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Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading
This great article on how to get kids involved in recycling and conservation is originally from Au Pair Jobs. In a world where technology rules and children are engaged by smart phones, video games and web surfing, it’s difficult to see beyond their own needs. As a nanny or ... keep reading
The next generation will be the ones to feel the increasing effects of climate change. But how much do they really know about it? After all, it’s one thing to say: yes, I believe in climate change. But another to say: yes, I understand it and how it works ... keep reading
Earlier this week, the BMJ published an article claiming advice that saturated fat intake should be minimised to reduce heart disease is flawed. While this may sound tempting, it’s just not the case. The author of the BMJ article notes that despite four decades of dietary advice against saturated ... keep reading
News came out about a week ago that, in seven years, summer temperatures around the globe will range from unseasonable to unbearable. “Unprecedented climates will occur earliest in the tropics and among low-income countries…” No surprise there: when did the poor not get the short end of the stick? But ... keep reading
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012 ... keep reading
There is no question that food waste is a monumental environmental problem and recycling food waste would make a significant dent in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The barrier to food waste recycling isn’t so much about people’s willingness to compost. The willingness is there but the key to ... keep reading
Some reactions from some big NGOS to the recent IPCC report Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate, Friends of the Earth EWNI says the report is the equivalent of a planetary alarm bell ringing its final chimes. The merchants of doubt who deliberately muddy the science so they can hit ... keep reading
At the nexus between art and environmentalism, few products stand out with the immediate appeal of Beijing’s kite-string smog warning devices. This device, as enchanting as it is effective, will appeal to the child in all of us. Which is no doubt why FLOAT Beijing was nominated to INDEX ... keep reading
Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save in the year 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in 2100, reports a study published this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in ... keep reading
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