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Chicago's history of industrialization and urbanization left its mark on the soil. Soil acts as a sponge, and can host contaminants for years. In Chicago, the waste from industrial manufacturing causes undesirable toxic organic chemicals, heavy metals, and other chemicals to linger in the soil. A non-profit youth development center hopes to repurpose the lots into useful spaces for the community. However, the poor quality soils in the lots create...
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find the film "cowspiracy."  every big environmental organization knows the answer and lies about it.

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Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest, but in the mid 1990s it became one of the rarest. Now, according to a new article it may be making a comeback.
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Researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment and be safer for farm workers.
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Around the world, urban farming is becoming an important part of the city landscape. The new reality in which we live in, is that more than half of the worlds population is now urbanized. That n...
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This post written by Steven Gorelick originally appeared on the Local Futures blog. Gorelick is the Managing / Programs Director for Local Futures / International Society for Ecology and Culture’s …
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Exactly how much difference do “new economy” organizations make? Economists looked into it, and here are a few of their results.
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One refreshing aspect of Bernie Sanders' candidacy is his continued emphasis on the fact that the Clintons (Bill and Hillary) are corrupt. In particular, they have been and are in thrall to Wall Street interests. There is a long, sordid history documenting their strong support of financial interests. But what is corruption? And how does it work? These questions arise from some revealing remarks Hillary made in her own defense. Democratic presiden...
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PERTH will be hit by longer, hotter heatwaves capable of sending the mercury “into the 50s”, a leading climate scientist has warned.
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