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Groen Goud Green Gold

Groen Goud   Green Gold | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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How to change a dessert into a green oasis. Hope for saving the planet.

 

Al meer dan 15 jaar is de cameraman en ecoloog John D. Liu bezig met zijn wereldwijde missie om woestijnen te vergroenen en biodiversiteit te herstellen. Het begon allemaal in 1995 toen Liu het Löss-plateau in China filmde.

Hij zag hoe de lokale bevolking een gebied bijna zo groot als Nederland veranderde van een dorre, uitgeputte woestenij in een grote groene oase. Die ervaring veranderde zijn leven. Vanaf dat moment reist John Liu de hele wereld af om regeringsleiders, beleidsmakers en boeren met zijn beelden en kennis te overtuigen en te inspireren. Onvermoeibaar brengt hij de boodschap dat herstel van ecosystemen niet alleen mogelijk is, maar ook nog eens economisch zeer zinvol.

Tegenlicht volgde Liu op zijn missie in Jordanië en laat aan de hand van Liu’s eigen filmmateriaal zien dat een groene toekomst wereldwijd mogelijk is.

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This Is What It Looks Like When 400,000 People March For #Climate Change in #NY #NewYork

This Is What It Looks Like When 400,000 People March For #Climate Change in #NY #NewYork | Sustainability | Scoop.it
More than 400,000 people stepped out in New York City for the People's Climate March on Sunday, what's being hailed as the largest climate march in history as many worry about the state of our planet.

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Mother Nature talks nanotech: cancer drugs | Holly Cave

Mother Nature talks nanotech: cancer drugs | Holly Cave | Sustainability | Scoop.it
In a new series about nanotechnology, Mother Nature goes head-to-head with a scientist.
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Weer iets waarvan de effecten nauwelijks gekend zijn... maar 't zit wel al in poetsmiddelen... 

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Fracking water injection could trigger major earthquake, say scientists

Fracking water injection could trigger major earthquake, say scientists | Sustainability | Scoop.it
New studies suggest injecting water for geothermal power or fracking can lead to larger earthquakes than previously thought Pumping water underground at geothermal power plants can lead to dangerous earthquakes even in regions not prone to tremors,...
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Goed bezig in de VS : zet nog wat kernreactors op breuklijnen en blijf maar fracken ... !

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Getting medicines to the poor: solving the logistics challenge

Getting medicines to the poor: solving the logistics challenge | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Why can coca-cola get to rural communities and essential health supplies can't?
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Study Finds 79 Percent Increase in Crop Yields Using Sustainable Agriculture

Study Finds 79 Percent Increase in Crop Yields Using Sustainable Agriculture | Sustainability | Scoop.it
In another blow to the fading promises of industrial monoculture and biotech spokesmen, a recent study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology finds that sustainable agriculture increased yields by an average of 79% over four years.

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ddrrnt's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:54 AM

ht @mark57g https://twitter.com/mark57g/status/352361160802177025

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:00 PM

Are you listening food-industrial complex?

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GM crops won't help African farmers

GM crops won't help African farmers | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Million Belay and Ruth Nyambura: The UK's environment minister says GM crops will help combat hunger in developing countries. But Owen Paterson is wrong
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GM crops will more likely create problems for US farmers ... like they allready have started doing, and for the population who must eat them...

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#Nuclear waste leaking at Hanford site in Washington, again #Fukushima

#Nuclear waste leaking at Hanford site in Washington, again #Fukushima | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A tank storing radioactive waste at America’s most contaminated nuclear site appears to have sprung a leak, leaching yet more cancer-causing isotopes into soil some five miles from the Columbia River in Washington state.

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Meanwhile in Japan ... same story 

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March Against Monsanto - Auckland, New Zealand

On May 25th 2013, Auckland and other cities in New Zealand joined over 40 nations throughout the world in the March Against Monsanto. Key issues relating to ...
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Monsanto got the US the pass a law that makes laws prohibiting to make profits at any cost illegal. It's like the tabaco industry lawsuing medics for telling people sigarets are unhealthy ! And they are now trying to do the same in Australia. Who will be next ???

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Anonymous Message To Monsanto.

To the free-thinking citizens of the world: Anonymous stands with the farmers and food organizations denouncing the practices of Monsanto We applaud the brav...
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Sums it all up ...

wondering who are Ananymous ???

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Toxicology Study on Pigs Fed #GMO Foods Finds Problems - #Food Poisoning Bulletin

Toxicology Study on Pigs Fed #GMO Foods Finds Problems - #Food Poisoning Bulletin | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Toxicology Study on Pigs Fed GMO Foods Finds Problems
Food Poisoning Bulletin
A study published in the Journal of Organic Systems, conducted by U.S.

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 23, 2013 5:56 AM

stop eating pigs and have healthy kids.

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GMO Wheat Lawsuit: Idaho Farmers Sue Monsanto - Huffington Post

GMO Wheat Lawsuit: Idaho Farmers Sue Monsanto Huffington Post The farmers, represented by a Boise law firm, filed the federal lawsuit Friday contending that Monsanto's development of Roundup Ready wheat resulted in increased production costs and...
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Opponents of of GM labelling triple lobbying spending in 2014 #GMO #health #liability #GMA #PepsiCO #DuPont #Cocacola

Opponents of of GM labelling triple lobbying spending in 2014 #GMO #health #liability #GMA #PepsiCO #DuPont #Cocacola | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola, Monsanto and other opponents of mandatory labels on genetically modified food have so far spent $27m in 2014

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its so safe, that's why they don't want it labeled, really? So let's fund independent research with 200 million euro, then we will talk again.
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Opponents of of GM labelling triple lobbying spending in 2014 #GMO #health #liability #GMA #PepsiCO #DuPont #Cocacola

Opponents of of GM labelling triple lobbying spending in 2014 #GMO #health #liability #GMA #PepsiCO #DuPont #Cocacola | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola, Monsanto and other opponents of mandatory labels on genetically modified food have so far spent $27m in 2014

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CineversityTV's comment, September 4, 2014 8:55 AM
its so safe, that's why they don't want it labeled, really? So let's fund independent research with 200 million euro, then we will talk again.
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Palm oil body criticised over inquiry into members' role

Palm oil body criticised over inquiry into members' role | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Greenpeace says industry needs to 'set bar higher' than RSPO, its self-regulation organisation to promote sustainability The self-regulating industry body created to promote sustainable palm oil production has been criticised over its investigation...
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Palmolie zou een gezond alternatief kunnen zijn, maar de kweek methodes blijken niet milieuvriendelijk... moeilijk om hierin duidelijk te zien...

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Nuclear renaissance was just a fairy tale

Nuclear renaissance was just a fairy tale | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The promise of cheap, low-carbon power – with 31 new reactors in the US – was based on rhetoric and obedience. Anyone who doubts that should read the new status report on the industry
Nuclear power requires obedience, not transparency.
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Letter: Land grab scandal

Letter: Land grab scandal | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The horror of rural Cambodians losing their land so that we can consume the sugar grown on it is an example of a global problem we are all indirectly involved in and should do more to stop (Rush for Cambodia's sugar leaves farmers feeling bitter at...
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Lijkt ook in Zuid-Amerika te gebeuren... straks hier ook ?

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Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your energy bill | Video on TED.com

What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it.
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lol So we change not for money gain, not for being good, not for noble cause, but we DO change from pear comparison ! Our neighbours use less engergy ... how can we do this too ? 

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Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world #GMO #biopollution

Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world #GMO #biopollution | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world

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So much for security 

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The GM Contamination Register explains that the earliest discoveries of unapproved FP967 turned up in Germany back in late 2009. Since that time, the same illegal GM flax has turned up in Austria, Romania, Sweden, Cyprus, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovenia, France, Greece, and Switzerland, not to mention dozens of other mostly European countries to which the crop was also distributed.

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The inequality of climate change | Melanie Smith | Independent Editor's choice Blogs

The inequality of climate change | Melanie Smith | Independent Editor's choice Blogs | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Visiting vulnerable communities in India who are bearing the brunt of climate change, worsened by global carbon emissions, highlighted an alarming inequality to me that is leaving people in poverty around the world through no fault of their own.
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New Campaign Calls for Revived Talks on GM Crops in Europe to be Killed Off

Farmers and green groups are coming together to launch a new campaign - ahead of the Environmental Council meeting held on 21 March in Brussels - calling on ...
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GMO's will soon be legalized by de EU ... against all fact and logic... is our parlement bought by big corporations too ???

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#Fukushima nuclear plant: #Toxic radioactive isotope found in groundwater #soil #Japan #nuclear

#Fukushima nuclear plant: #Toxic radioactive isotope found in groundwater #soil #Japan #nuclear | Sustainability | Scoop.it
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said tests showed Strontium-90 was present at 30 times the legal rate.

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:33 AM

we reported this would happen a year ago...more will follow Bay of Tokio and coastline.....

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Farmer to Farmer

Farmer to Farmer
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Farmers on the use of GMO seeds and Roundup, is it working, is it profitable ... 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:17 AM

get an insight a farmer in the corporate fascist Monsanto #Marchagainstbiotech