Americans want more solar and wind, not coal

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A new Gallup poll shows that broad majorities of Americans want more emphasis on renewable energy sources like wind and solar, while coal remains least popular. Here’s the main table from the Gallup poll:As you can see in the table above, the poll shows that a full 79% ...

US Solar & Wind Associations Release Renewable Energy Handbook

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Published on March 31st, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill Two US renewable energy associations, the American Wind Energy Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association, have jointly published a handbook that details how states can incorporate renewable energy into their plans to comply with US policy regulations. The ...

Wind power or hot air? Foes question Christie’s shift on clean energy.

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ATLANTIC CITY — Just off this city’s famous coastline is one of the windiest stretches of the Mid-Atlantic, where constant breezes can fill a sail or — in theory — turn the blades of a wind turbine. It’s a place the state’s Republican governor invoked in 2010 in ...

How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat? by Cheryl Katz: Yale Environment 360

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ALSO FROM YALE e360Rising Waters: How Fast and How Far Will Sea Levels Rise? POSTED ON 30 Mar 2015 IN Biodiversity Climate Climate Oceans Oceans Science & Technology Antarctica and the Arctic

Wind Replaces Coal, Geothermal Overtakes Gas As Major Sources Of Power Generation In New Zealand

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Published on March 31st, 2015 |by Mridul Chadha Renewable energy sources contributed about 80% to the total electricity generated in New Zealand in 2014, latest figures released by the government show. According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources,

India Eyes Dollar Power To Cut Solar Tariff

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Published on March 30th, 2015 |by Anand Upadhyay India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has asked all Indian states to come up with their own state level policy and targets, as part of the country’s efforts to increase its solar power installations. In a written reply to ...

Vegan Green Bean Fries with Hemp Seeds {Gluten-Free}

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Skip the deep fried calories filled potato fries and go with uber healthy yet equally delicious baked green bean fries coated in toasted and nutty hemp seeds. Gluten-Free too!So it’s not secret. I love fries, and all things potato related in general. I have a particular weakness for ...

St Just children collect thousands of plastic bottle tops as part of marine pollution project

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St Just schoolchildren have joined with local environmentalists to gather up plastic bottle tops as part of a countywide project to raise awareness of the scale of the problem of marie litter. Over the past four months, volunteers from The Friends of Portheras Cove and St Just Primary ...

Hawaii offshore wind energy aims for trifecta

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Published on March 29th, 2015 |by Tina Casey It’s going to be a complicated dance around Hawaii’s powerful tourism, military, and ocean resource stakeholders, but the Danish wind energy consortium AWE has figured out a way to juggle all three interests while parking a pair of massive new ...

Tandoori Cauliflower Wraps [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Dairy FreeHealthyNut FreeSoy FreeSugar Free / Low SugarVeganWheat Free Danielle Dewar is a passionate baker and the woman behind the blogs Baking Backwards and Our Vegitable. Danielle has been tinkering with gluten-free baking for the past three years to improve her health and quality of life. Danielle's recipes ...

Passion Fruit Matcha Coconut Layered Cake [Vegan]

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Hi there, I'm Michaell! One year ago, I made the decision to stop eating processed foods. My challenge: my husband is such a picky eater that he would win against a 2 year old. Since many of my friends come to me for recipes on how to eat ...

Sacramento City Council approves urban farm ordinance

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Buying locally sourced fruits and vegetables may soon become as simple as walking over to a neighbor’s garden, thanks to a new urban farm ordinance passed Tuesday night by the Sacramento City Council. In a 6-1 vote, the city effectively opened the door to minifarms on private properties ...

Major Nutrition Group Agrees To Stop Endorsing Slices Of Fake Cheese

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"Major Nutrition Group Agrees To Stop Endorsing Slices Of Fake Cheese" Kraft Singles products on display at a market in Palo Alto, Calif. After outrage among its member dietician groups, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will end its partnership with the Kraft Food Groups that allowed the ...

Octopus’s garden: A TED Fellow with a radical approach to saving fisheries

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Eco-entrepreneur Alasdair Harris is passionate about conserving marine biodiversity, and he’s doing it in unusual ways. While most marine conservationists focus on what’s in the water, Harris’ company Blue Ventures works with people in poverty-stricken coastal communities to engage them in rebuilding tropical fisheries and in the process ...

Move Over Vegan Cheese, Plant-Based Scrambled Eggs Are Hitting the Market

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What should you eat when the craving strikes for scrambled eggs, but you prefer to keep your diet plant-based? Why not try a vegan scrambled egg? No, we don’t mean a tofu scramble (though those are pretty darned delicious), we mean a packaged mix that replicates scrambled eggs ...


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Sunny Side Up Eggs on Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts Hash {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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These sunny side up eggs on asparagus and brussels sprouts hash make for a low carb, protein and veggie filled way to start the day. Serve drizzled with a mayo pesto sauce. Both gluten-free and dairy-free. I’m sure you all know by now that I love to have ...

Inhabit documentary explores permaculture in principle and practice (Review)

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Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Living / Culture March 27, 2015 This Kickstarter-funded film delivers a beautiful portrait of permaculture's potential in both rural and urban settings. I've been an informal student of permaculture for a number of years now, and have a great respect for the concepts in general,

Oceans in Crisis: One Woman Will Cross the Pacific to Raise Awareness

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"Our goal is to become a transit country for transport, power transmissions, gas pipelines and fiber optics," said Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano's book "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." Sonya Baumstein has rowed across the ...

Natural dyes v synthetic: which is more sustainable?

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Colours derived from plants may appear more planet-friendly than man-made dyes, but the case isn’t clear-cut “I have workers in my factory who spend two to four hours everyday going to collect water, with no guarantees they’ll even find it,” says Sonal Baid, founder of Aura Herbal Wear,

Why Eating Sustainable Seafood Matters

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Eighteen months ago, I decided to give up tuna for a year. You're probably wondering why a chef would do this. I've seen tuna across the food spectrum: I've watched them swimming in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, witnessed fishermen unload 600-pound Bluefin at Tsukiji Fish Market, and enjoyed ...

Natural dyes v synthetic: which is more sustainable?

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Colours derived from plants may appear more planet-friendly than man-made dyes, but the case isn’t clear-cutTuesday 31 March 2015 05.40 EDTLast modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 06.29 EDT“I have workers in my factory who spend two to four hours everyday going to collect water, with no guarantees ...

Why We Need a Slow Science

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If you get run over by a car or crack the containment shell around a nuclear reactor, you would most definitely want to avail yourself of the best that science has to offer. When your child gets a staph infection, it’s time for an antibiotic. When an oil ...

Miami Science Barge wins Knight award

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The Miami Science Barge is envisioned as a marine innovation lab, a hybrid between a floating urban farm and environmental education center powered by renewable energy. The concept was one of 32 winners nationwide in the inaugural Knight Cities Challenge. The goal of the winning proposal, submitted by ...

Pesticides and Infertility: Why Organic Food Might Be Better for Sperm

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The troubling link between pesticide exposure and fertility isn’t new; scientists have already established that people who work with pesticides tend to have lower fertility than people who don’t. But for the majority of us who don’t work with chemicals, diet is the biggest source of exposure, says ...

Plastic pollution found inside dead seabirds

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POST-MORTEM examinations on puffins found dead on a Scottish island have found their stomachs littered with small plastic pellets used in the manufacturing industry. Known as ‘nurdles’, the pellets are the raw materials used to make plastic items and are a growing cause of pollution in the world’s ...

Solar, Wind Industries Release ‘How-To’ Handbook for Cutting Carbon Emissions

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Rhone ReschMarch 30, 2015| For states looking to meet new obligations under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have jointly published a handbook detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to cut carbon ...

9 natural remedies for sinus pain

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Melissa Breyer (@MelissaBreyer) Living / Health March 27, 2015 From nasal lavage to pineapple enzymes, these time-honored home treatments can help ease the misery. While some ailments are decidedly seasonal, sinus mayhem does not discriminate. Winter flu, spring and fall allergies, summer colds … they all seem to ...

What Your Garden Can Teach About Cities

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Get dirty, have fun and grow more food with great gardening tips from real-life gardeners. Tags: urban farming, city gardens, new farmers, California, permaculture, Sven Eberlein If you’ve ever tried to grow anything in your garden you’ve probably had your share of unrealized visions. In your rookie year ...

Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

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The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change. Electric vehicles remain more expensive than combustion-engine equivalents, largely because of battery costs. In 2013 the International Energy Agency ...

14 DIY wall art projects for people who can't paint

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You don't have to be Rembrandt to be an artist. Everyone has a creative side, even if you're not a master painter. Anyone can find a pretty piece of canvas to hang on their wall, but nothing adds spice to your home decor like texture. Yarn, recycled materials,

Eco-agricultural food sovereignty vs. seed-enclosing neocolonial paternalistic benevolence: a tale of two meetings

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Eco-agricultural food sovereignty vs. seed-enclosing neocolonial paternalistic benevolence: a tale of two meetings “This week the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID hosted a meeting in London with big agribusinesses to discuss strategies to increase corporate control over seeds in Africa. The location of the meeting was ...

The 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium

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PPC is proud to be one of the hosts of the 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium at Georgia State University on March 26-27, 2015. The 2015 Welch Symposium, The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond is part of the Atlanta Science Festival, produced in an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution, and will feature a wide array of experts discussing the most current research, creative response, activism mobilization and industry best practices in a quest to address runaway global plastic pollution. The symposium ...

10 Gluten-Free and Vegan Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipes

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We’re switching things up a bit here. Instead of the usual Friday Foodie Faves where I share my 10 favorite recipe finds from fellow food bloggers, now I’m switched over to themed posts. With the beginning of fall now is the time to get into fall themed recipes.

World Environment Day 2015 to promote sustainable lifestyles

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Margaret Badore (@mbadore) Living / Culture March 25, 2015 Every year, the United Nations Environment Program honors World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The UN Environment Program just announced the theme of this year’s event: sustainable lifestyles. The ...

Permaculture HQ – Permaculture Orchard TIP Simple Codling Moth trap

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Permaculture HQ – Permaculture Orchard TIP Simple Codling Moth trap Permaculture is a creative design process that is based on ethics and design principles. It guides us to mimic the patterns…

Lentil Macaroni and Cheese

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A childhood favorite kicked up a notch! This Lentil Macaroni and Cheese is packed with vegetables and lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal.Time for another second-look recipe. This Lentil Macaroni and Cheese is one of my absolute favorites. I first shared it on the blog back in 2012 ...

Natural News Blogs Study: Natural Alzheimer’s Reversing Oil That is Beating Prescription Drugs

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder that breaks down and eventually destroys brain cells and the neurons that connect brain cells to one another. This damage causes a decline in memory, behavior, and mental capabilities. Every person experiences AD differently. For some patients, the disease progresses ...

Sustainable Living Means Making Big Changes; Why Can't We Face Up to It?

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Sustainability requires changes that are much more significant than simply doing the things that we currently do, but more efficiently. Singapore and Israel share a particular sense of fear, which is manipulated politically via a narrative that their small nations are under constant threat. Despite the significant risks ...

IPCUK Scholarships, a Community project from London, United Kingdom Crowdfunding on Crowdfunder.co.uk

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Help build a scholarship fund so that we can support practitioners from across the world attend the international permaculture convergence. Help us build up a scholarship fund so that we can support permaculture practitioners from across the world - especially people from the Global South - to attend ...

Jessica's Naturals (giveaway) and Gluten Free Dairy Free Zucchini Bread (recipe)

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Part of taking back my life (baby fist pump) + getting my kick in the pants (GIVEAWAY) was getting myself to actually act on something that I’d planned on for a while as well as getting back in the kitchen and creating. I am definitely excited to share ...

Plastic pellets found in puffin tummies

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Puffins, shown here on the Farne Islands in England.Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Researchers in Scotland have made an unsettling discovery. Puffins on the Isle of May are nibbling on nurdles, the little nuggets that serve as raw materials for plastics manufacturing. Needless to say, this is not part ...

Renewable Energy in 1970, Renewable Energy Now (Maps)

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Brian Merchant (@bcmerchant) Energy / Renewable Energy December 6, 2011 There's nothing like a nice 'before and after' image to help drive home a point. And in this case, the point is something like this: Even though it at times feels like it's moving much, much too slowly,

What to Do When Organic Isn't an Option

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Despite the fact that organic food is your healthiest option, buying it isn't always feasible. A recent study conducted by the Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center found that, overall, organic foods cost 47 percent more. And if cost isn't a limiting factor, not everyone has equal ...

Lexicon of SustainabilityThe Food List: Permaculture

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“The word ‘permaculture’ comes from the melding of two words: ‘permanent culture’ and ‘permanent agriculture’,” points out Rhamis Kent. “It’s something that’s able to sustain itself by the very nature in which it’s constructed. As Bill Mollison says, ‘permaculture is the practical conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally ...

12 DIY tips for color coding your life

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Organizing can be a daunting task. Dividing things into plastic bins and printing out hundreds of tiny labels can bog you down. Suddenly, your space feels less like a home and more like a sterile, research lab. Instead, ditch the plastic and filing and add some colorful design ...

Oil Downturn Slows Progress in Bringing Solar Power to Mines

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(Bloomberg) -- High oil prices spurred mining companies to look at renewable energy to cut their diesel fuel bills. With crude plunging, it’s a different story today. An almost 50 percent drop in crude oil in the past year has pushed diesel prices lower, leading mines and other energy users to delay adding solar and wind projects. “There’s no doubt about it there are a lot of parts of the world that see the drop in price as a reason for them to stall the decision on whether to proceed,” ...

Microwave Hot Cross Bun (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

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A delicious, single serve hot cross bun which takes three minutes to whip up thanks to some microwave magic- Paleo, gluten free, sugar free, dairy freeand with a vegan option too- Don’t forget the butter!Single serve microwave friendly recipes make up a significant proportion of my e-cookbook. A ...

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

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A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays ...

Want to Start Your Own Organic Growing Business at Nabiac NSW? - The Permaculture Research Institute

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Milking - Bio Digester Routines Part 2 by Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast on Youtube The Pinterest 100: Gardening. Vertical gardening is all the rage.

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