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UN: Innovation needed to feed people of the future

Green Prophet

The level of production is projected to be dependent on policies in major producing countries. Commodity Highlights. Outlook for Brazil.

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Conservancy Talk

Water Funds are a great example of a triple win. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Healthy watersheds naturally regulate water flow.

The Relevance Imperative in Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

But answering that question for a long list of people may be the most important task of today’s conservationist. What’s in it for me? Figure 1.

Classroom Coase Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

There’s no desire to ban it but to produce some regulation to encourage people to maintain it,” said City Manager Matt Greeson. Connecticut passed a law this year requiring people to plant running bamboo within thick plastic barriers sunk 2 to 3 feet into the ground. You can actually watch it grow.”. via www.dispatch.com.

Blaming economists for our current economic situtation is like blaming a psychologist because people are crazy

Environmental Economics

She said, for example, that she thought lectures promoted conservative views against minimum wage.   For instance, rent-control laws try to make housing affordable for everyone, and minimum-wage laws try to help people escape poverty. Bayard ’15.   Rachel J. via www.thecrimson.com.   Equity or equality is a judgement. 

We shouldn’t have to tell people allergic to milk to stop drinking it

Eccorazzi

Why are people always looking for the right way to do the wrong thing? My google alerts were flooded with milk news this morning, and two were particularly great examples of people looking for alternatives to their cow’s milk allergies, unwilling to simply give it up. The first is the buzz happening around a2 Milk Co.

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Shoot Out the Lights: Science, Hydropower & Reality on the Mekong

Nature Conservancy - Science

“perspectives of local people on dams defy simple answers and conclusions.” Sunset on the Mekong. Photo by Jeff Opperman. Figure.

Gaza produce on the menu at swanky American event in Jerusalem

Green Prophet

million worth of agricultural produce outside Gaza annually; most of it to markets in Israel. If Gaza Goes Dry, Where will all the People Go?

Are Marine Protected Areas in the Right Places to Support People?

Conservancy Talk

But I’m focused on a different question: I want to know whether national parks and nature reserves are located in places where they can successfully protect some of nature’s most important services to people, including providing natural barriers to storms, producing fish, storing carbon, and supporting tourism and recreation industries?

Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

People have strong opinions when it comes to deer. Livestock producers are not immune either. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. 2009, Baiser et al.

Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can we both protect vulnerable habitat and ensure the resilience of the livelihoods of people in the face of climate change? 2013). 2003).

Can Forest Carbon Markets Provide for a 40,000-Year-Old Culture?

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s projected that the 45 million people living in the East Africa country will grow to 90 million in the coming decades. Brown asks.

Stop arguing with me--it's a scientific fact that I am smarter

Environmental Economics

For example, researchers at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet found that drummers who kept a tighter rhythm also scored better on a 60-question intelligence test. If that wasn’t enough, other studies added that rhythmic music actually makes people smarter. Time to take up some lessons. via 3tags.org.

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Bill Clinton tells Brazil “Biofuels produced at the expense of tropical forests are no victory”

Green (Living) Review

This is indeed a most valuable point that President Clinton raised there and one that all nations that look at biofuels must consider, now just those that produce the stuff. That land we should use to produce food for people to eat and not fuel for cars and truck. That's what you have to answer.” The gods help us!

When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

With these examples and more, there is increasing evidence that sustainability can be a driver of business growth. Related Articles.

How to Make ‘Local’ Food Good Conservation, Too

Nature Conservancy - Science

And it could refer to food that has some characteristic reminding people of what they think of as home. Right? 2013, Plawecki et al. 2013).

"Environmentalists Say" — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that.

Sightline Daily

For example, check out this King 5 segment on the phase-out of coal at the TransAlta plant in Centralia, Washington. Heres the opening line: It produces 12 percent of the states electricity, but environmentalists call it Washingtons largest single source of pollution. The plant does not, in fact, produce 12 percent of WAs power.

Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Most people recognize that air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions are a significant problem associated with energy development. Hausheer.

The Nordstrom Way: The K-Selected Model of Doing Business

The Alien Next Door

There were stories about people bringing in pairs of shoes that were years old, in poor shape, and definitely not from Nordstrom. John W.

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE: GREEN ENERGY BONANZA ANNOUNCED TODAY

Green (Living) Review

These examples are typical of the expected 5-10 year payback for well-located small wind systems. The clever bit of the FIT is that it promotes those products that perform well; the more clean energy a product produces, the stronger the incentive!" Wind energy is set to get from 4.5 pence to 34.5 " Source: BWEA

Video Games Could Save the Environment

Green Home Blog

classic example would be WoW, or World of Warcraft , played by more than 10 million subscribers in 2012. Video games are fun. Coincidence?

Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from studying our.

Elephant Journal

Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from our feathered friends. Birds aren’t that different from people. Video. Member.

Winter Bird Feeding: Good or Bad for Birds?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Winter bird feeding is one of the most popular ways for people to interact with nature, and most do it to help birds get through these tough months.

Spirituality, Speciesism, and The Ethical Symmetry Gap

Eccorazzi

An example. Well, not exactly. I don’t see life as “anything goes,” but I have seen wholeness move through different people in different ways.

Why Vox’s Guide to ‘Ethical Meat’ is just an attempt to comfort liberals

Eccorazzi

It’s much more common for people to eat organic when they’re thinking about their own health. Animals Environment People Sticky Veganism

Cities for People - towards sustainable cities

The Green Changemakers

What would you build today to make your city better for people? Every city has a unique set of people with their own fears, hopes and dreams. Fantastic public transport facilities.that put the need of people above the need of cars. culture of sustainability Involve people to determine their own futures. Action. Culture.

From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Conservancy Talk

The idea is simple: healthy soils produce higher yields. For example, healthy soils reduce nutrient runoff into waterways. Mark R.

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3D-printing with living organisms – snack of tomorrow?

Green Prophet

Rutzerveld wanted to create lab-produced food that was healthy, natural, and tasty. You can really see that it’s natural.

Going Wild in the Backyard

Green Home Blog

Going Wild in the Backyard. By: Sue Moore. Turn your backyard into a wildlife refuge! And there is some plain common sense advice as well.

A New Diet for the Planet?

Conservancy Talk

Why doesn’t The Nature Conservancy make changing people’s diets one of its strategies? You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek.

Green Lunches for Schools

Green Home Blog

Food preparers can also take advantage of farm-to-school initiatives, buying produce and the like fresh from the land.

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Daily Demand and Supply: They just about nailed it*

Environmental Economics

And it seems supplies certain kinds of organic produce may also be temporarily limited. When I hear shortage, I picture empty store shelves.

Extraordinary “Green Machine” mobile city fertilizes the Sahara Desert as it moves

Green Prophet

Related: Qatar’s Sahara Forest Desert Forest Project grows cucumbers from saltwater.

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Why Applied Science Can Often Be Truly Brilliant

Nature Conservancy - Science

In that position, I regularly interacted with people who had what many consider to be true brilliance. Image courtesy Heather Tallis/TNC.

The Promise and Peril of Wild Seed Harvesting

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example, longer-lived species fare well under frequent harvest. But at what cost? Related Articles. Follow the Cow that Follows the Burn.

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

For example, California’s price is currently around $13 per ton, and British Columbia’s price is currently around $28. Why, yes. Wrong question.

Mapping Ocean Wealth – Informing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Conservancy Talk

tweeted: # IAmAScientistBecause I want to explain to people how much we all NEED nature. It was honest, but I wondered if it was a little trite.

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Fast and Frugal Tips for Greener Living This Winter

Environmental News Network

And though there is a need to conserve energy that produces heat at home, it doesn’t mean that you should just endure the cold, cold winter.

E-Waste

Nature Conservancy - Science

But, when we hear of the conditions in which electronic waste is disassembled by impoverished peoples of the third world, it gives us pause. 

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The Fractal Wonders of Cern—Searching for the Elusive Higgs Boson.

The Alien Next Door

magnetic field produced in the detector causes the particles to travel in spirals, allowing charge and momentum to be measured. Cool, eh?