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The Scars of the Earth

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Vincze Miklos- io9
10th May 2013
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The Scars of the Earth


Our planet is covered in pockmarks so deep that they can be seen from space. Some were caused by asteroid strikes, but most are the result of human meddling.

Here are some of the most incredible examples of the scarred Earth. Click here to see the full article....
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The so-called 'health foods' that are probably killing you

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Kris Gunnars
10th May 2013
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The so-called 'health foods' that are probably killing you
Top 11 Health Foods That Can Kill You

You will find bold health claims for all kinds of foods, most often based on zero evidence.


Here are the top 11 “health foods” that are actually very harmful:

1. Fruit Juices
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Is eating organic better? The fruit flies say yes

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SMH
30th April 2013
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Is eating organic better? The fruit flies say yes


 A 16-year-old's school science project has added weight to the argument that eating organically has greater health benefits than eating conventionally-grown foods.

Ria Chhabra overheard her parents debating the topic and decided to see if she could find out t...

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Oils aren't what you think they are

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Earthfirst/The Age
30th April 2013
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Oils aren't what you think they are


Almost every fat we put into our mouths today is a vegetable oil manufactured by an industry that didn't exist 100 years ago. We are eating vegetable oil because it is much cheaper for manufacturers to make food with oils chemically extracted from plant seeds than it is to raise a...

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Mother

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EarthFirst
30th April 2013
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Mother


Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occur...

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Inspired

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EarthFirst
12th April 2013
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Inspired


Words can move us, inspire us, change us and help us grow into richer beings. We hope you enjoy this collection of  inspiring thoughts that we believe make the world a more beautiful place.







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Sacred Economics

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EarthFirst
6th April 2013
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Sacred Economics


Today whilst I was reading one of my students’ assignments, I came across an inspiring short film which I'd love to share with all our readers, and which I hope they will also share with others.

Charles Eisenstein is the creator of Sacred Economics a boo...

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Deceptive Product of the week- Bulla Vanilla Ice Cream

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EarthFirst
6th April 2013
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Deceptive Product of the week- Bulla Vanilla Ice Cream


I don't know about you, but I’m getting increasingly angry at the misleading labels that appear on food packaging! Do they think consumers are actually that stupid!

This week I discovered that Bulla Vanilla Ice cream contains 5 additives and one of them is ...

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Fracking / Coal Seam Gas Industry

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EarthFirst
4th April 2013
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Fracking / Coal Seam Gas Industry


Given that it's been getting quite a bit of attention in the media over the last week, I thought it would be wise to post this simple animation which I came across some time ago,  that explains what Fracking otherwise knows as Coal seam Gas Mining is all about. Just in case a...

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Beautiful Earth- Swallows Castle Ukraine

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EarthFirst
4th April 2013
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Beautiful Earth- Swallows Castle Ukraine


Our beautiful earth this week features Swallows Castle located between Yalta and the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine. It was built for a court doctor in the early 1900's and overlooks the black sea.  ...

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