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December 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental…

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Added by Danielle Nierenberg on December 28, 2011 at 20:46 — No Comments

Get a Room! Squid Mating in La Jolla

Added by Michael Bear on December 28, 2011 at 0:31 — No Comments

Rebecca Ziegler: 'Grey Whale at Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach'

Rebecca Ziegler, a Volunteer Diver at California Science Center who is studying Marine Science at University of Hawaii at Hilo, took this remarkable video of a Grey Whale they encountered while diving off Laguna Beach, shortly before Christmas, 2011.

--Used with Permission

Added by Michael Bear on December 28, 2011 at 0:26 — No Comments

Jan/Feb. 2012 Issue of California Diver Magazine: John Chatterton Interview

My interview with John Chatterton will appear in the Jan/Feb. 2012 issue of California Diver…

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Added by Michael Bear on December 28, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

Changing in crop pattern is main reason for decrease of economy growth of the country

Changing in crop pattern is main reason for decrease of economy growth of the country

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Added by shailesh K Dodia on December 15, 2011 at 11:58 — No Comments

new tool may help business value biodiversity

Businesses have a potentially large role to play in conserving ecosystems. Several reports even suggests that valuing ecosystems is good for business. Now a new tool can help businesses explore the potential benefits of ecosystem services, including increasing profits, reducing risks and adding value to products. No excuses... see:…

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Added by Emma Weitkamp on December 12, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments

Simple landscapes reduce biodiversity

New research shows that intensive farming leads to simpler, more uniform landscapes and that these support less biodiversity than more complex landscapes. The study explored the diversity of plants, ground beetles and birds in 8 European countries and found reduced bird and plant diversity in more intensively farmed regions.

Less intensive agricultural management of fields (e.g. less weed control), maintaining a diversity of field margins (such as hedgerows and woodland) and providing…

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Added by Emma Weitkamp on December 7, 2011 at 13:06 — No Comments

World Grain Production Down in 2010, But Recovering

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Despite record rice…

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Added by Danielle Nierenberg on December 1, 2011 at 18:45 — No Comments

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