Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Albatross Advance

Albatross Advance

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has updated its “red list” of threatened species.

April 2014
Pick-Me-Up Books

Pick-Me-Up Books

Roadside mailboxes filled with books are popping up around the world, enhancing literacy and building community.

April 2014
Porous Pavement

Porous Pavement

New pavement technology allows rainwater to drain quickly, helps keep pavement clearer from ice and snow and reduces runoff of pollutants into surface water.

April 2014
Marine Maneuvers

Marine Maneuvers

The U.S. Department of Energy is spending $29 million to explore the use of tidal and wave devices to capture the ocean’s energy.

April 2014
Trees are Trying

Trees are Trying

Hopes that forests can substantially soak up planet-warming carbon dioxide have been dashed by an 11-year study from Northern Arizona University.

April 2014
CO2-Correct Food

CO2-Correct Food

A list of planet-sustainable foods by Scottish nutritionists favors fruit, vegetables and legumes over dairy and meat.

April 2014
Hot ‘n Sunny

Hot ‘n Sunny

A 50 percent price drop in the cost of solar equipment boosted U.S. solar industry jobs by a fifth in just 14 months.

April 2014
GMO Go-Ahead

GMO Go-Ahead

In spite of intense opposition from farmers and public health groups, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has tentatively approved Dow Chemical’s genetically modified corn and soybeans.

April 2014
Food Charter

Food Charter

Wake Up Before it is Too Late is the subtitle of a UN document that lays out critical transformative strategies for Earth-friendlier agriculture and trade policies.

April 2014
Heirloom Home

Heirloom Home

New-to-us decorative items, air-freshening plants, and artful rearrangements offer creative ways to spruce up living spaces.

April 2014
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