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France Bans Genetically Modified Corn

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France has temporarily banned the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, ominously called MON810. All plantings of MON810, which goes by the brand name YieldGard, will become illegal on March 20, 2012. Agriculture france ban GM corn monsanto yieldgard

Vegetable instruments to play music before you eat them


Pratima Kalra: Carving musical instruments out of vegetables is one thing, carving them to play melodies is another thing. Via: Trendhunter

Israeli Students Design a Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant for Home Use

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Israeli students won a prestigious award for designing a portable, solar-powered water treatment system that anyone can use. .

Matt Damon Spills on the Importance of Clean Water


"We envision a world in which everyone has access to clean water. We genuinely feel like we can solve this problem," says Damon. Read More. Causes Featured News People Video matt damon

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A Forest of Umbrellas Keeps Medina Pilgrims Cool

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Today’s pilgrims to Medina are way cooler than their predecessors thanks to sun shelters surrounding Islam’s second-holiest mosque.

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Vegan Goodness! Salted Cherry Cardamom Chocolate Bark Recipe


You’re having a chocolate craving. Resist the urge to down a box of cherry cordials and make this fancy yet simple chocolate bark instead. Read More. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan

Battle To Save Solar In Remote Palestinian Villages

Green Prophet

Elad Orian is clearly a man on mission. His mission, however, is to save 6 of these projects from demolition. No Permits for Palestinians in Area C.

A spectacular eco friendly home built in the middle of a forest


Mridul Jerath: Making use of wood could be termed as one green way to construct your house. Picture Gallery. It built by Paul Morgan Architects.

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Canadian business travelers going more green

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Canadians who say green initiatives at hotels are important to them are on the rise, says the 2012 Canadian Travel Intentions Survey. Forty-two percent of business travelers surveyed indicate that eco-practices like recycling and energy efficiency matter to them when choosing where to stay, up 5 percent from last year.

Music Monday: Jake Ray

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Click here to view the embedded video. On a Wednesday night in Portland, Ore. it’s safe to bet you’ll find many of the Wenders sipping whiskey at Landmark Saloon in Southeast. Sure, it’s the middle of the week, but it’s tough to pass on the whiskey specials and traditional country music. And he has never stayed in one place long. Related Posts.

WATCH: Anjelica Huston Won’t Work if Animals Are Mistreated


Rosie O'Donnell talked to animal lover Anjelica Huston on Piers Morgan and asked the actress about her thoughts on "Luck" being canceled. Read More. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News Video anjelica huston

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Lone Spanish Researcher Aims to Humanize Dubai With Solar Art

Green Prophet

Any pedestrian who has braved the backstreets of Dubai knows two things: there are a lot of open spaces vying for attention and the sun is relentless.

WOHA's School of the Arts project fuses sustainability with practicality


Sonia Renthlei: The need to design sustainable buildings has never been so important than today. School of the Arts. Picture Gallery. Via: Archdaily

Israeli Defense Forces Polluting Groundwater with Impunity

Green Prophet

What he saw was shocking.  Fuel and oil were leaking unabated into the ground on several sites.In Danny Efroni. And the time to act is now. 

New Materials Remove Co2 From Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Even The Air


Alain Goeppert, G. K. Surya Prakash, chemistry Nobel Laureate George A. They point

What's Next: Systems to convert acoustic energy into usable electricity


Dattatreya Mandal: As we know it. If solid figures are any indication to go with, we are certainly going through a propitious phase for renewable power generation. As a matter of fact, total power generation capacity from renewable sources at 381GW has exceeded the worldwide scope of nuclear power capacity (at 375 GW), back in 2011. Trends. 1.

Discovery Announces ‘Whale Wars’ Spinoff Premiere Date


Whale Wars, Animal Planet’s series following the Antarctic anti-whaling campaigns of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, seems to keep growing in popularity. More viewers are sure to tune in for this Read More. Animals Causes Entertainment Environment Film/TV News Top News

100 Groups Ask EPA to End Wildlife Poisoning From Lead Ammunition


Up to 20 million birds die each year from lead poisoning after consuming spent lead shot and bullet fragments left in the wild from hunting.

‘Frozen Planet’ Premieres with Rave Reviews


The BBC/Discovery television documentary illustrates beauty of the north and south poles. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News alec baldwin david attenborough

Nature Vaper Corp. Launches Web-Based Electronic Cigarette Business

Green (Living) Review

Grand Rapids, MI Nature Vaper Corp. Products are now available at their web-site [link]. Grand Rapids, MI. on March 30 and 31.

Florida Red-shouldered Hawk

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Buteo lineatus , the Red-shouldered Hawk , is a gorgeous bird. The pale Red-shouldered Hawks of Florida are, to use just one word, beautiful.

‘Plantify’ your garden using FREE online garden design tools at

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Plan-ti-fy (pl??n.t?.fa?) With no software to download, saves and stores your designs online. Creating your dream garden is easy 1.

The Proof is in the Pants

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Denim Vs. Softshell. Here in Portland, we like clothing that’s as functional as it is fashionable. Sunshine and everything in between.

The good, the bad and the ugly: Flexible E-paper displays


Sonia Renthlei: As we progress, our lifestyle changes with us. Concepts that weren’t thought of or were figments of a person’s imagination are now realities. Reading has taken on a whole new meaning with most of it done online or using e-papers. Electronic papers provide for more comfortable reading than conventional displays owing to stable images.

World Sparrow Day 2012

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Residents of the Americas may find this hard to believe, but the ubiquitous, adaptable House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus ) is declining in its native lands. We should all be concerned about this, if not out of love for this prosaic passerine then because the sparrow may very well be a signal species for more encompassing environmental threats.

Future Perfect: Producing hydrogen fuel from wastewater


Rajeev Kumar: What’s happening right now. We have been listening about the green potentials of hydrogen based energy technology for quite some time now. However, it has not been realized much on a scale that is actually required for ensuring our conversion from a pro carbon lifestyle to a carbon neutral one. The concept. The advantage. The impact.

Worldwide Visionaries Launches World's First 'Global Project Fair'

Green (Living) Review

An online multimedia showcase for individuals, students and classrooms around the world to present their positive ideas for addressing social and environmental issues. The first of its kind, this online event welcomes projects of artistic, educational or activist-based strategies to address topics participants feel passionately about.

TYIN tegnestue teams up with Klong Toey community to build recreational zone


Sonia Renthlei: Working together to build up a community is the duty of every citizen and Norwegian architectural firm TYIN tegnestue seems to have done it in spades. Teaming up with a local community in Bangkok, it has constructed a basketball court and climbing frames that will help provide a platform for kids to play and let loose their energy.

More on NC 12

Environmental Economics

Cornelia Dean in the NYTimes about two weeks ago: Already, Highway 12 floods repeatedly and is often cut by storms. Maintaining it “is totally a lost cause,” said Stanley R. But people who live and work on the Outer Banks say abandoning the road would make life impossible. According to a 2011 state report , coastal tourism brought $2.6

Foolish Waste of Money

10,000 Birds

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, the agency in New York City that is in charge of the subway system, among other things, has installed a soundtrack of “distress and predator calls” in the Roosevelt Island subway stop , hoping that the audio will drive pigeons and their feathers and droppings away from the station. It won’t work.

Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid in 2013?

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The base for the new Panamera will be the same as the 2012 Panamera S Hybrid. Electric porsche panamera 2013 porsche panamera hybrid

Sustainable Scarves (and How to Wear Them 25 Different Ways!)

Eco Chic

So I was so excited to see the above video , which details 25 different, and totally useful ways to wear a scarf in 4 1/2 minutes.

Eco-Cize Your Computer Setup

Eco Friendly Daily

Most of us spend quite a lot of time working on our computers throughout the week. Whether you're really ?working? working? or just ?screwing

East Africa looks towards geothermal energy


The search hasn’t been easy as almost every path is pegged with one problem or the other. Powering East Africa from below. The idea isn’t new.