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7 Reasons to Claim Water for Life, Not for Coal
Environment  (tags: world, water, drought, conservation, destruction, environment, coal, consumption, power plants )

Darren
- 16 hours ago - greenpeace.org
Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector is growing. . .
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Small Island States From Rising Sea Levels - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, environment, protection, world, oceans, politics )

Cal
- 10 hours ago - forcechange.com
Small island states (Sids) face a greater threat from rising sea levels, as the populace needs to be evacuated to the mainland and the biodiversity of the land will be completely lost if the ocean swallows up these islands
Australia to Scrap Plan for Dumping Near Great Barrier Reef
Environment  (tags: Great BarrierReef, environment, conservation, ecosystems, destruction, energy, government, GoodNews, wildlife, world, protection, pollution, oceans, nature, politics, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 10 hours ago - reuters.com
Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effort to create the world's biggest coal port, the Australian Financial Review reported on Tuesday.
U.S. Representative Questions EPA's Risk Assessment of 2,4-D-Based Herbicide
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, family, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, 2, 4-D, health, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 10 hours ago - beyondpesticides.org
U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week asking them a poignant question: Why didn't the human health risk assessment of Dow's newest 2,4-D-based herbicide apply the ten-fold saf
Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, research, food, diet, AlternativeMed )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - ecowatch.com
From a young age, we learn that it doesn't matter how or what we eat, there is a quick fix around the corner for whatever ails us--whether we're obese, have high blood pressure or bad cholesterol--just to name a few of the issues plaguing our society
Open Threadâ - 9/2/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 10 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). 5th attempt to upload.
Monthly Report for August 2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, Monthly Report )

TomCat
- 10 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A detailed analysis of August activity at Politics Plus, the blog where I write the articles that I also share here. 4th attempt to upload.
Florida's Sugar Barons Grow Fat on Subsidies, Diabetes and Everglades Destruction
Environment  (tags: BigSugar, bad business, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, healthconditions, water, humans, government )

Cal
- 19 hours ago - theecologist.org
Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidie
These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
World  (tags: farming, labor, society, world )

Kathy
- 23 hours ago - npr.org
Mechanization has made the farming of many crops -- lettuce and tomatoes, among them -- a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.
 
 
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