National Sustainable Agriculture Videos – LEO-4000
May01

National Sustainable Agriculture Videos – LEO-4000

Leonardo Academy, a charitable organization that develops national voluntary standards, announced a webinar series on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000 – Public Comment Draft).  The webinars will be presented once a week and then posted on the Leonardo Academy web site for on demand viewing.  Schedule: Webinar 1: Introduction to the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000)  Webinar 2: An...

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Train or Pipeline, the Answer is the Same
Sep12

Train or Pipeline, the Answer is the Same

The catastrophic crash of an oil-carrying train in the province of Quebec last month, which devastated the town of Lac-Mégantic and killed dozens, has brought the Keystone XL pipeline into the headlines again. For many environmentalists, the train crash is just one more reminder of the risks of fossil fuel production – that the train was carrying tar sands oil was, as it were, the icing on the cake. Conversely, for many supporters of...

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Are UK drivers more switched on to electric vehicles?
Sep12

Are UK drivers more switched on to electric vehicles?

It may come as a surprise to those who drive in the UK but a recent survey by Censuswide and Rexel has revealed that 41% of British drivers surveyed would consider the purchase of an electric vehicle or hybrid over the next five years. The survey also revealed a number of anomalies with regards to the public’s perception of the electric vehicle industry which should give food for thought as we move forward with this new mode of...

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NASA study supports soot as cause of glacier retreat in late 1880′s
Sep12

NASA study supports soot as cause of glacier retreat in late 1880′s

Several other studies have pointe to the role that soot plays in altering the earth’s albedo, its ability to absorb or reflect sunlight, and its role in causing glaciers to retreat. Now a new study by NASA provides crucial evidence supporting these theories. A NASA-led team of scientists has uncovered strong evidence that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European...

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Fracking fight heats up in Ohio
Sep12

Fracking fight heats up in Ohio

What could make a former Marine, retired cop, and self-described “ultra-conservative” oppose fracking in his home state of Ohio? At a diner off of Route 22 near Steubenville, OH, Ed Hashberger had the answer. Dressed in a red polo shirt emblazoned with the U.S. Marine Corps logo and carrying a Marine Corps notebook, Hashberger first described his bona fides. He served three years in Panama. He recited half a dozen close...

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Hawaii Coastlines on Track to Lose 100 Feet of Beach
Sep12

Hawaii Coastlines on Track to Lose 100 Feet of Beach

Hawaii is known for it’s pristine beaches and it’s 750 miles of coastline. However with looming sea water rise due to melting ice caps and climate change, a new study by the University of Hawaii shows the state is on pace to lose 100 feet of beach in the coming decades. According to the study, Maui beaches are most at risk as the sea-level rise is approximately 65% higher compared to the island of Oahu. While many beaches...

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