Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change

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As the world’s population soars above 7 billion , the threat of severe drought weighs heavily on global food supply. To help in the fight against worsening climate change , scientists in Japan have bred a new strain of rice that can survive severe droughts that have been plaguing and wiping out out staple rice crops around the world. Read the rest of Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , Climate Change , deep rooting , deep rooting gene , DR01 , Drought , drought resistant rice , genetically modified crops , Japanese biotechnologists , Kinandang Patong , rice        

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Germany’s Green Party Pushes for Mandatory Vegetarian Day

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Image via Shutterstock Meat-loving Germans will be eating vegetarian cuisine for one day a week if the Greens parliamentary group has their say. Chairwoman Renate Kunast announced that the party will push for a mandatory Veggie Day in the nation’s employee cafeterias on a certain day each week. Germans eat around 133 pounds of meat per person each year, so this forced weekly vegetarianism may be met with mixed reviews. Read the rest of Germany’s Green Party Pushes for Mandatory Vegetarian Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: combating greenhouse gas emissions , eco design , food and health , German Green Party , green design , mandatory vegetarianism , Renate Kunast , sustainable design , vegetarian food , Veggie Day        

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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

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Image © Flickr U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 – July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids are thrown in to the mix, sales are up 80,000 cars in 2013. Hit the jump to see our breakdown by car company (not including the new Fiat 500e, which launched in the U.S. in April and has already sold out in California .) Read the rest of Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet volt , electric vehicle , ev , ford fusion electric , hybrid , Nissan Leaf , plug-in , sales , Tesla Motors        

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Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia

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Postgreen Homes is teaming up with Equinox Management & Construction LLC to build a 31 unit, mixed-income green housing development near Center City in Philadelphia. Topped off with green roofs and photovoltaics, Folsom Powerhouse is an energy-efficient, eco-friendly project that will serve as a model of ecological urbanism. Located in the neighborhood of Francisville, the residential complex is a clean energy-producing powerhouse that will revitalize its surrounding area. Read the rest of Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , “sustainable development” , eco design , equinox management and construction , folsom powerhouse , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green roof , isa architects , mixed income development , philadelphia , Postgreen , postgreen homes , residential development , Solar Power , solar powered housing , studio bryan hanes , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Urban design        

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