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Monsanto Somehow Named the 12th Greenest Company in America
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, green, greenest companies, greenwashing, monocropping, Monsanto, newsweek, roundup, Sustainability )

- 134 days ago -
In a decision likely to come as a surprise to all of those who aren't huge Monsanto fans, like the Nebraska farmers currently suing the company for allegedly giving them cancer, Monsanto has just been given a greenness award.
Tiny Wind- and Solar-Powered 'Ecocapsule' Promises Ultimate Getaway
Science & Tech  (tags: sustainability, off-grid, housing, independence, renewable energy )

- 510 days ago -
It's as if science fiction and all the biggest tiny-living trends came together and laid an adorably tricked-out egg: behold the Ecocapsule, a self-sustaining, low-energy, portable dwelling that allows users to live off-grid anywhere in the world.
EPA Concludes Neonicotinoid Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths Don't Protect Soybean Crops - Take Part
Science & Tech  (tags: US, EPA, Bees, neonicotinoid pesticides, Food, Ecosystem, Sustainability, World )

- 575 days ago -
A new study from the US Environmental Protection Agency has found that bee-killing toxic pesticides containing neonicotinoids are not effective at killing pests such as aphids on soybean crops. More EPA studies are to conducted on corn and cotton.
Jane Goodall and Steven Druker Expose US Government Fraud Over GMOs - Nation of Change
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, USA, GMOs, Food Industry, Humans, Health Risks, Sustainability, Ethics, Books, Interesting news )

- 593 days ago -
The US Government and some scientific institutions have misrepresented the dangers of GMOs as exposed by author Steven Druker, in a 2015 book called Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. It has a foreword by the renowned primatologist Dame Jane Goodall.
Say No to Genetically Engineered Trees in US - Via Force Change
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Genetic Engineering, Trees, Contamination, Habitat destruction, Wildlife, Health risks, Safety issues, Sustainability, World, Ethical concerns, Petition to sign )

- 799 days ago -
Unnatural GE trees will easily contaminate native ecosystems spreading their genetically engineered genes into wild environments, leading to negative and irreparable consequences for the environment, other species and Earth as a whole. Global Petition.
Monsanto's Glyphosate Is Killing Bees and Destroying The Global Food Supply - Via Green Med Info
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Biology, Study, Bees, Pollinators, Monsanto, Toxic Chemicals, Glyphosate, Food Industry, World, Sustainability, Ethical concerns )

- 801 days ago -
The GM agricultural system that Monsanto arrogantly claims will help to solve world hunger depends on a highly toxic chemical, that a new biology study finds kills the pollinator upon which approximately 70% of the world's food supply depends on, the bee.
Russian Physicists Seek Help to Build Nikola Tesla's 'Planetary Energy Transmitter' - Via Waking Times
Science & Tech  (tags: Physics, Russia, Nikola Tesla, Energy, World, Sustainability, Ethics, Good News )

- 809 days ago -
Leonid Plekhanov and Sergey Plekhanov, both graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, believe that by combining Tesla's plans with modern materials and other recent discoveries, they will succeed in delivering free, clean energy.
CETO Produces Wave Power and Freshwater
Science & Tech  (tags: science, energy, wave energy, wave power, green energy, sustainability, concept, design, technology )

- 915 days ago -
A new, grid-tied offshore wave energy project called CETO is being readied off the west coast of Australia, near Perth. Carnegie Wave Energy is installing what is called the "first operating wave energy array scheme in the world."
New Process Converts Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than An Hour
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, oil, algae, concept, research, technology, sustainability )

- 958 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.
New Plastic 'Zeoform' Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything - Via Collective Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: Zeoform, Hemp plants, Eco-plastic, Sustainability, New Discovery, Good News )

- 995 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.
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 )

- 1017 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".
Can Human Civilization Continue Indefinitely?
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, humans, race, extinction, sustainability, immortal, study, science, research, environment )

- 1035 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.
Energy Recycling Gives Subways a 'Brake' on Bills
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, technology, environment, energy, recycling, sustainability, Gizmos, design, concept, mass transit, subways )

- 1196 days ago -
Getting thousands of tons of steel, plastic and people moving along an underground track clearly takes a lot of energy. Less known, or at least less thought of, is how much energy it takes to stop.
IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, solar, IBM, science, research, environment, energy, design, concept, sustainable, sustainability )

- 1275 days ago -
A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy.
Installed Wind Power Capacity Up 21% Globally in 2011
Science & Tech  (tags: Wind Power! Clean Energy, Sustainability )

- 1718 days ago -
Over 41,000 megawatts (or 41 gigawatts) of new wind power was installed globally in 2011, bringing the overall total of installed capacity around the world to more than 238,000 megawatts (238 gigawatts) by the end of 2011...

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