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Sustainable, Inclusive Agriculture with Fairtrasa

Sustainable, Inclusive Agriculture with Fairtrasa | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Focus: Agriculture Location: South America “Do you know where your fruit comes from?” tells the story of Fairtrasa, a pioneering social enterprise founded by Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year ...
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Myth and Reality: Organic Versus Non-Organic Food and Farming

Myth and Reality: Organic Versus Non-Organic Food and Farming

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These 3 Urban Farms Provide the Formerly Incarcerated an Opportunity to Grow - NationSwell

These 3 Urban Farms Provide the Formerly Incarcerated an Opportunity to Grow - NationSwell | sustainablity | Scoop.it
These 3 Urban Farms Provide the Formerly Incarcerated an Opportunity to Grow
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You can't argue with the benefits of urban farming. Not only does it provide fresh, local food, but it also helps to unite a community.
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Designing Tattnall Square Park's Rain Gardens

Designing Tattnall Square Park's Rain Gardens | sustainablity | Scoop.it
When the Friends of Tattnall Square Park first teamed up with Mercer engineering students to help to design a rain garden, we had no idea that the road to success would take months of planning, changes, revisions, and tweaking.read more...
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The Cities That Spend The Most On Bike Lanes Later Reap The Most Reward

The Cities That Spend The Most On Bike Lanes Later Reap The Most Reward | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Investing in a network of fully separated bike lanes could save cities huge sums in the long-term. But too little investment in wimpy infrastructure could actually decrease enthusiasm for cycling.
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‘This is a huge success story’: 2 Maine scientists say acid rain effects reversing much faster than expected

‘This is a huge success story’: 2 Maine scientists say acid rain effects reversing much faster than expected | sustainablity | Scoop.it
UNITY, Maine — Two Maine scientists are celebrating good news about the environment, after a decades-long study has shown that the negative effects of acid rain have been reversed much faster than expected. Steve Kahl, a sustainability professor at Unity College, said Thursday that the study looked at lakes throughout [...]
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Permaculture Emerges From the Underground

Permaculture Emerges From the Underground | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The eco-ideology known as permaculture has entered the mainstream.
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Bethlehem: 'No matter how many olive trees they destroy, will will plant more!'

Bethlehem: 'No matter how many olive trees they destroy, will will plant more!' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Since 1967, Israeli soldiers and 'settlers' in occupied Palestine have destroyed 800,000 olive trees in an attempt to force Palestinian farmers from their land, writes Megan Perry. 'Our response to this injustice will never be with violence, and we will never give up and leave.'
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How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty

How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Before Zaida Ramos joined Cooperative Home Care Associates, she was raising her daughter on public assistance, shuttling between dead-end office jobs, and not making ends meet. “I earned in a week what my family spent in a day,” she recalled.
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Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?

Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.
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Green Buildings and Architecture Changes | Sustainable Cities Collective

Green Buildings and Architecture Changes | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainablity | Scoop.it
“Sustainable City” may be a buzzword these days, but it’s a buzzword with substance. The number of buildings featuring green innovations is growing at a phenomenal rate. Here are some of the top trends for urban sustainable architecture in 2014.
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The ACLU Released A Terrifying Report On All The Military Weapons US Cops Have…

The ACLU Released A Terrifying Report On All The Military Weapons US Cops Have… | sustainablity | Scoop.it
From Business Advisor The town of Ferguson, Missouri saw massive riots this weekend in response to the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, and cops showed up with a heavily armed SWAT team.
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Dr Herbert: Field-Realistic Doses of Glyphosate Lead to Honeybee Starvation

Dr Herbert: Field-Realistic Doses of Glyphosate Lead to Honeybee Starvation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology establishes a link between the world’s most sold herbicide Roundup and the dramatic decline in honeybee (Apis mellifera) populations in North American and Europe that lead to the coining...
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Solar farm powering remote Indigenous community receives $4.6m boost

Solar farm powering remote Indigenous community receives $4.6m boost | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Upgrade of Doomadgee farm in north-west Queensland could generate enough energy to cover local needs, says Arena boss
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Biotech firms sue local Hawaii government for protecting citizens and environment from GMOs

Biotech firms sue local Hawaii government for protecting citizens and environment from GMOs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Biotech firms sue local Hawaii government for protecting citizens and environment from GMOs

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Midwest Nonprofit Gives Voice to Women Farmers

Midwest Nonprofit Gives Voice to Women Farmers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Bridget Holcomb, newly appointed executive director of the non-profit Women, Food & Agriculture, has always been interested in issues concerning sustainability.
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Chido Govera: transforming lives in rural Africa by growing mushrooms

Chido Govera: transforming lives in rural Africa by growing mushrooms | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Orphaned at the age of seven, Chido Govera escaped a life of poverty and abuse in rural Zimbabwe. Now she's an activist, travelling the world to help others change their livesWhen she was 10 years old, Chido Govera was offered a way out.
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How Crony Capitalism and Deregulation Poisoned Toledo's Water

How Crony Capitalism and Deregulation Poisoned Toledo's Water | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Like other water-related crises this year in West Virginia and Detroit, the poisoning of Toledo's water is tied to corruption at the highest levels of state government by corporate special interests.
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Permaculture Emerges From the Underground

Permaculture Emerges From the Underground | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The eco-ideology known as permaculture has entered the mainstream.
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Michael Pollan: The problem with monocultures

Michael Pollan: The problem with monocultures | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Michael Pollan explains that if farmers are only growing one or two crops, that means people are only eating one or two crops, which does not make for a healthy diet.
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How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse. 
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You will not believe what Upworthy can teach the media about sustainability

You will not believe what Upworthy can teach the media about sustainability | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The worst case scenario news story is less likely to inspire positive action or go viral, and could be delaying political decision making around sustainability
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Mutant fish in the Susquehanna River | Al Jazeera America

Mutant fish in the Susquehanna River | Al Jazeera America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Smallmouth bass with grotesque open sores have been discovered in Pennsylvania'€™s sick waterway
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Protesters occupy Cuadrillas proposed fracking site in Blackpool

Protesters occupy Cuadrillas proposed fracking site in Blackpool | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Field in Flyde area turned into a protest camp as locals and campaigning groups prepare for mass action on Sunday Continue reading...
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Alleged Illegal GM Rice Trial on Chinese Students Leads to Leukemia Boom

Alleged Illegal GM Rice Trial on Chinese Students Leads to Leukemia Boom | sustainablity | Scoop.it
According to reports from Huazhong Agricultural University in China, an alleged illegal GM rice trial on the University students has led to an incidence rate of acute leukemia of up to three times the normal rate in China.
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SeaWorld Stock Nosedives As ‘Blackfish’ Impacts Profits

SeaWorld Stock Nosedives As ‘Blackfish’ Impacts Profits | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In January, SeaWorld Entertainment was blustering ...
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