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Earth 'entering new extinction phase' - US study

<b>The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties.</b><p>The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.<p>The …

Biodiversity

The ground exhales: reducing agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that gases produced by human activity are affecting the global climate. But even if you don’t believe the …

Why the grain bowl is your easy, budget-friendly, healthy dinner solution

I love dining on a buffet of items like vegetables, cheeses and nuts, and can make a whole meal out of foods I like to graze on. That's why the trend of grain bowls is right up my alley. To me, there is nothing better than digging a spoon into a deep dish full of my favorite flavors and …

Coca-Cola's Bottles Go Green; PepsiCo Is Working on Another 'Craft' Brand

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are trying to appeal to customers who typically eschew big soda companies. According to the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, Pepsi wants to launch a line of "craft" fountain sodas that are made with sugar instead of controversial ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, while Coca-Cola plans …

Crazy Good Maple Bacon Skillet Cornbread

Maple bacon skillet cornbread is something you just know will be good. How could it not be, with that flavor combination?!<p>As soon as you hear the words "maple" and "bacon," you know it’s going to be good. To me, it really doesn’t even matter what words come after those two because maple bacon …

Breakfast

Into The Wilds -> Exploring The John Muir Wilderness, CA

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”<br>John Muir, circa 1913<p>Anyone …

Wind farms are making the North Sea one of the world’s most overcrowded bodies of water

The UK is planning to build its biggest offshore windfarm yet, far into the North Sea where it isn’t going to spoil anyone’s view—but will further crowd very busy waters.<p>The North Sea is one of the most industrialized bodies of water in the world, chock-a-block with oil rigs, undersea pipelines and …

North Sea

Toxin Alert! Common Pesticides Used on Produce and How They Impact Humans and the Environment … http://t.co/5GngEcqMNO

GMW: Golden rice hype and lies campaign rolls on

The massive irony in this cynical campaign is that GMO golden rice failed its field trials and hasn't been proven safe or effective in combating …

Organisms

Report lays out vision to nurture a sustainable agri-food sector in B.C.

Print<p>Related<p>A resilient and sustainable agricultural economy requires the support of every level of government to rebuild local processing and …

Wallaces Farmer

Top stories<p>Helicopter ride offers bird’s-eye view of show<p>Farm Progress Show will offer helicopter rides for attendees during the event.<p>Edge-of-field …

Iowa

12 Movies Every Outdoorsman Should See

While you can’t smell the pine trees or feel the early morning dew on your feet while watching a movie, certain films have a way of bringing you …

Loneliness

Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable?

Here are four arid regions looking to renewables for the energy-intensive work of squeezing drinkable water from the ocean.<p>The oceans have long taunted those who thirst.<p>Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, …

Ecologist's Airborne Scanners See The Forest And The Trees — All Of Them

In today's world it can be easy to feel like there's nothing left to discover, that all the blank bits of the map have long been filled. Gregory Asner begs to differ, and he's developed a lab in the sky to prove it.<p>In the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Asner has designed a one-of-a-kind, ultra …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

America's heartland is graying. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 — and that number has been steadily ticking upward for more than 30 years.<p>Overall, fewer young people are choosing a life on the land. But in some places around the country, like Maine, that trend is reversing. Small …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

6 Caribbean Adventures Without the Crowds

Rule number one for outdoor lovers thinking about an escape to the Caribbean? Get off the beaten path. Otherwise you’ll be herded onto overdeveloped beaches and cookie-cutter resorts teeming with the same people you’re hoping to get away from. (If that’s what you want, a flight to South Florida is …

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How to Make Whiskey Caramel Sauce

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: A boozy, five-ingredient caramel sauce that's perfect for holiday gifting, from Becky Rosenthal of The Vintage Mixer.</i><p>When a friend rattles off …

How To Build a Solar Bus Home - Most Amazing Conversion Ever | Self-Sufficiency

I had to share with you this amazing box truck conversion home that was hand built by Joseph Tayyar who was tired of the hustle and bustle of the …

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Belize

1. It's the <b>only English speaking country in Central America:</b> Belize was occupied by the British, making it unique among its neighbors.<p>2. It was the <b>center of the Mundo Maya</b>: The Mayan once occupied Belize, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried …

Belize

Belize -- Still for the Intrepid

Returning to what has been one of my favorite places on earth since I was a young girl for my first extended stay in years, I found Belize's Cayo hardly changed. Me? I have to admit that, back in Belize at last, I was a little harder to recognize.<p>I came to Cayo for the first time almost 30 years …

Here's How Apple Is Making Its New HQ 'The Greenest Building On The Planet'

Last week Tim Cook proclaimed that Apple's new headquarters would be "the greenest building on the planet," referring to Apple's commitment to environmental sustainability.<p>That's quite a claim. But Apple has tried to make good on its promise as it builds a new home in Cupertino, California.<p>The …

Tim Cook

California is the first state to ban plastic bags

California has become the first US state to sign into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, including those used for bagging up purchases at grocery stores. The legislation is meant to cut down on waste throughout the state and to help protect its land from pollution. The ban will begin this coming …

Why Systems Thinking Is the Next Step in Sustainability

Business will undergo a cultural shift as profound as the industrial revolution.<p>Sustainability has evolved significantly since it first began to appear in the 1960s. It began with regulatory compliance; public concern about pollution led to the National Environmental Protection Act of 1969, …

Administrative Law

Companies are realizing that sustainability issues are here to stay

So what does it mean to be a sustainable company? For some, it means embracing organic practices. At Stonyfield Farm in New Hampshire, Britt …