What Does the Science Really Say about Organics?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Organic food is growing in popularity, but does it really have health and environmental benefits? What does the science really say about organics? There has been a fairly steady stream of debate about organic products (especially food), and whether they actually meet their marketed health and environmental claims. Dig deeper into the scientific research about organic foods and you’ll find the jury is still out; in other words, it’s not time to give up on organics yet.

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

Green (Living) Review

percent of power generated by lignite coal, according to Agora research organization. Germany has hit a new clean energy milestone : So far this year, the country has gotten more electricity from renewables than from any other single source, 27.7 percent. That (just barely) beats the 26.3 This is a real success and watershed moment,” said Famke Krumbmuller, an analyst at Eurasia Group. Wind accounted for 9.5

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Quote of the day: Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

Environmental Economics

“You get to a point where, if enough companies are with California, then what the Trump administration is doing is moot,” said Alan Krupnick, an economist with Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan energy and environment research organization.

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Those 4% must be REALLY dumb

Environmental Economics

Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov, a research organization that uses online polling. Forget being smarter than a fifth-grader. Most Americans think they're smarter than everyone else in the country. In other words, as YouGov cleverly points out, the average American thinks that he or she is smarter than the average American.

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Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit

Green Prophet

The Production Gap Report – produced by leading research organizations and the UN – is the first assessment of the gap between Paris Agreement goals and countries’ planned production of coal, oil and gas. Over fifty researchers contributed to the analysis and review, spanning numerous universities and additional research organizations. Oil-powered Shoaiba Desalination plant looks like Gotham City.

Is it ironic?

Environmental Economics

The study , conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Rhodium Group, both research organizations, concluded that the regulation would cut demand for electricity from coal — the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution — but create robust new demand for natural gas , which has just half the carbon footprint of coal. I think so: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M.

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How forests can help to feed the world

Green (Living) Review

Yet a new report from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations shows that forests can play an important role in eliminating hunger and creating more food security. A new report shows how forests around the world can help eliminate malnutrition while fighting climate change. Often, feeding the world’s growing population and protecting natural landscapes are pitted against one another.

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Global Wind Power Grew By 29% In 2008

Wind Power Ninja

Worldwatch, a Washington-based research organization said that global wind capacity rose by over 27,000 megawatts, to 120,798 MW last year. Global wind capacity grew by 29 percent in 2008 with America passing Germany to become the world’s leading wind power generator. Wind now provides 1.5 percent of the world’s energy demand, up from 0.1 percent in 1997. wind capacity increased by 50 percent to 25,170 MW, or 21 percent of global capacity.

Australia lays of leading climate change scientists

Green Prophet

What kind of signal does this send to the world when Australia basically lays off 275 climate change researchers, one of whom was John Church, considered to be a top 10 scientist in the field. Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, or Csiro, said it will reduce its country’s role in understanding climate change.

KAUST’s Breakwater Beacon is a Mashrabiya Lighthouse for Saudi Mariners

Green Prophet

Commissioned by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a leading Arab research organization that is devoting increasing resources to clean energy and water research and development, the 60 meter Breakwater Beacon also functions as a communal rendezvous spot. Ever wonder what an Arabian lighthouse looks like?

Farmville in the real world as Israel puts Agritech’s IT into agriculture

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Following this announcement, a group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and their colleagues say they have won an $200,000 grant for three years from the Ministry of Agriculture to establish and develop an information technology center. The group is led by Amots Hetzroni of the Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center.

Nitrates and the dark side of intensive organic agriculture

Green Prophet

Public awareness of healthy food products that are free of chemical additives, along with a worldwide demand to reduce industrial pollution, has led in recent years, to the development of organic farming. It is commonly presumed that organic agriculture causes only minimal environmental pollution. But a new study conducted by researchers from Israel reveals a worrying trend. Lifestyle Israel organic food

Eilat Energy Conference Aims to Green A Desert And A Country

Green Prophet

At the Eilat-Eilot Forum for Renewable Energy Policy last week, energy experts discussed a recent report, still in draft form, of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, called Cleantech in the Negev as an Engine for Regional Development. Israel’s vast and dry southern Negev desert may actually help the country go green and just in time for the country’s 2020 10% renewables goal.

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Higher CO2 Levels are Greening the Middle East

Green Prophet

Desertification , water scarcity and food security are among the most important byproducts of rising temperatures due to increased CO2 emissions, but researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia have found that higher CO2 concentrations are also greening the Middle East.

Urban Dwellers Drive Massive Deforestation Locally and Abroad

Green (Living) Review

According to Senior Researcher Tom Prugh in Can a City Be Sustainable? , Tropical deforestation accounts for an estimated 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year --equivalent to the emissions of some 600 million cars --according to researchers at Winrock International and the Woods Hole Research Center. About the Worldwatch Institute: Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C.

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Report: Australia Experiencing Distinct Signs Of Climate Change

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The report is called the “State of the Climate” and was released by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization and the Bureau of Meteorology. Megan Clark, who is the head of the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, stated: “We are seeing significant evidence of a changing climate. Australia recently released a major climate change report, clearly indicating that the continent is warming.

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds: An Identification Guide?A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The speaker turned out to be Tim Laman, and the topic was the incredible research he and Ed Scholes had spent years doing on birds of paradise in New Guinea. Greeney, also part of the Helm Identification series, it focuses on two avian families, combining the information necessary for identification with the latest research on taxonomy and behavior, particularly breeding behavior, and the latest conservation news and status. Species Accounts are organized by family and genus.

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Oil companies are planning on a carbon tax

Environmental Economics

A decade ago, the company was known for contributing to research organizations that questioned the science of climate change. Here is the article without all of the crazy political stuff: More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.

Assessing our Coastal Green Infrastructure Investment Allocation: A Coastal Portfolio Check-up

Nature Conservancy - Science

the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia and the European Commission). Coastal gray infrastructure – roads, bridges, buildings, ports, and everything else we build along coastlines – is clearly critical for keeping our society functioning, and we invest significantly in it. Coastal green infrastructure, such as wetlands and reefs, is critical to us, too, as it provides many services and benefits including coastal defense.

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CCREF Launches Voluntary Program to Drive Scientific Research and Education Projects

Green (Living) Review

Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Launches Voluntary Program to Drive Scientific Research and Education Projects GIVE US YOUR TWO CENTS! Campaign supports best management practices for composting BETHESDA, Maryland : The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) is very pleased to announce the initiation of a voluntary, donation-based program, Two Cents for Compost.

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Record Your Reptile & Amphibian Sightings for Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

HerpMapper shares the information with partner organizations that research and protect threatened herps. Many of the threats to reptiles and amphibians are poorly understood and need more research. One of the most basic needs of conservation and research organizations is access to high-quality data for where species occur. Location is required because this information is very valuable to researchers, but is not available to the public.

Does Ecoliteracy Prevent Environmental Action?

Green (Living) Review

Worldwatch''s State of the World 2014 investigates the broad concept of "governance" for sustainability, including action by national governments, international organizations, and local communities. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C.

Will Israel’s Natural Gas Tap Flow to Turkey?

Green Prophet

The fact that Turkey occupies the northern part of Cyprus causes the Turkish government to claim that part of these undersea gas reserves belong to Turkey; as stated in an article written by the Turkish based International Strategic Research Organization. Improvement of Turkish and Israeli ties could make Istanbul a hub for Israeli natural gas deliveries to Europe.

New Study Offers First Comprehensive Picture of Appalachian Energy Development

Nature Conservancy - Science

It incorporates input provided by the energy industry, regulators, and other researchers. Our hope is that this report will stimulate new discussions among conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators, industry, and the public on how to protect essential natural resources while realizing the benefits of increased domestic energy production.

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Brit Liggett from New York is Electrolux’ new crew member

Green (Living) Review

Brit Liggett, a 26 year old blogger from Brooklyn, New York, wins the Electrolux and 5 Gyres competition, where first prize is becoming a crew member on the coming 5 Gyres research expedition through the Beagle Channel in March. Within the framework of the Vac from the Sea-project, Electrolux and renowned research organization 5 Gyres have invited one person to join the 5 Gyres research expedition through the Beagle Channel, Chile.

The Healing Effects of Forests

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Vienna, Austria: “Many people,” says Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla, “feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature. IUFRO, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, is a nonprofit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists that promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economical and social aspects of forests and trees.

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Wanted: Crew Member to Sea Expedition

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Electrolux and the well renowned research organization 5 Gyres are going on a joint expedition where Electrolux and 5 Gyres are trawling the South Atlantic for plastic. For more information on how to apply, please visit The Vac From The Sea blog Trawling for plastic The 5 Gyres mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s ocean.

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Noble Energy May be Pushing its Luck by Drilling for Deep Oil in the Med

Green Prophet

Environmental concerns are not the only issue concerning Noble Energy’s activities: A Turkish based organization known as the International Strategic Research Organization, published an article dealing with Noble Energy’s agreement with Greek Cyprus to explore possible oil deposits in the Aphrodite gas field located off southern Cyprus.

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Israel’s Marine Center Will Reveal Sea Secrets

Green Prophet

Despite having a gorgeous coastline of sandy beaches, the oldest ports in the world, and a new offshore bounty of natural gas wells, Israel has contributed very little to Mediterranean Sea research. A new national center that will give an anchor to solid Mediterranean research has been slated to open up at the University of Haifa. When Israelis do marine research they usually go down to the [ Red Sea ] Gulf of Eilat. Until now, marine research in Israel has been lonely.

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C. The report is the product of a collaborative effort of an international network of more than 500 contributors, researchers, and authors. "Renewable energy technologies have entered the mainstream," says Worldwatch Institute Senior Fellow Janet Sawin, the report''s research director and lead author.

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300KW solar PV system installed at Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay

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Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America and of Northeastern North America: A Review of Two Field Guides

10,000 Birds

Organization and Content. The guides are organized taxonomically and laid out in the traditional Peterson manner—illustrations on the right, text of the left. Seabrooke Leckie has an educational background in zoology and is a freelance writer and naturalist who has worked on field research contracts in many areas of North America and who, if you look at her Flickr site, has talents for both illustration and photography. Happy May Day!

Architecture of Dreams & the Salk Institute

The Alien Next Door

The research institute fulfills Salk’s vision of a facility where open, unobstructed laboratory interiors set in a dramatic location inspire creativity among its researchers. I’d seen pictures of the institute; I’d researched and written about it and knew a great deal about Salk’s vision. The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) in San Diego is currently the only organization in the world that is devoted to bridging neuroscience with architecture.

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UN: Urban Trees Needed Everywhere

Green Prophet

And the UN organization report will highlight what and how. According to a new report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizations, more focused policies and investments aimed at protecting and managing forest and trees in and around cities are needed to strengthen urban livelihoods and improve city environments, as the world becomes increasingly urbanized.

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It's like, I shouldn't count the health benefit from my oatmeal. It's delicious, that should be enough, boy.

Environmental Economics

The 2011 mercury rule — based on decades of research showing that mercury damages the brain, lungs and fetal health — is among the costliest but most effective clean-air policies put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. This goes way beyond just weakening the mercury rule,” said Alan Krupnick, an economist at Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan Washington research organization. Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman at the NYTimes ( The E.P.A.’s

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Organic Pest Control: What Works and What Doesn’t

Green Living Ideas

Many of us opt for organic pest control options, but the solutions are varied and numerous depending on what you’re trying to grow and your geographical location. Sometimes researching organic pest control is more overwhelming than the Japanese Beetles covering your roses. In this article we’ll discuss the top five garden pests and the best organic solutions to get rid of them in order to enjoy a bumper crop.

WORLD ON THE EDGE

Green (Living) Review

based environmental research organization. New book and lecture by Lester Brown When Will the Food Bubble Burst? Earthscan, London - Over-lending led to the U.S. housing bubble that sent shockwaves through the world economy when it burst, culminating in the worst recession since the Great Depression. The world today is in the midst of a less visible but far more basic bubble economy— a food bubble economy —created by overpumping aquifers and overplowing and overgrazing land.

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A few things that are not – necessarily - going to save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Always buy organic – NO, not necessarily There is no question that farming without pesticides is good for the Planet, but you can make a bigger difference with other food choices. If you can afford to buy organic, then spend your money on the fruits and veggies that tend to have the most pesticide residues such as peaches, strawberries, and celery, as well as dairy and meat. However, I know that organic mostly tastes better.

Syria’s Organic Food Market Ripe for Exports to Europe

Green Prophet

With farming traditions that are already “organic”, embattled Syria can easily become an important organic food producer, based on climate, practices and location to Europe. 12 for 2012 related to organic farming in Syria. The decree aims at laying the foundation for developing organic production and the marketing of organic products in Syria. This bill was prepared in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Tiny Swiss town builds the first solar powered ski lift

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PlanetSolar demonstrates viability of solar boats feeding energy to grid

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Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

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based independent environmental research organization. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester R. Brown Published for the Earth Policy Institute by W.W. Norton & Company This book is available free to download from the Earth Policy Institute website or can be bought as a bound paperback from booksellers but both the paperback version, and also a hardback version, can be bought from the Earth Policy Institute website as well.

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'School in a Box': Africa to educate children using solar power

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