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New Process Converts Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than An Hour
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, oil, algae, concept, research, technology, sustainability )

- 630 days ago -
It typically takes about 65 million years to convert plant material into crude oil - but now a new process has dramatically reduced the amount of time necessary and can get the job done in about an hour.
Monsanto "Goes Organic" and Wins "Sustainability Award"--Right!
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, environment, ethics, marketing, news, sustainability, award, Monsanto )

- 648 days ago -
This isn't a joke. Monsanto, the champion of all things GMO, has been recognized by Corporate Knights as one of 2014's Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. If that isn't a slap in the face of all that sustainable means, what is?
The Best Concrete Is Made From Hemp - Via RiseEarth
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Green Lifestyle, Hempcrete, Eco-friendly Home, Sustainability, Home Insulation )

- 666 days ago -
Hempcrete buildings last as long as a castle and save energy. It is a lightweight bio-concrete, fire, mildew and termite resistant. It forms an insulating surface yet is vapour permeable to help reduce humidity and prevents condensation, damp and mould.
New Plastic 'Zeoform' Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything - Via Collective Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: Zeoform, Hemp plants, Eco-plastic, Sustainability, New Discovery, Good News )

- 668 days ago -
A new company in Australia has created a product called Zeoform which is a plastic made only from water and cellulose taken from hemp plants. It is eco-friendly in production and is mouldable, very strong, 100% toxin-free and biodegradable.
Organic Heirloom Garden Seeds - Seed Savers Exchange
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Organic Food, Rare Heirloom Garden Seeds, Shopping, Sustainability, Human Health )

- 672 days ago -
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, members have been passing on garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. Digital catalogue.
300+ Groups Urge Climate Scientist Dr. Hansen to Rethink Support of Nuclear Power - Via EcoWatch
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, Sustainability, Humans, Health, Safety concerns, World, Interesting News )

- 690 days ago -
311 US and international environmental and clean energy groups said yesterday that nuclear power is NOT the solution to global warming, "It is simply not feasible for nuclear power to be a part of a sustainable, safe and affordable future for humankind".
Making Biomass Sources Sustainable
Business  (tags: sustainability, palm oil, germany, business, local economy )

- 691 days ago -
The industrial sector often uses plant matter as raw material and fuel. But the production process can be disastrous for wildlife and local communities. In Germany, businesses are working for more sustainable practices.
Can Human Civilization Continue Indefinitely?
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, humans, race, extinction, sustainability, immortal, study, science, research, environment )

- 708 days ago -
Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path. But if they can figure out a way to live sustainably, at least some human civilizations could become quasi-immortal.
Petition the FDA, USDA, EPA: Reform the Regulatory Process for GMOs - The Action Network
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Green Lifestyle, GMOs, Health Risks, Reform, Petition to sign, Sustainability, Food Industry )

- 709 days ago -
Good US Petition to reform by a moratorium on the approval of all GM crops, independent, long term, peer reviewed studies, mandatory labelling of all GM consumables, legal accountability for harm done by corporations and other GMO patent holders.
In Florida US, a Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening - Via Organic Consumers Association
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Food, Gardening vegetables, Environment, Green Living, Sustainability, Law, Ethics )

- 710 days ago -
What if it was illegal to grow vegetables at home? In some parts of Florida it already is. Learn about this US woman's continuing fight for her right to keep a vegetable garden. There is a legal fight over what she can plant and where she can plant it.
Can We Share Our Planet With Wildlife?
Environment  (tags: Center for Biological Diversity, population, environment, sustainability, wildlife, humans, conservation, consumerism, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

- 711 days ago -
" If governments really do get their acts together and we as a global population get our wasteful consumerism under control, we can turn the tides and make this a better world for both people and the wildlife we share it with."
Aquaponics - Farming With a Fishing Rod   video
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Good News, Israel, Aquaponics, sustainability, food )

- 718 days ago -
LivinGreen's pioneering Israeli method combines aquaculture and hydroponics to create better farming for a hungry planet.
Eagle Street: The Commercial Organic Farm--On a Brooklyn Roof
Green Lifestyle  (tags: organic, organic farming, rooftop farm, sustainability )

- 721 days ago -
It's the last place you'd expect to find an organic farm. But from its Brooklyn rooftop location, right up against the New York City skyline, its influence is being felt far and wide.
Beekeeping in Hong Kong
Green Lifestyle  (tags: bees, beekeeping, sustainability, video )

- 763 days ago -
Product designer Michael Leung is bringing beekeeping back into the metropolis of Hong Kong one box at a time.
Beekeepers Demand Farm Bill Pesticide Protection
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm bill, bees, pesticides, politics, environment, sustainability )

- 765 days ago -
Center for Food Safety and 57 allies demand inclusion of a pollinator protection provision in the upcoming farm bill.

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