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21/5/2015
Local greenhouse grower Village Farms is hoping to extract clean carbon dioxide -- as well as heat and electricity -- from the landfill gases it burns.The Delta-based grower has been burning methane gas from Vancouver’s landfill to ...   
19/5/2015
Climate change does not respect national borders. No country, whether rich or poor, developed or developing, can escape the impact of climate change on its land and its people. Nations, like people, are bound to each other on this Earth, and the ...   
18/5/2015
A glaring paradox of the U.S. food system is that while no country produces food as efficiently, no country wastes as much. Every year, 30 to 40 percent of what is grown and raised in the United States is thrown away or rots between farms and ...   
13/5/2015
In a country reckoned to have the worst climate policies in the industrialized world, one big city is setting out to defy the central government and become 100 percent carbon neutral.Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada, wants to ...   
10/5/2015
It is 6C outside, and a dusting of snow can be seen on the Schauinsland - the low hill overlooking Freiburg, where the good burghers of the southwest German city take their children hiking. In Meinhard Hansen's apartment, however, it is perpetual ...   
9/5/2015
Hold on to the dream! The 5p plastic bag levy takes effect on 5 October in England following (sluggishly) in the footsteps of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (where in the first year the 5p charge saw the use of plastic bags drop by ...   
8/5/2015
The civil war in Syria has been devastating, generating a death toll fast approaching 100,000, while uprooting millions of civilians from their homes.But as the US and Russia signed an unprecedented accord on Wednesday in search of a ...   
8/5/2015
Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away, agriculture ministers from the G20 said on Friday. The two-day meeting in Istanbul has ...   
3/5/2015
When I started reporting on California’s drought I heard a lot of people complaining that farmers were growing crops that would simply be prohibitively expensive if they had to buy and sell their water at a fair market price. That seemed ...   
28/4/2015
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly today on a new cap on biofuels derived from edible crops, which critics say not only compete with feeding a growing global population but also contribute to deforestation and release unacceptably high ...   
20/4/2015
Californians facing the prospect of endless drought, mandated cuts in water use and the browning of their summer lawns are mounting a revolt against the bottled water industry, following revelations that Nestlé and other big companies are taking ...   
17/4/2015
Greenland’s polar bears have a thyroid problem. Their endocrine systems, too, are being disrupted. In both cases the culprit agency is environmental pollution by a range of long-lived industrial chemicals and pesticides. Kristin Møller ...   
17/4/2015
It started as just another farm chore for Elvira Flores, a teenage shepherd in the northern Andean highlands. On Sept. 8, 2013, Flores drove her flock across a dirt road that crosses her family`s rocky green fields and down to a ...   
13/4/2015
The world’s economies and people face hidden dangers to sustainability that demand immediate action. According to State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, the latest edition of the annual series from the Worldwatch ...   
13/4/2015
Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels. Biorefining industries ...   
10/4/2015
It is tricky to measure the number of species going extinct each year on our planet -- it all depends on how many species of flora and fauna exist, a difficult number to pin down. What most scientists can agree on, however, is that the extinction ...   
6/4/2015
Los Angeles is a drought town. Its most precious commodity, water, is running low in the fourth year of serious drought in California, persistent overuse and what conservationists say should be considered the “new normal” – climate ...   
6/4/2015
There are few signs of California`s epic drought along a stretch of Maple Drive in Beverly Hills. Deep green front lawns stretch out, dotted with healthy trees and sculpted foliage. The only brown lawn in sight was at a home under ...   
4/4/2015
On a warm March afternoon, farmer Cannon Michael walks alongside wheat fields adjacent to his house in Los Banos, in California's Central Valley. Most of these fields won't be watered again this year. Cannon Michael in on a mission to ...   
2/4/2015
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state`s ...   
20/3/2015
Earlier this week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said that the new regulations for fracking on federal lands from the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would be released “within the next few days,” following a ...   
15/3/2015
Two months after Metro Vancouver's ban on organic waste in landfills came into effect, many restaurants are still unsure how to meet it. Compost bins stink. They fill up with maggots and vermin. Disposal fees can be hefty. But a start-up called ...   
14/3/2015
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No ...   
7/3/2015
Just a few hundred yards from Lake Robinson lies an old waste pond that, until this year, was among the least of Duke Energy’s worries in the Carolinas.The pond had virtually dried up and, as coal ash basins go, didn’t appear to present ...   
7/3/2015
It’s a shame Wendell Berry’s new book of essays, Our Only World, has received scant recognition from reviewers. Not that the media have failed to acknowledge the work, just that they have all printed the same review by Kevin Begos of the ...   

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