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Blog Highlights – 9/21/14

water tankNew water tank – Adventures in Urban Sustainability – Happy Earth

It’s been dry around here until recently – unusually dry. A couple weekends ago we installed a new 5,000 litre watertank to complement our existing 9,000 litre water tank. What good timing it was as over the last week the heavens have opened!

Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperitygreen trees

Blog for State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. Visit here for latest updates, book chapters, policy briefs, events, and related news.

Q & A with John Elkington on His New Book, The Breakthrough Challenge – Blog | SustainAbility

Chris Guenther recently caught up with John Elkington about his latest book, The Breakthrough Challenge

Rather than desecrate the Arctic should business mine the moon? | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

Corporates and governments are joining the race to exploit extraterrestrial resources in the face of dwindling natural capital on Earth

Have Humans Evolved to Manage Megacities? | Sustainable Cities

Ancient cities, like Mohenjodaro in modern-day Pakistan, emerged relatively recently in human history (photo courtesy of Saqib Qayyum used through a Creative Commons license.)​

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reach Record Levels

oceanThis year, a record amount of greenhouse gases were added to the atmosphere. Studies showed a strong rise in carbon dioxide emission from 2013, at the rate of 2.3%. At the current rate, the total carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising rapidly, and the total emission of carbon dioxide this year will be around 40 billion tons. Leading environmental and climate scientists and the world leaders at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have estimated a carbon budget, the amount of carbon dioxide that can be added to the atmosphere without triggering a dangerous level of climate change, and found out that more than half of the global allowance has already been used up.

Facts about Traditional Chinese Food That You Must...

sushi-354628_1280Traditional Chinese food is very different from the food you’d find in Chinese restaurants today. Most restaurants and chefs in the United States have adapted their food to the western culture. One of the famous Chinese chefs, Ming Tsi, once said in an interview with CNN that Chinese-American cuisine found in Chinese restaurants in America is the “dumbed down” version of Chinese food. He thinks a lot of Chinese food has been adapted to the US version for the wrong reasons. Chinese food that you get in the US is much less spicy, a lot sweeter, and thicker.

Watch Replay of NTP/CEED Bi-weekly Huddle Hangout ...

Watch replay of the Bi-weekly Huddle Hangout with Dave Roeser. We’re delighted to have Dave Roeser, Founder and President of sustainable agriculture business at Garden Fresh Farms in Maplewood, Minnesota, as our huddle guest.

Cattle Health – Prevention & Control of Cattl...


Health of cattle is a major factor in successful cattle farming and production. As seasons change, livestock can become more susceptible to diseases. Animals need to adjust to the changing climate, and so, they use more energy than usual, which may weaken their immune systems.

If you know what types of diseases are more common during this time of year, you could easily become more aware of them and take precautionary measures before they become more problematic for individual animals, or the entire herd.