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The Fascinating Origins of Our Food

Researchers mapped out where different food crops originated, and the results have powerful implications for the future of our food supply.

Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment

<b>Hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings, research has suggested.</b><p>A paper in the journal Atmospheric Environment says tall trees are good at absorbing pollution in more open areas.<p>But hedges can trap toxins at exhaust pipe level, so reduce people's direct …

Pollution

Neonicotinoid pesticide affects foraging and social interaction in bumblebees

In a plastic, lasercut box blacked out with paint and lit with red light, worker bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) go about their daily activities: …

Organic food regulations need enforcement: report

Nova Scotia is being applauded for its organic food regulations in a new report, but advocacy groups are calling for better enforcement of those …

Organic food going mainstream

After an 8.4% sales increase from the previous year and Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, it looks like organic food is growing into a normal part of American life. Video by Henry Taylor

4 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Eating Organic

Could spending a bit more on organic produce make a difference in your well-being?<p>The organic food industry is a booming business, and with the …

Organic food is pricier, but shoppers crave it

Organic food sales are setting records as more mainstream Americans fill their shopping carts with everything from eggs to gummy fruit snacks.<p>Having shed its hippy-dippy image, organic food is among the faster-growing categories in supermarkets even though it adds to food bills and studies vary …

How 40,000 organic T-shirts are bridging Andhra Pradesh and Europe

When social entrepreneurs Aneel Kumar Ambavaram and Sarat Gidda from Andhra Pradesh came together, little did they know that their collaboration …

Best Organic Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Starter Kits

Essential Oil Packs<p>The effects of aromatherapy are quite profound; a single smell of a calming, natural scent can lead to a completely transformative …

jewellery is sustainable fashion’s final frontier

An investigation of the damage our jewellery is really doing to the planet.<p>Fashion is a big, dirty business. Big because it's worth $2.4 trillion dollars globally and dirty because it's widely considered the second most polluting industry after big oil. As the once-hidden environmental impacts of …

Is Sustainable Fashion Completely Pointless?

With freak weather becoming ever more frequent and scientific evidence continuing to pile up, irrefutably proving that humans are completely trashing …

Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and …

How Can We Shift Sustainable Fashion From Niche To Norm?

Photo credit: Fashion for Good<p>How can we put sustainability onto the mainstream fashion agenda? How can smaller brands compete? And who's to blame …

Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Parker White is vice president of business development in JLL’s technical services business.</i><p>Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting …

Liquid Solar Technology Could Be Next Gen of Renewable Energy

Look out solar panels, there’s a new “first of its kind” solar technology in town!<p>Its makers said it’s engineered to outperform rooftop panels by …

Clean Energy

Top 5 Ways for Recycling Your E-waste

We’re living in the era of electronics and gadgets galore, where we don’t think twice before buying the latest and greatest technology. As our hunger …

E-waste

How e-Waste Is Recycled | GreenShortz

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

If you want to become more productive and effective during your day and your life, then you need to optimize your morning habits. Here's 7 best ways.

8 Morning Habits That Make You More Valuable at Work

Want to be worth your salary and more? Try these morning habits to be worthy of advancement.<p>Valuable employees are hard to find. At a bare minimum, it's challenging to find enough employees who can show up on time and get along with other people. A 2015 survey of business leaders from the New York …

Drink Only Water For 30 Days And This Is How Your Health Will Improve

Forget juice cleanses, the only liquid your body really needs is a nice tall glass of H2O.<p>In the video above by Oxygen Two, we discover six health …

These solar panels are actually creating drinking water out of thin air

An Arizona State University spin-off company, Zero Mass Water, is creating access to water for all, just like the air we breathe.<p>Their special solar …

Solar Panels

5 ways to stay hydrated this summer — besides drinking water

With warmer weather, it’s almost a no-brainer: water is essential to avoid dehydration.<p>But Vancouver-based registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen says …

Important Habits You Should Develop By The Time You Are 30

<b>If you did</b> not already feel like full-fledged adults in your 20s, the big 3-0 would certainly brings the weight of adulthood into focus.<p><b>While our 20s</b> …

HOW TO START A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IN 2017 / 5 Simple Tips - Nika Erculj

Tips for Sustainable living on a budget

Ecocapsule: New era of sustainable living.

Sustainable Living You Won't Believe! Vol. 1 Going Organic Permaculture Documentary | Amazing Earth

EarthWise: Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Living E1 | Food: Local, Organic, Unpackaged, Food Waste