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15 crops that are already saving the world.

by Danielle Neirenberg. Potatoes may seem fairly humble, but there are more than 4,500 species of potato in the world. Likewise, there are at least 1,000 pepper plant varieties, 7,500 tomato species, and 7,500 known apple varieties worldwide. However, the incredible variety of the planet’s ... keep reading

Written by Danielle Neirenberg in November 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Food (2 comments)

Hundreds of campaign groups walk out of the Warsaw climate negotiations

  Opening statement by the President of COP19 Mr. Marcin Korolec (UNclimatechange/flickr) Groups including Oxfam International, the International Trade Union Confederation, ActionAid International, WWF,, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace International left the Polish Capital on Thursday in protest over slow speed and lack of and lack of ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Economics, Politics & Government

Deforestation in the Amazon increases.

A recent article by the BBC indicates that deforestation in the Amazon is increasing. The Brazilian government says deforestation in the Amazon increased in the year from August 2012 to July 2013 by 28%.    This is in stark contrast to the stats from last year when the country reported the ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

UK wind demonstration farm gets green light.

Manufacturers and developers of wind turbines will be able to study construction methods, issues with the supply change, maintenance and more once the UK's largest offshore wind demonstration site is completed. The UK's National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has been given the green light to construct a grid ... keep reading

Written by Leigh Stringer in November 2013, about Clean Technologies, Water

Small US power companies discover solar

One of New York’s largest utilities will save $84 million by paying developers to put solar panels on the roofs of buildings. And it's not alone, Maria Galucci from Inside Climate News reports. A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small ... keep reading

Written by Maria Galucci in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Solar

More research in the Pacific could lead to thousands of new products.

The untapped potential of marine micro-organisms in the Pacific is massive. Not much research has been done either- but these bacteria could provide solutions from cosmetics, to medicines and biodegradable plastics. Bernard Costa is a Polynesian bio-chemist who established the first biotech company in French Polynesia. Pacific Biotech and three ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Environment & Wildlife

Solar energy improved by sound.

A curious study by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London has found that the music that inspires so many of us may exercise too also makes solar panels work better. The high frequencies and pitch found in pop and rock music cause vibrations that enhanced ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior

Filipino Typhoon and Climate Change

Even though the Philippines has been hit by more than twenty typhoons this year, nothing could have prepared it for Typhoon Haiyan- called the strongest storm to ever hit land, by some. The initial death toll of 10,000 is now, luckily, seen as an over-estimate- but communication services in ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Media

G4 Online Makes Sustainability Reporting Easier

The Global Reporting Initiative has launched G4 Online, a web-based tool to support organizations preparing sustainability reports using the latest generation of GRI’s sustainability reporting guidelines, G4, along with a several other initiatives to help firms prepare reports. G4 Online is a free-to-use website that presents the complete content ... keep reading

Written by in November 2013

Walmart green roof set up by Portland State University.

A partnership between Portland State University and Walmart could significantly improve the design of green roofs. The roof of Walmart’s new Hayden Meadows store in North Portland will be fitted with a weather station and sensors across the 40,000 square feet of vegetative roof. The partnership will last ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Design

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