San Francisco introduces free, solar-powered electric vehicle charging

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Charge Across Town had this self-contained solar-powered electric vehicle charging station deployed in San Francisco. Wayne Cunningham/CNETElectric vehicle proponents cite the cars' zero tailpipe emissions and extremely efficient use of energy, while critics often point out how coal-fired power plants generate electricity used to charge electric cars. Today,

Delfast -- 1-Hour Delivery Service On Electric Bikes, In Kyiv (Ukraine)

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Published on April 20th, 2015 |by James Ayre A new delivery service relying entirely on electric bikes — Delfast — launched recently in the Ukrainian city of Kyiv. The service — put together by the entrepreneur Daniel Tonkopiy — quickly proved a success, with the initial investment of ...

Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal

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Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Massachusetts, in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed doors and downturned blinds, custom-built ovens with ambitious names like “Fearless” and “Intrepid” are helping to ...

Organic Food Industry Explodes as Consumer Demand Spikes

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Looks like organic food has gone from a new-age trend to a staple in supermarkets and many American diets. According to a new analysis from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic food sales in 2014 jumped 11 percent to $35.9 billion, claiming almost 5 percent of the total ...

Ghost bikes: A decade of quietly remembering those we lost

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Maybe you've seen them: white bicycles chained to signposts and fences, perhaps even in your neighborhood. They're known as ghost bikes, and serve as somber memorials of tragedy. New York, and more than 200 other cities around the world, are dotted with these unassuming yet emotionally jarring bicycles.

Gallup poll on the environment: Have journalists failed on climate change, extinctions, pollution?

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As an environmental journalist, I start off each morning plowing through a half-dozen or so roundups of the day’s biggest environmental news. Invariably, it’s depressing and overwhelming; before I’ve even finished my first cup of shade-grown coffee, I’m barraged with stories of how climate change is ruining life ...

Dairy-Free Meal Replacement Shakes and Nutrition Drinks

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Q: Wendy - I am wondering if there are dairy-free meal replacement shakes available that are similar to nutritional beverages like Ensure and GNC powders? A: Alisa Fleming – Ensure is a unique one since it has quite a few sugars and processed ingredients. I don’t know of ...

The Path to Mandated Municipal Composting

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The vast majority of American cities do not provide for municipal food waste composting. San Francisco began such a program more than 15 years ago, and a select few other cities (New York; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Hoboken, New Jersey; and Austin, Texas, among others) have in place or ...

Adidas to use marine plastic waste in products from 2016

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products. As the result of its partnership with the Parley for ...

Portsmouth pushing for plastic bag ban

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PORTSMOUTH - The Portsmouth City Council is considering a ban on plastic bags, with some observers concerned that - if approved - it could lead to calls for similar ordinances across the state.Portsmouth City Councilor Brad Lown is sponsoring the ordinance on behalf of the New Hampshire Surfrider ...

Permaculture: The Design Arm of a Paradigm Shift

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Here’s how it happened to me: Back in 1990 I was playing hooky from my unsatisfying biotech job in Seattle by browsing the homesteading shelves in the public library. I pulled down a thick black book I hadn’t seen before called Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual. As I perused ...

Permaculture in Malawi: using food forests to prevent floods and hunger

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Permaculture projects in Malawi are developing sustainable food systems. It is time the development sector took this ‘marginal hippy movement’ seriouslyMonday 20 April 2015 05.57 EDTLast modified on Monday 20 April 2015 07.11 EDTAs January’s floods showed, Malawi’s climate is challenging. We have seven to eight months without ...

Why Corporate Power Purchasing Is Poised To Be The Next Big Thing In Renewable Energy

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Published on April 17th, 2015 |by Rocky Mountain Institute Utility-scale solar and wind power is the best source of cheap, large-scale renewable energy. If you’re just reading the 2015 headlines it can seem as though corporations are surging into that market. The first months of the year have ...

Switching to Wind Power Would Save California 18 Billion Gallons of Water a Year

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Years of drought have left California so parched that governor Jerry Brown was finally forced to institute its first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions. But those restrictions will primarily target urban and residential water use—golf courses, lawns, and water fountains. Agriculture, which consumes ​a far larger share of the ...

Adidas to use marine plastic waste in products from 2016

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products. As the result of its partnership with the Parley for ...

South Africa REIPPPP: Enel Green Power Wins 425 MW Wind Energy Projects In 4th Auction

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Published on April 16th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal Enel Green Power is fast emerging as one of the leading renewable energy project developers in South Africa following its huge success in the last 2 rounds of auction under the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. The ...

Four Season Gardening

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Don’t miss this free webinar tonight with gardening and homesteading expert, Rick Stone. Rick has a popular gardening class on Udemy, which he’ll tell you about, but tonight the topic is all about planning and “Four Season Gardening”. LINK: http://connectpro19068335.adobeconnect.com/thesurvivalmom/ I’ll be recording this webinar and will post ...

Dear Modern Farmer: Is Fish Farming Sustainable?

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The tenets of sustainable agriculture—conserving topsoil, using natural forms of pest control and focusing on locally adapted crops—are increasingly well-understood. At the grocery store or farmer’s market, local, organic and non-GMO labels steer us toward food choices that align with our values. But how do those concepts translate ...

Mainstream Renewable Power Looking To Achieve World's Cheapest Electricity From Offshore Wind

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Published on April 16th, 2015 |by James Ayre The developer behind the planned 448 megawatt (MW) Neart na Goithe offshore wind energy project off the coast of eastern Scotland, Mainstream Renewable Power, is aiming to deliver the cheapest offshore wind power price in the world — via the ...

Nepal′s community forests fight poverty and destruction

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Climate change, deforestation and land grabbing don't only threaten Nepal's rich biodiversity, but the economic wellbeing of millions of its citizens. Could community-managed forests hold the key? From low-lying grasslands and steamy subtropical jungles, to soaring snowy peaks and pine forests, Nepal is a country of dramatic extremes.

A health care proposal for Mark Cuban

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Dr. Saurabh Jha| Physician| April 20, 2015 Businessman and maverick, Mark Cuban recently opined, “If you can afford to have your blood tested for everything available, do it quarterly so you have a baseline of your own personal health.” I’m unsure why he said quarterly, not weekly, daily ...

A healthy soil is a living soil

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Our soils support our planet's biodiversity and they host a quarter of the total Soil is one of nature's most complex ecosystems and one of the most diverse habitats on earth: it contains a myriad of different organisms, which interact and contribute to the global cycles that make ...

How to sell out an out-of-town music club

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You are here: Home » Marketing Music » How to sell out an out-of-town music club From the DIY Musician Blog: Lots of artists can draw a big crowd in their hometown. The big leap comes when you can fill music venues with fans every night on tour.

This designer made his own BB-8 Star Wars droid

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The BB-8 droid was one of the best parts of the first Force Awakens trailer: a tiny, scrappy mechanized ball that could move across rough ground surprisingly quickly. Even better, it wasn't CGI. That was a real robot, based on Sphero's iOS-controlled RC bot, customized with a new paint job and a moveable head to make it more at home in the Star Wars galaxy. Now, an industrial designer named Christian Poulsen has made his own, opening the door for all manner of DIY droids. All it took was a ...

Welcome to our eco-themed week - an overview

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All this week we’ll be focusing on one topic - the most important topic in the world: climate change. Find out why, and what’s lined upMonday 20 April 2015 03.37 EDTLast modified on Monday 20 April 2015 11.16 EDTThis week we’re focusing on the biggest story in the ...

Vegan Papaya Acai Smoothie Bowl {Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free}

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Start the day off right with these energizing vegan papaya acai bowls that are refined sugar free, made with acai, chia seeds, bananas, almond butter, papaya, coconut cream and topped with all sorts of healthy deliciousness.Ok I have seriously become obsessed with acai smoothie bowls. I know these ...

Earth Day: Adrian Grenier wants you to get angry about the environment

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Adrian Grenier wants you to get angry - for all the right reasons; the actor has taken on his biggest role yet as an environmental activist. In the spirit of Earth Day, Grenier talked to us about his pet peeves when it comes to environmentally unfriendly habits and ...

Mini Turkey Taco Patties {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free} with Vegan Corn Salsa and a #Giveaway!

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This post brought to you by AllWhites Egg Whites. The content and opinions expressed below are that of AvocadoPesto. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free mini turkey taco patties that come together in less than 30 minutes and are bursting with fresh crisp flavors from the tortilla crumbs, cilantro, lime zest ...

DIY Kitchen Herb Garden Gift Idea

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I absolutely love having fresh herbs to cook with. Typically, I grown them in large containers outside and on the porch. It’s nice though to have a some smaller plants in the kitchen, the ones that get used a lot like basil, oregano and parsley to name a ...

German Power Grid Expects a Season of Record Solar Output

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Germany’s planned decade-long, 120 billion-euro ($127 billion) shift to cleaner energy from fossil fuels has made the nation the biggest economy in the world to rely so heavily on renewable power. Germany’s electricity traders may face busy weekends as sunny weather positions the nation for a season of ...

Eat Real Food Health Summit

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• Which foods are playing a role in your health, including the ones you think are healthy, but are actually wreaking havoc with your health • How GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) affect your health, and what you can do about it • Ways to tune into your body ...

Using drones to hunt for the oceans’ plastic pollution

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Montreal reveals plans for an electric car sharing service, aims for 1,000 EVs by 2020

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Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR) Transportation / Cars April 15, 2015 Montreal is a particularly good place for electrified transportation since the province of Quebec, where it is located, gets almost all of its electricity from hydropower, similarly to Norway, another cold corner of the world that is a ...

Photographer Captures Heartbreaking Images of a What It’s Like to Dive in an Ocean of Plastic

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Think about your typical day. How much plastic disposable plastic do you use? Maybe you grab a water bottle or juice in the morning, get a plastic to-go container for lunch, and somehow college a few straws and plastic bags along the way. Chances are you encounter disposable ...

World Oceans Day is June 8th

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World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ...

The Plastic Age

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We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the - far less romantic - Plastic Age. We make 288 million tonnes of plastic a year, and unlike paper, metal, glass or wood, it does not oxidise or biodegrade, instead it ends up in our oceans, making the ratio of plastic to plankton 100:1. The way to make use of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Bionic yarn. Co-designed ...

5 Shocking Photos of What It’s Like to Swim in Ocean Plastic Pollution

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“I was on a quick trip over to Nusa Lembongan with a couple of friends. One of the girls really had her heart set on seeing the manta rays, and I figured I could possibly get a few cool underwater shots at the same time,” Pumphrey told The ...

10 Top DIY Craft Bloggers

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Everyone has that one friend that as much as you love them, it’s exhausting trying to keep up with their constant little crafty creations that you can never find the time for. They continue without fail to impress everyone at parties with their clever and crafty decorations and ...

Sustainable "vertical city" envisioned for the Sahara

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From a distance, the City Sand Tower resembles a huge rock rising out of the desert (Image: Manal Rachidi Oxo Architects and Nicolas Laisné Associes) Parisian architecture firm OXO Architectes, in association with Nicolas Laisné Associés, recently revealed its proposal for a futuristic mixed-use tower – or "vertical ...

Zipcar Green: How Car Sharing Helps the Environment [Infographic]

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Zipcar isn’t just about car sharing—it’s about redefining transportation to make cities better places for you and me. For us, Earth Day isn’t confined to one day on the calendar. We’re a fan of the idea that the more we give up personally owned cars and adopt car ...

Volkswagen bus to be revived as an electric vehicle

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The iconic "hippie wagon" may soon see a very apropos resurrection from the dead. Speaking at the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen board member Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser announced that the German auto company was working on a brand new camper concept -- one that would run on batteries,

UC extends Global Food Initiative student fellowship program

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The UC Office of the President will continue to fund three fellowships per campus, with the amount increasing to $4,000 each fellowship, from $2,500, to support student-generated research, related projects or internships that focus on food issues. “After we opened up the Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program,

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Wolfe's Blog - learning how to do things yourself, getting off the grid, and back to the land. Survivalist Blog. Libertarian. Ham Radio. Homestead.

Seven things you need to know about sustainable smart technology

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In a recent live chat, a panel of experts joined readers online to discuss the future of smart machines and their effect on sustainability. Here’s what we learnedFriday 17 April 2015 07.41 EDTLast modified on Friday 17 April 2015 07.45 EDTIt’s a cognitive, contextually aware computing system capable ...

Urban self-reliance: homestead in Oakland's small rented lot

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Sheila Cassani began farming her rental home while a college student. She started with a small vegetable patch, but it soon spread to keeping chickens and bees and planting produce on nearly every available patch of the small yard not dedicated to the poultry. Cassani and her partner ...

This Water-Harvesting Billboard Doubles As An Urban Farm

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It also doubles as genius marketing for a local engineering university in Peru. When city soil is too polluted to grow fresh vegetables, there may be another way to practice urban farming: Build a hydroponic greenhouse on a billboard. In Lima, Peru, an experimental billboard sucks humidity out ...

Repeated marine predator evolution tracks changes in ancient and Anthropocene oceans

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For more than 250 million years, four-limbed land animals known as tetrapods have repeatedly conquered the Earth's oceans. These creatures--such as plesiosaurs, penguins and sea turtles--descended from separate groups of terrestrial vertebrates that convergently evolved to thrive in aquatic environments. In a new scientific review, a team of ...

New 100 MW Solar Power Capacity Planned In The UAE

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Published on April 13th, 2015 |by Mridul Chadha The United Arab Emirates will soon add 100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power capacity. The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) plans to set up solar PV projects across the Northern Emirates. The power plants will be part of ...

Urban Agriculture Boston: Fenway Park Opens Rooftop Garden

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The oldest baseball stadium in the country, our beloved chapel known as Fenway Park, is constantly evolving in order to maintain an atmo The oldest baseball stadium in the country, our beloved chapel known as Fenway Park, is constantly evolving in order to maintain an atmosphere and bevy ...

Stupid Simple Bean Burgers With Paprika Garlic Burger Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Where are the easy recipes? the ones I don't have to go to many stores for all the ingredients. I like simple. Shouldn't eating healthy be simple?

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