INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

January 20, 2015 by  
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It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do wonders for air purification , water management, reduced energy consumption, and more. Jarrimber details the many advantages of urban forestry and why restoring and expanding the forests in our cities should be a major priority. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: infographic , Jarrimber , reader submitted content , Trees , urban forestry , urban forests , urban trees

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Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world’s first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City

January 20, 2015 by  
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Biofuels have a bad reputation for eating up precious land and water resources, as well as pilfering food from the world’s hungry. But a groundbreaking new bioenergy pilot plant at Masdar City , Abu Dhabi’s growing clean energy hub and research institute, is pioneering a new paradigm. This desert plant that will be irrigated with seawater, will make bioenergy and food production harmonious — perhaps for the first time in history. Read the rest of Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world’s first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi , aviation fuel , aviation industry , bioenergy , biofuel and food , biofuels , desert , fish , food in the desert , food security , growing food with seawater , halophytes , mangroves , Masdar , masdar institute , Middle East , S.H.R.I.M.P. , salt-tolerant plants , SBRC , seawater , water scarcity

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Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats

January 20, 2015 by  
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Some of the world’s biggest Harry Potter fans have gathered together for a sweet reason:  ethically sourced chocolate . The Harry Potter Alliance—an actual group of Hogwarts enthusiasts formed in 2005—has used its muscle to get Warner Brothers to review their standards for chocolate production. Thanks to the fans, Warner Brothers has guaranteed that all of their Harry Potter-themed chocolate treats will be 100 percent Fair Trade certified by 2015. Read the rest of Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: child labor , child labour , eco design , Ethical , ethical chocolate , ethically sourced chocolate , Ethically sourced products , Fair Trade , fair trade certified , Fair Trade certified chocolate , fair trade chocolate , fair trade chocolates , green design , Harry Potter , Harry Potter alliance , harry Potter chocolate , Harry Potter fans , JK Rowling , sustainable design

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Solar Impulse route unveiled for first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

January 20, 2015 by  
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Japanese Citizens Cut Energy Use in Tokyo by 15%

July 29, 2011 by  
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So, Japan’s per capita energy use is already half that of the United States. Half. And that’s the energy consumption of one of the world’s richest, most technologically advanced nations. That stat should make us ashamed of ourselves. But this might be even more impressive: in the aftermath of the nuclear crisis, Japanese citizens have cooperated to help save electricity. In the process, they’ve reduced energy usage by 15% in Tokyo, one of the world’s most electric cities. The New York Times explains how they did it…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Minnesota’s Bike Share Expands to 1,200 Bikes!

July 29, 2011 by  
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The Twin Cities on Two Wheels Nice Ride MN , Minesota’s great bike sharing program, is growing up fast. There are already a good number of bike stations ( as you can see on this map ), but they are expanding: They started last year with 65 stations and 700 bikes, and this year they’re planning to end up with around 115 stations and 1,200 bikes. Reception has been good so far, and only one bike has been stolen (not bad compared to other public bike sharing programs). Check out… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fox News: Do Moon Volcanoes Disprove Climate Change? (Video)

July 29, 2011 by  
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Okay, so I’m not sure how exactly the Fox News fella was going to argue that the existence of volcanoes on the moon serves as evidence that climate … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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