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Michelle Obama Organic Garden Supporters to Pesticide Lobby: “Bug Off”

Posted in Food & Agriculture, Lifestyle, Organics, Sustainability by ebalkan on April 16, 2009

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Are you worried that an organic garden on the White House grounds might cause some Americans to start eating a wide variety of chemical-free, locally grown produce? The Mid America CropLife Association, a lobbying group for agribusinesses giants, is.

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Shaping Financing to Prevent Deforestation

trees forest land use palm oil biofuel deforestation conservation emissions ghg carbon credit market finance investmentThe Waxman-Markey bill signals Washington’s intentions to pony up to fund deforestation prevention as part of overall climate legislation. But will climate scientists, C-15 negotiators, developing countries and environmental groups agree on an international forest protection program that everyone, including the trees, can live with?

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Westward Ho! Hong Kong Tycoon Invests in Africa-based Biofuels

Posted in Biofuels, Business & Finance, Food & Agriculture by ebalkan on April 12, 2009

Hong Kong magnate Stanley Ho is at it again. Not formulating a “Ho Plan” for Hong Kong energy security that centers around wind power, as the growing similarities between him and T. Boone Pickens might suggest. Stanley Ho’s investment du jour, while on par with his recently established eco-trend, will not be in Asia. Rather, the biofuel play will be located off of the Western coast of Africa.

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White House to Plant Organic Vegetable Garden

Posted in Food & Agriculture, Lifestyle, Organics, Sustainability by ebalkan on March 24, 2009

white house organic garden lawn planted rows of vegetable green leafy plants Washington DC president front columns Pennsylvania avenue photoABC news’ Brian Hartman has reported what many have been wishfully waiting to hear for months: the Obamas will soon plant an organic vegetable garden on the White House South grounds. (more…)

TALKING TRASH: Beijing

Posted in Community, Eco-cities, Food & Agriculture, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management by ebalkan on March 22, 2009

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TALKING TRASH: Beijing looks at a couple of urban waste management initiatives underway in Beijing to address growing volumes of trash.

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