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Renewables Outpace Nuclear All Over the World » EcoWatch

Renewables Outpace Nuclear All Over the World » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As nuclear projects run into long delays and huge cost overruns, solar and wind power are falling in price. Renewables now supply more than 19 percent of global pr
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California Will Need 11 Trillion Gallons of Water to End Epic Drought, NASA Says

California Will Need 11 Trillion Gallons of Water to End Epic Drought, NASA Says | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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by Andrew FreedmanSource: NRCSForget about the possibility that a single “atmospheric river” storm could end California’s worst drought in at least 1,200 years, NASA researchers said Tuesday.
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Birds Are Avoiding Offshore Wind Farms, Study Finds

Birds Are Avoiding Offshore Wind Farms, Study Finds | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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A new report by a leading bird research institute in the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds were likely to alter their flight paths in order to avoid collision with offshore wind farms.
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Protect Seed Libraries - Cornucopia Institute

Protect Seed Libraries - Cornucopia Institute | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Legalize Seeds Source: Polly Alida After Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture adopted a policy restricting the Simpson Seed Library in Mechanicsburg, P
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Families Forced to Flee Their Homes From Out-of-Control Leak at Fracking Well » EcoWatch

Families Forced to Flee Their Homes From Out-of-Control Leak at Fracking Well » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Families in eastern Ohio were evacuated from their homes as an out-of-control gas leak at a fracking site continued for days, merely the latest in a series
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Back to the future: Scientists want 'rewilded' crops to boost agriculture

Back to the future: Scientists want 'rewilded' crops to boost agriculture | sustainablity | Scoop.it
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists should re-wild food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a
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Wind and solar are much less financially risky than other power projects

Wind and solar are much less financially risky than other power projects | sustainablity | Scoop.it
What kind of electricity projects most often go over budget? Two recent studies dig into the question and find some surprising answers.
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3.6 Degrees of Uncertainty

3.6 Degrees of Uncertainty | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Science and observation have raised questions of whether the limit of a 2 degrees Celsius temperature increase, a basis of climate negotiations, is stringent enough.
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'It's like spiritual genocide': CSG miner faces fresh fight to drill Indigenous heritage site

'It's like spiritual genocide': CSG miner faces fresh fight to drill Indigenous heritage site | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Leader of Djungan clan in north Queensland says environmental impact on land around Ngarrabullgan was not explained to traditional owners. Now they have won the backing of both the Greens and Katter’s Australian party
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Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis?

Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it
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The True Root of Hunger: The Economics of Organic Farming

The True Root of Hunger: The Economics of Organic Farming | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, according to the U.N. World Food Programme. Yet there is a widespread misunderstanding of why this is.
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'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State

'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State | sustainablity | Scoop.it
It's official. New York state will ban fracking. After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited harm to public health as the key reason for the decision to announce an all-out ban. "The potential impacts of fracking on water, air, land resources, community and local services are significant," Cuomo said in a tweet just after the decision was made public.
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This glimpse into Mexican fruit and vegetable farms is heartbreaking

This glimpse into Mexican fruit and vegetable farms is heartbreaking | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Featuring child labor, low wages, and lots of pesticides.
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Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan. 1 - Food Safety News

Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan. 1 - Food Safety News | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan.
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A new children's book about urban farming features Will Allen

A new children's book about urban farming features Will Allen | sustainablity | Scoop.it
““There Grows the Neighborhood: Agriculture in the City” is the 12th “We Love to Learn” book from the Sharp Literacy organization. ”
“ Written by Mike Carriere, an associate professor at the Milwaukee...
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Tech can prevent huge food waste problems in developing countries

Tech can prevent huge food waste problems in developing countries | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Fresh produce worth £4.4bn is lost every year in India alone due to poor refrigeration, yet big business has not taken action
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China Approves Syngenta Biotech Corn

China Approves Syngenta Biotech Corn | sustainablity | Scoop.it
China’s Ministry of Agriculture approved a controversial biotech corn product that has been blamed for the collapse of U.S. corn exports to the big Asian market.
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Derby the dog, born with deformed legs, can now run thanks to 3D printed prosthetics!

Derby the dog, born with deformed legs, can now run thanks to 3D printed prosthetics! | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Today's heart-warming story.
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Maine local food movement inspires credit union focused on small farms

Maine local food movement inspires credit union focused on small farms | sustainablity | Scoop.it
WHITEFIELD, Maine — The 100-acre organic farm that Rufus Percy and his wife started working a decade ago is mix of leased land, family land and mortgaged land. Finding used farm equipment took them as far as Ohio. The barn where they raise about 100 hogs a year was built [...]
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Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely'

Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In a move cheered by environmental groups, Chevron has put its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic "on hold indefinitely," the energy company said Wednesday. It had planned on drilling by 2020 in the Beaufort Sea, but in a letter to Canada's National Energy Board (NEB), Chevron cited "the level of economic uncertainty in the industry" for its decision, Reuters reports.
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VIDEO: Why The Guardian Censored One Of Its Top Journalists

VIDEO:  Why The Guardian Censored One Of Its Top Journalists | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Abby Martin interviews investigative journalist, Nafeez Ahmed, about what was not discussed in the torture report and his claims of censorship at the Guardian newspaper, where he used to work.
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Is fracking polluting the air?

Is fracking polluting the air? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Toxic air pollution from fracking causes a wide spectrum of health problems for Americans across the country, an environmental group charged in a report released Tuesday.
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FDA Proposed Food Safety Rules Threaten Small Farmers and Food Producers | Business Wire

FDA Proposed Food Safety Rules Threaten Small Farmers and Food Producers | Business Wire | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Seventy nonprofit organizations, along with more than 12,000 farmers, food businesses, and concerned individuals, submitted a joint letter today to th
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Indian man single-handedly plants a giant forest to save his island [video]

Indian man single-handedly plants a giant forest to save his island [video] | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Picture a forest bigger than New York's Central Park. Now imagine that one man planted the whole thing. In this video you'll meet the real life Johnny Appleseed who planted a huge forest to stop erosion on his island home.
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