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Our Beaker Is Starting to Boil: NYTimes Op-Ed

NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF explains the grave consequences of disappearing glaciers in today’s NYTimes: “A glacier is a giant part of the alpine landscape, something we always saw as immortal,” Mr. Schell said. “But now this glacier is dying before our eyes.” . … Continue reading

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Statement from the People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty, US Social Forum 2010

Republished from the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative listserve: Statement from the People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty, US Social Forum 2010 Over a half-century ago, Mahatma Gandhi led a multitude of Indians to the sea to make … Continue reading

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Louisiana Wetlands Blanketed With BP Crude Oil, Video: Huffington Post

Read the post and see two videos here.

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Indian State of Kerala Starts 10-Year Conversion to All-Organic Farming: Treehugger

The southern Indian state of Kerala has officially announced a new farming policy which aims to covert all agriculture in the state to organic methods over the next ten years. In the first phase 30,000 hectares converted, The Hindu Business … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Risk from Gulf of Mexico Spill : NYTimes Graphic

The oil spill from a deepwater well is threatening various birds and marine mammals along the Louisiana coast. The National Audubon Society has identified some of the most vulnerable birds. About 210,000 feet of protective boom has been laid.

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NYTimes Graphics: Spill’s Effects Underwater

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Power from Sewage: NYTimes

ROSE GEORGE, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explains the untapped power of sewage.

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Calculating Water Use, Direct and Indirect: NYTimes Science Observatory

How much water do you use every day? Your household water meter only tells part of the story — what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the … Continue reading

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How Green Is My iPad?: NYTimes Op-Chart

In todays’ NYTimes, DANIEL GOLEMAN and GREGORY NORRIS do an excellent job of breaking down the ecological comparison of producing paper with producing modern electronics, featuring, you guessed it.. ulp, Apple’s new iPad.  See the Op-Chart here.

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Weighing the Grain and Water Required to Produce a Pound of Beef

Sad to say that it’s only mildly startling to take a look at the sheer quantity of the resources required to produce  one pound of beef… What does it require to raise one pound of beef, then?  First, consider:  A … Continue reading

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World Hunger Round 1: Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel Define the Debate

 

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A Growing Disaster: NYTimes Op-Ed

RUSSELL HARDING, in an Op-Ed published in yesterday’s NYTimes, explains the growing disaster behind growing corn for ethanol: (…) Ethanol prices trend higher and lower along with the price of gasoline, yet the cost of producing ethanol tends to rise … Continue reading

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Spanish Government Writes Off Bolivia Debt of $87 Million: AP News

Announced yesterday and reported by the Associated Press, the Spanish government has: (…) agreed to write off Bolivian debt of euro60 million ($87 million) to help the impoverished South American country’s development. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said 60 … Continue reading

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It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado: NYTimes

COLORADO, USA: The NYTimes reported Monday that: For the first time since territorial days, rain will be free for the catching here, as more and more thirsty states part ways with one of the most entrenched codes of the West. … Continue reading

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Green For All Calling for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice

From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice: Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing … Continue reading

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Chilean Town Withers in Free Market for Water: NYTimes

Quillagua is among many small towns that are being swallowed up in the country’s intensifying water wars. Nowhere is the system for buying and selling water more permissive than here in Chile, experts say, where water rights are private property, … Continue reading

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