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Landscaping for Drought Could Make Warm Nights Cooler
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 26 days ago -
As drought-stricken residents of Los Angeles's hottest neighborhoods replace thirsty lawns with native plants, pavers and bare soil, new research has shown how their local climates could begin tipping back in the direction of their desert-like origins.
Thousand Islands, Two Tales: Who Really Invented That Dressing?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, interesting, off-beat )

- 24 days ago -
Who invented Thousand Island dressing? Tour guides will tell you it was the chef of billionaire George Boldt and his wife. But Alan Benas has uncovered a different origin story. He now bottles and sells a version based on a recipe discovered in...
Bayer Raises Offer to Buy Monsanto
Business  (tags: Bayer, business, corporate, corruption, economy, ethics, farming, investing, money, Monsanto, world )

- 22 days ago -
The German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has offered to sweeten its bid for its American rival Monsanto. A successful takeover would create a juggernaut in the genetically modified seeds and pesticides business.
Unique Study Causes Global Concerns Over Glyphosate Damage to Freshwater Ecosystems
Environment  (tags: Glyphosate )

- 21 days ago -
Legal levels of glyphosate-based herbicides have an impact on a common freshwater algaeâEUR(TM)s photosynthesis, dark respiration and chlorophyll levels, leading to global concerns over damage
Humans Are Blind to Plants. Can We Get Over It?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, endangered, green, healthy, humans, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 28 days ago -
If nature-lovers and conservationists must fight for attention in a society where far more people recognize Kim Kardashian than a pileated woodpecker, imagine what it's like for devotees of plants.
Victoria (B.C.) Councillors Unified on Opposition to GMO Foods
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CoolStuff, eco-friendly, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, greenliving, health, interesting, protection, sustainable )

- 30 days ago -
Genetically engineered crops, plants and trees are not welcome in Victoria. City councillors have unanimously backed a multi-part motion last week calling for a suite of rules and scientific protocols to restrict and monitor genetically modified plants
Junk Food Veggies   video
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, food, greenproducts, health, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 32 days ago -
Short video about our food.
The Crazy Reason to Cut Down Your Bradford Pear Tree
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, garden, greenliving, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 36 days ago -
Cut Down the Bradford Pear Tree? I know that is a strong statement: Go cut down any Bradford Pear Trees you have right now and never plant another one! But why? They are so pretty with their gorgeous white flowers. Sure, they smell something fierce...
Controversial Pesticides Threaten Not Just Bees But Butterflies Too
Green Lifestyle  (tags: butterflies, conservation, ecosystems, environment, food, health, garden, greenliving, interesting, neonicotinoids, neonics, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 42 days ago -
Most of the furor surrounding neonicotinoids, the world's most widely-used pesticides, focuses on the harms they cause to bees. Yet these chemicals may also pose a threat-presently little-appreciated but possibly grave-to butterflies.
This Fleet of Farmers Turns Lawns Into Delicious Gardens
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, food, greenliving, humans, interesting, organic, Sustainabililty )

- 48 days ago -
Homeowners in Orlando, Florida enjoy having their lawns nicely manicured. Fleet Farming is beginning to change this by starting a yard revolution, turning lawns into delicious crop gardens.
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