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As Fukushima anniversary nears, thousands protest Japan’s nuclear power policies

March 10th, 2014

Thousands protest in front of Japanese parliament days ahead of third anniversary of earthquake and tsunami that caused meltdowns at Fukushima nuclear plant.

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SXSW to host ‘eco art’ events

March 6th, 2014

SXSW will explore environmental issues through art, in film and in interactive installations. Attendees can visit the Light Garden and see other art installations, including one created with packing tape and a knife.

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Innovative coffee recycling program keeps Austin community grounded

February 28th, 2014

The Austin-based Ground to Ground program had an earthy idea: Collect organic material in the form of spent coffee grounds and divert it from area landfills by making it available to people in the community as compost.

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‘Show Bees Some Love’ campaign sends stinger Valentine’s to Home Depot and Lowe’s

February 14th, 2014

A coalition of environmental groups that asked followers to send Valentines to Lowes and Home Depot on behalf of honey bees, felt the love this week as thousands participated. The campaign asks the stores to stop selling pesticides that are killing the pollinators. Find out how you can participate.

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These American voters are staunchly behind climate action

January 24th, 2014

Polls have long showed that the US citizenry wants more action against climate change than the government is willing to enact. Now a new poll shows that a coveted, growing group of voters is highly supportive of climate action.

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Kids paying cash for lunch eat healthier, Cornell study shows

January 17th, 2014

The more current the currency, the better kids eat, according to a study that looked at how payment methods in public school lunch systems affect food choices. The study, by Cornell researchers funded with a government grant, looked at two types of payment methods in public school cafeterias, those that accept only pre-loaded debit cards and those that accept cash or debit card.

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Farm Kings will make you feel guiltier than The Biggest Loser, but you also may get inspired

December 16th, 2013

Cops. Lawyers. Doctors. Even ice road truck drivers have all received their due on TV, either in fictional or ‚Äútrue life‚ÄĚ series. It was about time farmers got some exposure. Meet the inordinately attractive and active King family of Freedom Farms in western Pennsylvania. They’ll get you learning about CSAs, family farms, and as a bonus, show what biceps look like when they’re used every day. Indeed, you may get healthier just watching this show on Great American Country TV.

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Green gifts that help the impoverished, globally and in the US

December 3rd, 2013

We did our best to ignore Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it‚Äôs Giving Tuesday, time to chip in to help others. Let’s look at how green technology and thinking is helping boost communities in need, efficiently and effectively.

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Real leather without killing any animals? It’s true, and the next step might just save the planet

November 11th, 2013

What if obtaining meat didn’t require raising, confining, mistreating and slaughtering billions of animals? Biomimicry is on the case. This year we learned about the $330,000 hamburger funded by Google founder Sergey Brin. Now a New York company has produced real leather from animals cells, a precursor to making manufactured meat. Learn how it’s done in this short video.

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Food labeling appears defeated in Washington

November 7th, 2013

Not all the votes are counted yet in the battle to label genetically modified (GM) foods in Washington state. But the initiative is trailing, 45 percent in favor to 55 percent opposed, and appears headed for defeat.

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Yale event examines climate change in New England and asks ‘what’s next’?

October 22nd, 2013

How will global warming affect New England in the 21st century and how is the region preparing for the coming changes?

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Thom Hartmann documentary ‘Last Hours’ looks at climate change threat

October 22nd, 2013

Nearly all life on Earth could go extinct due to man-made climate change. That’s the main thrust of a new Internet documentary Last Hours, directed by Leila Conners, who also co-wrote the short film with Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks.

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