Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Not all agricultural intensification can be made sustainable, and it is likely that much of the intensification to date represented in the global trend was not; the data show that the total area of “conservation agriculture” has oscillated wildly over the last 15 years (FAO 2014).

Minimalist Golf: A New Face on an Old Line

The Alien Next Door

This minimalist trend is only a decade old and currently concentrated in the western states of the U.S. according to Jim Sutherland of Westworld Magazine (Summer, 2009). At August 12, 2009 5:30 PM , SF Girl said. At August 12, 2009 7:18 PM , Baby Brie said.

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US Oil Train Trends: Four Basic Pictures

Sightline Daily

Even more worrisome, oil train numbers are increasing at a rate so astonishing that we cannot rely on historical trends or safety statistics. Because the growth of oil trains has happened so suddenly, neither the public nor the industry should rely on historical trends or safety statistics.

BWEA announces dates for UK Wind Week 2009

Green (Living) Review

BWEA, the UK’s leading renewable energy association, has announced the dates for UK Wind Week 2009. During Wind Week 2009, the industry will be raising awareness of the incredible benefits offered by wind energy in terms of sustainability, economic prosperity and energy security. Wind Week 2009 is an opportunity for everyone to find out the truth about this amazing free, clean energy that blows through the UK in abundance.” Tags: UK Wind Week 2009 BWEA

Why & How to Leave Go Daddy (or - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Treacherous Ice Storms in Kentucky—What is Gaia Saying to Us?

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, February 2, 2009 Treacherous Ice Storms in Kentucky—What is Gaia Saying to Us? science-fiction posted by SF Girl @ 8:43 AM 18 Comments 18 Comments: At February 2, 2009 11:22 AM , Bobbi said.

The Age Of Stupid – DVD Movie Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Age Of Stupid launched on DVD in the UK on October 19, 2009 Price: £19.99 Now you can also own this hard hitting film on DVD from October 19, 2009.

Make 2009 Your Green Year

Eco Friendly Daily

Well, we are getting headlong into 2009 and you may or may not have already given up on your resolutions. Make 2009 Your Green Year. Choosing to spend 2009 going green is a great idea for those people who love the environment and want to do something special.

Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

This most recent price surge was trend-driven, the result of our failure to reverse the environmental trends that are undermining world food production.” It then climbed to 915 million in 2008 and jumped to over 1 billion in 2009. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plan B 4.0:

I Love NY: The Spirit of New York & Andrée Putnam's Design of the.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Friday, July 3, 2009 I Love NY: The Spirit of New York & Andrée Putnam’s Design of the Morgans Hotel New York is the Paris of America —Nina Munteanu Toulouse and I began our New York experience with Manhattan and Morgans Hotel.

le Mutique

Green Earth Journey

it sure looks like the trend is taking hold How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Name: Xusah Shop Name: le Mutique Shop Link: [link] Location: PA Ships To: worldwide What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

Sasaki Creations

Green Earth Journey

By being alert to trends, and hopefully, love of our planet will be a lasting one, I realized that people are still buying, even in tough economic times, as long as it is a well made, and supports recycling in some form.

Or What's a Heaven For? Writer's Contracts and More Elusive Things.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Friday, January 16, 2009 Or What’s a Heaven For? More information on publishers contracts, authors rights and current trends in author-publisher relationships can be found below in my Recommended Reading section.

Get the Look: Fall Makeup 2009, Eco Chick Style

Eco Chic

Just like with fashion and accessories, makeup trends for Fall 2009 are dramatic, edgy and intense. If you’re feeling extra-trendy, try the ‘ moon manicure ’ that was so popular on Fall 2009 runways. Images via Elle.com.

Autism Linked to Environment

Green Earth Journey

For years, many medical officials have suspected that the trend is artificial--due to changes in diagnoses or migration patterns rather than a real rise in the disorder.

Anniversary of the Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji celebrated at the White House

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Friday, November 20, 2009, the White House in the US Capital hosted a reception commemorating the 540th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first guru in Sikhism. President Obama has started a trend that I hope will continue, during his tenure at the White House, and, hopefully, also, afterwards.

Homemade card bookmarks

Green (Living) Review

And, why not, in actual fact start a trend and make some of those as gifts, as fund raising tools or simply for sale? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This is a simple project that will save your books from dog ears and your cardboard packaging from the trash. Simply pull out your colorful cardboard packages, flatten them out and cut them into strips about 1 1/2" x 6". A paper cutter (guillotine) will give you a more consistent cut.

A WEEK TO CELEBRATE WIND ENERGY

Green (Living) Review

BWEA announces list of projects to open for annual celebration by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BWEA, UK ’s leading renewable energy association, has released the list of wind farms opening for the UK’s Wind Week 2009. WWF supports BWEA's UK Wind Week 2009”, stated David Norman, Director of Campaigns at WWF-UK, “and encourages everyone to get along to their nearest wind farm event to learn more about this clean, non-polluting energy source.

BWEA Welcomes Europe's largest onshore Windfarm coming online and securing extension

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, May 20, 2009: The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) announced today that it welcomes the news that Europe's currently largest onshore windfarm is now fully operational. Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions.

Red diesel prices slowly rising higher

Green (Living) Review

The data, collected from about 150 farmers who took part a survey in August 2009, shows that the average cost of red diesel across the country came to 42.91p/liter. "As heavy industry around the world ramps up production, energy demand will rise and UK diesel prices are likely to reflect this trend in the coming months.

Refineries Across U.S. Closing Due to Weak Fuel Demand

Green (Living) Review

The Delaware City refinery, where workers were notified of the closing on Friday, November 20, 2009, lost about $1 million every day this year, Bill Day, the spokesman for Valero said. Rising gasoline prices have already changed the driving habits of Americans and the recession has hastened that trend.

Unemployment up in seaside resorts despite era of the “staycation”

Green (Living) Review

However, some of England's best-loved seaside destinations have been hit hard by the economic downturn, and are suffering from above average unemployment rates despite the 'staycation' trend. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) England's most traditional seaside resorts have seen unemployment rates increase in the last 12 months in spite of the resurgence of the 'staycation', TUC analysis of official statistics has revealed.

OFFSHORE ENERGY – THE FINAL FRONTIER

Green (Living) Review

The measures introduced in the 2009 Budget have been praised by industry as successful, according to the report on the costs of deployment, but companies expect leadership on creating the right ‘investment environment’. Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions.

The Carbon Show exceeds expectations on launch

Green (Living) Review

The Global 500 Report by the Carbon Disclosure Project, and the Carbon Offsetting trends report announced by EcoSecurities, both provoked in-depth discussions at The Carbon Show’s popular feature, the Carbon Corner. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Carbon Show launched on 29 and 30 September at ExCeL London and brought together 74 exhibitors, 140 speakers and over 2,000 visitors from leading organizations from across the carbon management and trading communities.

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERS PUBLISH UPDATED VERSION OF “MAKE DO AND MEND” FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, August 2009 : John Lewis is publishing a modern reworking of the classic war-time pamphlet, “Make Do and Mend”, with all tips provided by its own employees. All proceeds from the sale of Make Do and Mend 2009 will go to the John Lewis Foundation. Limited quantities of the publication will be available at all John Lewis stores from September 1st, 2009.

EST REPORT: SMALL IS POWERFUL

Green (Living) Review

Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions to prevent climate change.

Need a beer glass? Pull out a Frankfurter jar.

Green (Living) Review

Let’s, maybe, start a fashion trend by Michael Smith In the old poor student days of the 1960s and 1970s this was the way things were done. This could be the start of a fashion and a trend and why not. By re-purposing such jars we might just, as said, start a trend and a fashion and I am sure it would not be the worst of trends now, would it. M Smith (Veshengro), 2009.

GLOBALGIVING URGES DONORS TO GO GREEN FOR EARTH DAY

Green (Living) Review

Leading Marketplace for Individual Philanthropy Matches Donations to Carbon Reducing Development Projects WASHINGTON, April 2009 : As we seek to combat global warming, the developing world faces a double burden: climate change threatens poor communities with both environmental and economic devastation in the form of floods, droughts, and ruined harvests. GlobalGiving Green seeks to reverse this trend.

MYTH OF ‘INTERMITTENCY’ DEBUNKED BY MAJOR REPORT

Green (Living) Review

Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions to prevent climate change.

Bill on Renewable Energy Omits Huge Source

Green (Living) Review

Unemployed loggers all over the country could have a future in sustainably gathering and selling tons of clean-burning woody biomass to power plants were it not for the fine print in The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 that's now under consideration in the House of Representatives. I saw some of the economic trends for logging a few years ago," Birchem said.

A clear view of the climate change landscape

Green (Living) Review

Mark Lewis of Deutsche Bank and Lisa Ashford of leading carbon offset company Ecosecurities provide in-depth but accessible analyses of key trends in the regulated and voluntary carbon markets respectively. It is launched at London’s ExCeL Centre on 29-30 September 2009 before returning in autumn 2010. All professions and all sectors are being challenged as never before to understand and respond to climate change risk.

Wind industry ready to pump 2.5bn GBP direct into UK economy

Green (Living) Review

10bn GBP ‘shovel-ready’ wind projects could lay foundation for green economy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy business organisation, on April 21, 2009 launched their report on the wind, wave and tidal sector’s contribution towards building a low carbon economy: Powering a Green Economy: Wind, wave & tidal’s contribution to Britain ’s industrial future, just ahead of the Budget Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Poor soil management could speed climate change, report warns

Green (Living) Review

The commission warns poor land management can have "serious consequences", stating that current soil degradation trends need to be reversed with better soil management practices to boost carbon retention as a means of slowing climate change. M Smith (Veshengro), 2009. by Michael Smith Poor soil management could worsen climate change, a new report by the European Commission warns.

Seedling Selection for a home Garden

Green Earth Journey

Noticing the alarming trend of disappearing diversity and quality in the seed market caused by large conglomerate consolidation, they set out to invest in land and equipment that would allow them to grow commercial quality home garden seeds that consumers were then unable to obtain. Territorial Seed Company history, Territorial Seed Company Spring 2009 Catalog.)

Farnham Common Junior win national bike race

Green (Living) Review

Participating schools across England have seen levels of cycling treble within a year- bucking the trend in declining numbers of children cycling to school. 94,000 bike journeys completed as Farnham Common Junior win national bike race around the world Farnham Common Junior beat 122 schools in the Sustrans virtual bike race around the world, to win the first prize of £1000.

BWEA WELCOMES RSPB REPORT

Green (Living) Review

Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions to prevent climate change.

Tower Hamlets school pupils race to a healthy life

Green (Living) Review

Participating schools across England have seen levels of cycling treble within a year– bucking the trend in declining numbers of children cycling to school. Sustrans, the UK ’s leading sustainable transport charity and Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust have joined forces to bring a week long programme of cycling activities in a bid to get the borough’s children fit and healthy.

Sun Exposure and Eye Health

Green Earth Journey

DO not be misguided by price -- higher priced sunglasses usually represent fashion trends or durability, not UV protection. 2 Months ago I had an eye exam. The optometrist asked if I had sun glasses. I told him I did not. It is an inconvenience to own a pair of sunglasses when you already have to wear glasses.

Report: Energy-Related Emissions Reduced In U.S. In 2009

Eco Friendly Daily

While a predominant trend of the data has been increasing emissions, recent years have seen reductions. 2009, it turns out, had the greatest reduction in energy-related emissions since 1949. Renewable energy also increased in the United States in 2009, especially in the wind sector.

New York Wind Power Hits New High

Wind Power Ninja

New York has experienced a massive boom in wind power generation over the last year and with the Obama stimulus plan investing heavily in renewable energy like solar power and wind energy this trend can be expected to continue. Wind power is being harnessed in New York at an unprecedented level now with a new record being set after hitting 1,000 megawatts last week.