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Lake Mead Hits Critical Low In 15yr Drought

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Lake Mead Lake Mead, America’s largest U.S. reservoir when at capacity, is about to hit a critical new low. The reservoir near Las Vegas on the Colorado River has been in decline for decades because the reservoir and the larger Colorado River system has been over-allocated for many years. As of yesterday, the elevation of Lake Mead was 1,075.96. The reservoir is only days ... Read More »

Monsanto, Controls World’s Food Supply

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Monsanto The Undercurrent, an online news site that bills itself as the antidote to the mainstream media’s five-second soundbite, made a five-minute video explaining how Monsanto came to have such a huge control over our food system. In this clever, satirical video, Dan Graetz of The Undercurrent explains that “nothing kills those bloody weeds better than Roundup from Monsanto—the famous makers ... Read More »

Sustainable Office Building

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Sustainable Office Building Did you know that commercial buildings are responsible for the largest slice of carbon emissions for most metropolitan areas? For instance, New York City’s commercial buildings are responsible for 80 percent of the city’s carbon emissions. However, many forward-thinking cities are stepping up their sustainability efforts, and now Amsterdam can claim to have the world’s most sustainable ... Read More »

Deforestation, Drone Shows Shocking Reality

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Deforestation Recent drone footage from the nonprofit Forest Heroes, which works to end global deforestation, shows that, despite recent efforts to reduce, it is still happening. The drone footage below shows an Indonesian rainforest cleared for a palm oil plantation by the company, Astra Agro Lestari. Global Canopy Programme′s website Forest 500 identifies, ranks and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could ... Read More »

Food Films, 12 Films That Will Inspire You

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Food Films The Real Food Media Project debuted 12 new films to its Real Food Films Library, which now includes more than 60 short films on “food, farming and sustainability, labor, climate, policy solutions and inspiring community food victories from around the world.” They are encouraging  people to host a Pop-Up Film Fest over lunch at your office or with neighbors to make the most ... Read More »

Food Trucks Go Solar

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Food Trucks With more and more Americans turning to food trucks for a quick, cheap meal and sometimes even a gourmet meal, emissions from these gas guzzling machines is becoming a fairly significant factor. So the question is, how can the U.S. make a move to keep and expand on our well-loved food trucks, while cutting their environmental impact? New ... Read More »

Eco-Cars, 5 Taking the Industry by Storm

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Eco-Cars When Henry Ford’s assembly-line Model T debuted at the start of the 20th century, it completely revolutionized transportation as we knew it. But now—as we enter an era where we know burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change and renewable energy alternatives are working—transportation is clearly changing once again. Cars, from battery-powered to (Ford’s own) solar-powered vehicle, now come in ... Read More »

Epic Droughts Devastating the Planet

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7 Epic Droughts Every inhabited continent, to varying degrees, faces extremely high water stress. That means that in certain areas more than 80 percent of the local water supply is withdrawn by businesses, farmers, residents and other consumers every year. Not all of that water is consumed—it may flow back into a river after it’s used and be available again ... Read More »

Farm To Table

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Farm To Table New farmland-mapping research published, shows that up to 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes. Professor Elliott Campbell, with the University of California, Merced, School of Engineering, discusses the possibilities in a study, “The Large Potential of Local Croplands to Meet Food Demand in the ... Read More »

Renewables Could Power Entire World by 2025

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Renewables The vision is simple, the cost would be eye-watering, and the result could stop the growing threat from burning fossil fuels in its tracks. The authors of an initiative called the Global Apollo Program say that, given the required high level of investment, it should be possible within 10 years to meet electricity demand with reliable wind and/or solar power ... Read More »

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