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Widespread Use of Neonicotinoids Poses Risks to More Than Bees

Widespread Use of Neonicotinoids Poses Risks to More Than Bees | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A report released this week by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation moves the spotlight from the risks neonicotinoids pose to bees to the impacts of neonicotinoids to invertebrates such as earthworms ...
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Neonicotinoids are harmful not just to bees but also to other beneficial insects as well as invertebrates living in the soil.

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CoolFarm a flexible technology for Commercial Greenhouses and building integrated agriculture such as Urban Farming

CoolFarm a flexible technology for Commercial Greenhouses and building integrated agriculture such as Urban Farming | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The breakthrough system for hydroponic farms, designed to provide to your plants what they need, when they need it!

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The intelligent and flexible system that provides to your plants what they need, when they need it!

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Two of Greenland's lakes disappeared in a matter of days

Two of Greenland's lakes disappeared in a matter of days | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

Two Greenland lakes thought to be stable, pockets of icy water accumulated over many years, are now gone, drained in a matter of weeks.

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New Minnesota Bill a Step in the Right Direction for Seed Sharing

New Minnesota Bill a Step in the Right Direction for Seed Sharing | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

Last week, SF 132, a bill exempting certain organizations from Minnesota seed law, was introduced to the Minnesota State Legislature.

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From Sharing Economy To Gift Ecology, by Nipun Mehta

From Sharing Economy To Gift Ecology, by Nipun Mehta | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Technology advances and a consumer-based world have created a 'sharing economy', where it becomes easy to commoditize things that were typically offered as gifts. Consider the difference between offering your neighbor a lift to the airport, and using Uber to find a stranger who will pay you for a ride. When society focuses all its energy on monetary pursuits, what happens to the spirit of volunteerism in our local communities? When we forget what it means to gift our time and kindness to others, we lose our sense of interconnectedness. We begin to live in a space of fear and scarcity, rather than joy and abundance. What's the antidote? By practicing unconditional generosity, and nurturing the pay-it-forward spirit, we can transform our world from one of 'sharing economies' to one full of 'gift ecologies.' This thoughtful piece by Nipun Mehta shares more.

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Historic Grassroots Victory Stops Central Illinois Coal Mine » EcoWatch

Historic Grassroots Victory Stops Central Illinois Coal Mine » EcoWatch | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
An eight year battle against a central Illinois strip mine ends in victory for the communities of Canton and Orion township. An arm of Springfield Coal Company
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This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building's Roof Co.Exist

This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building's Roof Co.Exist | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building's Roof
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Nearly 3 Million Gallons of Saltwater Leak into North Dakota Creek

Nearly 3 Million Gallons of Saltwater Leak into North Dakota Creek | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The spill, which also included by an unknown quantity of crude oil, is by far the largest spill of its kind in the state's history, officials said
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Why B Corps Should Cap Executive Pay

Why B Corps Should Cap Executive Pay | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
One of the best ways that the B Corp movement can continue to drive positive social change is to address the controversial issue of executive pay.
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Shocking state of world's riskiest nuclear waste site - environment - 21 January 2015 - New Scientist

Shocking state of world's riskiest nuclear waste site - environment - 21 January 2015 - New Scientist | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Huge pools of mystery sludge, leaking silos and risk of explosions: Sellafield needs help, but the UK government has just sacked the firm running the
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Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru

Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru, January 2015 blog_post -- New Internationalist

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What is the Social Economy?

What is the Social Economy? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The social economy is composed of civil organizations and networks that are driven by the principles of reciprocity and mutuality in service to the common good – usually through the social control of capital.
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Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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A “Rosetta Stone” for Conducting Biodiversity Assessments | Inter Press Service

A “Rosetta Stone” for Conducting Biodiversity Assessments | Inter Press Service | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Why Is the FBI Harassing Activists in Cascadia?

Why Is the FBI Harassing Activists in Cascadia? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Surveillance increases alongside environmental activism in the Pacific Northwest
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Why it's time for 'Doughnut Economics' | Kate Raworth | TEDxAthens - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Economic theory is centuries out of date and that's a disaster for ...
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Donating food to the hungry should be easy — why isn’t it?

Donating food to the hungry should be easy — why isn’t it? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Food service firms thwarted in donating excess food to the hungry by lack of nationwide standards. Varying state to state regulations frustrate donors.
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Money in Politics Means Dangerous Chemicals in Our Homes | BillMoyers.com

Money in Politics Means Dangerous Chemicals in Our Homes | BillMoyers.com | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
'Citizens United' opened a potential floodgate of new chemical health threats backed by unbridled chemical industry spending.
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Simple soil mixture reverses toxic stormwater effects

Simple soil mixture reverses toxic stormwater effects | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A simple column of common soil can reverse the toxic effects of urban runoff that otherwise quickly kills young coho salmon and their insect prey, according to new research by Washington State University, NOAA Fisheries and the U.S.

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Three Ideas for Inclusive Cities: How Raleigh, Seattle, and Others Are Bringing Everyone Into the Fold

Three Ideas for Inclusive Cities: How Raleigh, Seattle, and Others Are Bringing Everyone Into the Fold | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
From city-issued ID cards to open-source data anyone can access, simple urban innovations are creating more transparent and equitable cities.
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The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts | John Abraham

The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts | John Abraham | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
John Abraham: NOAA once again has to rescale its ocean heat chart to capture 2014 ocean warming
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The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The Solight Solarpuff is a lightweight, pop-up, solar-powered LED lantern that provides a sustainable lighting source where access to electricity is limited.
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Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream?

Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers.
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Study: Melting glaciers have big carbon impact

Study: Melting glaciers have big carbon impact | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
As the earth warms and glaciers begin to melt, many scientists have been focused on the problem of sea level rise. But another issue lurking is how much carbon will be released into our waters. This is the first attempt at a global estimate of how much will be released as the world's glaciers melt.
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Will we need 'free range bees'? Captive bees can be dangerous for wild bees, study shows

Will we need 'free range bees'? Captive bees can be dangerous for wild bees, study shows | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Apiculture is great, but beware of unintended consequences!
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