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Why Corporate Power Purchasing Is Poised To Be The Next Big Thing In Renewable Energy

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Published on April 17th, 2015 |by Rocky Mountain Institute Utility-scale solar and wind power is the best source of cheap, large-scale renewable energy. If you’re just reading the 2015 headlines it can seem as though corporations are surging into that market. The first months of the year have ...

Switching to Wind Power Would Save California 18 Billion Gallons of Water a Year

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Years of drought have left California so parched that governor Jerry Brown was finally forced to institute its first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions. But those restrictions will primarily target urban and residential water use—golf courses, lawns, and water fountains. Agriculture, which consumes ​a far larger share of the ...

South Africa REIPPPP: Enel Green Power Wins 425 MW Wind Energy Projects In 4th Auction

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Published on April 16th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal Enel Green Power is fast emerging as one of the leading renewable energy project developers in South Africa following its huge success in the last 2 rounds of auction under the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. The ...

Mainstream Renewable Power Looking To Achieve World's Cheapest Electricity From Offshore Wind

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Published on April 16th, 2015 |by James Ayre The developer behind the planned 448 megawatt (MW) Neart na Goithe offshore wind energy project off the coast of eastern Scotland, Mainstream Renewable Power, is aiming to deliver the cheapest offshore wind power price in the world — via the ...

Mini Turkey Taco Patties {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free} with Vegan Corn Salsa and a #Giveaway!

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This post brought to you by AllWhites Egg Whites. The content and opinions expressed below are that of AvocadoPesto. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free mini turkey taco patties that come together in less than 30 minutes and are bursting with fresh crisp flavors from the tortilla crumbs, cilantro, lime zest ...

Earth Day: Adrian Grenier wants you to get angry about the environment

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Adrian Grenier wants you to get angry - for all the right reasons; the actor has taken on his biggest role yet as an environmental activist. In the spirit of Earth Day, Grenier talked to us about his pet peeves when it comes to environmentally unfriendly habits and ...

Vegan Papaya Acai Smoothie Bowl {Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free}

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Start the day off right with these energizing vegan papaya acai bowls that are refined sugar free, made with acai, chia seeds, bananas, almond butter, papaya, coconut cream and topped with all sorts of healthy deliciousness.Ok I have seriously become obsessed with acai smoothie bowls. I know these ...

German Power Grid Expects a Season of Record Solar Output

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Germany’s planned decade-long, 120 billion-euro ($127 billion) shift to cleaner energy from fossil fuels has made the nation the biggest economy in the world to rely so heavily on renewable power. Germany’s electricity traders may face busy weekends as sunny weather positions the nation for a season of ...

Using drones to hunt for the oceans’ plastic pollution

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11 mentions3 days ago
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Montreal reveals plans for an electric car sharing service, aims for 1,000 EVs by 2020

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Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR) Transportation / Cars April 15, 2015 Montreal is a particularly good place for electrified transportation since the province of Quebec, where it is located, gets almost all of its electricity from hydropower, similarly to Norway, another cold corner of the world that is a ...

Photographer Captures Heartbreaking Images of a What It’s Like to Dive in an Ocean of Plastic

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7 mentions3 days ago
Think about your typical day. How much plastic disposable plastic do you use? Maybe you grab a water bottle or juice in the morning, get a plastic to-go container for lunch, and somehow college a few straws and plastic bags along the way. Chances are you encounter disposable ...

Dairy-Free Meal Replacement Shakes and Nutrition Drinks

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Q: Wendy - I am wondering if there are dairy-free meal replacement shakes available that are similar to nutritional beverages like Ensure and GNC powders? A: Alisa Fleming – Ensure is a unique one since it has quite a few sugars and processed ingredients. I don’t know of ...

5 Shocking Photos of What It’s Like to Swim in Ocean Plastic Pollution

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“I was on a quick trip over to Nusa Lembongan with a couple of friends. One of the girls really had her heart set on seeing the manta rays, and I figured I could possibly get a few cool underwater shots at the same time,” Pumphrey told The ...

The Plastic Age

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We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the - far less romantic - Plastic Age. We make 288 million tonnes of plastic a year, and unlike paper, metal, glass or wood, it does not oxidise or biodegrade, instead it ends up in our oceans, making the ratio of plastic to plankton 100:1. The way to make use of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Bionic yarn. Co-designed ...

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Wolfe's Blog - learning how to do things yourself, getting off the grid, and back to the land. Survivalist Blog. Libertarian. Ham Radio. Homestead.

Urban Agriculture Boston: Fenway Park Opens Rooftop Garden

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The oldest baseball stadium in the country, our beloved chapel known as Fenway Park, is constantly evolving in order to maintain an atmo The oldest baseball stadium in the country, our beloved chapel known as Fenway Park, is constantly evolving in order to maintain an atmosphere and bevy ...

The Color of Food: America's Invisible Farmers

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Natasha is a writer, farmer and food justice activist. She is the author of The Color of Food, a book that focuses on the intersection of race and food by amplifying the voices of farms and food work led by people of color. Natasha also blogs at Brown.Girl.Farming.

Fenway Gets Greener

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Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, is known for a high left field wall, nicknamed “The Green Monster.” Now, America’s oldest Major League Baseball field still in use will be known for something else that’s green: the largest organic rooftop garden in the Majors. The new ...

Urban self-reliance: homestead in Oakland's small rented lot

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Sheila Cassani began farming her rental home while a college student. She started with a small vegetable patch, but it soon spread to keeping chickens and bees and planting produce on nearly every available patch of the small yard not dedicated to the poultry. Cassani and her partner ...

This Water-Harvesting Billboard Doubles As An Urban Farm

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17 mentions4 days ago
It also doubles as genius marketing for a local engineering university in Peru. When city soil is too polluted to grow fresh vegetables, there may be another way to practice urban farming: Build a hydroponic greenhouse on a billboard. In Lima, Peru, an experimental billboard sucks humidity out ...

Repeated marine predator evolution tracks changes in ancient and Anthropocene oceans

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For more than 250 million years, four-limbed land animals known as tetrapods have repeatedly conquered the Earth's oceans. These creatures--such as plesiosaurs, penguins and sea turtles--descended from separate groups of terrestrial vertebrates that convergently evolved to thrive in aquatic environments. In a new scientific review, a team of ...

New 100 MW Solar Power Capacity Planned In The UAE

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Published on April 13th, 2015 |by Mridul Chadha The United Arab Emirates will soon add 100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power capacity. The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) plans to set up solar PV projects across the Northern Emirates. The power plants will be part of ...

Stupid Simple Bean Burgers With Paprika Garlic Burger Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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4 mentions3 days ago
Where are the easy recipes? the ones I don't have to go to many stores for all the ingredients. I like simple. Shouldn't eating healthy be simple?

Statement by Krysta L. Harden Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Before the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

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Chairman Davis, Ranking Member Del Bene, and Members of the Subcommittee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to address you today on the topic of the future of American farming and ranching. I am looking forward to hearing the testimony of my fellow witnesses and learning from their enthusiasm and experiences how we at USDA can best serve this new generation of agricultural producers. Under the leadership of Secretary Vilsack, I have dedicated my efforts at USDA to supporting and aligning our resources to best serve the new generation ...

5 Reasons to Invest in a Sustainable Warehouse

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The incorporation of sustainable practices into warehouse and distribution center design has provento be a winning strategy for business. Warehouse designs incorporating sustainability alleviate harmful effects on our environment while encouraging worker security and comfort level. Sustainable warehouses earn respect from customers and community members. Moreover, they lower ...

Two Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Dairy FreeKid-FriendlyRaw VeganSoy FreeSugar Free / Low SugarVeganWheat Free I am 19 and have been blissfully vegan for over two years. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes and experiences in the raw food lifestyle. I believe food is love, love ...

5 Shocking Photos of What It’s Like to Swim in Ocean Plastic Pollution

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“I was on a quick trip over to Nusa Lembongan with a couple of friends. One of the girls really had her heart set on seeing the manta rays, and I figured I could possibly get a few cool underwater shots at the same time,” Pumphrey told The ...

Boiled Oysters with Spicy Mayo Panko Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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4 mentions5 days ago
Quite simple the best appetizer out there – broiled oysters with spicy mayo panko sauce. Five ingredients and only 10 minutes of cooking time required. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too.So it should come as no surprise that I absolutely love oysters. I mean, you’ve seen my instagram account right?

Solar & Wind Power Prices Often Lower Than Fossil Fuel Power Prices

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Published on April 13th, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan Wind and solar electricity have become some of our least expensive ways to generate electricity in several markets around the world. Wind is now the cheapest way to bring new electricity generation to the grid in the US as well ...

Ten quirky ideas for making our cities more sustainable

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From glow in the dark trees to underground bike sheds and solar powered bins we look at some of the more left-field solutions to help make our cities more liveableThursday 16 April 2015 04.50 EDTLast modified on Thursday 16 April 2015 04.51 EDTCity living has many upsides, but ...

TT / Tuesday 14th April: The Moneyless Man + Transition in the Arts

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This evening Mark Boyle, aka "The Moneyless Man" is giving a talk in Cambridge (if you can't make this, see his TEDx talk here), and there's also a chance to join the energy group to discuss energy and health with public health doctor James Smith. CropShare is back this Saturday, and Farmer Paul needs help planting onions and putting up polytunnels! The Transition Network newsletter is packed with juicy info, including the latest Transition book on the role of the arts in making the great Transition to more sustainable ways ...

Eco-Classroom of the Future Is Here Today

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An eco-conscious education company and a botanical garden have teamed up to create a futuristic sustainable educational classroom for children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The thoroughly forward-thinking “living building” model for modular—or portable—classroom design will feature nontoxic materials, solar energy and water conservation. The project is the brainchild of ...

Portland Is Getting A New Bike Share System--One Where Locals Own The Bikes

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With Spinlister's unique new service, you can pick up a bike and leave it wherever you'd like. Launching a citywide bikeshare program costs many millions of dollars—taken from taxpayers or corporate sponsors—and often is a bureaucratic nightmare. But maybe it doesn't have to be like that. Spinlister, a ...

Ecomodernist Manifesto Should Embrace Wind Power

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And why we can’t embrace the Ecomodernist Manifesto until they do To save nature, humanity must decouple from the natural world, not attempt to live in harmony with it. This is the provocative tenet at the core of a new “Ecomodernist Manifesto” released this week by a group ...

hot italian cheese dip

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3 mentions5 days ago
I speak from experience, this hot Italian cheese dip will be your warm weather entertaining go to appetizer! It is mine. I cannot count the number of times I have made it. Plus I have a very special giveaway that’s got me all emotional and proud like. Oh,

Skinny Pimento Cheese and Asparagus Grilled Cheese

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6 mentions3 days ago
Today being tax day, the 99% reference is an homage to all of us who pay taxes and are not among the elite 1% who deftly manage to not contribute. Plus, I couldn’t let April go by without sharing a mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwich for National Grilled Cheese ...

8 Employee Wellness Ideas That Would Actually Work

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Simply providing showers to freshen up in will make it more practical for employees to bike to work and exercise on breaks. Employers are increasingly launching wellness initiatives aimed at creating a healthier workforce and lowering their own health care costs. But many employees roll their eyes at ...

Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and out

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3 mentions4 days ago
In order to create privacy, the ground floor was positioned parallel to the road, acting as a wall to keep the back yard in seclusion with a nearly solid brick façade. Around the back of the home, the architecture opens up, revealing sliding glass walls that enable the ...

Inside the super-fast boat that’s mapping the oceans' garbage vortexes

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A year-long journey to measure plastic pollution hits New York Touring a boat that was built to sail through garbage, at first, may not sound all that appealing. When they docked in New York last week, the six-man crew of the MOD70 Race for Water had just passed through one of Earth's five "trash vortexes" — circular oceanic currents, also known as gyres, that have collected thick layers of floating plastic debris. For the next nine months, they'll be helping document some of the worst things humanity has done to ...

America's Slow Food movement is growing fast

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People often link the United States with mass-produced fast food. But these days, a lot of Americans are going back to basics. Chefs and diners alike are rediscovering homestyle food that is simply prepared using the freshest ingredients. That’s thanks in part to the Slow Food movement, which ...

Solar Flux Solution Brightens Future of Concentrated Solar Power

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Susan Kraemer, CorrespondentApril 15, 2015| Power tower solar has been under a cloud — in the U.S., anyway — after 321 birds or bats were killed in the first 6 months of operation by flying through solar flux above the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, the ...

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolutionaries Are Slowly Coming Back

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It has been 200 days since tens of thousands of Hong Kongers flooded the city’s streets demanding the right to freely elect their own leader, and 126 days since the police unceremoniously cleared the tent-filled villages after almost three months of occupation. The movement for democracy has largely ...

Digital Health Solutions

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GOQii Life combines the goodness of smart data collection, analytics, wearable technology, expert-led personalized coaching and Karma (Philanthropic acts) to help users climb towards a more fulfilling and more sustainable way of living life. Work out smarter with famous trainers Work out smarter with famous trainers Introducing the ...

Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

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Used freight containers aren’t just great for converting into living spaces; they make ideal portable farms too. Freight Farms transforms old shipping containers into hydroponic farms for their project titled Leafy Green Machine (LGM). The newest LGM 2015 series incorporates intuitive climate controls to ensure ideal growing environments,

Offshore Wind Energy Already Cheaper Than Gas-Fired & Nuclear Power Plants

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Published on April 11th, 2015 |by James Ayre Despite the public perception of offshore wind energy being highly expensive, electricity generated via this technology is already cheaper than that generated by gas-fired power plants or proposed nuclear projects such as the Hinkley Point C project in the UK,

Feeding 7 billion: How food impacts communities around the world

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Food connects us, and at the same time helps shape our identity. That's the narrative Seattle-based photographer Michael Hanson tries to show in his ongoing series, Feeding 7 Billion. He documents food's scarcity and abundance, the communities and rituals that surround it, and how it affects our planet.

Home Depot DIY Projects

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A surprising number of objects in my home come from Home Depot. That's partly because I love a somewhat rustic look and also because the store's prices are very good. I love to browse Home Depot's seemingly infinite aisles and wait for inspiration to strike. Some of Home ...

Surprise Finding Heightens Concern Over Tiny Bits Of Plastic Polluting Our Oceans

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Scientists are looking for -- and finding -- little bits of plastic in a lot of places lately: ice cores, deep sea sediments, coral reefs, crab gills, the digestive system of mussels, even German beer. Now, new research suggests they need not actually be searching for the man-made ...

Natural News Blogs World Homeopathy Awareness Week April 10- April 16, 2015

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Keywords: hahnemann, homeopathic, homeopathic medicine, homeopathic remedy, homeopathic remedy for flu, homeopathy, infectious disease The World Homeopathic Awareness Organization announced World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW) from April 10 to April 16, 2015. The week begins on the anniversary of the birth of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann.

Natural News Blogs The Importance of Removing Dangerous Heavy Metals from Your Body

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Keywords: Detox Tips, foods for detoxification, heavy metal cleanse, heavy metal detox Each day you experience exposure to dangerous toxins. Some of those toxins being heavy metals, and four of the most common and most dangerous metals being mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead. Exposure to these metals occurs ...
 

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