Bonneville Power Administration (Department of Energy)
Many irrigation systems in the United States are outdated, so they use up more water than they need. These farmers in Oregon took advantage of financial incentives to retrofit their decades-old irrigation system, making their farm more efficient... Read More
By Isabella WoodsIn Nepal, some communities are already experiencing dramatic effects from climate change. Practical Action Nepal is working to support communities to work together to counter these problems.Read
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: Our rapidly increasing consumption of water is creating concerns about what the world would be like without any! One team, however, created an innovative solution to the planet's quickly disappearing water. Check it out in this week's... Read More
National Science Foundation
Counter to conventional wisdom, rural communities demonstrate that self-regulated, community-based resource management systems are effective. Successful resource management on a small scale provides a model for policymakers to apply to resource... Read More
I still have a lot of footage to look through from my trip to the Finca. I was a part of their volunteer program for three weeks, and there wasn't a meal that was not absolutely delicious. More Finca to come!
If each community is self-sufficient in one staple - oil (e.g. avocado, macadamia, olive, canola, non-pungent mustard), sweetener (sugar cane, beet sugar, honey, pear concentrate, grape concentrate etc), some kind of starch or carbohydrate (e.g.
Americans use 40 billion plastic utensils every year at cookouts, picnics, and around the home. Almost all of them are sent to landfills where they'll take thousands of years to decompose. Not bioplastics.
Smart gardening practices can reduce global warming emissions. The Union of Concerned Scientists visits Eden Place in Chicago, an urban garden and environmental learning center, to see climate-friendly gardening in action.