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30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture

30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture

Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. Read the full report free here. To learn more about climate adaptation, biodiversity, crops and food supply, see the following ACT reports: Biodiversity Reports Crops & Food Supply  

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - In less than 8 Months, Humanity has exhausted Earth's budget for the year

Today is Earth Overshoot Day – In less than 8 Months, Humanity has exhausted Earth’s budget for the year

In less than 8 Months, Humanity exhausts Earth’s budget for the year. Earth Overshoot Day 2015 is today, August 13. Please see the new website for Earth Overshoot Day at www.overshootday.org. Below is information from Earth Overshoot Day 2014: August 19 is Earth Overshoot Day 2014, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for […]

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Job Opportunity: Communications Lead with Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is hiring for a Communications Lead, based in Vancouver. The communications lead reports to the B.C. regional director and will be integrated into the cross-organizational communications team. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to shape the communications strategy and providing communications support for Pembina’s work on a variety of climate […]

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Is climate change causing pre-traumatic stress disorder in millenials?

Is climate change causing pre-traumatic stress disorder in millenials?

What’s it like to come of age in the extinction age? This article delves into recent research showing that millenials are very concerned about climate change. Unlike their parents who grew up under the Cold War threat, this generation faces a different fear: that of inaction. What are today’s youth doing to combat this lack […]

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The Problem with Saving the World

The Problem with Saving the World

The United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are about to replace the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), are getting a lot of hate these days.The real problem is that the SDGs are profoundly contradictory, to the point of being self-defeating. On the one hand, the preamble affirms that “planet Earth and its ecosystems […]

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Hanging Underneath A Bridge Is A Great Place To Put Wind Turbines

Hanging Underneath A Bridge Is A Great Place To Put Wind Turbines

One problem with wind power is that it’s expensive to build and hard to find the space. Problem solved. Viaducts—the technical term for arch-supported bridges—are already impressive swoops of engineering prowess. But this kind of infrastructure is about to get even more amazing, as giant spinning turbines are hung from the spans. The Juncal Viaduct […]

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We're building a movement to stop Nestlé from draining public lands dry in California and worldwide

We’re building a movement to stop Nestlé from draining public lands dry in California and worldwide

California is experiencing its most severe drought in recorded history. Lakes and rivers are drying up, cities are instituting water rationing, and no relief is in sight. California citizens are facing mandatory water restrictions, but Nestlé Waters’ bottling plants are operating at full volume. In fact, Nestle’s response to public outcry for water conservation has been anything but […]

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Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

Heavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more destruction after a week of lethal floods and landslides. More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million fled their homes as land from Pakistan to Burma was deluged. Read the full article here. __ In Canada, we face similar […]

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