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Tim Cook to Climate Change Deniers: Get Out of Apple Stock

Tim Cook to Climate Change Deniers: Get Out of Apple Stock | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a very public stand on the issue of climate change.
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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Butterfly Weed Seeds - Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed Seeds - Asclepias tuberosa | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the famous orange milkweed species native from Canada to Florida. Needs fast-draining soil and full sun. Perennial
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Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Researchers in Sweden have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including wood and spider silk.

Working with cellulose nanofibre (CNF), the essential building block of wood and other plant life, the researchers report that they have overcome the difficulty in translating the incredible mechanical properties of these nanofibres into larger, lightweight materials for use in airplanes, cars, furniture and other products.

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How Nature & Nurture Contribute To Addiction

How Nature & Nurture Contribute To Addiction | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what causes addiction? It’s a unique set of risk factors and influences — some genetic, others environmental. It’s rare for one thing to drive a person to addiction. Instead, it’s a simmering witch’s brew of nature mixed with nurture. Here's how they work together to encourage or discourage addiction.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 30, 9:41 PM

Is this basic common sense, or overly simplistic?  -Lon

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Everglades under threat as Florida's mangroves face death by rising sea level | Oliver Milman | Environment | TheGuardian.com

Everglades under threat as Florida's mangroves face death by rising sea level | Oliver Milman | Environment | TheGuardian.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Florida’s mangroves have been forced into a hasty retreat by sea level rise and now face being drowned, imperiling coastal communities and the prized Everglades wetlands, researchers have found.

Mangroves in south-east Florida in an area studied by the researchers have been on a “death march” inland as they edge away from the swelling ocean but have now hit a manmade levee and are likely to be submerged by water within 30 years, according to the Florida International University analysis.

“There’s nowhere left for them to go,” said Dr Randall Parkinson, a coastal geologist at FIU. “They are done. The sea will continue to rise and the question now is whether they will be replaced by open water. I think they will.

“The outlook is pretty grim. What’s mind boggling is that we are facing the inundation of south Florida this century..

 

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Hawaii Approves Bill Banning Sunscreen Believed To Kill Coral Reefs | Vanessa Romo | The Two-Way | NPR.org

Hawaii Approves Bill Banning Sunscreen Believed To Kill Coral Reefs | Vanessa Romo | The Two-Way | NPR.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing chemicals they say are contributing to the destruction of the state's coral reefs and other ocean life.

If signed by Gov. David Ige, it will make Hawaii the first state in the country to pass such a law and will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

"Amazingly, this is a first-in-the-world law," state Sen. Mike Gabbard, who introduced the bill, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "So, Hawaii is definitely on the cutting edge by banning these dangerous chemicals in sunscreens."

 

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Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist to EPA’s No. 2 Job - Bloomberg

Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist to EPA’s No. 2 Job - Bloomberg | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A former lobbyist for one of the largest U.S. coal mining companies won confirmation to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s No. 2 official.
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Russia state of emergency as toxic dump fumes hit town near Moscow

Russia state of emergency as toxic dump fumes hit town near Moscow | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Thousands of Volokolamsk residents have been protesting over foul air from a landfill site.
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FACT CHECK: Rhinos and Elephants Are Getting Pink Horns to Prevent Poaching?

FACT CHECK: Rhinos and Elephants Are Getting Pink Horns to Prevent Poaching? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Does a photograph depict a rhino that was given a pink horn to prevent poaching?
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How Can You Tell If a Recipe Is Healthy?

How Can You Tell If a Recipe Is Healthy? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Finding a recipe online is easier than ever, but how can you be sure it's healthy? Follow these tips for finding nutritious recipes and making your favorite recipes healthier.

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Transylvanian Hobbit hotel is built out of clay and sand

Transylvanian Hobbit hotel is built out of clay and sand | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The charming cob castle, Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor (Clay Castle of the Valley of Fairies), will soon be open for guests.
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LA: Federal Judge Blocks Construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline | EarthJustice.org

LA: Federal Judge Blocks Construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline | EarthJustice.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Federal District Court Judge Shelly Dick halted the construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP) across the Atchafalaya Basin. Today’s decision grants a preliminary injunction to prevent ongoing irreparable harm to this ecological treasure while a lawsuit, filed Jan. 11, is being heard.

Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.

Judge Dick found that the lawsuit filed by several groups—Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association (West), Gulf Restoration Network, Waterkeeper Alliance and Sierra Club, represented by lawyers with Earthjustice—raises serious concerns and that the 162-mile pipeline would irreparably harm the Atchafalaya Basin.

The groups recently presented live testimony during a hearing showing that the ancient cypress and tupelo trees slated to be turned into mulch while the pipeline right-of-way is being cleared would never return, including evidence that these old-growth trees are the Noah's Ark of the swamp—providing habitat for migratory birds, bears, bats and numerous other wildlife.


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Cottage Cheese Is the Healthy Food Swap You've Been Missing

Cottage Cheese Is the Healthy Food Swap You've Been Missing | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
You can use cottage cheese as a healthy swap in some of your favorite recipes to get a lighter version with more protein.

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Les experts européens confirment les risques des néonicotinoïdes pour les abeilles (abonnés)

Les experts européens confirment les risques des néonicotinoïdes pour les abeilles (abonnés) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Dans une série de rapports rendus publics mercredi, l’Autorité européenne de sécurité des aliments estime que trois molécules présentes dans des insecticides sont un risque pour les abeilles.

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Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies? - The New York Times

Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies? - The New York Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male mice in ways that later boost the thinking skills of their offspring. Could the same be true of men?

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Les eaux glacées du calcul égoïste -- Pari gagné, Paris baigné, mais Paris inondé, puis asséché!

Les eaux glacées du calcul égoïste -- Pari gagné, Paris baigné, mais Paris inondé, puis asséché! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

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Obama’s calorie rule kicks in thanks to Trump

Obama’s calorie rule kicks in thanks to Trump | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
An oft-forgotten provision of Obamacare is being pushed over the finish line by Trump’s FDA.
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In worst case scenario, the trees in big parts of Canada's boreal forest 'will probably die,' says federal scientist | Carl Meyer | NationalObserver.com

In worst case scenario, the trees in big parts of Canada's boreal forest 'will probably die,' says federal scientist | Carl Meyer | NationalObserver.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Large portions of Canada’s vast boreal forest could be at risk of dying off by the end of the century, as climate change will dramatically aggravate the risk of wildfires, drought and insect infestations, say government scientists in a groundbreaking new study.

Even by mid-century, parts of Canada’s 270-million hectares of boreal forest that purifies water and air, regulates the climate and stores carbon will already be at heightened risk of devastating fires like the ones seen in Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016, the Northwest Territories in 2014 and the James Bay area in 2013, according to scientists in the Canadian Forest Service.

 

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A Trump Plan To Nationalize Coal Plants Could Be A Surprise Gift To Climate Hawks

A Trump Plan To Nationalize Coal Plants Could Be A Surprise Gift To Climate Hawks | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It could be time to start talking seriously about nationalizing and decommissioning fossil fuel companies.
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School lunches around the world with pictures -- Parenting Without Borders

School lunches around the world with pictures -- Parenting Without Borders | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Children eat an important meal at school each day: lunch. Here's a look at what lunchtime looks like for kids around the world and how this quintessential meal impacts their health.

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inFact: Plastic Water Bottles

They say leaving your plastic water bottle in the car will heat it up and leach toxins into the water. Should you be concerned? http://infactvideo.com/ I

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Genetic study shows explosion of diversity in fish after end-Cretaceous mass extinction

Genetic study shows explosion of diversity in fish after end-Cretaceous mass extinction | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from several institutions across the U.S. has found evidence suggesting that there was an explosion of diversity in fish after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. In their paper published in the journa
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A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
None of these workouts requires a gym membership. Most are low-impact (meaning good for your joints) and have benefits for your heart and brain too.
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Promising First Step Towards New Cancer Treatment

Promising First Step Towards New Cancer Treatment | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The oxygen we breathe is, of course, vital to life, but it can also cause harm. During the natural metabolism that takes place in the cell, small amounts of variants of oxygen compounds, known as “reactive oxygen species”, or “ROS“, are formed. These can damage proteins and DNA. The phenomenon is known as “oxidative stress” …
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Add These Nutrient-Dense Foods Into Your Daily Diet For A Happier, Healthier Heart

Add These Nutrient-Dense Foods Into Your Daily Diet For A Happier, Healthier Heart | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
February is American Heart Month & we've rounded out nine foods you can incorporate into your everyday diet for a healthier heart.

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China Reassigned 60,000 Soldiers to Help Plant Trees!

China Reassigned 60,000 Soldiers to Help Plant Trees! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In a pretty incredible move for the planet, China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees and increase the country’s forest coverage. The move is part of China's plan to plant at least 32,400 square miles of trees by the end of 2018 to help tackle pollution.
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