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America's First Hemp Crop in 60 Years Was Planted This Week in Colorado
Science & Tech  (tags: sustainable, nature, interesting, environment, hemp, plastics, paper )

Tj
- 72 days ago - treehugger.com
What's a would-be hemp farmer to do when faced with this dilemma? Ryan Loflin, of Springfield, Colorado, decided to take a chance and go ahead anyway. As of Monday this week, he planted the first official hemp crop in the United States in about 60 years.
Take Action: Ask Congress to Expand High-Speed Rail and Amtrak
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, travel, Sustainabililty, sustainable, green, eco-friendly, corruption, congress, abuse, ethics, republicans, usa, politics, environment, energy, technology, safety )

JL
- 303 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
the House of Representatives Transportation Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee is considering a bill that will slash Amtrak's budget by a third in 2014--putting Amtrak's future very much in jeopardy.
Take Action: High-Speed Rail on Chicago to Detroit Corridor!
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, study, tech, safety, news, NewTechnology, interesting, humans, pollution, protection, nature, Sustainabililty, environment, energy, sustainable, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, travel )

JL
- 335 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The Michigan Department of Transportation is leading a multi-state effort to develop a 20-year master plan for the corridor. Much of the plan's focus is on the Chicago, IL - Porter/Michigan City, IN segment, where 2 new tracks dedicated to passenger tra
How Valuable Is Concentrating Solar Power to the Grid?
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, environment, sustainable, solar power, solar energy, research, science, discovery, concept, design, technology )

Michael
- 345 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is very valuable to the grid, especially when it is capable of providing "operating reserves," or short-term extra capacity in times of high demand or failures in other parts of the grid.
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 )

Michael
- 361 days ago - 3quarksdaily.com
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.
End Hunger Worldwide - Lettuce Evolve New Sustainable Food Systems
Science & Tech  (tags: Lettuce, evolve, end, hunger, vertical, deployable, aquaponic, planter, DAP, system, hydroponics, gardening, sustainable, agriculture, organic, green, enviornmental, fresh, food, plant, farm, eco, water, clean, poverty, how, to, permanently, africa )

John
- 881 days ago - indiegogo.com
This is a vertically stacked Aquaponic unit that combines a planter and reservoir in one unit. It uses fish waste to fertilize plants within the system. It uses 80-90% less water than soil farming, while producing higher plant yields. Drought resistant.
Organic Farming Study Results
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MarilynBu
- 924 days ago - imakenews.com
Here are the results of a study of organic farming vs conventional! Hopefully, organic farming will continue to gain in popularity and we can eventually eradicate factory farming and get rid of the toxins they put into our food.
Surprise! Weeds Are Vital to the Existence of Farmland Species
Science & Tech  (tags: science, agriculture, herbicides, weeds, farming, natureeco-friendly, conservation, ecosystems, Sustainabililty, sustainable, organic )

Marty
- 929 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
It turns out, weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation.
Historic Grove Park Inn of Asheville NC Looks to Cut Carbon Footprint. Asheville Citizen Times.
Science & Tech  (tags: GoodNews, energy, environment, technology, Sustainabililty, technology, sustainable, green, greenliving, eco-friendly, conservation, CO2emissions, business, energy, environment, solar )

Chris
- 1134 days ago - citizen-times.com
The inn worked with Asheville-based FLS Energy, which has worked on several large solar water-heater solar projects in Western North Carolina. Rather than using electricity from the solar energy, solar hot water directly warms the water with thermal enrgy
Certified Humane
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, pollution, Sustainabililty, ethics, CoolStuff, organic, sustainable, activists, animaladvocates, protection, slaughter, protection, prevention, society )

Robert
- 1302 days ago - certifiedhumane.org
A national non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to improve the lives of farm animals by setting rigorous standards, conducting annual inspections, and certifying their humane treatment
Want to Go Solar? Cut Your Energy Use First
Science & Tech  (tags: green, energy, saving, money, healthy, living, lifestyle, sustainable, green )

Good
- 1797 days ago - care2.com
One of the most common complaints about "going solar" is that the upfront cost is just too high. The primary reason a solar power system can be a high ticket purchase for many solar power shoppers is because of the customers' bad energy usage habits.
Scientists Search for Carbon Solutions in Amazonia's 'Black Earth'
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, CO2, Amazon, gardening, discovery, archaeology, interesting, ancient, research, CO2emissions, climate-change, Sustainabililty, food, greenliving, green, sustainable, energy, coolstuff, CO2emissions, conservation )

Michael
- 1865 days ago - solveclimate.com
jet-black patches of dirt so fertile that they could be planted continuously for over 40 years without applying fertilizer.++they could augment soil fertility and, perhaps, leach carbon out of the atmosphere and reverse global warming.
Your Voice Is Making a Difference: More Clean Than Dirty Power Installed in 2007!
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate-change, CO2emissions, globalwarming, Sustainabililty, greenhousegases, GoodNews, globalwarming, energy, pollution, CO2emissions, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving, globalwarming, sustainable, Sustainabililty )

Peter
- 1911 days ago - ecogeek.org
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, that your actions don't matter? Here's some important and good news: your actions raising awareness of climate change and alternative energy are being heard! Find out how you can help more in the Care2 group "Climate Action"
Another Alternative Energy Inventor Killed?
Science & Tech  (tags: wave power, energy, technology, sustainable, eco-friendly )

Elderberr
- 1964 days ago - rense.com
A man by the name of Stefan Nystrom invented a way to generate energy from ocean waves that he claims would cost 5% of what coal energy does. He set up a proto-type in Ghana and, initially, claims to have found many potential investors.
 

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