How to Follow TreeHugger to SXSW Eco

September 30, 2011 by  
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TreeHugger Heading to SXSW Eco! The inaugural SXSW Eco starts next Tuesday and TreeHugger will be there to blog and live tweet the activities. We’ll also have a live video stream embedded here. To be honest, we’re not sure what to expect, but as the newest member of the SXSW roster, SXSW Eco is likely get off to a great start. Here’s how to follow along…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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‘App Store’ Aims to Get LEED Buildings to Deliver on Performance

September 30, 2011 by  
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An app that enables LEED users to close gaps between building design and performance is among the cloud-based offerings from a new line business for the Indie Energy Systems Company.

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Nitrate Pollution is Rising in the Pacific Ocean Near Japan and Korea

September 30, 2011 by  
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Photo: NASA, Public domain Nitrate pollution around the costs of Japan and Korea could change the makeup of local marine life, both for plants and animals, according to scientists in both the U.S. and Korea. “This is the first evidence of increases in nitrate in ocean waters not in an enclosed estuary like the Chesapeake Bay,” said Raymond G. Najjar, professor of oceanography, Penn State. “These are large, very deep bodies of water and it is surprising to see increased nitrate in these large seas.”… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Organic Farming’s Economic and Environmental Benefits

September 30, 2011 by  
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How policy changes can keep growing the job-creating and environmental benefits of organic agriculture.

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Organic Farming Could Grow Even More Jobs with Better Policy Support

September 30, 2011 by  
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A new report from and organic farming group finds that organic agriculture is growing eight times faster than conventional farming, and creates more than twice as many jobs — but more governmental support is needed to sustain its growth.

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White House Delays 2017-2025 Fuel Economy Standards

September 30, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Benign Delay? By today, the DoT and EPA were supposed to have proposed a draft for the 2017-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) law that regulates fuel economy for vehicles sold in the US. But it’s not happening. Word on the street is that more time is needed to hammer out the details and that the draft should instead be released around November. Hopefully this doesn’t mean that the target of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 will be reduced or otherwise diminished…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Minneapolis’s Awesome Midtown Greenway (Video)

September 30, 2011 by  
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With Heroic Music and Everything! Minneapolis is a strong contender for ‘top city for cyclists in the USA’. Part of what makes it so great is the 5.7 mile long Midtown Greenway , which is the highlight in a network of 100 miles of bike paths. It goes from east to west and provides the best way to go through the city at rush hour. It was built over an abandoned railway corridor, showing other cities how their old industrial infrastructure can be upcycled. Check it out in the great video above by our frie… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sustainable Living Roadshow Brings Sustainable Ideas to the People

September 30, 2011 by  
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Image: Sustainable Living Roadshow The largest biofuel powered caravan in the country has been on the road all summer, bringing the Sustainable Living Roadshow to cities near you. The tour is a fun way to bring sustainability living strategies—everything from the practical to the visionary to the

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Climate Change Could Cause Chocolate Shortage

September 30, 2011 by  
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A new report from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture . a funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, found that West Africa, where half of the world’s cocoa supply comes from, is becoming less and less suitable for cocoa production as climate change brings higher temperatures and changing rainfall patterns. The report says that between 2030 and 2050 land suitable for cocoa production will be slashed dramatically, with production having to move to less suitable areas.  This change will make a huge impact on the worldwide industry and hurt the local farmers who rely on cocoa crops for their livelihood. Global demand for chocolate has been quickly rising as developing nations like China import more of it.  The growing demand and drop in production will mean much higher prices for chocolate. The study proposes finding new heat and drought resistant crops that could thrive in West Africa, while helping to transition cocoa production to more suitable areas. via Think Progress

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Could Global Warming Cause Animals to Shrink in Size?

September 30, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons From mass migrations to habitat loss , climate change is thought to be responsible for a number of significant trends in the animal kingdom. But could shifting temperatures be responsible for the reduced size of some animals? Apparently, according to a new study, it could…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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