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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

American billionaires on welfare: The Koch brothers and other ranchers stealing your tax dollars

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Americans love ranchers: Gritty ranchers, mom-and-pop ranchers, renegade ranchers — especially those who raise livestock on the vast open prairies of the West through a mixture of hard work and rugged independence. But there’s another side to the ever-popular rancher mythology— a side the media doesn’t cover ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,

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,” ...

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 ...

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 ...

13 essential DIY beauty products every man needs

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Guys, it's time for some real talk about your skincare routine. That "just got out of bed" look isn't going to be cute forever. Beauty maintenance can be expensive, you don't need to drop tons of cash to treat your hair, skin and nails with the tender love ...

'Biodegradable' plastics don't live up to manufacturers' claims – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Plastics labelled biodegradable may not break down in landfill as advertised, according to new US research. BIN LINERS and other products made of 'biodegradable' plastic may not living up to their claims, according to new US research. In response to consumer concern over the rising amount of plastic ...

The home for green crafts and tutorials!

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Published on March 25th, 2015 |by Becky Striepe Spring is here! It’s still not too late to start your spring garden, even from seed. Whether you’re new to gardening or an old pro, we’ve highlighted some super fun garden guides to help you start growing and deck out ...

6 Ways to Make Gluten-Free Sandwiches

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Here are some simple tricks to making your gluten-free lifestyle approachable, enjoyable and reliable. These are my top six health hacks for the gluten- and grain-free eaters: The Real Food Revolution: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Manifesto for a New Food System The Real Food Revolution: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Manifesto ...

Roasted Curried Cauliflower with Lemon and Cumin (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Labels: Dairy Free, Easy to Cook, Favorites, Five Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Meatless, Meatless Monday, SBD Phase One, Vegan

Ham Cheese and Onion Ring Frittata

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My Ham Cheese and Onion Ring Frittata is fabulously flavorful and a delicious balanced meal when paired with a mixed green salad and fresh fruit. Some days just don’t go the way we hope or plan. Schedules get juggled — added to — subtracted from — or just ...

Urban Agriculture in Cuba: Parts One and Two

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Growing more food in cities improves biodiversity, air pollution, green space, public health, food literacy, community engagement, employment prospects and urban regeneration. By Alice Claydon Landscape Institute Mar 6, 2015 Alice Claydon is one of three Student Travel Award 2014 recipients. She recently visited Cuba to investigate urban ...

Tackling Food Waste in Sussex

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You and I have something in common. Food. Getting together to cook, share a meal, and swap stories is something we can all relate to. On the flip side of this we instinctively know there’s something bad about wasting food. That’s why I wanted to write about Brighton ...

Nutrition gains footing in workplace wellness programs (BBJ photo gallery)

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Started in 2012, the Your Choice, Your Health is only one of the ways Brigham and Women’s is urging employees to eat better. The program encourages employees to eat more nutritiously by labeling foods in the cafeteria according to their nutritional value. The hospital has also kept the ...

How to Grow a Medicine Cabinet

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Posted March 27, 2015 by Jonathon Engels & filed under Medicinal Plants, Plants. It has crept up on us slowly, perhaps without the initial intentions of what we are now left with: prescription medicine. Medicine, for all of the valuable attributes it provides, has been an equally destructive ...

Using bikes to introduce at-risk city kids to nature

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San Rafael, California (CNN)At 74 years old, Marilyn Price still remembers the first time she rode a bike. "My father let go of my seat, and there I was on my own," she said. Years later, Price realized the power of biking to change lives. During a 1982 ...

Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Dairy FreeHealthyKid-FriendlyRaw VeganSoy FreeVeganWheat Free Julie Van den Kerchove is a certified raw food chef & writer graduated from the Living Light Culinary Institute. After successfully healing herself from several chronic health conditions with the help of raw food, she founded Julie’s Lifestyle where she now offers raw ...

Going to ‘turn all my lights on’: Eco-hypocrite Al Gore’s ‘going dark’ #EarthHour pledge inspires

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Prove how strong your belief is by giving up your mansions, planes, living fossil free. @algore @tan123 @World_Wildlife @LiveEarth— #EarthHour Al Gore is excused from this strictly symbolic exercise because he has a Autorenewing Plenary Indulgence from the AGW Church. And in spite of that exemption, for an ...

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 ...

Top 31 Super Smart DIY Storage Solutions For Your Home Improvement

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All of us often are facing problems with the storage. We don`t have enough space for all our stuff and our homes are not so good organized, and usually we spend a lot of money for buying extra closets and storage items. But we have some easy DIY ...

Costa Rica is now running completely on renewable energy

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Costa Rica is running without having to burn a single fossil fuel, and it’s been doing so for 75 straight days. Thanks to some heavy rainfall this year, Costa Rica’s hydropower plants alone are generating nearly enough electricity to power the entire country. With a boost from geothermal,

Exposing America's Billionaire Welfare Ranchers

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Americans love ranchers: Gritty ranchers, mom-and-pop ranchers, renegade ranchers — especially those who raise livestock on the vast open prairies of the West through a mixture of hard work and rugged independence. But there’s another side to the ever-popular rancher mythology— a side the media doesn’t cover and ...

Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution & Social License

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Published on March 23rd, 2015 |by Roy L Hales The newly released video from Germany Trade & Invest shows what a nation can achieve, if has the collective will to adopt renewable energy. It could be called “Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution & Social License.” Their electrical mix is ...

The Renewable Electricity Grid: The Future Is Now

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Nicholas Keyes, The World BankMarch 25, 2015| Even a few years ago, renewable energy played only a small role in most countries’ energy planning. While governments and publics were eager to increase the share of renewables in their energy systems, the economics of doing so were challenging.

A Complete Guide to Using Slugs as a Resource with Indian Runner Ducks

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Posted February 5, 2013 by Catherine Griggs & filed under Animal Housing, Bird Life, Breeds, Insects, Working Animals. This article is for all those people out there who are under regular attack from the cursed slug. If you live in Great Britain or North Wales like I do,

Take the Better Bag Challenge for World Oceans Day

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Avoid microbeads, and reduce your use of other disposable plastics More than 8 million tons of plastic trash end up in the ocean every year, including millions of disposable plastic bags Reducing the plastic we use and discard, is the first step to stopping this Together we can ...

Electric Vehicle News: Electric vehicles account for over 20% of Norway's new-car sales

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Plug-in electric car sales in Norway continue at just above 20% (21.03%) market share with 2,235 registrations in February 2015. Battery-only electric vehicles now account for 18% of all new-car sales. The over-all #1 best selling car in Norway for the second month running is the VW e-Golf ...

Leafy Green Machine is a complete urban farm system in a shipping container

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Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Technology / Clean Technology March 23, 2015 These shipping container growing units from Freight Farms feature high-density vegetable & herb production, and include everything needed to go from seed to table, year-round, in a fraction of the space as a conventional greenhouse. Ideas for methods ...

Build a DIY solar-powered backyard tiller

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Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Technology / Solar Technology March 24, 2015 Instead of adding a lot of noise and pollution to your backyard garden with a gas-powered tiller, build a DIY solar-powered version that's clean and quiet. One of the surest signs of spring is the Saturday morning roar ...

Why We Need Systemic Change, not Token Community Gardens

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Every public space, every niche, could be planted up as a food forest. The lead picture is taken in LA and shows how a simple change in the law by pioneering urban farmer, Ron Finley, has allowed food to be grown in public lots all over the city.

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

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Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human-caused pollution, one of the first studies of its type has found. The research, conducted in the Bay of ...

Marine Pollution - Garbage Patch - Indiegogo

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We've invented a revolutionary recycling technology. Only 1/3 of the world recycles. The other 2/3 don't because of lack of infrastructure. Without recycling plastics and oil run into waterways and oceans. We've built a Mini Portable Recycler (Mini for short) that is small enough to transport to communities ...

Plastic Pollution Coalition on Instagram: “Kick the "Plastic Habit" #graffiticafe #plasticpollutes #resolve2refuse #userealstuff #plasticpollution”

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Egypt Fast Becoming A Hot Renewable Energy Market

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Published on March 22nd, 2015 |by Aisha Abdelhamid With ample natural resources to supply the renewable energy market, Egypt is finally finding its way to a cleantech future. Plagued with chronic shortages in electricity supply, a new, ambitious wind and solar procurement schedule is propelling the country forward.

Geoff Lawton on Urban Permaculture

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Posted March 28, 2015 by PRI & filed under Community, Design, Education Centres, General, Urban Projects. The Permaculture Research Insitute’s, Geoff Lawton, stopped by the Hunt Utilities Group and took a tour of the campus. He toured the gardens, the demonstration housing and gave a lecture on designing ...

Vegan Caramel Coffee Chia Pudding with Hemp Protein

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Add a little protein boost to your breakfast with this Vegan Caramel Coffee Chia Pudding with hemp! I love adding hemp protein to chia pudding and soaking it in coffee and coconut milk. It makes for a nutrient dense breakfast that’s naturally gluten free and delicious!First of all,

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