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Sustainability is Destroying the Earth. By Kim Hill, Deep Green Resistance Australia.

Sustainability is Destroying the Earth

India permits free energy technology despite threats from UK, US, Saudi Arabia. India considers its own free energy program a matter of national pride, and is very much willing to risk antagonizing Petrodollar countries with its support on Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) invented by its own Paramahamsa Tewari, an electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.

India permits free energy technology despite threats from UK, US, Saudi Arabia

A New Source of Sunlight. Bisphenol-A (BPA) Mamavation. Six reasons why you should be drinking organic milk. The new Tesla is so good, it broke the Consumer Reports rating system with a score of 103% BIG crowdfunds steam ring generator for ski slope power plant. Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds. Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water...

Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds

Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. All Natural Swimming Pool. Natural Pools - Natural Pool selfbuild. Natural pools are beautiful and environmentally friendly. A natural swimming pool is a magical addition to a home where you can observe nature throughout the seasons and be closer to the wildlife you share your land with.

Natural pools are beautiful and environmentally friendly

Some of the creatures you will attract are insects like water beetles and dragonflies; birds will visit the pond to bathe, feed and collect nesting material and amphibians like the frog and newt will take up residence. Rural Energy - Free Choices 2030. Welcome to the FREE Choices section which includes an online tool offering the latest information on a range of sustainable energy solutions for households, businesses and agriculture in rural areas.

Rural Energy - Free Choices 2030

The decentralised energy solutions featured here improve energy efficiency, contribute to security of supply and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rural areas. What’s more they offer potential savings opportunities and in some cases an income source for rural dwellers. Adviser to Energy Secretary took cash from fracking lobby. The new adviser to Amber Rudd, the energy and climate change secretary, has accepted a donation from a company that expects to benefit from fracking in Lancashire, according to an Energydesk investigation.

Adviser to Energy Secretary took cash from fracking lobby

Paul Maynard MP, whose Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency is near to Cuadrilla’s proposed drill site at Preston New Road, declared a £5000 donation to his constituency party from Addison Projects in March. Addison is an engineering group based in Maynard’s constituency, whose operations have included oil and gas projects, and clients such as Total and INEOS – the firms partnering IGas in its East Midlands shale gas exploration. Maynard, who supports fracking in Lancashire, is the only politician to have received donations from Addison Project. Earlier this year, an Energydesk investigation found that fewer than half the members of the North West Energy Taskforce are based in Lancashire, representing just 0.3% of VAT registered Lancashire businesses.

New platform reframes energy and fuel consumption as a community health issue. Instead of talking about the number of micrograms of particulate matter per cubic meter, this website aims to enable a much more relatable understanding of your air pollution exposure.

New platform reframes energy and fuel consumption as a community health issue

It wasn't really that long ago that smoking inside buildings, cars, and airplanes was an acceptable behavior, but thank goodness that times have changed, and we're probably all now aware of the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke. And yet while we wouldn't let our kids or loved ones spend time riding in a sealed car with, or living with, a heavy smoker, we may not be making the connection between our personal energy use, fuel consumption, and transportation choices, and our exposure to air pollution, even though some of the health impacts are the same as breathing secondhand smoke. Study: When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal. Despite the oft-repeated claim that the recent decline in U.S. carbon emissions was due to the so-called 'fracking boom,' new research published Tuesday shows that it was the dramatic fall in consumption during the Great Recession that deserves credit for this drop.

Study: When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal

As nations grapple with the best strategy for decreasing carbon emissions ahead of the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Paris, the report, published in the journal Nature Communications, underscores the need for communities to transition away from an economy based on endless growth and towards a more renewable energy system to stem the growing climate crisis. Between 2007 and 2013, the United States—second only to China for the title of world's top polluter—saw carbon emissions fall roughly 11 percent. What the researchers found was that 71 percent of the rise in carbon emissions from 1997 to 2007 was due to "economic growth. " From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

July 19th, 2015 by Stephen Hanley Add hemp fiber to lime and you get a lightweight building material that can be shaped like a cinder block.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

When fully cured, it floats in water. Buildings up to 10 stories tall have been built from hempcrete in Europe according to Philly.com. Hempcrete is made using the woody, balsa-like interior of the Cannabis sativa plant (the fiber for textiles comes from the outer portion of the stalk) combined with lime and water. The end really is nigh. This week, as the UK’s new Conservative government brought forward a bill to impose tax on renewable energy projects, just seven Labour MPs turned up to oppose it.

The end really is nigh

You know these guys that you used to see wandering round the city centre with a sandwich board telling us “THE END IS NIGH”? It seems they were right. A recent study from the University of Mexico shows the extinction rate of vertebrates is occurring 114 times faster than it would be if humans were not on Earth. Small scale hydropower can provide... - Future of Rural Energy in Europe (FREE) PM+: Sustainable Energy Week: Fuel for rural Europe. This week Brussels plays host to EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), turning the Belgian city into the world capital of sustainable energy. During these four days an impressive array of events will take place, discussing the greatest challenges that lay ahead for the European energy sector. The official programme of the EUSEW is varied and it is with great satisfaction that I see many events focusing on rural and sparsely populated areas.

These areas are often overlooked but EUSEW has rightly chosen to look into the challenges they face. Many of the EU's rural and sparsely populated areas fall off the natural gas grid as the number of potential clients does not justify investment, or because the geographic hurdles are too difficult for natural gas networks to overcome. Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study. The economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions. Countries stand to gain more than they would lose in economic terms from almost all of the actions needed to meet an agreed global warming limit of no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels, according to the paper published by two research institutes at the London School of Economics.

It is the latest research to underscore the apparent economic gains from limiting emissions, which include new jobs and improved health, even before the benefits of preventing dangerous climate change are taken into account. He cites improved air quality, increased energy efficiency and better energy security among the potential benefits to individual countries that more than justify the costs of cutting carbon emissions. 40 Facts About Water Pollution. 40 Facts About Water Pollution. Environmental Milestones: A Worldwatch Institute timeline tracing key moments in the sustainability movement from the 1960s to 2004. The Climate Deception Dossiers: Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation. The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine Palazzo Italia - the incredible smog eating building at the Milan World Expo. Alternative Medicine 1.

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Climate. Dwelling. Fracking. Oil. Regeneration. Renewables. Self-reliance. Transport. Sustainability. Untitled. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Norway will make (coal) history. SuperHomer chooses Bright Green Energy for ECO Multi installation. Energy Globe - The Award and Platform for Environmental Sustainability.

This Algae Farm Eats Pollution From the Highway Below It. Talkin Green: Building Net-Zero for Today's World. This article was original published for the Talkin’ Green column. With corporate energy, we're stuck in the dark ages - let's switch to public ownership. Countries across the Continent, often driven by grassroots campaigns, are pursuing public ownership as a way to bring down prices and fight climate change. Conservationists call for UK to create world's largest marine reserve. Pressure is mounting on the UK government and opposition parties to commit to creating at least one massive marine reserve in the Pacific or Atlantic to protect rare and threatened whales, sharks, fish and corals ahead of the general election. Dew collecting greenhouse to fight water and food scarcity in Ethiopia. Monsanto Threatened by New Bio Breakthrough AnonHQ. World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces Oxygen And Fuel Every Day.

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible! Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo. Abengoa to build 110MW solar tower storage plant in Chile. Water firms to pipe biomethane gas generated at sewage-treatment works into Britain's homes - Green Living - Environment. Water firms to pipe biomethane gas generated at sewage-treatment works into Britain's homes - Green Living - Environment. Whose Consumption Is Killing the planet?

Agroecological farming can double food produx in 10 yrs. It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world. Alternative Utility Services, Inc. Climate Hack? How Plastics Could Help Save Us From Greenhouse Gases. Norway Pays Liberia to Halt Deforestation in a First of Its Kind Deal — NOVA Next. New Study Predicts Impending Collapse of Industrial Civilization. A sustainable future is now in reach. Opening humanity's next frontier. Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportunities. Why Our Ancestors Built Round Houses - and Why it Still Makes Sense to Build Round Structures Today. Crazy Looking Bamboo Tower Creates 25 Gallons of Drinking Water Per Day From Thin Air! The modern Darwin. Make A Biogas Generator To Produce Your Own Natural Gas.

Gaza - renewable energy for a just a durable peace. California Lawmakers Just Did What No Other State Has Done Before. Fukushima radiation is affecting the health of the entire global ecosystem, scientist says. Muaitheabhal wind farm to help create new Harris Tweedjobs on Harris. What happens when an Internet revolution merges with a green energy revolution? Something Amazing. RIVAS, Nicaragua: Nicaragua’s latest revolution: Becoming a green energy powerhouse. Making $80k on 1/3 Acre With an Urban Farm Without Owning Land? Yes, Please! Interview With Curtis Stone. RPF0040. EJAtlas. New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food. 19-Year-Old's Ocean Cleanup Array Could Clean Half the Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 Years, Study Shows. Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy.

These Floating Vertical Farms Are Designed To Bring Local Food To The Densest Urban Areas. There are good reasons to be an apocaloptimist. GoKin generator backpack - Generate power as you walk with the GoKin backpack. Energy Supply and Demand to April 2014. How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet. In the Limelight: Jicaro Island Ecolodge – Water UseGreeningtheInn. Energy Saving Trust's blog. Renewable Village. It's simple. If we can't change our economic system, our number's up.

Free Energy Live In Action! This Is Breathtaking As Science Is Being Re-Written. Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone. Check Out These Amazing Towers In Ethiopia That Harvest Clean Water From Thin Air. How British Columbia Enacted the Most Effective Carbon Tax in North America - Chris Mooney. FDA “Visits” Celebrated Organic Produce Farmer.