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Froggie in a pesticide mine 2° (2 replies)

Amphibians are a bellweather species. Much like a canary in a coal mine they indicate the overall health of the environment. When I lived in Bermuda I used to sit and watch the giant toads come out around sunset and snap up the giant cockroaches as they emerged from the ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 15° (5 replies)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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East Africa Trust Newsletter 6° (6 replies)

East Africa Trust http://www.surreycommunity.info/eastafricatrust/ is a charity working to promote sustainable healthy lifestyles through appropriate technology, consultation, and hard work. If you are interested in Tristan's work please contact him at eastafricatrust@aol.com Rwanda joined the East African Community, EAC, in 2007, joining Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi in a union ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Corn Syrup contaminated with Mercury 7° (7 replies)

Industrial agriculture has had some spectacular failures of late, contaminated tomatoes, contaminated spinach, deadly beef. Now they want to irradiate our vegetables, and kill it's nutritive qualities in the process, to kill contamination after the fact rather than cleaning up their act. On top of all that this new study ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Organic

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GM crops increase pesticide use 16° (11 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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Bamboo, as green as it gets! 8° (8 replies)

Did you know, bamboo sequesters four times the amount of carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than trees! I want to spread the word about bamboo and its many "green benefits" such as an alternative to lumber. http://bamboohabitat.com/

Started by Jim S. in April 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation

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Supporting NIKIMU Project 6° (6 replies)

Hello, I'm writing to let you know about 'Support NIKIMU project'. Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can ...

Started by Iecdaa M. in April 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Finance & Money, Food, Water

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Environmental Projections for the Anthropocene Epoch [Infographic] 7° (7 replies)

This infographic shows the effect of population and consumption on the environment. http://earthandeconomy.com/infographics/anthropocene-epoch.html Amidst a sea of statistical probabilities, one thing is for certain, there certainly will be no shortage of environmental projections for what our post-industrial revolution world should expect by 2100—increasing C02; increasing population; food and water shortages; ...

Started by Greg K. in July 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Population, Water, Weather

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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? 14° (9 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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Filipino Agriculturists Turns Mokusaku 5° (5 replies)

Over dozens of green houses are developed in the farm villages in the valley town of La Trinidad Benguet. Farmers are using the technology of Mokusaku as natural nutrients for the soil. The Mokasaku technology is introduced by Mr. Masaki Yomomori, who uses mokasaku in his own eight-hectare organic vegetable ...

Started by Julia D. in May 2012, about Agriculture & Food

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Soil, organics, and Co2 20° (15 replies)

Soil is one of our most precious resources and along with many others we are treating like dirt. * The United States is losing soil 10 times faster -- and China and India are losing soil 30 to 40 times faster -- than the natural replenishment rate. * The economic ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, Food, Organic, Pollution

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The future of organic Soy 7° (7 replies)

Just been hearing that the biggest dairy milk producer of North America, after buying most/all soya milk brands there, has just bought Europe's largest producer too. Gameplan seems to be, to next aquire the soy growing areas of SE Asia and then it'll all be tied up. No possibility then, ...

Started by Phil L. in July 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Politics & Government

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