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How Climate Change Can Make Food Less Nutritious

How Climate Change Can Make Food Less Nutritious | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new field test by researchers in California appears to confirm that humanity's carbon dioxide emissions could decrease the nutritional value of crops, further threatening future food security.
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10 steps to eco action: Helen Peters's practical guide

10 steps to eco action: Helen Peters's practical guide | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Got an eco issue you care about? Fight for it! The author of The Secret Hen House Theatre, Helen Peters, did when her family’s farm was under threat from a local water company.
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Organic Food Industry Explodes as Consumer Demand Spikes

Organic Food Industry Explodes as Consumer Demand Spikes | sustainablity | Scoop.it
According to a new analysis from the Organic Trade Association, organic food sales in 2014 jumped to...
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Adidas to use marine plastic waste in products from 2016

Adidas to use marine plastic waste in products from 2016 | sustainablity | Scoop.it
BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its
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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Canada Fights Toxic Mosquito Spraying Near Homes and Parks

Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on pesticides and alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, organic food, mosquito control and organic lawn care.
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Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan: TRFN

RAJANPUR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan's Punjab province.“All
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Don't Let TPP Gut State Laws

Don't Let TPP Gut State Laws | sustainablity | Scoop.it
State laws and regulators are increasingly important as gridlock in Washington makes broad federal action on important issues an increasingly rare event. From environmental protection to civil rights to the minimum wage, the action is at the state level. Ironically, one thing that may get done soon in Washington is a trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific...
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What Happened to Obama’s Promise to Restore Scientific Integrity?

What Happened to Obama’s Promise to Restore Scientific Integrity? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Latham, PhD Pretty much every branch of the US government has had trouble implementing President Obama’s flagship scientific integrity policy. In 2011, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) appointed the scientist Dr. Paul Houser to be its first ever Officer of Scientific Integrity. Within a year he ...
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U.S. Forced to Import Corn as Shoppers Demand Organic Food

U.S. Forced to Import Corn as Shoppers Demand Organic Food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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by Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg NewsSource: Paul Townsend & OR Dept. of AgricultureWashington — A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S.
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NUCLEAR: Boxer continues to throw punches at NRC as her retirement looms

NUCLEAR: Boxer continues to throw punches at NRC as her retirement looms | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Sen. Barbara Boxer may not wield the Environment and Public Works Committee's gavel any longer, but that's not stopping the Californian from using her position as top Democrat to rail against nuclear regulators.
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Experts: Powering your home with batteries is going to get cheaper and cheaper

Experts: Powering your home with batteries is going to get cheaper and cheaper | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The optimist's case for a solar and battery powered energy future.
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World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe

World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In Kenya, the World Bank's in-house Inspection Panel found the bank violated its policies by failing to do enough to protect the Sengwer, an indigenous minority group in Kenya's western forests. Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners has found.
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Bird flu outbreak continues as flock of millions registers infection in Iowa

Bird flu outbreak continues as flock of millions registers infection in Iowa | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Discovery is worst case yet in US outbreak that has already led Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to authorize National Guard to help contain the disease
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University of Maine researcher awarded $4.9 million to study novel food safety technologies

University of Maine researcher awarded $4.9 million to study novel food safety technologies | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A University of Maine researcher has received a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop the novel approach of using ...
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It’s not just the Taj Mahal—pollution is ruining many other iconic monuments in India

It’s not just the Taj Mahal—pollution is ruining many other iconic monuments in India | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Save them now.
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Permaculture in Malawi: using food forests to prevent floods and hunger

Permaculture in Malawi: using food forests to prevent floods and hunger | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Permaculture projects in Malawi are developing sustainable food systems. It is time the development sector took this ‘marginal hippy movement’ seriously
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Pushing Earth beyond its natural limits - in pictures

Pushing Earth beyond its natural limits - in pictures | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reveal the current state of nine planetary boundaries, including freshwater use, land-system change and climate change in a new book Big World Small Planet
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians Denying Science Is ‘Beginning Of The End Of An Informed Democracy’

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians Denying Science Is ‘Beginning Of The End Of An Informed Democracy’ | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Starting this Monday, 4/20, Neil deGrasse Tyson will be appearing weekly in what may be the first late-night science talk show.
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Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The burgeoning interest in non-GMO foods has increased how much they get paid to grow crops.
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5 Ingredients That Should Have Never Been Approved By The FDA - Are You Eating Them?

5 Ingredients That Should Have Never Been Approved By The FDA - Are You Eating Them? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
5 Ingredients That Should Have Never Been Approved By The FDA - Are You Eating Them?
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The Power Of Human Resilience After Major Disasters-- And The Importance Of Community

The Power Of Human Resilience After Major Disasters-- And The Importance Of Community | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Researchers had the unique chance to measure the "happiness" of vulnerable New Orleans residents before and after Hurricane Katrina. The...
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