Ocean energy: Will Hawaii take the plunge?

June 15, 2016 by  
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With constrained land resources, developers are turning their attention offshore.

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Food Waste Fail? Millennials Aim To Eat By Example

April 25, 2016 by  
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Food waste is a subject that is finally starting to get the attention it deserves. It’s a huge problem, and it has been swept under the rug for a long time. However, it’s time for us to open our eyes to what’s happening and step up to make a…

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Denis Hayes has beef with the modern food system

February 10, 2016 by  
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Earth Day founder Denis Hayes is turning his attention to the shortcomings of industrialized agriculture.

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Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

September 29, 2014 by  
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It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health , but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention spans. Texas A&M associate professor Mark Benden tested out the theory by introducing “stand-biased” desks into the classrooms of 480 elementary school students in the College Station Independent School District. Each student donned a sensor on their arm to record their “step count” and “calorie expenditure” over a period of five school days. The results? Giving kids more standing time during class time helped them burn more calories – up to 15 percent more than traditional desks – and also seemed to improve their attentiveness. Read the rest of Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: attention , Desk , education , exercise , lose , movement , obesity , span , stand2learn , standing , weight

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Is ‘Low-Profit LLC’ the Next Big Label for Responsible Businesses?

February 17, 2012 by  
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As Benefit Corporations pick up steam in the business community, more firms are focusing their attention beyond the single bottom line, and L3C structure just emerging in the US could help advance even more businesses toward sustainability.

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Europe-US Partnership Creates Huge New Market for Organic Foods

February 17, 2012 by  
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A deal brokered this week between the world's two largest markets for organic foods provides mutual recognition to each region's organic certification, lowering barriers to expanding a $50 billion market for organic food sales.

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Furniture Companies See The Forest For The Trees (Photos)

October 27, 2011 by  
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© Qubique It seems that finally somebody managed to take furniture fairs to another level. Not only is Qubique held at the re-used airport Tempelhof in Berlin, it also traded boring lectures for high quality products and shows this week. 2 brands have caught my attention already for their responsible use of wood and timeless furniture design. The German brand Thonet, responsible for quite a few design classics , uses only wood from forests that are located at no more than 60 km around their factory. The Spanish company

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Environmental Activist Shot in Brazil, Eighth Since May

October 27, 2011 by  
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Stephen Messenger / CC The struggle between environmentalists and deforesters has once again turned violent in Northern Brazil with the recent killing of an Amazon activist, the eighth to be assassinated in the region since May. Farmer Joao Chupel Primo, an outspoken protester of illegal logging in the rainforest of the Brazilian state of Par?, was shot in the head by two assailants. Although police have yet to identify the motives of those responsible, the murder bears troubling similarities to acts of violence committed against other environmental leaders in recent months…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Clean, Green, and Wheelchair Accessible, Paris’ Public Toilets Are Pretty Sweet

January 9, 2011 by  
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Images: Mairie de Paris If you’ve spent time in Paris, you’ve certainly seen the work of French designer Patrick Jouin , and maybe you’ve even ridden one. Last year, the designer of the Vélib’ turned his attention away from transportation and to another, more basic need: going to the bathroom.

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Chicago Combats Food Deserts and Childhood Obesity One Seed at a Time

January 9, 2011 by  
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Photo: kckellner It seems like an oxymoron that childhood obesity could occur in food deserts, but in much of the country that’s exactly what’s happened. Food deserts , often located in impoverished urban environments, are areas where residents have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables because there are no grocery stores or farmers’ markets nearby

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