NASA suggests these plants in your home to live longer

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Back in 1989, NASA did a joint two-year study with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America on how to clean the air in entirely sealed environments, that is, spaceships. They concluded that to maintain good air quality inside a spaceship, astronauts should grow living plants to absorb and synthesize pollutants, in effect “scrubbing” the air. These are the plants they suggest.

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We Need to De-clutter Now More than Ever

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We live in a consumer society.  Every developing nation wants to become one that can afford what to them are the luxuries of life.  In Western countries we take for granted such luxuries as indoor plumbing, fast internet, giant supermarkets, wide, high-speed highways, and gambling either at the hundreds of land based casinos or the […]

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Farmer’s everywhere: download the UN guide on fighting soil erosion

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Wind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerates soil erosion and can be mitigated before the world faces calamitous losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions. “The negative impacts of soil erosion are ever more evident and the need to work jointly ever more urgent,” FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria […]

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Gulf oil and chem companies educate on plastic problem

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The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has spread awareness about the benefits of plastics and responsible resource consumption at a community outreach event supported by BASF in Dubai Festival City Mall on 28 March 2019, as part of the 7th edition of GPCA’s Waste Free Environment (WFE) campaign. Families and visitors of different age […]

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Please do not feed the sharks

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An annual gathering of sharks near a coastal power plant in the North of Israel attracts beachgoers, divers and sailors alike Every Saturday in winter, curious spectators come together near the power plant in Hadera, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, to witness the gathering of dozens of sharks. The spectacle takes place mainly between December and […]

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5 Impactful Strategies for Communicating Sustainability Online

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People are searching for information about global warming online. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the “Global Warming” Google Trends page based on searches performed around the globe on the world’s most popular search engine. It’s our responsibility to get better at communicating the things that matter most to building a sustainable future for […]

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United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

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The mention of palm oil is enough to make a serious environmentalist wince in shame of what this oil harvesting has been doing to local ecosystems. In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to […]

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From the Euphrates to the Tigris, water matters conference in Iraq

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Save the Tigris Campaign and partners announce the first alternative civil society forum for water in Mesopotamia: the Mesopotamian Water Forum will be held from 5-7 April 2019 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and will involve civil society actors from the states of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria. It will be an open space to give voice to those who are marginalized […]

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