Category: Agriculture

From Farm to (Board) Table: How One Woman is Changing the Face of Agriculture in Georgia

Written by | June 23rd, 2014

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How the 22-year-old daughter of five generations of Georgia farmers is helping to change the face of agriculture in the Flint River Basin.

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Written by | January 31st, 2014

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More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2014

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In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.

  1. Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
  2. Indigenous peoples have been carefully managed the rainforests of Asia for 11,000 years by seamlessly clearing pockets of vegetation for agriculture, new findings reveal. (Mongabay)
  3. A large shark was killed off the coast of Western Australia, the first to be connected to a new shark cull that was put into place to prevent human fatalities. (CNN)

 

 

 

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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In today’s green news, a giant deep sea fish, a deficit of nature and something for which to check food labels.

  1. There’s a fox in the hen house…err, in the white house gardens, and the shutdown means it stays for now. (Atlantic Monthly)
  2. Airborne agricultural pollution is threatening national parks across the country. (LA Times)
  3. Check your food labels for this oil, because it’s destroying rainforests in Indonesia. (New York Times)
  4. Holy oarfish! This 18-foot, rarely seen, deep sea creature was found off California’s coast. (National Geographic)
  5. Nature deficit disorder is “damaging” children. Get them outside! (BBC News)

Farm to Closet: Top 5 Reasons Why Knitting Rules

Written by | September 23rd, 2013

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Our resident knitting experts thinks knitting rules. She also just created a beautiful shawl from sustainable wool from sheep raised in Patagonia. What makes wool sustainable? Read on to find out!

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2013

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What’s the likelihood that another Sandy could hit? Find out in today’s green news

  1. The probability of a Sandy-like storm surge is already double what it was in 1950, thanks to climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Could this farmer’s trick fix farms and help abate the effects of climate change? (Grist)
  3. Europe has banned bee-killing pesticides and now those pesticide makers are suing. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bye Bye: More than 2700 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars. (NBC News)
  5. Amazing photos: Jaguar stalks and kills caiman in Brazil. (National Geographic)

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz about poverty, the environment and creating long-term change.

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news.

  1. Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. (International Business Times)
  2. Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence? A new study in Science says yes. (BBC News)
  3. Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! (Philly.com)
  4. A world without lions, elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality. (National Geographic)
  5. Could planned grazing revive the world’s grasslands? (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)
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