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The Dirty Business Of Turning This Latino Farmworker Town Into A Toxic Wasteland

The Dirty Business Of Turning This Latino Farmworker Town Into A Toxic Wasteland | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
WATCH VIDEO & SIGN PETITION: The dirty business of turning this Latino farmworker town into a toxic wasteland.
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Episode 503 - Solitary Bees - Growing A Greener World TV

Episode 503 - Solitary Bees - Growing A Greener World TV | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Learn about the incredible mason bee and how they are a wonderful alternative pollinator to the honeybee.
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The Emerging Power of Microgrids

The Emerging Power of Microgrids | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
After more than a century with little change, electricity infrastructure is being remade.
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Missed targets: when companies fail to keep their key sustainability promises

Missed targets: when companies fail to keep their key sustainability promises | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Companies like Disney, Target, Walmart and 3M receive little blowback when they fail to meet their environmental commitments
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Dredging can double coral disease in reefs: study

Dredging can double coral disease in reefs: study | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A world-first study finds dredging can more than double the level of coral disease in reefs.
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Porritt: What if recycling isn’t the first step to environmental engagement? | Forum for the Future

Porritt: What if recycling isn’t the first step to environmental engagement? | Forum for the Future | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
If we want to tackle waste, we have to “regulate the hell out of this whole under-performing mess” – says (a little bit of) Jonathon Porritt. If you’ll forgive an incoherently mixed metaphor, recycling has always been the cornerstone of the ‘foot in the door’ approach to promoting more sustainable lifestyles. ‘Foot in the door’ simply means persuading people to do the little things first, to build up confidence, before doing some bigger things. In other words, get people recycling first (as just about the easiest pro-sustainability behaviour change imaginable), and pretty soon they’ll be out there crusading for a full-on transformation of the global economy. The assumption that it works, with people moving up the ladder of engagement, is still widespread. But what if recycling isn’t as obvious a first step as we’ve always thought?
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Nature's strongest glue comes unstuck

Nature's strongest glue comes unstuck | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Over a 150 years since it was first described by Darwin, scientists are finally uncovering the secrets behind the super strength of barnacle glue. Still far better than anything we have been able to develop synthetically, barnacle glue -- or cement -- sticks to any surface, under any conditions. But exactly how this superglue of superglues works has remained a mystery -- until now.
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Not Just the Fish - Experts Consider Fisheries Management in a New Light - The Pew Charitable Trusts

Not Just the Fish - Experts Consider Fisheries Management in a New Light - The Pew Charitable Trusts | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
When you’re enjoying seafood, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about how fish actually get to your plate.
Not where they’re from or how they were caught, but something much more complex: how people figure out when and where it’s ok to fish and how much fish is safe to take out of the water.
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Interviewed: Aaron Hurst on the Purpose Economy

Interviewed: Aaron Hurst on the Purpose Economy | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Top image credit: psd / Foter / CC BY 2.0.
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Review: Lead ammunition can be deadly, though mitigation may help | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University

Review: Lead ammunition can be deadly, though mitigation may help | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Google and EDF Partner to Map Natural Gas Leaks

Google and EDF Partner to Map Natural Gas Leaks | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The pilot project examined pipes under streets in three U.S. cities
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How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive

How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
More cities are beginning to scale back on spots, seeing them as wasted space.
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New, biodegradable hydrogel could help farmers store water for crops | Local Business | Tri-CityHerald.com

New, biodegradable hydrogel could help farmers store water for crops | Local Business | Tri-CityHerald.com | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A new, biodegradable hydrogel being developed by Washington State University researchers could help farmers better use water during the growing season.

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Fossil industry is the subprime danger of this cycle - Telegraph

Fossil industry is the subprime danger of this cycle  - Telegraph | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The cumulative blitz on energy exploration and production over the past six years has been $5.4 trillion, yet little has come of it
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Liberia - communities join to fight the palm oil land grab

Liberia - communities join to fight the palm oil land grab | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Liberia's Jogbahn Clan is at the forefront of efforts to resist the grab of Indigenous Peoples' land and forests for palm oil plantations. But according to the country's President, they are only 'harrassing and extorting' international investors.
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Waste Management's trash-to-electricity project at Arlington-area landfill to double capacity

Waste Management's trash-to-electricity project at Arlington-area landfill to double capacity | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Waste Management is doubling capacity at its landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, generating more energy for homes and businesses 260 miles away in Seattle.
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Feds move to restrict neonic pesticides — well, one fed at least

Feds move to restrict neonic pesticides — well, one fed at least | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

So far the EPA has refused to ban use of neonicotinoid insecticides — despite mounting evidence that they kill bees and other wildlife, despite a ban in the European Union, despite a lawsuit filed by activists and beekeepers. 

 

But if the EPA is somehow still unclear on the dangers posed by neonics, it need only talk to the official who oversees federal wildlife refuges in the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Ocean..


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Pressure mounts for EPA to ban neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Climate inaction could cost Europe 200,000 lives a year

Climate inaction could cost Europe 200,000 lives a year | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A failure to act to reduce the impacts of climate change could cost Europe almost €200 billion and 200,000 lives a year, writes Tim Radford. These 'conservative estimates' are published in a new European Commission study.
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Is anyone listening? Hello, is there anyone out there? Time for action, folks.

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A New Study Stresses Need for Increased Awareness of the Benefits of Healthy Design Practices - News - Greensource Magazine

A New Study Stresses Need for Increased Awareness of the Benefits of Healthy Design Practices - News - Greensource Magazine | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry.
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Without Much Straining, Minnesota Reins In Its Utilities’ Carbon Emissions - NYTimes.com

Without Much Straining, Minnesota Reins In Its Utilities’ Carbon Emissions - NYTimes.com | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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What Geology Has to Say About Global Warming – State of the Planet

What Geology Has to Say About Global Warming – State of the Planet | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The most important lessons drawn from geology are that the earth’s climate can change radically and that the pace of change can be rapid. The precision of measurement is currently too poor to give an exact answer to a critical question, At what carbon dioxide level are we in danger of melting Antarctica? However, while crude, these estimates suggest that this threshold will be reached in 150-300 years, if carbon dioxide levels continue to rise at the current rate.
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Yale Environment 360: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy

Yale Environment 360: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works Co.Exist | ideas + impact

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works Co.Exist | ideas + impact | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
News, infographics, and videos about the future of energy, electric cars, the environment, and food on FastCoExist.com.
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4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Difficult though it is to calculate ROI on doing good, startups find social responsibility connects them sooner with customers, investors and committed employees.
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Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country

Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The secret ingredient in Boston's prize winning tap water? Forest conservation.
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