Compelling quote.

Compelling quote.

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greenfuturist:

In 2004, developed nations invested $32 billion in renewable energy while developing nations invested $8 billion. Since then, the pace of investment has accelerated rapidly. By 2011, the rush to adopt green energy technology pushed investment to $280 billion around the world. Unsurprisingly, developed nations invested a substantially higher amount than developing nations. Broken down, this amounts to $186 and $94 billion respectively in 2011. However, the gap certainly has showed signs of narrowing over the years and developing economies overtook their developed counterparts in the public markets category of investment for the first time in 2010. (via • Chart: Renewable Energy Investment Surges in Developed Nations | Statista)
Gerd adds: interesting factoid

greenfuturist:

In 2004, developed nations invested $32 billion in renewable energy while developing nations invested $8 billion. Since then, the pace of investment has accelerated rapidly. By 2011, the rush to adopt green energy technology pushed investment to $280 billion around the world. Unsurprisingly, developed nations invested a substantially higher amount than developing nations. Broken down, this amounts to $186 and $94 billion respectively in 2011. However, the gap certainly has showed signs of narrowing over the years and developing economies overtook their developed counterparts in the public markets category of investment for the first time in 2010. (via • Chart: Renewable Energy Investment Surges in Developed Nations | Statista)

Gerd adds: interesting factoid

Food companies big and small are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones.

Food Companies Seeking Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered - NYTimes.com

Really?!  Wow, that’s good news.

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A very positive move.

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littlemad:

Benfits of Gardening…..!!

Because gardening is great.

littlemad:

Benfits of Gardening…..!!

Because gardening is great.

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the-more-u-know:

“A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.”[Read More Here]

the-more-u-know:

“A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.”

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stopkillingourworld:

Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods
In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices. 
Every human being on every developed nation on Earth, whether living in a rural or isolated area, in the middle of a large city, or near an industrialized area, now contains at least 700 contaminants in their body including pesticides, pthalates, benzenes, parabens, xylenes and many other carcinogenic and endrocrine disrupting chemicals.
Read More Here
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy. 
I’ll buy one of these so fast it’ll be a blur.  Now that I’m looking at it, what the !@#$ has taken so long to have these on the market?

stopkillingourworld:

Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods


In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices. 

Every human being on every developed nation on Earth, whether living in a rural or isolated area, in the middle of a large city, or near an industrialized area, now contains at least 700 contaminants in their body including pesticides, pthalates, benzenes, parabens, xylenes and many other carcinogenic and endrocrine disrupting chemicals.

Read More Here

Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy. 

I’ll buy one of these so fast it’ll be a blur.  Now that I’m looking at it, what the !@#$ has taken so long to have these on the market?

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Environmental protests are becoming one of the biggest forms of social unrest in China.

Kunming pollution protest is tip of rising Chinese environmental activism | Jennifer Duggan | Environment | guardian.co.uk

The Chinese public are becoming increasing concerned about the state of their local environment and up to 80% believe that environmental protection should be a higher priority than economic development, according to a new survey. The survey, carried out by the Public Opinion Research Centre in collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, measured the public’s attitudes towards environmental protection and how they rate the government’s performance.”

Best thing I’ve read all day!

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rhamphotheca:

Great News for the Oceans!
The U.S. Senate voted yesterday afternoon FOR the National Endowment for the Oceans amendment with a bipartisan vote of 68-31. 
Here are the key facts: http://ocean.ly/12Wxuxt
(via: Ocean Conservancy)

rhamphotheca:

Great News for the Oceans!

The U.S. Senate voted yesterday afternoon FOR the National Endowment for the Oceans amendment with a bipartisan vote of 68-31.

Here are the key facts: http://ocean.ly/12Wxuxt

(via: Ocean Conservancy)

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stopkillingourworld:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pretends to be a 21st Century Trade Deal. It purports to “open new markets and create new business opportunities” for all participating countries. But 30 years of neoliberal free trade is enough to show us these corporate rights pacts only benefit the elite and increase inequality. The TPP can only create new barriers to an alternative economic future where living well and protecting the earth are more important than corporate profits. It will undermine the ability of communities to collectively decide what is in their best interests.
In May, just prior to a new TPP negotiating round in Peru, we call on the 99% who are harmed by corporate globalization to oppose the TPP in their community. There are many reasons for people to come together on this date:
The TPP undermines access to fundamental medicines by extending monopoly protections for Big Pharma
The TPP empowers corporations to sue governments for environmental and health measures they do not like
The TPP restricts Internet innovation and increases the surveillance of online interactions
The TPP undermines Indigenous rights and human rights
The TPP creates a race to the bottom on working conditions, environmental standards and all kinds of public regulations
The TPP prioritizes large-scale corporate agriculture (GMOs, antibiotics, etc) over sustainable local farming
We can and must stand together against this latest corporate assault on democracy. On May 11, we can start to bring the anti-corporate globalization movement back to the streets. Hold community assemblies to discuss the problems with the TPP and the free trade model. Stage creative actions or stunts that draw attention to the TPP negotiations in Peru. Trans-national community resistance put a freeze on the WTO. It stopped the Free Trade Area of the Americas. It can stop the TPP.
 
Days of action start tomorrow!  Check out the map to see if something is happening somewhere near you.

stopkillingourworld:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pretends to be a 21st Century Trade Deal. It purports to “open new markets and create new business opportunities” for all participating countries. But 30 years of neoliberal free trade is enough to show us these corporate rights pacts only benefit the elite and increase inequality. The TPP can only create new barriers to an alternative economic future where living well and protecting the earth are more important than corporate profits. It will undermine the ability of communities to collectively decide what is in their best interests.

In May, just prior to a new TPP negotiating round in Peru, we call on the 99% who are harmed by corporate globalization to oppose the TPP in their community. There are many reasons for people to come together on this date:

  • The TPP undermines access to fundamental medicines by extending monopoly protections for Big Pharma
  • The TPP empowers corporations to sue governments for environmental and health measures they do not like
  • The TPP restricts Internet innovation and increases the surveillance of online interactions
  • The TPP undermines Indigenous rights and human rights
  • The TPP creates a race to the bottom on working conditions, environmental standards and all kinds of public regulations
  • The TPP prioritizes large-scale corporate agriculture (GMOs, antibiotics, etc) over sustainable local farming

We can and must stand together against this latest corporate assault on democracy. On May 11, we can start to bring the anti-corporate globalization movement back to the streets. Hold community assemblies to discuss the problems with the TPP and the free trade model. Stage creative actions or stunts that draw attention to the TPP negotiations in Peru. Trans-national community resistance put a freeze on the WTO. It stopped the Free Trade Area of the Americas. It can stop the TPP.

 

Days of action start tomorrow!  Check out the map to see if something is happening somewhere near you.

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kaiamar:

Bee Deaths May Have Reached a Crisis Point
According to a of America’s beekeepers, almost a third of the country’s honeybee colonies did not make it through the winter.
That’s been the case, in fact, almost every year since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began this annual survey, six years ago.
Beekeepers have a of reasons for why so many colonies are dying. There’s a nasty parasite called the Varroa Mite, which they can’t get rid of. There are also bee-killing pesticides. And there are just fewer places in the country where a bee can find plenty of flowering plants that provide nectar and pollen.
Some beekeepers and environmentalists are calling for tighter restrictions on the use of one particular class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Europe is about to ban some uses of these pesticides. But U.S. farmers and pesticide companies are opposed to any such move here, and the Environmental Protection Agency says it’s not yet convinced that this would help bees very much.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/07/181990532/bee-deaths-may-have-reached-a-crisis-point-for-crops
-Fuck the EPA.  Monsanto runs it and they make the pesticides.

kaiamar:

Bee Deaths May Have Reached a Crisis Point

According to a of America’s beekeepers, almost a third of the country’s honeybee colonies did not make it through the winter.

That’s been the case, in fact, almost every year since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began this annual survey, six years ago.

Beekeepers have a of reasons for why so many colonies are dying. There’s a nasty parasite called the Varroa Mite, which they can’t get rid of. There are also bee-killing pesticides. And there are just fewer places in the country where a bee can find plenty of flowering plants that provide nectar and pollen.

Some beekeepers and environmentalists are calling for tighter restrictions on the use of one particular class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Europe is about to ban some uses of these pesticides. But U.S. farmers and pesticide companies are opposed to any such move here, and the Environmental Protection Agency says it’s not yet convinced that this would help bees very much.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/07/181990532/bee-deaths-may-have-reached-a-crisis-point-for-crops

-Fuck the EPA.  Monsanto runs it and they make the pesticides.

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stopkillingourworld:

Self-sufficiency … a local co-operative in Brittany, France, has backed schemes that create renewable energy and jobs. Photograph: Pete Turner/Getty
Brittany villages blazing a trail in energy self-sufficiency
Residents of Côtes D’Armor in northern France hope a series of green schemes can also reinvigorate the local economy
It can and will!  Every village and town should start to move this way.  Decentralize, go local, go with what your area supports best (e g  solar, geothermal, wind, etc).   This is the new way forward.  Transition time, babies. 

stopkillingourworld:

Self-sufficiency … a local co-operative in Brittany, France, has backed schemes that create renewable energy and jobs. Photograph: Pete Turner/Getty

Brittany villages blazing a trail in energy self-sufficiency

Residents of Côtes D’Armor in northern France hope a series of green schemes can also reinvigorate the local economy

It can and will!  Every village and town should start to move this way.  Decentralize, go local, go with what your area supports best (e g  solar, geothermal, wind, etc).   This is the new way forward.  Transition time, babies. 

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mothernaturenetwork:

EKG for the planet: New ecology network to monitor Earth’s health
The system will be fully operational by 2017 and is expected to continue its research for 30 years.

mothernaturenetwork:

EKG for the planet: New ecology network to monitor Earth’s health

The system will be fully operational by 2017 and is expected to continue its research for 30 years.

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stopkillingourworld:

nas-d-fatdubsax:

iggymogo:

dream-far-beyond:

Read and Reblog. This need notes.

tree.

Nature!

A tree is worth $193,250 ….
love it!

stopkillingourworld:

nas-d-fatdubsax:

iggymogo:

dream-far-beyond:

Read and Reblog. This need notes.

tree.

Nature!

A tree is worth $193,250 ….

love it!

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wildcat2030:

A plane powered only by the Sun has set off from San Francisco on the first leg of a bid to cross the US with no fuel.

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The Solar Impulse craft will stop in Phoenix, Dallas, St Louis, Washington DC and New York in the coming weeks.

The team’s plane has the same wingspan as an Airbus A340 but weighs only as much as an average car. It has already made a day-and-night flight lasting more than 26 hours, and the team aims to eventually circumnavigate the globe in 2015.

The plane took off from Moffett Field on the edge of San Francisco Bay at 06:12 local time (13:12 GMT). It should take about 19 hours to complete the first leg of the American crossing to Phoenix.

The craft’s wings and stabiliser are covered with nearly 12,000 solar cells, which in daylight hours charge an array of lithium-ion batteries in gondolas that hang below the wing.

Together, these provide power to the plane’s four electric motors and allow flight in daylight and night conditions. (via BBC News - Solar Impulse plane starts bid to cross US)

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