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Eat Well and Don't Wreck the Planet: Choose Organic

Organic farmer Joel Salatin gives a tour of Polyface Farm, in Virginia. He stands inside electric netting surrounding a flock of laying hens and their portable coop, dubbed an Eggmobile.<p><i>Credit: nick v from washington dc/ https://www.flickr.com/people/54418876@N00/</i> …

Protecting And Restoring Nature Volume 1

Medicine’s transistor moment

<i>By Bill Maris, Founder & CEO, Google Ventures</i><p>The transistor was invented in 1947. Since then, computing capacity has increased exponentially. We’re …

UK flooding: How a Yorkshire town worked with nature to stay dry

While the sodden, submerged North of Britain was, literally, wringing out the old year last week, one notorious Yorkshire flood blackspot was …

Boxing Day

There's A Way to Save Our Future. So Why Aren't More People Talking About It?

A critical tool in the fight against global warming is right below our feet.<p>So where is this "shovel-ready solution" amid all the talk of climate …

Solar Powered 'Farm from a Box': Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm

Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a …

Insurance firm turns to planting trees in South Africa to combat drought risk

Farmer Pieter Kruger stands smiling on a large weir built on a river in the Baviaanskloof area that provides water to South Africa’s fifth largest city. Tall and lean, he looks out over a gathering pool, delighted at the first time it has filled up enough to have the water roll over his shoes.<p>“The …

South Africa

$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Your Food Year-Round

From vertical farms to solar-powered "farms from a box," we've seen how farming technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. But for those …

National Heirloom Festival: Hope to End Seed Slavery

There are times in our lives where we have to take a stand. I'm not talking about culture, race or religious belief. This is about seeds. Seeds cultivate the earth. Seeds are the primary source of survival. Surely this is nothing new but with the rise of bio technology, scientists and food …

Find Your True Self Through Silence

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are..." -- Gunilla Norris<p>Many great spiritual traditions honor the practice of silence as a way to deepen the connection to our innermost selves.<p>As we …

20 Moments From The Past 20 Years That Moved The Whole World Forward

From 1995 to 2015, Fast Company looks back at the people, products, and ideas that have transformed business and culture.<p>Do you remember the day when Netscape became a $2 billion company, or when Amazon upended our online expectations by introducing 1-Click shopping? How about when Napster faced …

Grow your own happiness: how meditation physically changes the brain

People can boost their happiness by growing a part of the brain which increases positive thinking, scientists believe<p>Aristotle said that ‘happiness depends upon ourselves’ and a new study suggests it is possible to physically grow a happier brain through practices like meditation.<p>Although …

3 Tips on Building a Successful Social Enterprise | Inc.com

Passion for change is the first quality that all social enterprise founders start with before embarking on a journey to raise awareness, grow funding, solve problems and meet needs. A social enterprise is a for-profit company that has two goals - achieve social, cultural community good and to …

10 Zen-Based Habits To Motivate You

Applying zen to your life can bring about a radical change in your focus, dedication and positivity. Here are 10 ways to make work for you.<p>It is …

Britain's first insect-only restaurant is bringing sustainability to the table

LONDON — Bugs are gross. That’s a given. In fact, it’s safe to say that 99.9% of Brits would hard pass on an invitation to an insect-only restaurant. …

Food

Earth's underground water quantified

<b>The total amount of groundwater on the planet, held in rock and soil below our feet, is estimated to be 23 million cubic km.</b><p>If this volume is hard to visualise, imagine the Earth's entire land surface covered in a layer some 180m deep.<p>The new calculation comes from a Canadian-led team and is …

Modern wood clad cabin in Spain harvests water & sun

Proper solar orientation of a building on a site has been one of the core practices of passive solar design for decades. But as a number of green …

Architecture

How much is nature worth? More than you can imagine

However much you think nature is worth, it's a lot more, writes Neil Nightingale. According to the BBC's 'Earth Index', published today in the …

An Introduction to Beekeeping

Become a Backyard Beekeeper<p>You add a dollop of honey to your tea, spread it on toast, and drizzle it on ice cream. What if you could have an …

Insects

Pantry Power: Make Healthy Home Cooking a Habit by Stocking the Essentials

Pantry Power<p>Make Healthy Home Cooking a Habit by Stocking the Essentials<p>Americans spend less time cooking than people in any other developed nation. …

Amazing Health Benefits of Dandelions

Don’t Weed ’Em Out: How to Use and Benefit from Dandelions<p>Many people battle the humble dandelion, which grows in lawns and sunny open spaces …

Thinking ethical pays off as good guys come out on top

They have been ridiculed by some and overlooked by others, but ethical investment funds – and the people who have put money into them – are having the last laugh.<p>The funds appear to have benefited from their low or non-existent exposure to sectors such as mining and oil, where share prices have …

Energy

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.<p>Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain.<p>Pischea was diagnosed …

Why Vertical Gardening is Awesome and How to Do It for Next to Nothing

Vertical gardening is a term that is cropping up more and more often as cultivating food at home has become a growing trend in urban and suburban …

Gardening

Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution

For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, Sheelu Francis told Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, all the more so following the advent …

Your organic cotton tee-shirt probably poisoned a river in Asia

Your soft cotton tee shirt is the ultimate warm fuzzy. Snuggling gratefully into its soft fibers, you feel virtuous about buying a product that was …