China’s Offshore Wind Growth Surges 487.9%

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The latest data from China’s leading industry body for the wind power sector indicates that the country’s offshore wind capacity posted a surge in growth last year. The 2014 China Wind Power Installation Capacity Statistics (2014年中国风电装机容量统计) just released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association indicate that in 2014 ...

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 ...

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,

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

'Eye-Catching' Gains in Renewable Energy Investment

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2014 was a year of “eye-catching steps forward for renewable energy,” the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlights in its Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report. Renewable power generation capacity – excluding large-scale hydropower – reached the historic 100-gigawatts level as investment “rallied strongly after two ...

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 ...

Plastic in the oceans inspires documentary

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ENCINITAS — While on a walk on the beach with his wife Maxine a couple of years ago, Philippe Carillo came across a plastic bag on the shore. By the end of their walk, they had filled the bag full with more plastic and trash.Wondering where it was ...

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 ...

The Fresh Approach to an Eco Friendly Baby Shower

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If there’s ever a perfect time to host a fresh and eco-friendly celebration, it’s for the coming of a new baby.A newborn is pure and reminds us of new beginnings and the miracle of nature.There are many ways, both new and old, you can create a natural, healthy ...

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 ...

Global Transition Movement Conference returns to the UK

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It has been announced that changemakers from across the world will be travelling to Devon, UK, the birthplace of the Transition movement, in September 2015. The Transition Network’s landmark International Conference will be held from 18th-20th September with over 350 Transition representatives from across the globe expected to ...

Fife Diet Achievements and Reflections

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Why don’t we eat more food from near where we live?This was the simple question that began the Fife Diet – a year long local food experiment which has since morphed into an exploration of what sustainable food looks like, and a hundred more questions. Over an eight ...

North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

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The master plan of the North West Bicester eco-community, “UK’s most sustainable development”, has been proposed by the UK-based shared ownership and affordable housing organization A2Dominion. Construction began on the first homes as part of the initial Exemplar phase of the project. The zero carbon homes, some of ...

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 ...

Employee Wellness Programs Are Due for an Overhaul

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Your employee wellness program probably includes all the latest bells and whistles: flu shots, health fairs, an on-site fitness center and maybe even team challenges with company-issued FitBits the boss is very proud of. Yet, something is still missing -- and that something is employee participation. Healthy, fit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lazy Cleaning Tricks for a Spotless Home

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors From the most trusted source in home improvement, BobVila.com is the ultimate toolbox for renovating, repairing, and restoring your home. Struggling to find the time -- nay, the motivation -- to get all your chores done?

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 ...

50+ Fun and Tasty Easter Treat Ideas

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Easter is just around the corner! It’s time to whip out your baking sheets and start creating tasty treats! From marshmallows and sprinkles, to peeps and candy pieces, we’ve chosen over fifty of our favorite Easter treat ideas. Take a look at these cookies, cupcakes, and chocolate creations ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Montana Stockgrowers on Instagram: “We hope your week is off to a great fresh start! Thanks to Justin Iverson of Potomac #Montana for this great shot during #calving15.…”

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We hope your week is off to a great fresh start! Thanks to Justin Iverson of Potomac #Montana for this great shot during #calving15. @pbhoss Have photos from #ranchlife this season? We'd love to share them! Be sure to tag us. #MontanaMoment #agchat #MontanaLife #farm365 #AgProud #Ranching #KeepingTraditionAlive ...

Berliner 2015: Cargo Bikes Everywhere We Look

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For another year the moment we set foot (tire?) in Berlin we started spotting cargo bikes everywhere. While it would be out of the ordinary to find cargo bikes locked up on the street in the states, or really even in Prague where we have our EU base,

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…

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