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Canadian Scientists Expose Their Government's Tar Sands Obsession at DC Briefing

Canadian Scientists Expose Their Government's Tar Sands Obsession at DC Briefing | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A delegation of Canadian scientists and activists participated in a briefing today at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to set the record straight on the government’s strategy ...
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NBC News: Farmers near 'survival mode' in Central Valley

NBC News: Farmers near 'survival mode' in Central Valley | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Water allocations will likely limit crop planting.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, March 31, 1:56 PM

California is a major contributor to food security in North America. The consequences of this drought will affect everyone.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, April 1, 3:36 PM

we really NEED to get indoor farms going ...

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Frustrated Tar Sands Industry Looks for Arctic Export Route by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360

Frustrated Tar Sands Industry Looks for Arctic Export Route by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360 | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
With the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects running into stiff opposition, Alberta’s tar sands industry is facing growing pressure to find ways to get its oil to market.
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Le concept des micro-fermes pour une autonomie locale

Le concept des micro-fermes pour une autonomie locale | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it

We had the "tiny-houses" here now "micro-farms"! The principle is simple: to produce many, healthy way, on a small area of less than one hectare. Objective: use a minimum of fossil fuels and develop its local autonomy.

 


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The Planetary Archives Digital University's curator insight, May 2, 7:41 PM

Think locally, act locally.

The "Globally" will take care of itself.

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused lasting damage, report says

Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused lasting damage, report says | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Dolphins are dying in unusually high numbers. Sea turtle nests are declining.

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Guardian Media Group commits to divesting from fossil fuels - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Guardian Media Group commits to divesting from fossil fuels - Blue and Green Tomorrow | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The Guardian Media Group has announced that it will divest from coal, oil and gas companies because of both ethical and financial reasons. The £800 millio
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With Fins Now Off Many Menus, A Glimmer of Hope for World’s Sharks by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360

With Fins Now Off Many Menus, A Glimmer of Hope for World’s Sharks by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360 | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
For decades, the slaughter of sharks – sought after for their fins and meat – has been staggering. But bans on finning and new attitudes in Asia toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators.

 


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, March 23, 1:06 AM

Sharks are still being killed, although in lesser quantities now, it seems. Are you still ordering shark-fin soup?

"The good news has encouraged and inspired, but it seems also to have created some Pollyannaism. Marine scientist Demian Chapman of New York State’s Stony Brook University says the decline in fin traffic is real but that it’s exaggerated by the media. “Rerouting from Hong Kong to Vietnam might account for some of it,” he submits. And, while a study published in the April 2015 issue of Biological Conservation demonstrated that global fin trade has dropped by about 25 percent over the last decade, co-author and shark expert Shelley Clarke warns that the demand for shark meat is increasing."

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Scientists Record Warmest Day Ever in Antarctica

Scientists Record Warmest Day Ever in Antarctica | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Two Antarctic weather stations recorded unprecedentedly high temperatures in March—offering grim evidence of accelerating climate change.
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Tasmania's swift parrot set to follow the dodo

Tasmania's swift parrot set to follow the dodo | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years, new research has found. Swift parrots are major pollinators of blue and black gum trees which are crucial to the forestry industry, which controversially continues to log swift parrot habitat.

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Farming in the forest in Belize

Farming in the forest in Belize | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A video on how integrating agriculture with the natural forest cycle can improve resilience and sustainability.
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When an Antarctic iceberg the size of a country breaks away, what happens next?

When an Antarctic iceberg the size of a country breaks away, what happens next? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
You never forget the first time you see an iceberg. The horizon of a ship at sea is a two dimensional space and to see a three dimensional piece of ice appear in the ocean is quite something.

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Chin Jun An's curator insight, April 2, 1:54 AM

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'Bee hotels' have unwanted guests - Conservation

'Bee hotels' have unwanted guests - Conservation | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
"Bee hotels" sound like an adorable conservation idea. But these artificial nests may not be helping native bees.
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Georgia, Alabama governors meet on water dispute

Georgia, Alabama governors meet on water dispute | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The governors of Alabama and Georgia quietly met this month to discuss a long-running dispute over water before the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case

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Fields of Toxic Pesticides Surround the Schools of Ventura County—Are They Poisoning the Students?

Fields of Toxic Pesticides Surround the Schools of Ventura County—Are They Poisoning the Students? | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
In some of California’s most heavily Latino communities, going to school can be a health hazard.
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Urban Sprawl, Cars Hamper Cities’ Best Efforts on CO2 | Climate Central

Urban Sprawl, Cars Hamper Cities’ Best Efforts on CO2 | Climate Central | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The United States' densest cities are seeing the fastest fall in per capita CO2 emissions from vehicles, but some smaller cities still have high emissions because of urban sprawl.
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Interior Department Issues Rule to Ensure 'Safe' Fracking in Indian Country

Interior Department Issues Rule to Ensure 'Safe' Fracking in Indian Country | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
U.S. Department of the Interior's new fracking rules for public and tribal lands purport safety, but rile Republicans.
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Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Concerns gained urgency when Marriott said it would move partly because workers want Metro access.
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Sustainable Companies Are Using Trade Associations That Undermine EU Climate Policy

Sustainable Companies Are Using Trade Associations That Undermine EU Climate Policy | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Many major multinational companies with strong sustainability policies, such as Facebook and Microsoft, are also members of trade associations that are actively lobbying against European climate policy, a new study released this week finds.
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From trashy to flashy: Ghana gets creative with recycling | Al Jazeera America

From trashy to flashy: Ghana gets creative with recycling | Al Jazeera America | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Social enterprise, Trashy Bags, collects thousands of sachets a month and processes them in Ghana's capital of Accra
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Unintended Consequences: When Environmental “Goods” Turn Bad | The Nature of Cities

Unintended Consequences: When Environmental “Goods” Turn Bad | The Nature of Cities | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
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Waste Not Want Not: Food Companies Capitalize on “Leftovers” - Modern Farmer

Waste Not Want Not: Food Companies Capitalize on “Leftovers” - Modern Farmer | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
As the public learns more about America's monumental food waste, and the move to reduce it gathers steam, new edibles made from ingredients that used to end up in compost piles are emerging from pioneering companies.
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Hidden costs: The unseen way organisms cope with climate change

Hidden costs: The unseen way organisms cope with climate change | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
Scientists have found a way to measure the unseen toll that environmental stress places on living creatures—showing that they can rev up their metabolism to work more than twice as hard as normal to cope with change.
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Stand up for pedestrians – the forgotten travellers

Stand up for pedestrians – the forgotten travellers | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
The most common way to get around is also the most neglected.
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Cesar Chavez Day: Celebrating Farmworkers

Cesar Chavez Day: Celebrating Farmworkers | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
A look at the current state of farmworkers as Cesar Chavez Day approaches.
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The biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of

The biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of | sustainability and resilience | Scoop.it
From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?
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