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Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse 19.2.2019 BBC: Science
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
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The unlikely contributor to Minn.'s greenhouse gas emissions: Your favorite lake 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A biennial state report that assesses the greenhouse gases Minnesota emits now includes a newly understood source of the pollution that contributes to climate change.
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Sweets industry stands firm against sugar backlash 10.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
How is the world's biggest trade fair for sweets adapting to a growing backlash against sugar?
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Ocean Microplastics Sticking to Form Harmful Pieces 4.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The masses of plastic could starve deep-sea ecosystems and hard animals, scientists fear.
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Corporate Front Group Smears List of Its Enemies as “Deniers for Hire” 2.2.2019
The industry front group American Council on Science and Health has received funding from Monsanto.

The post Corporate Front Group Smears List of Its Enemies as “Deniers for Hire” appeared first on Truthout.

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What to do in the garden in February? Here are 18 ideas 2.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Is your irrigation system on or off? In February’s cool temperatures and short days, plants don’t need very much water. So if periodic rains continue through the month, your irrigation system can stay off. If there’s no rain for a couple of weeks, run each irrigation zone once, then wait for more...

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More veg, fewer burgers - can a family learn to like the planetary health diet? 2.2.2019 BBC: Health
One family tell how they adapted to switching their sausages and burgers to tofu and beans.
Cheap Valentine’s Day ideas, BOGO froyo and more Denver-area deals you can score in February 1.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Plus family-friendly ideas, movie steals and so much more.
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Farmers in Cyprus find common ground on an island country torn in two 24.1.2019 L.A. Times - World News

For the last five decades, the rich red soil in Cyprus’ eerily silent demilitarized zone here has created a hospitable habitat for plants and animals found nowhere else on this divided eastern Mediterranean island.

And in recent years, farmers from both sides of the U.N.-policed buffer zone — the...

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Davos 2019: The man who thinks he can make us love kale 23.1.2019 BBC: Business
Matt Barnard is on a mission to persuade people to eat more vegetables.
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A Bali vacation sounds magical — and it is when you help keep the island beautiful 20.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Given the situation, I was moving as fast as I could.

I was walking cautiously on a foot-wide earthen berm separating water-soaked rice paddies. A big cross-body garbage bag banged against my hip as I clutched a 6-foot pole with a pointed metal tip.

Rivulets of sweat ran down my back as I speared...

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As shutdown drags on, scientists scramble to keep insects, plants and microbes alive 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Three days a week, Don Weber shows up to work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture campus in Beltsville, Md. The parking lot is empty and the hallways are dark. Like other federal facilities across the country, the lab is closed because of the partial government shutdown.

“It's like a ghost town,”...

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What to do in the garden in January? Plenty. Here are 26 ideas 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Happy 2019! Let’s make some resolutions so we’ll all have more colorful, productive, water-wise, sustainable and edible gardens this year.

1. Watch the weather forecast: When there’s rain, be sure your irrigation system is on pause. There’s no reason to water if the soil is already saturated. To...

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Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air 14.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.
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There’s a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US 6.1.2019
Glyphosate has been found in over 70 percent of oat-based breakfast cereals served in US schools.

The post There’s a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US appeared first on Truthout.

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Facebook takes a mulligan after disabling accounts of some hemp businesses 5.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Fort Collins business that produces and markets hemp-oil-infused products is one of several across the country that recently had its Facebook page shut down after the social media giant said the page violated its policy against promoting prescription pharmaceuticals.
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The hot new tech at the CES 2019 expo 5.1.2019 BBC: Technology
Emotional robots, beer pods, flexible phones and 8K TVs are all part of our CES tech show review.
It’s Time to Start Eating Roadkill 4.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. My mother texts me four photos of a dead moose the week I leave Alaska. It is freshly hit. The pebbled pink brains fanning across the pavement have not yet grayed in the brisk autumn air. The animal will not […]
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New tours explore hidden Oahu, including dormant volcanoes and tropical rain forests 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

New tours on Oahu give travelers more to explore beyond touristy Waikiki. Hawaii Forest & Trail’s itineraries feature visits to farms and forests in West Oahu, dormant volcanoes outside Honolulu, and island high points to see a rare bird species.

The Farm to Forest Experience teaches visitors about...

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A New Report Shows That Facebook and Instagram Posts from Russian Intelligence Doubled After Trump Won 18.12.2018 Mother Jones
A new report released today reveals that the Internet Research Agency, the troll farm linked to Russian intelligence, actually increased its social media activity after the 2016 election. The report, which took seven months to complete and is the most comprehensive of its kind to date, comes from researchers at Oxford University and the analytics firm […]
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