Will Your Next T-Shirt be Made from Trees?

September 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Bye-Bye Cotton, Hello Cellulose Fibers Cotton is a great fiber to make clothes with, but unfortunately, growing it causes huge environmental problems. It’s a crop that uses a lot of water, and most large cotton monocultures are doused in large quantities of pesticides. On top of that, growing cotton requires arable land, so it competes with food crops. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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World’s Major River Basins Could Double Food Production, With Better Water Efficiency

September 26, 2011 by  
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Water scarcity is certainly an issue for growing food in some areas, but a new report, published in Water International says that the world’s major rivers basins will have enough water to provide enough food for the growing human population over coming decades. In fact, if (and only if) efficiently and equitably managed, there will be enough water to double or triple food production. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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20 Million Mongolian Cattle Could Be Dead by Spring Due to Dzud

February 12, 2010 by  
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Mongolian animal herds are being wiped out by bitter cold and deep snow. Photos: Bitterroot Badger .

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