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

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11 mentions17 hours ago
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 ...

Sacramento City Council approves urban farm ordinance

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40 mentions10 hours ago
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 ...

6 Ways to Make Gluten-Free Sandwiches

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2 mentions10 hours ago
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 ...

Ham Cheese and Onion Ring Frittata

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4 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

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

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3 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

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72 mentions8 hours ago
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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3 mentions7 hours ago
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 ...

Plastic pollution found inside dead seabirds

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8 mentions13 hours ago
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Employers Boost Wellness Spending 17% From Yoga To Risk Assessments

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12 mentions10 hours ago
The nation’s employers, trying to boost participation in corporate wellness programs to improve the health of their workers, this year have increased spending by 17 percent on everything from biometric screening and yoga classes to incentives to walk more. The National Business Group on Health, a larger employer ...

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

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9 mentions13 hours ago
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 ...

Tackling Food Waste in Sussex

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2 mentions13 hours ago
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 ...

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

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3 mentions2 days ago
Kick the "Plastic Habit" #graffiticafe #plasticpollutes #resolve2refuse #userealstuff #plasticpollution

Build a DIY solar-powered backyard tiller

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4 mentions2 days ago
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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2 mentions2 days ago
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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10 mentions1 day ago
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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13 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

Egypt Fast Becoming A Hot Renewable Energy Market

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9 mentions3 days ago
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.

Take the Better Bag Challenge for World Oceans Day

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2 mentions2 days ago
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 ...

The Renewable Electricity Grid: The Future Is Now

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21 mentions1 day ago
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.

Vegan Caramel Coffee Chia Pudding with Hemp Protein

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16 mentions2 days ago
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,

Vegan Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, Kale Curry {Gluten-Free}

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5 mentions3 days ago
A comforting hearty bowl of vegan red lentil, sweet potato and kale curry is perfect on a cold night. Gluten-Free too. Just brimming with flavor. Or just about anything steaming hot, that is perfectly comforting and hearty. Even better if you can scoop it up with a spoon.

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free

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43 mentions18 hours ago
The Beacon Food Forest is giving away dozens of strawberry plants. For free. It’s a drizzly, chilly, gray Saturday, typical of January in Seattle. In just a few hours, the Seahawks will host the Packers for the NFC Championship. While the rest of the city slugs its first ...

Carrot Crumb Cake Recipe (naturally Dairy-Free + Vegan)

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3 mentions4 days ago
There is never a bad time for carrot cake, as far as I’m concerned, but something about the gentle sunshine, fresh air, and renewed hints of warmth particularly call for this earthy sweet treat. Cream cheese frosting, slathered with abandon in thick, creamy flourishes is the topping de ...

Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

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3 mentions2 days ago
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 ...

Survey: Employers spend about $700 per head on wellness incentives, but few workers partake

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3 mentions9 hours ago
A new survey of 121 employers from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health shows that employer spending on incentive-based wellness programs is up an average of $100 per head over last year. Respondents said they planned to spend an average of $693 per employee on ...

BBQ Jackfruit [Vegan]

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4 mentions4 days ago
Kim Campbell is the daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, considered by many as the “science father” of the rapidly growing plant-based nutrition movement. She works with her husband, Nelson, in a health and wellness business promoting a whole-food, plant-based diet. This experience has allowed her to hone ...

Mobile grocery store rolls into St. Louis food desert this summer

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9 mentions4 days ago
A retrofitted city bus full of fresh local food is slated to roll into the JeffVanderLou neighborhood of north St. Louis this July. The mobile farmers’ market is designed to combat the health problems associated with food deserts by bringing fresh produce, fish, meat and other staples to ...

Save, Save, Save: Eco-Tasks For Daylight Savings Time Change

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5 mentions12 hours ago
Twice a year, the time changes for Daylight Savings Time. Like it or not, we all have to either set our clocks back or spring our clocks forward, even if it's hard to get used to the time change. Changing our clocks is also a great reminder to ...

Philips uses LEDs to bolster urban farming

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4 mentions3 days ago
Leading LED light manufacturer Philips has partnered up with indoor farming company Green Sense Farms in an innovative project that could bring indoor farming to cities worldwide. Faced with the effects of climate change on global farming, Philips, along with other LED manufacturers, are looking to alternative ways ...

Exposing America's Billionaire Welfare Ranchers

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27 mentions13 hours ago
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 ...

A London Community Grows Flax to Turn Into Clothing

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4 mentions2 days ago
In the spring of 2014, a dedicate lot of Londoners embarked on a mission to grow a garment. That meant starting from seeds, and using only hand labor techniques to turn a plant into fashion. One year later, they have made a gorgeous woven top entirely from urban ...

Eco Comedy Viewers Choice_Voting

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3 mentions1 day ago
Comedy can encourage people to take environmental challenges more seriously. That is the goal of the Eco-Comedy Film Competition, presented by American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. 60 short films were submitted from around the world, all taking a humorous approach to ...

Home listing fails that keep properties from selling

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7 mentions10 hours ago
CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips to make the most out of your real estate sale Location and price aren't everything. Success in getting top dollar for your home may also come down to a few "unique" factors, such as the words you use in your property ...

No Bake Chocolate Oat Custard Cups (Vegan + Gluten Free) ~ Runner training for life

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3 mentions4 days ago
It is another dessert to satisfy my dairy free sweet tooth while keeping it low sugar! I’m a big fan of using tofu for a couple of reasons: A. I buy it on sale and pop it in the freezer. When I thaw it out it drains perfectly ...

Health 2.0: how connected devices will transform healthcare, wellness and pharmaceutical industry

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4 mentions16 hours ago
Health and wellness is a key area where technology can potentially innovate monitoring and diagnostics and delivery of treatment. But is the traditional health care industry, which includes the pharmaceutical companies, ready for it? Not yet, says Aline Noizet, general manager of Health 2.0 in Barcelona. She explains,

Cut Down On Plastic Pollution a Sip at a Time: 'No Straw, Please'

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15 mentions4 days ago
Worried about that giant plastic patch the size of Texas that's floating in the Pacific Ocean? Your beverage habits might well be part of the problem. Americans use a mind-boggling 500 million single-use straws a day, according to manufacturers, and that figure doesn't include the little straws that ...

DIY Home Projects

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4 mentions4 days ago
You don't have to be a card-carrying member of the expert DIY club to give your home a fresh face. Try these 22 DIY home projects -- all about $50 or so -- for low-cost, big-impact changes in the spaces you love. Static walls can get boring -- ...

One man's inspirational fight against pollution nets results

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2 mentions3 days ago
A recent study in the journal Science estimates that as much as 14 million tons of plastic trash wound up in the world's oceans in 2010. If nothing changes, that amount could double in 10 years in some places. One man in California is on a mission. He's ...

Fresh Spring Salad {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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8 mentions4 days ago
A super refreshing spring salad made with arugula, alfalfa, eggs, olives, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, turkey, and avocado. This killer healthy and delicious salad is perfect for both lunch and dinner and is ready within 15 minutes. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too.Which also translates into 123 days of eating out.

New Manual Published To Help European Fisheries Reduce Discards

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(LONDON – March 24, 2015) Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides tools to help fisheries reduce waste, known as discards, as a part of their landing obligation under the Common ...

DIY Canvas Wall Art

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3 mentions1 day ago
Hi everyone, Emily here to share a great way to add some wall art to your home. Of course I am going to share a simple and cheap way to add wall art. Of course you could go buy some large pieces and set you back sometimes a ...

Urban farming in your backyard? There's a vertical aeroponic garden for that

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13 mentions3 days ago
Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Living / Lawn & Garden March 20, 2015 The people behind the Tower Gardens claim it can produce fresh local food in half the time as conventional growing, with 90% less water and in 90% less space. I have to admit that when it comes ...

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 ...

Food Crowdfunding: From Zero Gravity Cocktails to Urban Farming Education

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Crowdfunding is a great way for food entrepreneurs to validate product market fit, raise capital and market their product or service. Every few months, we curate a roundup of the most interesting campaigns we come across. We’re especially excited to share this month’s roundup because, this weekend in ...

Global Warming Turns Rainforest Leaves into Junk Food

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Like those breakfast cereals that look healthy on the box but have even more sugar inside than Cocoa Puffs, some rainforest trees engage in false advertising. It’s not their fault—it’s ours. Climate change has made their leaves less nutritious than they used to be. And the animals who ...

Turn a Raspberry Pi 2 Into a Cheap, DIY SteamBox for In-Home Streaming

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The new Raspberry Pi 2 has a lot of potential, but when combined with Steam's In-Home Streaming, it becomes a super-affordable Steam Box capable of streaming your games from your PC to the big screen easily. On their new show, Possibly Unsafe, Patrick Norton and Michael Hand show ...

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

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The University of Texas at AustinMarch 24, 2015| Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production ...

Slow Food USA: TEDxManhattan, Part 1

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On March 7, food luminaries from around the world gathered in Manhattan to discuss the future of food. Titled “Changing The Way We Eat,” the conference was a working session and brainstorm on solutions to the problems that face our food system: access, health, biodiversity, and sustainability. Here are six talks you should watch. 1. Stephen Reily: "Beyond Food Hubs - Louisville and The New Food Economy" Stephen Reily started a non-profit called Seed Capital Kentucky to support his local food economy by building infrastructure. His revelation: the infrastructure already ...
 

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