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August 12, 2011

Organic Farming Reduces Antibiotic Resistance

Organic poultry farms that don’t use antibiotics have significantly lower levels of drug-resistant bacteria that can potentially spread to humans. That’s according to a new study […]
June 17, 2011

Can Small Farms Feed the World & Protect Nature?

When I posted that a focus on food miles alone risked oversimplifying the local food debate, I noted that there is a constant battle between those […]
June 11, 2011

Is lithium the next fluoride? Medication may be added to the water supply

Lithium, the psychiatric drug prescribed for depression, mania and bipolar disorder, is now being viewed as the new fluoride by some experts. These experts are calling […]
June 7, 2011

White Teeth, Green Planet

When most people think of saving the planet, dental health is often left out of the equation, but taking care of your teeth can actually become […]
June 5, 2011

China gives bleak assessment of its battered environment

More than half of China’s cities are affected by acid rain and one-sixth of major rivers are so polluted the water is unfit even for farmland, […]
May 24, 2011

Diamonds: not water’s best friend

Authorities from the Northern Cape have expressed their concern about the environmental impacts of often illicit alluvial diamond mining along the Lower Vaal River. Due to […]
April 28, 2011

Blue-green Algae Can Make Water Dangerous

Blue-green algae bloom in China In South Africa, we are highly dependent on surface water (rivers and dams) for our daily water supply.  Pollution of these […]
April 17, 2011

With a rain barrel, April showers can bring more than flowers

As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. But for those looking to green their homes, April showers also provide an easy way to […]
April 13, 2011

10 Things That Will Change How You Think About Water

On the Marketplace Morning Report, we spoke to Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water. In his new […]
April 13, 2011

The Future of Water

Water on earth may be more scarce than you may think. Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst,” talks about what people should do to help […]
March 13, 2011

How To Survive Without Electricity

Situations Where There May Be No Electricity It’s interesting to read that electricity has only been a common household item in the last 50 or so […]
March 10, 2011

Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.

Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. […]
March 9, 2011

Hidden Water Consumption- Surprising Facts

We’ve all probably been made aware of some startling water-use statistics that are more ‘apparent’, but have we ever considered the water use/waste that is involved […]
March 7, 2011

Scientists warn of water woes

Policy wonks, scientists and economists gather to discuss research and best practices for optimizing water management as a global water crisis looms. WATER SOURCES: The California […]
March 5, 2011