Raging Storms and Rising Seas Swelling the Ranks of Climate Refugees

August 15, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: paul (dex) / Creative Commons In late August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached the U.S. Gulf Coast, more than 1 million people were evacuated from New Orleans and the small towns and rural communities along the coast. Once the storm passed, it was assumed that the million or so Katrina evacuees would, as in past cases, return to rep… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cow Breaks Out of NYC Slaughterhouse, Runs for Freedom (Video)

August 11, 2011 by  
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Image via screengrab. On Wednesday, a cow scheduled for slaughter in a halal butcher’s shop in Queens, New York decided that it wasn’t on board with its fate. So it broke out and didn’t look back, sprinting down 109th Avenue, sending stunned New Yorkers- who suddenly found themselves in an impromptu running of the bulls- scattering for safety…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Designer Let’s Nature Do Art, naturalment! (Photos + Video)

August 4, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Gerard Moliné When I entered the Gallery Art & Design in Poblenou, Barcelona, it was the odd smell I noticed first. Very faint, but it reminded me of something far away. Large pieces of art are scattered around the big white gallery space, made up of thick earthy colours and rough textures. I wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking at until Gerard Moliné himself told me the story of how, when he was 7 years old in his village in the Catalan country side, he placed

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Is It True That Farmers Feed Antibiotics To Livestock To Make Them Grow Faster?

May 26, 2011 by  
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“Up Close and Cattle” Image credit:Flickr, Alex E. Proimos I always thought the ‘it makes them grow faster’ reasoning for why they put antibiotics in animal feed was a myth and that the truth was more complex.

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Falling Crime Rates in Big Cities a Key to Sustainable Future

May 26, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: aurelien via Flickr /CC BY-SA US Crime Rates Hit Lowest Level in 40 Years We spill a lot of digital ink here on Treehugger insisting that dense, urban environments are crucial to the future of sustainable living. Lloyd has pointed out the numerous benefits to city living — it’s more efficient, less resource and energy intensive, and, since you’re walking more,

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Three Birds Fly Over 3,700 Miles Without Stopping

May 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: aigledayres / cc In what seems like the storyline from an awesome buddy-film, researchers from Sweden have recorded one of the most remarkable road air-trips ever seen in nature — three birds together on a non-stop, 3,728 mile, shotgun-style journey from Sweden to Africa. Over the course of about three days, the trio of Great Snipes maintained an average speed of 43 mph, flying over the European mainland all the way to Nigeria without taking a single break. The epic trip not only breaks records, it’s prom..

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"Cows Do Not Belong in Fields" – UK Mega-Dairy Renews Application

December 24, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Compassion in World Farming When I reported on a planned 8,100 cow super-dairy in the UK , I noted that many dairy farmers were concerned that these industrial-scale operations would expose the public to the fact that even most smaller dairy farms in the country keep their cows indoors for 5 or 6 months of the year. Those concerns may be coming true, because as the mega-dairy resubmits its application, its owners are coming out in the open and stating their position – …

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New Energy Efficiency Labels for TVs Starting 2011

December 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via .reid. ; energy logo via FTC Television shopping will be a little easier starting next year

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New Rainforest Alliance Standard Targets Cattle Farming

September 1, 2010 by  
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The Rainforest Alliance has launched a new certification aimed at helping cattle farms improve their environmental and social performance.

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Organic Milk Production Trickles, Not Pours

April 17, 2010 by  
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Photo via: karlfrankowski /Flickr Just yesterday I joked seated at my neighborhood’s dive-y, not-concerned-about-clean-food diner that the likely hormone-injected milk I stirred into my coffee might spur the growth of a third boob.

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