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Green Moxie

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The news is filled with Eco-Armageddon as each new study reveals that the polar ice is melting even faster, polar bears are starving, there are garbage gyres in the ocean, and sunblock is destroying coral reef. Is green living a worthwhile pursuit or are we really just wasting our time?
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Amazing! Tesla goes open source because they "can’t build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis"
 
Tesla Motors has announced that they will allow their competitors to use their patents in an effort to spur the advancement of green cars globally. But the decision is not completely altruistic.
In a rather surprising and unprecedented move, Tesla Motors, the US electric car company, has announced that they will allow their competitors to use their patents. Tesla Motors is giving access to its patents in an effort to spur the global us...
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Save energy, keep the skin of your hands safe and look cool to enjoy life
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YourEnergyBlog

Living Green  - 
 
We’ve created a detailed cost comparison chart of the four most popular light bulbs to help you discover which is the most economical.

Which light bulbs do YOU use?
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Nice one
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Mi Muba

Living Green  - 
 
We need to be safe during every type of activity in our daily life. 
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Simon Leufstedt
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Transportation  - 
 
A closer look on Tallinn, Estonia, after one year with free public transport.
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia, a small country located in northern Europe with a population of around 1.3 million people. The capital itself has around 400 000 inhabitants. But despite its size, the country and its capital...
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Bee Health - Background and Issues for Congress

Below is a Congressional Research Service Report on Bee Health.

Extracts from the summary of the report follow:

Bees, both commercially managed honey bees and wild bees, play an important role in global food production. In the United States alone, the value of insect pollination to U.S. agricultural production is estimated at $16 billion annually, of which about three-fourths is attributable to honey bees.

Worldwide, the contribution of bees and other insects to global crop production for human food is valued at about $190 billion.

Given the importance of honey bees and other bee species to food production, many have expressed concern about whether a “pollinator crisis” has been occurring in recent decades.

The report indicates that In the United States, USDA estimates of overwinter colony losses from all causes have averaged more than 30% annually since 2006.

To date, the precise reasons for bee colony losses are not yet known. Reasons cited for bee declines include a wide range of possible factors thought to be affecting pollinator species.

These include bee pests and disease, diet and nutrition, genetics, habitat loss and other environmental stressors, agricultural pesticides, and beekeeping management issues, as well as the possibility that bees are being affected by cumulative, multiple exposures and/or the interactive effects of several of these factors. 

Following heightened concern over honey bee colony losses in 2006-2007, Congress provided for increased funding for bee research, among other types of farm program support to protect pollinators, as part of the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-246).

The 2014 farm bill (P.L. 113-79) reauthorized and expanded many of these provisions, addressing managed honey bees and native 
pollinators as part of the law’s research, conservation, specialty crop, and miscellaneous title provisions.

In addition, outside the farm bill debate, H.R. 2692 would suspend registrations of neonicotinoids and ban new registrations of any pesticide for use unless EPA determines the insecticide would not cause unreasonable adverse effects on pollinators, including honey bees and native bees, as well as other pollinators.
It would be good for the environment to actively encourage legislators to support this Bill. 

The full CRS report on Bee Health is at this link:
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43191.pdf
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Mi Muba

Living Green  - 
 
Mechanic way of living robs our peace of mind and leads us to a disastrous end of pleasure, satisfaction, relationship and family happiness. 
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Mi Muba

General Discussions  - 
 
Polluters save their skin by greasing the palm of corrupt regulators in poor countries and by applying tricks in advance countries. So we should at least save our skin from the harms of air pollution by following the tips mentioned in this post: 
In this article you will find five natural ways to keep your skin safe from all types of effects of air pollution without spending a dime and look beautiful
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Create an environment which is free from all kinds of pollution and hazards. One possible way is to recycle or reuse the electronics.
Read: http://hummingbirdinternational.net/creating-an-ejunk-free-environment/

#electronicwaste   #reusereducerecycle  
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Lucia Stella

Living Green  - 
 
L'impronta idrica più alta? E' quella del tè. Per un chilo di tè si consumano ben 8.860 litri d'acqua. E per ogni bustina che contiene circa 3 grammi di foglioline, sono stati consumati circa 30 litri d'acqua. A realizzare un vademecum per sensibilizzare i più sul consumo del prezioso oro blu è stata l'associazione Water Footprint Network.
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Mi Muba

Living Green  - 
 
Grow green habits in younger generation before they get accustomed to mechanic way of living and eventually hurt their own health apart from harming our environment. 
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Save energy as much as you can by once buying energy-efficient doors and windows for your home or office to cut your energy bill forever
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Simon Leufstedt
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Wildlife and Biodiversity  - 
 
The ocean's deadliest predator.

Learn how your plastic bag ends up in the ocean: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/plastic-ocean-garbage_n_5191294.html
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Energy  - 
 
For #EarthDay, read what's required to avert climate disaster.
IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released part three of their new global warming study yesterday. The new report says that the world’s current efforts to combat global warming are not sufficient if we want to avoid catastrophic cl...
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California drought in depth:
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It’s like Tesla is hosting a four-way wrestling match! Which state will triumph and get to host the Gigafactory?

http://ow.ly/vyTEt
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Mi Muba

Politics  - 
 
Without wings a bird can’t fly, without fins a fish can’t swim and without feet a person can’t walk. So how come an environmental protection agency (EPA) can control pollution without having any power to do so. 
In most of the poor countries EPAs are under government control. That is why they cannot take action against a polluter, if it is a government organization.
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