Cleaning China’s "Natural" Cotton

December 15, 2009 by  
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Credit: Niosh , CC. China ‘s cotton production has wreaked havoc on its landscape: farming in the western Xinjiang province has been associated with the advance of the Taklamaken Deserts–whose dunes have overtaken towns–and as the world’s leading producer and biggest importer of the commodity, the pollution has invariably effected their economy. China’s State Council has sought advice from international researchers to curb the ecological cost of their trade

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Interview with Lindsay Chadderton, the Scientist Who Discovered the Asian Carp DNA Beyond the Barrier

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You may not have heard of Lindsay Chadderton , but you’ve probably heard of one of his recent discoveries: Asian carp DNA found beyond an electric barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, meant to keep the voracious, invasive fish out of the Great Lakes. His find has unleashed a wave of concern and action, including a massive fish kill to repair the barrier that netted a single dead carp and a subsequent netting operation that failed to pull in more of th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Are We There Yet? COP15 Taking Us Just a Small Step Down the Road to Strong Climate Action

December 15, 2009 by  
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All photos: Matthew McDermott With nine days of COP15 down, we’re really in the home stretch to achieving some sort of global climate deal and everybody and their brother, their cousin and their cousin’s cousin is trying to get into the Bella Center. The UNFCCC just sent around an email that some 45,000 people have applied to get in, at least three times the capacity of the building.

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GoLite PreReleases Pack Line in Recycled Nylon

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