Can cooperatives save America’s small farms?

October 11, 2018 by  
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Amid a nationwide rise in worker-owned businesses of all types, small farms across the country are foregoing traditional farm ownership and reaping the benefits of cooperative farming.

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New materials are powering the battery revolution

October 11, 2018 by  
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Research is finding better ways to make batteries both big and small.

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Avocados for Beauty

August 17, 2018 by  
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Avocados are creamy, rich fruits whose oils hold countless benefits … The post Avocados for Beauty appeared first on Earth911.com.

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"Bee-friendly" plants sold in the UK are coated in harmful pesticides

May 16, 2017 by  
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Conscientious buyers know to look for plants that aren’t covered in bee-killing pesticides , but as it turns out, those plants may be doing more harm than good. That’s because, according to a recent study, most of the plants sold in UK garden centers are coated with deadly neonicotinoid chemicals. Researchers bought plants from four major garden centers and a local nursery in the UK and found that 70 percent had neonicotinoid chemicals on them in quantities high enough to harm bees. Two plants were free of chemicals, while 23 had one or more (and up to 10) chemicals. Neonicotinoids have been shown to kill bees and contribute to colony collapse . Related: EPA finally admits popular insecticide threatens honeybees So how does one be sure that they aren’t harming bees? “Gardeners who wish to gain the benefits without the risks should seek uncontaminated plants by growing their own from seed, plant-swapping or by buying plants from an organic nursery,” said the researchers. Researchers published their findings in the journal Environmental Pollution . Two of the garden centers responded to the report, stating that they do not knowingly sell plants containing neonicotinoids. Via The Independent Images via Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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Surprising new study shows deadly feedback loop of soil warming

January 17, 2017 by  
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Unexpectedly high carbon emissions from warming soil highlight the benefits of land restoration.

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A clean energy economy brings billions in benefits

January 13, 2017 by  
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The clean-energy transition would cost about $320 billion a year from 2020 to 2050, but the benefits would be far greater.

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The water-energy nexus is not what you expect

August 23, 2016 by  
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While saving water does save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there are other benefits, too.

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4 surprising ways energy efficient buildings benefit cities

May 18, 2016 by  
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From public health benefits to cost-effective climate action, the benefits of smarter buildings are many.

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5 essential lessons in sustainability messaging

May 18, 2016 by  
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BSR’s director of communications share success stories from Patagonia, Walmart, Everlane and beyond.

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Support Twig Terrariums and reap the benefits of horticultural therapy

October 15, 2015 by  
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The adorable duo behind Twig Terrariums are rapidly expanding their business of fusing art, botany and well-being. To help boost their horticultural therapy facet of their beautiful terrarium business, the pair has launched a Kickstarter campaign packed with plant perks. With the funds, Twig Terrariums plans to extend their helping hands, and teach more and more people the benefits of garden environments. Their classes have shown students of all ages about the benefits of desk gardens- which can serve as stress relievers, air purifiers and sources of inspiration. Their campaign hopes to bring these experiences to even more people, with at-home kits to create depression-fighting personal oasis gardens. + Twig Terrariums Kickstarter + Twig Terrariums

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