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Fish for life

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Fish for life

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When local marine fish farming company Aquagrow Corporation Sdn Bhd was setting up in 2008, it received only one Malaysian applicant to join the company. In Malaysia, fish farming is still perceived as a small-sc...

Cheap and quick green roofs

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Cheap and quick green roofs

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Rooftop rain gardens are relatively inexpensive and can hold large amounts of water. And if the authorities accept a recommendation by an expert panel on floods to mandate that all buildings have these green roofs, ...

China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China says it has perfected the difficult task of getting giant pandas to reproduce in captivity, a step closer to reintroducing the bears into the wild. Scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center h...

Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Canada Votes in First Green MP

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Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd.  She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party.  Despite an overwhelming victory for the Con...

Environmentalists Sue California Over Controversial Fracking Policies

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Environmentalists Sue California Over Controversial Fracking Policies

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SAN FRANCISCO –- An environmental group has filed suit against the state of California for doing what it deemed an insufficient job of regulating the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." ...

Almost 200 countries gather at COP23 to accelerate climate action

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Almost 200 countries gather at COP23 to accelerate climate action

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COP21 ultimately led to the groundbreaking 2015 Paris Agreement. Now, two years later, world leaders are meeting in Bonn, Germany to talk climate action at COP23, and how they can speed up implementation of the landma...

English forest sell-off put on hold

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English forest sell-off put on hold

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Government postpones sale of 40,000 hectares of public forest to allow for a review of woodland protection

Seattle’s Urban Food Forest Is Open For Foraging

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Seattle’s Urban Food Forest Is Open For Foraging

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If you’re in Seattle, you can soon skip the farmer’s market. The Beacon Food Forest will grow plums, apples, walnuts, berries, vegetables, and herbs--all free for the taking. There’s free food everywhere, if you ...

G & Ts for London’s Unlikely Corners

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G & Ts for London’s Unlikely Corners

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For entrepreneurs Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis, no location is too obscure for a gin and tonic. That boozy ambition has made their Travelling Gin Co.—a roving bicycle bar—such a success. Equipped with a basket ful...

Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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Protests Shut Down Monsanto in Davis CA.

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A coalition of activist organizations demonstrating at the Monsanto office in Davis CA. successfully caused a shutdown of the multinational chemical and biotech company offices there on on Saturday, March 16. Th...

Solar islands floated as clean energy source for crowded continents

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Solar islands floated as clean energy source for crowded continents

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There are no palm trees to be found on this sunny island, which could generate enough electricity for 30,000 people. Global consultancy and certification firm DNV has unveiled designs for floating solar arrays that...

Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to enhance protection of marine environment

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Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to enhance protection of marine environment

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28 January 2012 – Delegates from 65 countries attending a United Nations-backed conference in the Philippines have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world's oceans from land-based activities, stressing the ...

General Motors to Feature Recycled Oil Spill Booms in New Cars

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General Motors to Feature Recycled Oil Spill Booms in New Cars

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From Greenopolis Remember all those oil absorbent booms that were used to clean up the massive Gulf Coast oil spill? Despite looking like long tubes of overstuffed socks, they're great for absorbing and contai...

Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Water may be the source of life, but its life-giving quality depends on how we treat it.  Farm runoff, pesticides and fertilizers, even treated wastewater make their way back into our waters and our lives. But at...

Throw and Grow – help the bees.

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Throw and Grow – help the bees.

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http://www.providr.com/throw-wildflower-seed-bombs-to-bring-back-the-bees

UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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Leading world economies will no longer be able to export hazardous waste to poorer nations unless they obtain the latter's consent, a spokesman from the UN environment agency said Tuesday. "UNEP is pleased to ann...

Tree Brothers : Tree Sisters

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Tree Brothers : Tree Sisters

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Sharing here this stunning blog from Clare Dubois found of the Tree Sisters. To the many men who are rising to the call of a balanced world and a future that reflects the current shift towards ecological care, we t...

Six Top Ways to Plant Trees and help avert Climate Change

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Six Top Ways to Plant Trees and help avert Climate Change

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There are currently many issues for trees in the British Isles. The UK’s forest cover is currently at a disconcertingly low 12% compared to Spain’s 36% and well below the average for other European countries at the sa...

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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There's great news for sustainable design innovation this week as the Sahara Forest Project gets backing from a development deal between Norway and Jordan. We wrote about this incredible proposal to create carbon neu...