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Living on Vancouver Island is easily the best decision I have ever made. After having grown up in Nebraska and then living for a number of years in Ontario, it is like discovering how to breathe for the first time. 704 more words

Open Source Seeds

A group of researchers and plant breeders based at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Thursday announced a new initiative intended to break the monopoly control over plant genetic materials promoted by the use of patent law in seed research. 217 more words

argylesock reblogged this on Science on the Land and commented:

argylesock says... The Open Source Seed Initiative is a seed which deserves to grow and grow. Food sovereignty! It reminds me of the Heritage Seed Library here in Britain.

LEDs to account half of commercial lighting market by 2020

According to a study titled Energy-Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets conducted by the analyst firm Pike Research, it is predicted that by 2020, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) lighting will account for 46 percent of all lighting in the commercial, industrial, and outdoor stationary sectors. 211 more words

Green Living News

State Awards Grants For Lake Michigan Shoreline Conservation Programs

(CBS) — The state of Illinois has awarded 26 groups grants totaling $1.6 million for programs designed to conserve and enhance the shoreline of Lake Michigan and adjacent waterways. 115 more words


How I Learned to Love My Dirty Car

It the middle of March it rained for two days. In fact, both days were gully washers. But even with four feet of new snow in the mountains, it won’t be enough.   561 more words

California Drought

Marine Protected Areas

Now it is time to talk about one of my favorite marine organisms–the sea turtle!

One of the current conservation measures being put into effect worldwide are the creation of Marine Protected Areas, or MPAs. 197 more words