8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

April 9, 2015 by  
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Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely . Their numbers have dropped by 90 percent over the last couple of decades, and if we don’t smarten up, they’ll all die off. Greenpeace has shared eight ways that each and every one of us can help save these vital pollinators from extinction at our own hands, so please read on, and spread the word. Read the rest of 8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ban pesticides , Butterflies , endangered butterflies , fsc certified wood , Glyphosate , GMO foods , Greenpeace , habitat loss , milkweed , milkweed flowers , MONARCH , Monarch Butterflies , monarch butterfly extinction , monarch butterfly larvae , monarch habitat , monarchs , native flowers , pesticide use , pesticides , plant milkweed , pollinators

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Modular net-zero net-energy SEED Classroom to debut in Pittsburg

April 9, 2015 by  
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This next-gen SuperTruck is twice as efficient as today’s semis

April 9, 2015 by  
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Big rigs are big polluters, but they are also a big help. Semi-trailer trucks distribute most of the supplies and produce throughout the nation. There are places where trains and airplanes can’t reach and it’s up to the big rigs to get our lettuce, ice cream and new iPhones to us. But at an average of six miles per gallon , those big rigs aren’t very efficient. In response, the U.S. Department of Transportation started the SuperTruck challenge—and one of the entries is an 18-wheeler that takes half as much gas  as the rigs currently rolling on U.S. highways. Read the rest of This next-gen SuperTruck is twice as efficient as today’s semis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy efficient supertruck , freightliner supertruck , hybrid diesel electric semi truck , hybrid semi truck , semi truck , solar panels on semi truck , supertruck challenge , truck with solar panels

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23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years

December 12, 2014 by  
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It would appear that pollinators in Britain have been declining for a lot longer than researchers realized. Contrary to the belief that local bees and wasps only began to go extinct after World War II, new evidence is showing that the large-scale changes in agricultural practices  that began shortly after the First  World War were the catalyst for these insects’ demise. Since 1850, 23 pollinator species have gone extinct, with the first massive disappearance occurring in the early 1920s. This rapid decline could have severe consequences for the future of food security across the U.K. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of 23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , bee , bee decline , bee extinct , bee extinction , bee habitat , bee protection , bees , Biodiversity , colony collapse , colony collapse disorder , extinct bees , food future , food security , monoculture , neoniconitoids , obama , pesticide , pesticide ban , pesticide use , pesticides , pollen , pollinator , pollinator extinction , pollinator protection , pollinators , president obama , UK bees

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Is DEFRA Not Doing Enough to Battle Bee-Killing Pesticides In the UK?

August 6, 2012 by  
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It has long been theorized that the use of certain pesticides has contributed to the declining bee population around the world. In order to counter and further prevent the detrimental effect to the UK’s ecosystems, The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have issued a draft plan outlining the future of pesticide use in the UK. Read the rest of Is DEFRA Not Doing Enough to Battle Bee-Killing Pesticides In the UK? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee population decline , bees , DEFRA , Department for Environment , Food and Rural Affairs , pesticide use , pesticides , UK National Action Plan , UK national action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides

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Red Squirrels in England Could Be Extinct in 20 Years

September 27, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Peter G Trimming / Creative Commons The red squirrel is common throughout Europe but the prospect for the species—and many other small mammals—in England is not good. Pollution, pesticide use, and habitat loss are driving many of the declines. For the red squirrel, the threat comes from competition with the invasive gray squirrel and a rapidly spreading disease that targets the species. How bad is the problem? A recent survey estimates that the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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6 Ways Agriculture Impacts Global Warming

November 19, 2009 by  
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Photo credit: SugarCreekPhoto via Flickr Sure, agriculture provides us with the food we all eat every day. But do you know how those agricultural practices impact global warming? Turns out there’s some pretty big impacts, on both the sustainable and industrial sides of the equation; employing sustainable practices, like organic agriculture, has huge potential to help in the fight against global warming, and maintaining the status quo with widespread industrial agricultural practices will continue to be terribly detrimental …

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