, not just on a random wet or dry day in one's own neighborhood.


One of the more interesting areas to observe the water year is the Colorado River Basin (CRB) in the southwestern US. The Colorado River has become so strictly regulated, in part because of gross over-allocation, over nearly a century of intensive use that it has become what I think is a consummate example of the coupled natural - human system...


Visit the link for a closer look at this detailed map of the CRB natural and engineered systems designed for National Geographic. Also, obtain more information regarding statistics on CRB flows and the status of reservoirs and other river operations, including links to various organizations and resources for further study...

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Fair Trade: Understanding What's Behind the Label

Fair Trade: Understanding What's Behind the Label | green infographics | Scoop.it
Find out more about fair trade products, how they're produced, and which countries are buying the most.
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Renewable Energy + Clean Power in Europe [Infographic]

Renewable Energy + Clean Power in Europe [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Germany has become more than just a leader in standard renewable energy uptake; it is making a play for commercial leadership and technological primacy in the increasingly competitive global renewable energy business.

Companies understand their customers want to see more renewable energy in action, and German regulators understand that they need to find ways to put more renewable energy, including wind power, onto the grid to replace planned coal and nuclear power plant retirements.

In the continental context, the EU is preparing to release its latest communication on an integrated energy market ahead of a goal of operational integration it has set for 2014.

Read more about the European energy market at the article link...

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Why Incandescent Light Bulbs Are So 2011 [Infographic]

Why Incandescent Light Bulbs Are So 2011 [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Understanding the energy impact differences of different types of light bulbs is important, and plays a much larger role in energy efficiency than most realize.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the energy usage of different light bulb types. And then pledge to replace those energy-sucking incandescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs in 2012.

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