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“Nature Deficit Disorder” Gaining Wider Acceptance | Earth Day Network

“Nature Deficit Disorder” Gaining Wider Acceptance | Earth Day Network | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"In 2005, Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to better explain the growing concerns and ramifications associated with a person’s prolonged separation from nature. Louv focused the majority of his attention on children in his bestseller book, “Last Child in the Woods,” and there’s good reason why: American children now spend 90% of their time indoors according to the EPA."

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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA) | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.
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delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:00 AM

In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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How To Encourage Wildlife into Your Garden | Gardeners Tips

How To Encourage Wildlife into Your Garden | Gardeners Tips | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Some useful tips to encourage birds, insects, frogs and small mammals into your garden.

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Consuming unsustainably — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Consuming unsustainably — European Environment Agency (EEA) | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Key message: A major reason why consumption negatively affects the environment and causes over-use of resources is because the costs to society of environmental and resource degradation are not fully reflected in the prices of goods and services.
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‘Emergency’ on a global scale - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

‘Emergency’ on a global scale - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

London - Leading scientists have called on the upcoming Rio Summit to grapple with environmental ills that they said pointed to “a humanitarian emergency on a global scale.”

In a “State of the Planet” declaration issued after a four-day conference, the scientists said Earth was now facing unprecedented challenges, from water stress, pollution and species loss to spiralling demands for food.

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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
As a teenager, Jadav Payeng began planting trees on a barren sandbar in India. 30 years later, it's home to a sprawling forest.

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Plants' 'spring switch' revealed

Plants' 'spring switch' revealed | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified the genetic "switch" that triggers the flowering process in plants as they respond to warmer temperatures.
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Why bees & biodiversity benefit from indigenous wildflowers - Green Living - The Ecologist

Why bees & biodiversity benefit from indigenous wildflowers - Green Living - The Ecologist | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Filling your garden with wildflowers helps honeybees and butterflies, and creates a relaxed mood.

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SAHFOS - Marine Litter

SAHFOS - Marine Litter | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"From the presence of microplastics recorded on CPR samples it is clear that microplastics are widely distributed in the North-East Atlantic with their frequency increasing towards the coasts (particularly in the southern North Sea)."

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Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move

Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
How can you map the world to show global datasets in an immediately compelling and clear way?
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La France manque déjà d'eau en ce début de printemps (France is already lacking in water at this beginning of Spring)

La France manque déjà d'eau en ce début de printemps (France is already lacking in water at this beginning of Spring) | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"L'Hexagone est marqué par un début de sécheresse, en raison de pluies largement déficitaires cet hiver et de températures supérieures à la normale." (France has been hit by the beginning of a drought due to a widespread lack of winter rain and higher than usual temperatures.)

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Subtle poison

Subtle poison | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
IN THE winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason.
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pdjmoo's curator insight, July 26, 2013 7:49 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

Heidi Moreno's curator insight, January 3, 9:50 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

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FAO: Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water

FAO: Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

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The Renaissance of the Family Farm

The Renaissance of the Family Farm | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Scott Trautman is a first-generation American farmer who, with his family, has created a thriving farm that is unique in its philosophy.

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New chemicals piling up in environment

New chemicals piling up in environment | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
WINDSOR, Ont. -- New flame retardants meant to replace their toxic predecessors are showing up in the air around the Great Lakes in increasing concentrations and travelling as far north as the Arctic.
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Agroforestry reducing farmer vulnerability to climate change in Kenya | CGIAR Climate

Agroforestry reducing farmer vulnerability to climate change in Kenya | CGIAR Climate | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Through evaluating agroforestry in Kenya, scholar Henry Neufeldt and graduate student Tannis Thorlakson found that it is indeed a valuable tool in helping farmers improve their farm productivity, off-farm incomes, wealth and the environmental...

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Lofty ambitions: why green roofs are the future of urban gardening - Green Living - The Ecologist

Lofty ambitions: why green roofs are the future of urban gardening - Green Living - The Ecologist | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Run out of space in your garden?Look to higher ground and you’ll find an eco-friendly solution...
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PAEPARD: AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT: PLANET UNDER PRESSURE 2012

PAEPARD: AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT: PLANET UNDER PRESSURE 2012 | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

26–29 March. London, UK. An unprecedented mixture of scientists, social scientists, industry leaders and decision makers is what the Planet Under Pressure conference in London hoped to achieve — in the quest for solutions to Earth's acute environmental problems.

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Woodland Trust Media Centre - Good farmers plant trees

Woodland Trust Media Centre - Good farmers plant trees | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Good farmers plant treesNew report shows how tree shelter belts can help support crop yields in times of drought...
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Consumerism and the Family Farm

Consumerism and the Family Farm | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

The family farm is all but disappearing from the American landscape—and with it a unique and vital breed: the independent farmer.

"... The consumer ... wants a plentiful supply of everything any time of year. You do that by genetically breeding apples that are a little bit harder, don’t bruise, and are a little bit shinier. Nature is not forgiving, however, so it’s also going to be a bit less juicy and a bit less tasty. Then you’re going to have to dip it in some type of fungicide before you ship it 3,000 miles. In addition, to produce the apple at prices you need in order to survive, you might have to use a chemical so it falls off earlier and is far cheaper to pick. And suddenly it is no longer a natural apple. ..."

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Planning and creating a wildlife-friendly garden

Planning and creating a wildlife-friendly garden | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"A good wildlife garden is more than just a corner of a garden left to go wild. Whether you are creating a new wildlife garden, or have an established one, think of it as a nature reserve and you are the warden."

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Improving Garden Biodiversity Top Ten Tips | Gardeners Tips

Improving Garden Biodiversity Top Ten Tips | Gardeners Tips | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Every garden has the potential to do more for biodiversity. It need not cost and it may be fun to improve the biodiversity in your garden. Just undertaking one item from the following top ten tips will help.

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Common antibacterial agent called harmful to environment - Technology & Science - CBC News

Common antibacterial agent called harmful to environment - Technology & Science - CBC News | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
A government study has found that a common anti-bacterial agent found in everything from toothpaste to toys is harmful to the environment, but safe for humans.
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IUCN - Habitat loss blamed for more species decline

IUCN - Habitat loss blamed for more species decline | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Habitat loss is having a serious impact on Europe’s butterflies, beetles and dragonflies.
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Science and Environment: The Missing Dots

Science and Environment: The Missing Dots | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Stanford symposium Connecting the Dots looks for connections between agriculture, energy and the environment as population grows.
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