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America farmers still burning crops. What will it take to get "old timers" on board with newer practices that will save $ and preserve the earth? 11° (6 replies)

This morning I received an email from Arkansas farmer Norwood Creech, whom YERT corresponded with while seeking out rural farmers in the South. She wrote with great concern about "old time" farmers burning off crop stubble (rather than turning it under as compost). There no evidence that charring fields improves ...

Started by Julie E. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food

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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 9° (9 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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EU continues to see the light and listen to reason 9° (4 replies)

See Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm " Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

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Green Products You Miss!!! 9° (9 replies)

Hello everyone, You can see almost every where that, we must use green products. But their may be some products you never find, no matter how long you search for them. But now there is a cool website ( http://runka.com/ ) which has a wide range of recycled products.But still ...

Started by Runka Products in April 2010, about Recycling

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Ford's Focus on the Environment 9° (9 replies)

Hello everyone, My name is Lynn, and I am a community manager reaching out to your on behalf of Ford Motor Company. I hope that it's okay that, that I wanted to add this thread to the forum to let everyone know that Ford is running a video submission contest ...

Started by Lynn K. in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Nuclear, Solar

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Best way to fight with Global Warming and Climate Change 8° (8 replies)

I thing best way to fight with Global Warming and Climate Change is planting TREES.

Started by Bijay D. in May 2011, about Climate Change

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New Electric Hybrid car generator 8° (3 replies)

Hi anyone got any ideas? I have the recharging of electric and hybrid vehicles basically solved. I've driven over 3000 miles and never had to plug in once. I've emailed editors, car companies, engineering firms etc. Don't be judging and say that it is easy and people will beat a ...

Started by Cliff M. in May 2013, about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Pollution, Transport

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Dishwasher, good or bad? 7° (7 replies)

In many eco books I have read that using your dishwasher for full loads is more efficient than washing by hand on a water use ratio. I support green energy by purchasing Green Mountain Energy, and would like to get some opinions from others as whats right. Feed me back!

Started by Trevor C. in January 2009, about Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 7° (7 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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