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Air pollution actually messes with your genes

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2 mentions7 hours ago
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 ...

No One Can Agree on What to Call Drones

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2 mentions2 days ago
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 ...

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

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2 mentions8 hours ago
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 ...

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

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3 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

What plastic can learn from steel in a circular economy

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2 mentions12 hours ago
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 mentions1 day 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 ...

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to mold removal

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2 mentions1 day 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 ...

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

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3 mentions16 hours ago
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,

Homesteading with Purpose: Making a Home Wherever You Are

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3 mentions8 hours ago
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 ...

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

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2 mentions11 hours 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 ...

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

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3 mentions3 hours ago
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 ...

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

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2 mentions14 hours ago
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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2 mentions2 days ago
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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2 mentions17 hours ago
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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4 mentions12 hours ago
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,

Science without Borders® Challenge Art CompetitionLiving Oceans Foundation

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3 mentions3 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 mentions1 day 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 mentions6 hours 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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1 mentions1 day ago
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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2 mentions1 day ago
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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2 mentions5 hours ago
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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2 mentions1 day ago
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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3 mentions2 days ago
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 ...

Dairy Free Hot Cocoa Mix

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2 mentions1 day 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 ...

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

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2 mentions3 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 ...

2015 Seminar Category: Practicing Permaculture and Organic Gardening

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3 mentions3 days ago
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 ...

Your Home Is Your DIY Medical Home

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3 mentions1 day ago
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.

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Carrots

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3 mentions11 hours 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 ...

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

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3 mentions1 day ago
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 mentions3 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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2 mentions3 days ago
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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2 mentions2 days ago
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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1 mentions6 hours ago
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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3 mentions2 days ago
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 ...

Unfried Cauliflower Rice in Ginger Miso Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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2 mentions1 day ago
Dairy FreeHealthyHigh FiberKid-FriendlyNut FreeSugar Free / Low SugarVeganWheat Free Treat your guests to a variety of small bites as you cheer your team to Super Bowl glory. Skip the processed stuff and check out this raw, vegan and delicious take on a candy bar classic. A quick snack ...

Brammo Purchased By Polaris, Will Focus Exclusively On Development Of EV Powertrains

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3 mentions3 days ago
Published on January 27th, 2015 |by Christopher DeMorro January 27th, 2015 by Christopher DeMorroOriginally published on EV Obsession. After five years of slow sales and no new models, electric motorcycle maker Brammo has been bought out by Michigan-based Polaris. So what’s that mean for the Brammo brand, and ...

Italy to omit solar from new renewable incentives plan: pv-magazine

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2 mentions3 days ago
Decision to halt solar subsidies follows country's best ever year for PV power generation. In 2014 solar energy covered 7.53% of Italy's electricity needs. Italy’s industry deputy minister Claudio De Vincenti announced today that the government is planning to halt all solar incentives in the latest decree on ...

Malawi women turn waste into a sustainable living

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2 mentions23 hours ago
Norah Baziweli, a resident of Mtandire, an informal settlement in Lilongwe, Malawi, had a tough routine taking care of her family and earning a living. Every morning, she would wake at 4:00am to do chores and prepare breakfast for her three young children. After they left for school,

We could end up with 'as much plastic in our oceans as fish'

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3 mentions3 days ago
The head of Ocean Conservancy says a burgeoning middle class and low recycling rates could lead to not-even-remotely-acceptable levels of trash washed out to sea A failure to address the mountains of waste in the developing world will result in as much plastic in our oceans as fish,

19 DIY Projects For When You're Stuck Inside For God Knows How Long

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3 mentions2 days ago
Because you’ll need a place to put your drink while stuck indoors. Get the tutorial here. To go with the milk and eggs that your parents texted you about. Get the tutorial here. Super simple to make and lovely to light. Get the tutorial here. And something adorable ...

Electric vehicle battery market set to top $21bn by 2019

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3 mentions2 days ago
The global market for electric vehicle power sources is set to rise to around $21bn by 2019, a new analysis has predicted. In 2013 the market stood at more than $11.9bn, but it is now expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than ...

25 Top Pins to Help Get You Organized!

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3 mentions3 days ago
As our January Skill of the Month comes to a close, I rounded up some of the best organizing pins from prepper/survival/homesteading bloggers that give tips you won’t want to miss. I’ve included a few of my own as well. If you like the pin, follow the blogger ...

A bit of eye candy, for the road.

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3 mentions2 days ago
HAPPY NATIONAL PERMACULTURE DAY!!!!!! What seeds did you plant today? I personally worshipped the Creator of the whole entire mind-blowing Universe..but that’s just me. So ... Okay, famously said by Elizabeth Bennet’s ill-fated sister Lydia in Pride and Prejudice, but no less true coming from my fingertips/lips. I just bought tickets ... Today’s moves; Breastfeeding on cue 3x sun salutations 1 hour walk Today’s Eats: 600mls fresh squeezed sunshiney orb nectar. large rockmelon 5 bananas + 10 ... This post is all about form of video clip games performed in ...

With A DIY Attitude and The Internet, I Can Be A Plumber

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3 mentions4 days ago
My daughter stomped down the stairs, arms locked straight down with an angry look on her face. “DAD! Again!” I knew she was coming from our upstairs bathroom, so I knew exactly what she was complaining about. We’ve been having issues with that toilet for a few months ...

Slow Food USA Tells Stadiums to Up Their Game

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2 mentions2 days ago
Richard McCarthy embodies the phrase “think globally; act locally.” He joined Slow Food USA as Executive Director in January 2013, having previously served as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, an internationally recognized non-profit mentor organization for farmers markets, community building and sustainable economic development.As it turns out, foodies ...

Decline of England's natural environment 'hits economy'

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2 mentions2 days ago
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group has told the government. The Natural Capital Committee says pressures will rise with population growth and has called for a 25-year investment plan. Its report said measures like investing in improved ...

5 ways to actively grow your fanbase

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2 mentions2 days ago
You are here: Home » Marketing Music » 5 ways to actively grow your fanbase [This article on the DIY Musician Blog was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, and songwriters.] ...

7 Interesting Global Renewable Energy Trends From NREL

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2 mentions3 days ago
Published on January 26th, 2015 |by Silvio Marcacci Accurately assessing renewable energy growth, especially compared to fossil fuels, is one of the biggest challenges facing our clean energy transition. After all, how can you measure progress without adequate benchmarks? Industry tallies and analyst updates provide the quickest summaries,

Brammo’s EV Drivetrain Ambitions Expand Beyond Two Wheels

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3 mentions2 days ago
Brammo electric vehicle technology leads the way. (Photo: Business Wire) Brammo electric vehicle technology leads the way. (Photo: Business Wire) TALENT, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the acquisition of certain electric motorcycle assets by Polaris Industries Inc., Brammo, Inc., a leading electric vehicle technology company, restates its commitment to developing world-class ...

Greenhouse gas: why nitrous oxide is no laughing matter for the environment

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Carbon dioxide is the “face” of the greenhouse gases, but nitrous oxide (N2O) merits its own spotlight. The same “laughing gas” once used by dentists as an anaesthetic and used today by people looking… PhD student, Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University Beth Brockett receives funding from the ...
 

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