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Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian

Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 21, 6:21 PM
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Why U.N. Goal of Protecting 10 Percent of Oceans Won't Be Met by 2020

Why U.N. Goal of Protecting 10 Percent of Oceans Won't Be Met by 2020 | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Protecting 10 percent of the ocean by 2020 was a baby step toward creating a healthier ocean. One study found we're not even half way there.
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9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic

9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
So easy!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 27, 8:28 PM

Did you know that you can cut back on using plastic to help the environment, your health, and animals? It’s heartening to read other articles describing this environmental issue.

 

People are starting to wake up and take action on their own. You can join them.

 

Health Tips:

 

Bring your own utensils, stainless steel or glass bottles, glass straw or ask for one. Use natural fibers for shopping bags and clothing.

 

Do your best to buy items and food that is not packaged in plastic. Petition brands to stop using plastic packaging.

 

If you live in a State that has a river or ocean, volunteer for clean-up days.

 

Read more about “9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Dominique Mosbergen.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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A frightening new NASA study finds that sea levels are rising faster

A frightening new NASA study finds that sea levels are rising faster | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Happy Friday? A recent study looked at 25 years of NASA and European satellite data and figured out that global sea levels aren’t just rising; they are rising dramatically. The study, “Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era,” published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in February, shows that …
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Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists.
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The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

The man risking his life to save pink dolphins | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.
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All Renewables Will Be Cost Competitive With Fossil Fuels by 2020

All Renewables Will Be Cost Competitive With Fossil Fuels by 2020 | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Generating electricity from renewable energy sources is not only better for the environment compared to fossil fuels—it soon will also be consistently cheaper.
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Those viral pictures of snow in the Sahara are real

Those viral pictures of snow in the Sahara are real | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Satellites captured shots of the rare snowfall from space
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World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Could Send Power to Five Countries

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Could Send Power to Five Countries | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The Netherlands is planning to build the largest offshore wind farm on Earth by 2027, with 30 gigawatts capacity—enough power for a city of 20 million people.
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Mexico's Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Mexico's Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority for the Obama State Department under Hillary Clinton. Mexico is now facing its own Standing Rock-like moment as the Yaqui Tribe challenges Sempra Energy's Agua Prieta pipeline between Arizona and the Mexican state of Senora. The Yaquis in the village of Loma de Bacum claim that the Mexican government has failed to consult with them adequately, as required by Mexican law.
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Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban Upheld by Appeals Court | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across 1 million acres of public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon.
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Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill

Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
An investigation into the causes of the recent TransCanada Keystone pipeline oil spill on November 16 has raised serious questions about the widespread use of weights on pipelines, regulators have revealed.

To be more specific, a report from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration stated that the recent Keystone oil spill in South Dakota may have been caused by a weight that was put in place during the construction of the pipeline back in 2008.

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'Godfather of Coral' still diving at 72

'Godfather of Coral' still diving at 72 | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species
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The Tiniest Pieces Of Plastic Are Threatening The Ocean's Largest Creatures

The Tiniest Pieces Of Plastic Are Threatening The Ocean's Largest Creatures | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Even though they're smaller than 5 millimeters, microplastics are causing a huge problem for oceans and the environment. Most recently, scientists are concerned

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 24, 2:50 PM

Did you know that tiny pieces of plastic known as microplastics are harming marine animals? These beautiful large creatures are consuming tiny plastic at alarming rates through pollution and smaller fish they ingest.

 

These plastic pieces can cause internal damage and block nutrient absorption. The chemicals in the plastic can create their set of problems.

 

Health Tips:

 

Do your part to end plastic consumption. Bring your own utensils and plates.

 

Carry glass jars and/or stainless steel water bottles. Bring your own glass straws if you use them. tell your fave restaurant to stop using plastic straws and other items.

 

Support companies who are reusing plastic to create new recycled products. Petition your legislators and local government to ban plastic bags.

 

Buy products in glass containers. Limit your purchases of products encased in plastic packaging.

 

Read more about “The Tiniest Pieces of Plastic Are Threatening the Ocean’s Largest Creatures” from www.care2.com by Alice Graef.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Hidden Penguin Mega-Colonies Discovered in Antarctica

Hidden Penguin Mega-Colonies Discovered in Antarctica | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The discovery strengthens the case for protecting the waters around the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Half of world's oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal | Environment | The Guardian

Half of world's oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal | Environment | The Guardian | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels shows commercial fishing now covers a greater surface area than agriculture

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Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels'

Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels' | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Energy storage for home use is about to become more commonplace. Investors will increasingly look towards renewable energy storage solutions rather than supply.
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Monsanto's Roundup Destroys Healthy Microbes in Humans and in Soils

Monsanto's Roundup Destroys Healthy Microbes in Humans and in Soils | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller could be causing more damage to our gut microbiome and overall health than we thought. The weedkille
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Tunji Akinseloyin's curator insight, January 26, 9:58 PM
Whoever thought Roundup was healthy should have had his brain examined
This toxin has been sprayed on foods that we consume for years
And Monsanto have profited handsomely-at your expense!

And for years we have been told that it is safe
But if a pesticide kills pests, is it farfetched to also assume it kills soil bacteria?
These nitrogen fixing bacteria are vital for a healthy plant
It's no wonder then that most of the foods we eat nowadays are devoid of nutrients
We eat more bulk with less nutrient. So we eat more
The worldwide obesity epidemic is prove of that

But the story gets worse.
Now we are told this industrial waste, Roundup also kills human gut bacteria
Gut bacteria are involved in so many reactions in the body
These gut bacteria are involved in  immunity, digestion, mood, brain function etc

The immune function of these gut bacteria are now more important than ever before
There is a flu crisis going on now
A few people-young and old, have died from this.
Now comes this research about Roundup
This will further damage our immune system, making us more vulnerable to even more diseases

But don't bet on this toxin being banned anytime soon
Monsanto have friends in high places and deep pockets

YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!
That means you have to take your health into your own hands

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'Clean Energy Is a Fundamental Civil Right': Major Campaign to Expand Access to Solar

'Clean Energy Is a Fundamental Civil Right': Major Campaign to Expand Access to Solar | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The NAACP is launching a major environmental justice campaign—the "Solar Equity Initiative"—on Jan. 13 to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
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In Alabama, a Cleanup Unearths Toxins—and Scandal

In Alabama, a Cleanup Unearths Toxins—and Scandal | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Even today, the surrounding industries release more than 1.5 million pounds of toxic byproducts a year, including tens of thousands of pounds from each of the
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Record year for US natural disasters

Record year for US natural disasters | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Fires, hurricanes and other weather and climate disasters last year cost the US around $306bn in losses.
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100 Days After Hurricane Maria, 1.5 Million American Citizens in Puerto Rico Still Have No Power

100 Days After Hurricane Maria, 1.5 Million American Citizens in Puerto Rico Still Have No Power | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Around half of Puerto Ricans—more than 1.5 million people—remain without power 100 days since Hurricane Maria hit the island, according to official figures.
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The World Bank will stop fossil fuel financing beginning in 2019

The World Bank will stop fossil fuel financing beginning in 2019 | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
During the One Planet summit in December, the World Bank announced it would stop financing upstream oil and gas projects, outside of exceptional cases.
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While America Focuses on Tax Bill, Congress Quietly Tries to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil Drilling

While America Focuses on Tax Bill, Congress Quietly Tries to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil Drilling | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The Senate has passed a Republican tax package containing a provision to authorize oil drilling on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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