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Plastic Seas

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EarthFirst
7th March 2014
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Plastic Seas


As populations boom, environments degrade and pollution runs rampant. The human species must come to terms with their impact upon this Earth. Plastic SEAS is a film exploring the connection between plastic pollution, the seas, and human health. We hope through this film others may beg...

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Where to old cellphones go to die?

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Leyla Acaroglu & Sunday Review
26th February 2014
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Where to old cellphones go to die?


AMERICANS replace their cellphones every 22 months, junking some 150 million old phones in 2010 alone. Ever wondered what happens to all these old phones? The answer isn’t pretty.

In far-flung, mostly impoverished places like Agbogbloshie, Ghana; Delhi, India; a...

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Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

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TED
26th February 2014
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Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore


Leyla Acaroglu breaks through our deeply entrenched environmental folklore in order to reveal the true impact of the products and materials we use every day. A designer and consultant, Acaroglu encourages both companies and individuals to look at the full life cycle of the things they...

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5 Foods you shouldn't eat if you care about the environment

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Treehugger
20th February 2014
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5 Foods you shouldn't eat if you care about the environment


This list probably doesn’t hold many surprises, but it is still an important reminder of the decisions we as consumers make on a daily basis when choosing what to put into our bodies. Some foods, like it or not, are best avoided completely, no matter how delicious they may taste...

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Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

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Science Daily
20th February 2014
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Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children


Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children -- such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia -- according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mo...

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Green with Envy

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DAVID MELLONIE, FOR THE DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
6th February 2014
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Green with Envy


John Thackara, a British author, lecturer and design expert, has just written an article on his website that asserts that despite concerted and continuing efforts by some well-meaning individuals and companies to become more ‘sustainable’, the overall problem continues to ...

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Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi

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Organic Tuscany Cookbook
6th February 2014
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Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi


These are not like boiled gnocchi at all, but are creamy balls of pumpkin baked in a tomato sauce.

Prep time: 30 mins | Total time: 50 mins | Servings: 10

Ingredients

1kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash
2 onions
3 cl...

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Scientists Discover The First Direct Link Between BPA And Cancer

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Fastcoexist-ARIEL SCHWARTZ
6th February 2014
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Scientists Discover The First Direct Link Between BPA And Cancer


We already know that BPA is bad news. Here's one more reason to be wary of the commonplace chemical in consumer products (especially if you're a mouse).

BPA, an estrogen-mimicking compound found in common products like water bottles, soup cans, and store recei...

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Flourless Brownie Cookies

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Yammies Gluten Freedom
12th November 2013
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Flourless Brownie Cookies


Chocolate is one of the yummiest things on this earth, followed closely by mangoes, freshly squeezed orange juice and honey. So if you're a chocoholic like me I think you'll love this recipe.

This recipe is specially for all those who are gluten intolerant. So...

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Reporting Climate Change in Australian Papers

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ABC Media Report
5th November 2013
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Reporting Climate Change in Australian Papers


A new study has found that just under one third of metropolitan newspaper articles in Australia did not accept the scientific consensus that human beings are major contributors to global warming.

This figure increased from 2011 to 2012 even as the number of stories th...

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