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For $19 you can kill a wolf in Montana

For $19 you can kill a wolf in Montana | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
After nearly being hunted to extinction, wolf populations in the United States have recovered enough that hunting wolves is allowed to control their numbers. But are we moving too fast?
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Removing top predators harms ecosystems.

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Most Endangered Rivers | American Rivers

Most Endangered Rivers | American Rivers | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
1. San Joaquin River Outdated water management and excessive diversions leave the river dry in stretches, threatening water
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No option left but to suck CO2 out of air, says IPCC - environment - 14 April 2014 - New Scientist

No option left but to suck CO2 out of air, says IPCC - environment - 14 April 2014 - New Scientist | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
It's too late to avoid dangerous climate change just by switching to renewable energy, so we will also have to pull the greenhouse gas out of the
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Have we run out of good options to combat global warming? The IPCC report suggests that we have.

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IYFF:Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Initiative promotes community-based tribal food system development

IYFF:Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Initiative promotes community-based tribal food system development | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The Muckleshoot Tribe, along with a number of other Puget Sound tribes in Washington, have established a Food Sovereignty Project that has launched about 50 local tribal food system projects within its two year premier.
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Eco-Economy Indicators - Wind Power - World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013 | EPI

Eco-Economy Indicators - Wind Power - World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013 | EPI | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Chicago Startup Offers Healthy, Organic Foods in Vending Machines

Chicago Startup Offers Healthy, Organic Foods in Vending Machines | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
As a traveling salesman, Luke Saunders knew first hand just how hard it can be to find fresh food on the go. “I was the person who would pick up prepared food for the road because I knew that when I got there, there wouldn’t be good options,” he says.
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Fossil Fuel Industry's Tired Battle Against Clean Energy Is Also A Losing One

Fossil Fuel Industry's Tired Battle Against Clean Energy Is Also A Losing One | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
By Jim Marston The assault on successful renewable energy legislation continues, long after the facts have proven that state renewable policies deliver clean, affordable, and reliable energy solutions that the majority of Americans support.
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Study Reveals Few Fashion Brands Are Walking Their Sustainability Talk | Sustainable Brands

Study Reveals Few Fashion Brands Are Walking Their Sustainability Talk | Sustainable Brands | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A recent study by brand comparison website Rank a Brand shows discrepancies in sustainability talk and action in the fashion industry. The report says that while fashion brands are tackling sustainability challenges through communication (63 percent speak of sustainability on their websites, 10 percent more than in 2011; 20 percent publish a sustainability report), many are not backing it with details or data.
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FDA Reports that 25 of 26 Antibiotic Makers Will Comply with New Policies

FDA Reports that 25 of 26 Antibiotic Makers Will Comply with New Policies | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
On March 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that 25 out of 26 drug companies that sell antibiotics for growth promotion “confirmed in writing their intent to engage with FDA as defined in Guidance #213.” FDA introduced this policy in final form Dec. 11, 2013, to curb antibiotic overuse and increase veterinary oversight on industrial farms.
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In latest blow to Pebble prospect, mining giant Rio Tinto is pulling out | Business | ADN.com

In latest blow to Pebble prospect, mining giant Rio Tinto is pulling out | Business | ADN.com | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Global mining giant Rio Tinto is pulling out of the Pebble mine project in Alaska, the latest blow to the controversial plan to build an open pit mine in the best wild salmon stronghold in the world.
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Cutting Car Reliance, One Trip at a Time

Cutting Car Reliance, One Trip at a Time | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Seattle's In Motion helps individual neighborhoods trade car trips for alternative modes.
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New Book Inspires Us to Think Like A Commoner

New Book Inspires Us to Think Like A Commoner | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
David Bollier, an award-winning policy strategist and international activist, is out with a new book that explains the rich history and promising future of the commons, “an ageless paradigm of cooperation and fairness that is re-making our world.” Unlike Bollier’s previous five books, Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons explores the commons in layman’s terms, making it the ideal introduction for anyone wishing to learn more about what Bollier calls o
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Extreme Drought Causes Environmental Crisis in Colombia

Extreme Drought Causes Environmental Crisis in Colombia | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
This water shortage rings the alarm that we need to
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Can Flamethrowers Help Trees Migrate?

Can Flamethrowers Help Trees Migrate? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Trees shift range very slowly without an assist from human intervention
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SolarCoin: money backed by computers and sun power

SolarCoin: money backed by computers and sun power | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
This is the first post of the Electricity-Backed Currency blog series Originally posted on the Mosaic blog on March 27, 2014.  Back in 2011, Nick Gogerty and Joseph Zitoli of the Thoughtful Capital...
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Bats can help protect rice farms against pests - SciDev.Net

Bats can help protect rice farms against pests - SciDev.Net | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Scientists find bats preying on planthoppers could save enough rice crop to feed thousands of people for a year.
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This study is promising but the article points out that further research is needed in order to determine the impact of bats on agricultural pests.

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Does it make sense to make vehicles out of aluminum? Is it really better for the environment?

Does it make sense to make vehicles out of aluminum? Is it really better for the environment? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Making vehicles lighter is a great way to reduce energy consumption, but aluminum is a very energy-intensive material to make. Is it worth it to make vehicles out of aluminum?
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Minnesota's Evapotranspiration Credit System for Trees | Sustainable Cities Collective

Minnesota's Evapotranspiration Credit System for Trees | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Last year, The Kestrel Design Group developed a formula for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to estimate evapotranspiration benefits from trees to include in their stormwater crediting system. This formula is one of the first in the country to formally quantify this benefit.
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Forest degradation: firming up the second ‘D’ in REDD - environmentalresearchweb

Forest degradation: firming up the second ‘D’ in REDD - environmentalresearchweb | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Simple accounting technique calculates carbon emissions from selective logging
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Community-Focused Agriculture (CFA) makes a difference to local economies.

Community-Focused Agriculture (CFA) makes a difference to local economies. | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Think Globally, Act Locally has been a motto of the sustainable food movement – but does it improve local economies?
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New Rule Would Protect Streams and Wetlands

New Rule Would Protect Streams and Wetlands | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

 


 

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Airplane goes missing over ocean…world finds lots of its lost trash

Airplane goes missing over ocean…world finds lots of its lost trash | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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A picture really is worth a thousand words and this one is heartbreaking.

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Why hasn't fish farming taken off in the U.S.? It's certainly not for lack of demand for the fish. Slowly but surely, seafood that's grown
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WATCH: Is This Man the Greenest Governor in America? : Climate Desk

WATCH: Is This Man the Greenest Governor in America? : Climate Desk | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

When Jay Inslee was elected governor of the state of Washington in November of 2012, climate campaigners rejoiced. As a congressman, Inslee had a top-tier environmental record, and not just that: He knew climate andclean energy issues inside-out. The co-author of the 2007 book entitled Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy, he also worked closely on the 2009 passage of cap-and-trade legislation in the US House of Representatives and was a co-founder of the House’s Sustainable Energy Caucus. No wonder that upon his election in Washington, the League of Conservation Voters declared that Inslee was poised to become “the greenest governor in the country.”

 

Sure enough, Inslee’s term got off to a great start: Last October, he joined the governors of Oregon and California and the Premier of British Columbia in endorsing the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy which pledges that those states (or, in BC’s case, that province) will set a consistent price or cap on carbon dioxide emissions (something California and British Columbia have already done), adopt low-carbon fuel standards, and more.


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Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows by Jo Chandler: Yale Environment 360

Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows by Jo Chandler: Yale Environment 360 | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A sophisticated and challenging experiment in Antarctica is the latest effort to study ocean acidification in the polar regions, where frigid waters are expected to feel most acutely the ecological impacts of acidic conditions not seen in millions of years.
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Study Finds Wildlife Conservation Fences Result in Ecological Meltdown

Study Finds Wildlife Conservation Fences Result in Ecological Meltdown | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Although fencing can have conservation benefits, it also has costs. When areas of contiguous wildlife habitat
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