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Urban citizens learn to care for native trees in southern India

At a time when the relevance of planting native trees has come to the fore, Nanal, a city-based environmentalist youth group in Madurai, India, has documented rare and endangered species of plants and trees under the initiative ‘Mannin Marangal’. 294 more words


In Kenya, lion hunters become 'Lion Guardians'

In the Maasai heartland of southern Kenya, some young men have swapped their ancestral role as lion-hunters to instead protect the big cats under a conservation scheme that also aims to help their community. 200 more words


EnvIowa Podcast: Next generation science standards come to Iowa

Jenna Ladd | September 29, 2016

The University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research is proud to present the first episode of its new monthly podcast, EnvIowa. 142 more words


Brand Chat: Sophie Butler from Stockholm Rose Designs

Over the next few months I am going to be talking to other designers and brand owners who have sustainability at their core. Today we’re talking to Sophie Butler from… 621 more words


Monsanto licenses CRISPR technology to modify crops — with key restrictions

Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development, the company announced on Thursday, a step that will likely accelerate and simplify the creation of crops that are resistant to drought or have consumer-pleasing properties such as soybean oil with fats as healthy as those in olive oil. 154 more words


Leafing a smaller environmental footprint.

By Lorrin Windahl.

Eating off a leaf. It’s not a new idea. People from different cultures around the world have been doing it for years. But mass producing a leaf plate. 247 more words

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Koodankulam’s untameable atomic reactor: Tickling the dragon’s tail again?

V.T. Padmanabhan, Paul Dorfman & Anisur Rahman write: The Koodankulam nuclear reactor failed four times in the final commissioning test. Numerous emergency shutdowns and four maintenance outages have kept the reactor off-grid for days, and it has supplied far less electricity than it was supposed to. 68 more words