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Climate change is good for you, says ultra-conservative Heartland Institute

Climate change is good for you, says ultra-conservative Heartland Institute | sustainablity | Scoop.it
New study by thinktank funded by Koch brothers aims to debunk authoritative UN climate change report For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a...
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Minnesota rain gardens go big to fight pollution, reuse water

Minnesota rain gardens go big to fight pollution, reuse water | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Minnesota cities use rain gardens and other "green infrastructure" to keep stormwater from polluting lakes and rivers. Inver Grove Heights is putting that science to use on a massive scale.
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Local farmers: education needed regarding pesticides

It may seem harmless.There are bugs on a plant in a private garden and the owner sprays a pesticide on that one spot. But what happens if the chemicals
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Fossil fuel companies impose more in climate costs than they make in profits

Climate change impacts exceed fossil fuel profits.
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Leave Your Lawn for Life on the Urban Farm

Leave Your Lawn for Life on the Urban Farm | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Replacing green yards with vegetable gardens saves water and puts food on the table, say government agencies promoting urban farming to fight the drought.
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Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak

Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak | sustainablity | Scoop.it
by Rob Wallace The notion of a neoliberal Ebola is so beyond the pale as to send leading lights in ecology and health into apoplectic fits. Here’s one of
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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust 'Organic' From China

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust 'Organic' From China | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Following numerous food scandals in China, many victimized Chinese have turned to organics as a safer alternative. But is China's "organic" actually safe?
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Time-lapse captures the 'freaky beauty' of blooming Echinopsis cacti

Time-lapse captures the 'freaky beauty' of blooming Echinopsis cacti | sustainablity | Scoop.it
There are many exquisite succulent plants out there, but none are quite as spectacular as those belonging to the Echinopsis genus.
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Negotiating and fighting for a binding treaty on business and human rights

Negotiating and fighting for a binding treaty on business and human rights | sustainablity | Scoop.it
States met in Geneva earlier this month to discuss a binding treaty on business and human rights. Phil Bloomer argues that NGOs need to push governments to commit
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Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry

Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry | sustainablity | Scoop.it
California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.
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Farming on a Tenth of an Acre in Town

Farming on a Tenth of an Acre in Town | sustainablity | Scoop.it
You do not have to have “land” to farm. You can farm where ever you are. A 10th of an acre is enough and, on some days, more than you would want to can handle. Make the best use of your space, care for your soil, be thrifty with water and enjoy the garden and the fruits of your labor.
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Prepare farms for the future

Prepare farms for the future | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Scientists must work closely with farmers to ensure that agriculture can stand up to the ravages of climate change.
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This scientist might end animal cruelty—unless GMO hardliners stop him

This scientist might end animal cruelty—unless GMO hardliners stop him | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Scott Fahrenkrug thinks he can tweak farm animals' genes to make them happier and healthier.
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Clean Weed: Inside an ‘Organic’ Marijuana Farm

Clean Weed: Inside an ‘Organic’ Marijuana Farm | sustainablity | Scoop.it
SoFresh Farms, in Canby, Oregon, is not what I expect. When I finally find it, on an out-of-the-way gravel road, I’m struck by how ordinary this rural neighborhood is. There’s a produce farm on one side; a man raising Longhorn cattle on the other. Magnificent Mount Hood dominates the skyline. Other than the 8-foot-high wooden... Read More
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Organic farming has the best credentials for an adequate sustainable food supply | Sustainable Food Supply Foundation

Organic farming has the best credentials for an adequate sustainable food supply | Sustainable Food Supply Foundation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Swiss Army Moo-ves Over A Million Gallons Of Water To Thirsty Mountain Cattle During Heatwave

Swiss Army Moo-ves Over A Million Gallons Of Water To Thirsty Mountain Cattle During Heatwave | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Switzerland has made an a-moo-zing effort to help its bovine population. A recent heat wave in the country’s Jura mountains, resulted in some very thirsty cows, but the Swiss military has come to their
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Research Shows Effect of Compost on Weed, Seed Germination

Research Shows Effect of Compost on Weed, Seed Germination | sustainablity | Scoop.it
July 24, 2015 - Can compost supply crops with nutrients and fight weeds? Weeds are one of the top challenges for organic crop producers. Researcher Dr. Gladis Zinati set out in her OFRF project to look for a new practical solution for organic weed management: compost extracts. Zinati just completed her project at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA looking at whether compost extracts could reduce weed seed germination. The study found that different types of compost vary in their ability to sup
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Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S. | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Construction begins on a new clean energy project off the coast of Rhode Island.
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Climate change hitting where it hurts: your wine - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald

Climate change hitting where it hurts: your wine - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Spend a day at a wine grape growers' summit and, among many other things, you're left with no doubt about the reality of climate change.
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Farming May Have Started Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought

Farming May Have Started Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Researchers have found evidence of plant cultivation at a 23,000-year-old site.
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Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource

Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Today's technology makes yesterday's most basic, manual tasks -- like cleaning an intricate set of pipes -- a whiz. But it also creates its own challenges when it comes to recovering precious resources and reducing your carbon footprint.
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Who can label Frankenfood?

Who can label Frankenfood? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
There have been ill-conceived attempts in various states, including California, to require special labels on genetically modified food. Such laws are not warranted by science or logic. There has been no proof found of harm to human health from bioengineered food. And while it's true that there are valid questions about how herbicide-resistant genetically modified food affects the environment, the U.S. doesn't usually require labels about these issues. There are no laws, for example, requiring fo
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Factory Farm Runoff Is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer - Rural America

Factory Farm Runoff Is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer - Rural America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Big Organic Farming Operations Not So Green, Warns Study

Big Organic Farming Operations Not So Green, Warns Study | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Organic farming operations that grow to commercial size may be contributing more greenhouse gases than they think, finds new research.
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