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Songs for the Environment

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Asha Edmund is an award winning Singaporean singer and composer, steadily making a name in the international dance music scene.  She shares with us six songs with an environmental theme that have touched her. SONGS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT By Asha Edmund Combing the internet for environmental songs showed me just how many artists feel the […]

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September 25th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Behaviour Change,Music | Read More »

Who’s protecting Lake Naivasha?

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by Julie Ardery Lake Naivasha is at the center of Kenya’s flower production, but now, despite a self-regulating flower council, the lake’s fish are dying. Can the industry adequately police itself? Kenya’s flower industry, after years of success that have induced many other African nations to jump into floral production, took a big hit last […]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

6 Grassroots Activists win Goldman Environment Prize 2010

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This year’s Goldman Environment Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for the Environment, was awarded to 6 Grassroots activists. The causes ranged from saving elephants in Cambodia, sustainable agriculture in Cuba, protecting biodiversity in Poland, protecting the indigenous people against forcible evictions in Swaziland, fighting against water pollution by industrial animal farming in USA and campaigning against […]

May 19th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Food,Poverty & Hunger,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Can One man and One cow Save our Planet?: Seeding the real Green Revolution

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by Bhavani Prakash Why on earth would an 80 year old New Zealander pack his bags for good to spend the rest of his life in rural India, teaching farmers how to swirl cow dung in a vortex of water? Meet Peter Proctor, in the movie below, the man with a mission to save Indian agriculture from the […]

May 11th, 2010 | Posted in Food,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Climate Change in Bangladesh (Videos)

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The UK non-profit organisation, Oxfam has released a series of videos that show how much of a day-to-day reality Climate Change is for the people of coastal areas of Bangladesh.  It’s interesting that all those featured here are women, young and old.  A Treehugger article brought out the reality that women are more likely to […]

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Would you still eat Chicken in India? Shocking Cruelty

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With increasing income levels due to economic growth, meat consumption in Asian countries has risen over the last decade.  However, legislation for hygiene as well as animal rights continue to be very lax.  Here is a PETA video that shows the extent of cruelty in the processing of chickens and eggs in India at all […]

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Bike the Talk: The green solution to urban transport

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When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial […]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Green Transport | Read More »

Stanford scientists link ocean acidification to prehistoric mass extinction

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In a new study released by Stanford University in April 2010, scientists have found evidence that links ocean acidification due to volcanic eruptions 250 million years ago, with the wiping out of 90% of marine species and 75% of land species. This event called the “end-Permian” extinction has conditions parallel to the combination of ocean acidification that […]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity & Ecosystems,Climate Change,Water,World | Read More »

Soil Biodiversity: The Invisible Hero

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“Soil is the invisible biodiversity hero. We rely on healthy soils for some of the most fundamental ecosystem services, and without them life on our planet would grind to a halt. We share our soils, so I am convinced of the need for common legislation in this area. I am therefore calling on Environment ministers […]

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Organic Farming,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

What ancient civilisations teach the modern world about sustainability

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   “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it”                                     — Edmund Burke   Indeed!  Here is a collection of videos that show how and why some civilisations have soared and fallen. While theories abound in explaining these, we can see an underlying thread of resource overuse beyond sustainable realms, leading societies to an eventual state […]

March 27th, 2010 | Posted in Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

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