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‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming

Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

  A new “carbon law”, modelled on Moore’s law in computing, has been proposed as a roadmap for beating climate change. It sees carbon emissions halving every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years. The carbon law’s proponents are senior climate-change scientists and they argue it provides …

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Trash Collectors

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Seth Orme, founder of the Pack It Out Crew, on North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail | Photo by Mike Belleme A few years ago, Seth Orme was working his dream job as an outdoor guide in Minnesota. The only problem was, he kept seeing garbage everywhere he hiked. It ruined the …

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Eco Kids: How To Inspire Your Kids To Go Green (Without Bumming Them Out)

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

How do you teach your kids about the importance of the environment when many leaders of the free world have bitten their thumb at climate change? Well, you could take a hatchet to the television and move your family to a commune, or you can take stock and task yourself …

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Seeding the Way with Systems of Rice Intensification in Cambodia

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Mrs Tea Sarim is one of the participating farmers in a European Union funded multi-country (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand) project called “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin” (http://www.sri-lmb.ait.asia/). Mrs Sarim is from …

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A system of rice intensification has changed my life

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“When my husband left in 1991, my life was very difficult. I didn’t have enough income to sustain my family needs. I was farming and owned seven acres of land but the yield was little such that I did not get enough income out of it.” Says Pili Gabriel (49), …

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The System Of Rice Intensification and its International Community Of Practice

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

When the rainy season came early to the highlands of Madagascar in 1983, the rice seedlings in the nursery were still too young for transplanting, and French Jesuit priest Henri de Laulanié had to make a decision: either to wait another two to four weeks to transplant (which would obviously …

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SRI International Network and Resources Center

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

SRI-Rice ONLINE and its associated social networking sites are maintained by the SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice) at Cornell University. SRI-Rice ONLINE contains the most comprehensive collection of information on the System of Rice Intensification globally. Many of the documents we publish come directly from our partners: Farmers, …

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New Developments in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Norman Uphoff is a Professor of Government and International Agriculture at Cornell University and the Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Uphoff’s work focuses on rural development and agricultural policy issues, and he is an expert and leader in the knowledge and research of the System of Rice …

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Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here’s the story.

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t in …

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The Secrets of Silvopasturing

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

When George Owens and his wife, Pat, became the owners of his family’s farm in 1971, it wasn’t sustainable. The 100-year-old farm specialized in peanuts, timber, cotton, cattle and hogs, but that wasn’t enough to support the operation. Pat, an accountant by trade, insisted that unless the farm could pay …

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