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99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

Written by on December 26, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

Here are 99 stories of human progress that didn’t make it into the evening broadcasts or your social media feeds, including: conservation successes, huge wins for global health, more peace and tolerance, less war and violence, rising living standards, some big clean energy milestones, and a quiet turning of the tide in the fight against plastic. #goodnews

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All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

Written by on December 19, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

A society that builds its foundations on annual agriculture cannot survive, according to Mark Shepard, founder of New Forest Farm, a 106-acre perennial “agricultural savanna”

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Healing the Healer: When Plants and Animals Speak

Healing the Healer: When Plants and Animals Speak

Almost everybody talks to their pets, but it takes a special person to hear what their pets say in return. Maiccu Kostiainen lives in Finland and is an animal communicator and medium. That means  that she intuitively communicates with animals, living and past, by understanding their thoughts, emotions, and energy. Maiccu’s unique gifts allow her […]

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A Sustainable Lifestyle for a Sustained Planet

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
A Sustainable Lifestyle for a Sustained Planet

Sustainable living is an opportunity to make things better for the sake of everyone and everything and to reduce the carbon footprint. Besides giving up on using those polluting resources for power, we can also decrease the use of plastic and other products that create pollution by simply being made. Here are some #sustainableliving tips.

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry

Written by on December 17, 2018 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry

Last week, the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. #hempgrowing

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WATCH: Costa Rica Goes 300 Days on Renewable Energy Sources [1-Min Video]

Written by on December 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
WATCH: Costa Rica Goes 300 Days on Renewable Energy Sources [1-Min Video]

While the U.S. continues to heavily rely on fossil fuels, Costa Rica just went 300 days on renewable energy alone. We can’t let the rest of the world pass us by. #renewableenergy

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How Native American Tribes Are Bringing Back the Bison From Brink of Extinction

Written by on December 16, 2018 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
How Native American Tribes Are Bringing Back the Bison From Brink of Extinction

On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild #bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal lands. Belonging to the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of Fort Peck Reservation, the 340 bison is the largest conservation herd in the ongoing bison restoration efforts by North America’s Indigenous people.

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Awesome News: Judge Rules TransCanada Can’t Conduct Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Written by on December 9, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Awesome News: Judge Rules TransCanada Can’t Conduct Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Opponents of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline—from indigenous and environmental groups to local farmers and ranchers—celebrated a win in court after a federal judge ruled on Friday that the fossil fuel giant cannot conduct pre-construction work on the pipeline until the full environmental review ordered last month is complete. #nokxl

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Media Presents Geoengineering as Last Ditch Effort to Save Humanity From Disaster

Written by on December 8, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Media Presents Geoengineering as Last Ditch Effort to Save Humanity From Disaster

Despite studies showing potential for devastating environmental consequences Harvard researchers will launch a real world solar engineering experiment in 2019.

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Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Written by on December 6, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists have given us agroecology, holistic resource management, permaculture, regenerative agriculture and other methods that can alleviate or perhaps even eliminate the global food system’s worst impacts: biodiversity loss, energy depletion, toxic pollution, food insecurity and massive carbon emissions. #environment #farming

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‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

Written by on December 5, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment with 0 Comments
‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

Striking her mark at the COP24 climate talks taking place this week and next in Poland, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden issued a stern rebuke on behalf of the world’s youth climate movement to the adult diplomats, executives, and elected leaders gathered by telling them she was not there asking for help or demanding they comply with demands, but to let them know that new political realities and a renewable energy transformation are coming whether they like it or not. #climatechange

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Crucial Report: Experts Call for a Ban on Organophosphate Pesticides

Written by on December 1, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Crucial Report: Experts Call for a Ban on Organophosphate Pesticides

An expert panel of toxicologists is calling for an entire class of pesticides to be banned because they threaten the health of both pregnant women and children.

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How Can College Students Help Create Green Working Spaces?

Written by on November 19, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
How Can College Students Help Create Green Working Spaces?

As time goes on, the need to go green is more important than ever. Luckily, there are a variety of ways that everyone can incorporate eco-friendly practices and habits into their everyday lives. Here’s how college students make their study spaces green…

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Tackling Climate Change Requires Healing the Divide

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment with 0 Comments
Tackling Climate Change Requires Healing the Divide

Canadian climate change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening. The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation.

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‘Mini Ice Age’ Looms as NASA Scientist Warns Lack of Sunspots Could Bring Record Cold

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
‘Mini Ice Age’ Looms as NASA Scientist Warns Lack of Sunspots Could Bring Record Cold

Our sun was not expected to head into a solar minimum until around 2020, but it appears to be heading in that direction a little early which could prove to be bad news for warm weather lovers.

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