Air pollution actually messes with your genes

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Breathing nasty urban pollution does more than clog up your lungs — it actually messes with your genes. This disturbing news comes from a paper published last month, and could change the way we think about pollution. The study’s author, University of British Columbia researcher Chris Carlsten, put ...

UN talks begin on a new law to save our oceans

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The United Nations has resolved to modernise international law on the sustainable use of the high seas and their wildlife. The move could lead to new laws to address many of the oceans most severe problems, including measures to combat over-fishing and illegal fishing, the regulation of 'by ...

11 Ways To Create Flavor Without Gluten, Dairy, Sugar Or Soy

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After a weight loss journey in which I lost over 60 pounds, I discovered the most natural path to lasting weight loss is to nourish yourself with real, whole foods. It is possible to heal your bodyReadToxins, stress, infections, poor diet and eating processed foods can lead to ...

How to Make Indian JalapeĂƒÂąo Fritters at Home

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2 mentions24 hours ago
By Aysha • January 30, 2015 •0 CommentsClick the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like. It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Gluten Free Honey Buttermilk Bars

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Are you ready for another Super Bowl recipe?! Just kidding! I’m sure you’ve got every recipe planned by now. I married a man who doesn’t watch football (gasp!). Our sports watching consists of cycling, sailing, rugby, triathlon, and swimming (gotta love foreigners and their favorite sports!). But I ...

Vegan Red Lentil Soup {Gluten-Free}

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A simple, light yet healthy vegan red lentil soup that requires little prep and is ready in under and hour. Perfect to fight those winter blues. Gluten-Free too. I have somehow managed to get sick again. After being sick what felt like a solid 10 days in ...

No One Can Agree on What to Call Drones

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Early Monday morning, a small, temporarily unidentified flying object crashed on the White House lawn. The mishap, possibly the result of droning under the influence, prompted a salvo of alarming headlines about a stealthy violation of presidential airspace. "A Drone, Too Small for Radar to Detect, Rattles the ...

New Location & Products

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Published on January 30th, 2015 |by Guest Contributor January 30th, 2015 by RevoluSun*, Hawaii’s leading solar provider, has announced new product offerings to complement the opening of its new office and showroom, aimed at providing those committed to cleaner, smarter living a one-stop shop for advanced sustainable home ...

‘Gutsy’ university chief to take on China's pollution

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Tsinghua's Chen Jining is slated to become environmental protection minister as China steps up efforts to clean up its air, water and soil. Tsinghua University president Chen Jining is tipped to lead China's environment ministry. The president of Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University got the nod today as party ...

Farming With Nature: why we welcome moles on the farm

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We've just noticed mole hills in the field where the sheep are now currently grazing. Previously this field was exhausted over-grazed pasture. The evidence that we now have moles in that field is fantastic news. Moles are a brilliant indicator that our soil is recovering and consequently has ...

The Cognicity Challenge -- Initiative To Give Smart-City Technologies Opportunity For Real-World Testing

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Published on January 30th, 2015 |by James Ayre January 30th, 2015 by James AyreTwelve new “smart-city technologies–based” startups will soon be getting the opportunity to test out their technologies in the real world — at the recently opened High Growth Space:24 in One Canada Square. The initiative has ...

5 Urban Farming Laws That Need to Change—Now!

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Laws matter. In farming, ordinances are designed to help protect livestock, keep peace with the neighbors and safeguard the environment—but sometimes, urban farming laws just don’t make sense. It’s easy to feel outraged over these ordinances—and tempting to ignore the laws altogether—but joining other urban farmers to address ...

‘Gutsy’ university chief to take on China's pollution

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Tsinghua's Chen Jining is slated to become environmental protection minister as China steps up efforts to clean up its air, water and soil. The president of Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University got the nod today as party chief of the environmental protection ministry. Observers say the move puts Chen ...

Houses made of plastic bottles filled with sand in Nigeria

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A project in Nigeria is using plastic bottles to build houses. The plastic bottle helps to lower the cost of building and by clearing empty bottles, it helps the environment too.The bottles are picked up of the streets and collected from rubbish dumps. The Plastic bottles are packed ...

UWS Pushes For Citi Bikes Despite Being 'Spoiled' by Transit Options

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UPPER WEST SIDE — Locals are eagerly awaiting the arrival of hundreds of Citi Bikes within the next two years — even while admitting the amenity-rich neighborhood is already easy to get around in. After a delayed rollout, roughly 135 Citi Bike stations are planned for the Upper ...

What plastic can learn from steel in a circular economy

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Virgin metal companies said steel recycling would never get very far. It did. So can plastic follow in its footsteps? Mike Biddle is the founder and president of MBA Polymers, and the founder and principal of Material Solutions The global plastics industry generates over 280m metric tons in ...

A DIY tutorial about how to build a copper clothing rack at home

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2 mentions3 days ago
By Madelynn • January 28, 2015 •4 CommentsClick the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like. As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to ...

Taco Turkey Mac and Cheese {gluten free}

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3 mentions1 day ago
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Southern California it’s cold, rainy, and gross.Can you tell I’m not really a winter fan? I’ve also been ...

Senate Committee Told EEOC Must Provide Guidance on Wellness Plans

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Editor’s note: Weekly Wrap is taking the week off. It will return next Friday. Recent actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission were under scrutiny this week during a Senate hearing on wellness programs. The EEOC bore the brunt of the criticism unleashed during the hearing for acting ...

Bosch Partnering With Taurus Investment Holdings To Outfit 7500-Home Community With Geothermal + Solar

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Published on January 29th, 2015 |by James Ayre January 29th, 2015 by James AyreBosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community outside of Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, solar energy systems, and energy-efficient appliances,

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to mold removal

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2 mentions3 days ago
Mold (or mould, as Canadians and UK folks spell it) loves to lurk in various nooks around the house. From shower curtains and walls to shoes and coats, all different kinds of mold can spring up at any time, even in winter! In fact, winter is a great ...

Homesteading with Purpose: Making a Home Wherever You Are

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This post may contain affiliate links. We only recommend products and services we wholeheartedly endorse. Thank you for supporting Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS with your purchases. Our family thanks you! Have you ever dreamed of living off the land, but find yourself trapped where you are? Are ...

The Food Babe Way- Eventbrite

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Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, author and revMichele Promaulakyo, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Health and the author of 20 Pounds YoungerGary Hirshberg, Chairman and Co-founder of Stonyfield Farm, and Chairman of Just Label ItDr. Joel Kahn, Inter-preventional Cardiologist & Author of The Whole Heart Solution. In a crucial ...

Creamy Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce w/ Penne (Dairy-Free)

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2 mentions2 days ago
I finally took the plunge, and was rewarded with a rich, creamy, full-bodied sauce that is amazing with pasta (I use gluten-free noodles), fresh herbs, and nearly any protein. This vodka sauce is also completely dairy-free and vegan, and made with wonderful, whole food ingredients. For that extra ...

Wind Power Will Offset 22% Of Whirlpool Plant's Electricity

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Published on January 29th, 2015 |by Jake Richardson January 29th, 2015 by Jake RichardsonTwo wind turbines at a new 5-turbine wind power farm in Ohio will help a Whirlpool plant in Findlay offset about 22% of its electricity. Each turbine could generate enough electricity to power about 300–400 ...

North Brooklyn Farms is relaunching its organic garden this spring

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Who’s ready to play in the dirt? After temporarily closing last September, North Brooklyn Farms will soon be reopening in a new and improved location. Still located in Williamsburg, the organic cooperative will be plowing new dirt at a larger space next to the former Domino sugar refinery ...

Psychological Barriers Are Holding Back Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Published on January 29th, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill January 29th, 2015 by Joshua S HillA new study investigating the barriers preventing people from buying electric vehicles has identified two separate issues that hold people back — range anxiety and resale anxiety. I don’t normally cover electric vehicle ...

There's No Such Thing as Nacho Cheese

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Few things in this world should be taken for granted, including a particular fluorescent orange food called nacho cheese. Here's the truth: There’s no such thing. This story begins months ago, while I was reporting the launch of Old El Paso’s new nacho cheese-flavored taco shells. These shells,

Beyond Wellness ROI Part II: The Case Study Of A Major Self-Funded Employer

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In a recent post, we agreed with Goetzel et al. about the advisability of moving away from a preoccupation with the return-on-investment (ROI) of wellness programs and toward the more systemic, iterative view required to make progress toward workplace “cultures of health.” At the same time, we acknowledged ...

Portland's College of Natural Medicine's 20-year master plan includes 'outdoor library' with permaculture

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The National College of Natural Medicine's 20-year Master Plan would create a cohesive campus with green spaces. The National College of Natural Medicine is seeking to create more urban green space around its campus, including a permaculture food forest, complete with beehives and aquaponic system. The vision is ...

Science without Borders® Challenge Art CompetitionLiving Oceans Foundation

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3 mentions5 days ago
Science without Borders® Challenge is a yearly art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers more involved and interested in ocean conservation through various ...

Smothered oceans: Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied past global climate change

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2 mentions3 days ago
Seafloor sediment cores reveal abrupt, extensive loss of oxygen in the ocean when ice sheets melted roughly 10,000-17,000 years ago,according to a study from the University of California, Davis. Thefindings provide insight into similar changes observed in the ocean today. In the study, published in the journal PLOS ...

Candida Diet, Vegan Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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2 mentions2 days ago
Okay, before I even begin today’s post, let me state unequivocally: I am not going to make any references whatsoever to the Super Bowl. (Oh, wait, I guess technically, I did just that. Harumph). As many of you long-time readers know, the HH and I have virtually no ...

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development News Bureau

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Download PDF of articlePrint articleSend article KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jason Cameron, star of DIY Network’s “Sledgehammer” and Chris Lambton of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” will share house renovation and landscaping tips at the 37th annual House & Garden Show Feb. 13-15 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Handyman Cameron ...

Roads are encroaching deeper into the Amazon rainforest, study says

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Oil and gas access roads in western Amazon could open up ‘Pandora’s box’ of environmental impacts Oil and gas roads are encroaching deeper into the western Amazon, one of the world’s last wildernesses and biodiversity hotspots, according to a new study. Roads across Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and ...

Chicago slated to have new car-sharing service this spring

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A new car-sharing service modeled after Airbnb could be coming to Chicago as soon as this spring. The pilot program, tentatively called NeighborCar, connects drivers to car owners willing to rent out their vehicles. The program will start in the Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods, NeighborCar project director Sharon ...

Could Freedom be in Sight for Lolita? National Marine Fisheries Service Set to Vote by End of Month

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Lolita, the orca whale, was captured from the wild off the coast of Washington in the 1970s. Since then, she has spent the duration of her life at the Miami Seaquarium, living in what is widely considered the world’s smallest orca enclosure. After being taken from her pod,

15 Sustainable Living Blogs For The Global Citizen

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Over the past several months we've been on a search for bloggers that are living out the ideals of a global citizen. We naturally follow dozens of blogs on a range of topics but we've been dead set on finding the ones that are really living out sustainability ...

Mark Murphy: Without healthy oceans, our planet dies; we do, too

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2 mentions5 days ago
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, It has always been so, as long as I can remember: an inexorable force, almost gravitational in its relentless attraction. I have lived other places. I have climbed craggy snow-capped peaks, plunged headlong ...

Dairy Free Hot Cocoa Mix

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2 mentions3 days ago
It’s almost February, can you believe it?! I am continually amazed that time seems to move much faster the older I get. Winter is still going strong most places (especially in the NorthEast this past week!), and here in Wyoming our worst weather is yet to come. February ...

Weekend project: Homemade pizza... in your own DIY brick oven

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Have you ever lusted after those great brick ovens you see in pizzerias and bakeries? Well, for about $40, you too can bake like the pros. I did a story a few years ago on homemade pizza, and did a bit of research (actually, I got a little ...

2015 Seminar Category: Practicing Permaculture and Organic Gardening

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One of the most important topics covered at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is our seminar category number five, called Simple Sustainability: Practicing Permaculture and Organic Gardening. If you’re looking for expert resources in fertilizers, resourceful gardening, and pesticides, look no further. Jessi Bloom & Dave Boehnlein ...

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Carrots

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3 mentions2 days ago
Carrots are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots: 1. Beta ...

Your Home Is Your DIY Medical Home

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You know that drawer in your bathroom that's got a first aid kit, some over-the-counter medications, and Band-Aids? That's so 1960s, when you might have met up with Dr. Ben Casey or Dr. Kildare in the hospital, or perhaps Marcus Welby might have made a face-to-face house call.

Sign in to read: Plastic Age: How it's reshaping rocks, oceans and life

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The ultimate fate of waste plastic is hazy – but we know future geologists will find traces of a fleeting era written in the stones. Welcome to the Plasticene ONE million years from now, geologists exploring our planet's concrete-coated crust will uncover strange signs of civilisations past. "Look ...

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

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2 mentions4 days ago
Photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission. This article was originally published in February 2012. Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like a bleak prospect, but Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn says that winter on a farm is far ...

Sustainable fisheries and imaginative loopholes

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European seas are in the brink of collapse. Despite the improved Common Fisheries Policy, several forces out there are determined to scupper the efforts to make our fisheries sustainable. Management plans cannot be delayed further, and Member states need to make an effort in implementing environmental directives. The ...

Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On

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BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) -- When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today ...

House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill banning a key exfoliation ingredient in popular cosmetic products passed through an Indiana House committee Wednesday, adding to an effort gaining momentum in other states to protect the Great Lakes. Tiny bits of plastic known as microbeads are typically found in facial scrubs ...

Super Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake Recipe (Dairy-Free)

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Fall may be past, but the warm flavors of pumpkin and spice offer nourishing goodness that I relish throughout the year. And this pumpkin spice protein shake has a double-dose of my favorite squash: pumpkin puree and straight up pumpkin seed protein. This easy, rich and nutrient-dense pumpkin ...

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