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Couple Establishes Farm to Feed Friends, Family and Neighborhood Naturally Grown Food

Couple Establishes Farm to Feed Friends, Family and Neighborhood Naturally Grown Food | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Laura Casey of Changing Seasons Farm in Fall City, Washington is a very busy women. Not only does she run a small sustainable farm operation, but she works as an Environmental Scientist almost full...

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If no farmland and no forests and no water and no fish - then what?
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A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary)

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Saving Our Birds

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Has the passing of the passenger pigeon taught us anything?

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pdeppisch's comment, September 1, 11:41 AM
No - they have not learned! All that humans know is to kill and destroy for profit under the guise of making a living.
Were are the oysters of New York? We have destroyed the herring fishery of both the East and West Cost of America and mostly in Europe.
We trawl - very destructive - instead of sustainable fishing - and destroy species after species. The Tragedy of the Commons is in full effect!
We destroy lions, tigers, elephants and rhinos for either bragging rights on how brave we are or the ivory or the aphrodisiac. We destroy the earth via mining and don't clean up. Mankind is a killing machine! End of story.
And we will live like this - in 30 square feet in a wire cage when we get to 20 billion people on earth which is what is being hoped for by the elites so they can make a profit.
https://medium.com/re-form/the-micro-dwellings-of-hong-kong-891764164a30
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Jaw-Dropping What Brad Pitt Is Doing To American Indian Reservations | World Truth.TV

Jaw-Dropping What Brad Pitt Is Doing To American Indian Reservations | World Truth.TV | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

"Brad Pitt has been partnering with Fort Peck, Montana Sioux and Assiniboine nation tribes to build 20 super green homes for residents whose income levels are at or below 60 percent the area’s mean income, with a percentage of the homes reserved for seniors and disabled veterans. His non-profit, Make It Right has been most notable for building 150 sustainable homes in Louisiana’s Lower Ninth Ward post-Hurricane Katrina. Now, through a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rent-to-Own program, residents in his Make It Right American Indian homes will be able buy their new green homes after 15 years of renting."

 


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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, August 31, 9:13 PM

“We hear stories from people who have nine families living in a five bedroom home and take ‘sleeping shifts’ to share the limited beds,” writes Make It Right communications director Taylor Royle. “Most homes are smaller, one or two bedrooms. We [met] a woman who shares a two-bedroom home with her elderly mother and her brother’s family—she and her three children sleep on the floor in the living room.”

 

 

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California’s Drought — Who’s Really Using all the Water?

California’s Drought — Who’s Really Using all the Water? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
From One Green Planet Thanks to Ron Epstein Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the state of California. 2013 was the driest year in the state’s history – since records starte...

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Drought-Stricken California Makes Historic Move To Regulate Underground Water For The First Time

Drought-Stricken California Makes Historic Move To Regulate Underground Water For The First Time | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Most other states -- including Kansas and Texas -- do not allow unlimited pumping from groundwater aquifers. But in California, it's still "pump as you please." That is about to change.

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15 of the most toxic places to live: Apocalypse now?

15 of the most toxic places to live: Apocalypse now? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As the world's population balloons to almost 7 billion, it's become more difficult to find places on Earth unaffected by man-made pollution and development. Far too often it takes things going really wrong before people take action to keep our planet clean. Here's a list that might help to motivate: The 15 most polluted places in the world. (Text: MNN staff)

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
As demand for new pipelines continues to increase and the Keystone XL sits in political limbo we look at pipeline companies and new safety technology

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California’s drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like

California’s drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Hopefully, it will rain in Southern California — and Northern California — soon.


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Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years'

Can it be stopped? Ghana's forests 'could completely disappear in less than 25 years' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Ghana contains forests that are biologically unique and important both for the wildlife they contain and the human communities that depend on them. However, the country is experiencing one of the greatest rates of deforestation in West Africa.


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Officials: Drilling wastewater tainted Pa. water

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC's leaky Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater impoundment near Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.

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A Plan to Rescue the Blue Planet | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

A Plan to Rescue the Blue Planet | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Most of us experience the ocean looking out from a beach during vacation or maybe flying over it in a plane. It seems vast, ancient and ...
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Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes — Environmental Health News

Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes — Environmental Health News | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds’ behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for – their songs.

 

Emitted by the burning of coal, mercury in the atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before industrialization, according to a recent study published in Nature. And the amount of methylmercury in animals throughout much of the world is rising, too.


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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

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Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

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‘People are swimming in a plastic sea’ - The Malta Independent

‘People are swimming in a plastic sea’ - The Malta Independent | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
No part of the Mediterranean Sea is immune to plastic pollution, and area to the east of Malta hosts a particularly high concentration of such debris, a research expedition has discovered.

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Tourism becomes Uganda’s main export

Tourism becomes Uganda’s main export | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

"Uganda has a new top export earner. Tourism has for the first time become Uganda’s biggest export earner after it fetched $1.4bn in financial year 2013/2014, up from $1.1bn the year before, according to the central bank’s monetary policy statement for August.

 

Workers’ remittances, long the dominant sector when it came to calculating export receipts, has been knocked down to the second position, with coffee in third. Remittances, which is the amount of money Ugandans living abroad send home, was roughly $800m during financial year 2013/2014. Although the African Development Bank expects this figure to reach $1bn this financial year"


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PA DEP says wastewater from gas drilling ruined drinking water

PA DEP says wastewater from gas drilling ruined drinking water | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

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Infographic: Why Does the Energy Sector Need Water?

Infographic: Why Does the Energy Sector Need Water?

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Guess Who Cuts The Lawn At This Airport

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Guess who's baaa-ck?

The Chicago Department of Aviation announced Thursday that it has once again "hired" several dozen goats, sheep, burros and llamas to graze on the grounds of O'Hare International Airport.

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Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers

Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Once a tropical paradise, the Citarum river on the Indonesian island of Java is now a toxic soup containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals, rubbish and sewage.

With fish stock decimated, local fishermen have been forced to trawl the rive...

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Giving The Displaced Dignity With These Eco Refugee Shelters

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With over 40 million people around the world living as refugees and with Israel now having created 40,000 more after their recent attacks on Gaza, there’s more urgency than ever before to create comfortable, dignified temporary housing for displaced persons.





Wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and beyond

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Evolution’s Contrarian Capacity for Creativity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Evolution’s Contrarian Capacity for Creativity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

One can imagine life evolving again and again, crashing on the rocks of time and circumstance, until finally it hit upon just the right mutation rate—one that eons later would produce organisms and species and ecosystems.

 

 


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NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act

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NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act
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This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years

This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The USGS says sea-level rise and sinking could claim up to 4,677 square miles of land along the coast if the state doesn’t implement major restoration plans.

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Reading, Writing, and ...Toxic Pesticides? | Miriam Rotkin-Ellman's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Reading, Writing, and ...Toxic Pesticides? | Miriam Rotkin-Ellman's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Parents worry about plenty of things when they send their kids to school: first- day jitters, making friends, bullying … But exposure to toxic chemicals isn’t usually on the list of “back to school” worries. Perhaps it should be, though....

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Like An Orchard For Oysters

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To visit a Cape Cod oyster farm, you don’t even need to get wet.
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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.

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