Palm oil biofuels push up global food prices

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Remember ten and 15 years ago when everyone was talking about investing in biofuels? Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims... While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. While we might not feel it in the price of a falafel or hummus, biofuels threaten those people already food insecure.

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How to build a successful NGO (it starts with your heart)

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Indonesia is a nature lover's delight, but locals still poison fish to catch them, and apply other destructive tools such as fish bombing to catch their daily livelihood. One NGO, the first on the island, is working to educate the locals and save the sea. This Green Prophet writer visited and volunteered with Manengkel Solidaritas to find out what others can learn from the process. The take home message is working with heart.

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Next cruise around the Mediterranean, think of Croatia

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If you are part of the international jetset you probably already own your own yacht and can take it for a spin around the world. For those of us who live more modestly and in accordance with buy less, experience more, you probably never dream about owning something like a yacht which requires thousands of dollars in upkeep. Why not just rent one instead. It's easier, cheaper and DEF greener.

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The Golden Globes Go Vegan!

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Natalie Portman was the first A level Hollywood celebrity to make us know that the rich and famous cared about being vegan. She also bought green diamonds. The Israeli-American actress inspired others. Now JOaquin Phoenix has pushed the Golden Globes to serve all vegan meals. Meat is no longer a must.

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Qatari Daybreak Unveils An Otherwordly Sky

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Have you ever seen a sunrise like this? A self-identified astrophotographer captured images of an annular eclipse on the morning of December 26, 2019.  The dramatic picture have since gone viral, earning a nod from NASA as the Astronomy Image of The Day. Athens-based photographer Elias Chasiotis was visiting Al Wakrah, Qatar last month to record […]

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A Sustainable Towel That Cleans You AND The World!

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Can a website dedicated to crowdfunding new green businesses make a measurable impact on our planet? Park your cynicism and take another look at Kickstarter where simple environmental innovations seek investors  for affordable green products that help us make easy positive change. Meet the Pangea bamboo towel. Is Pangea the “ultimate adventure towel”? My biggest […]

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As Tel Aviv struggles with dockless scooters, helmets and license plates become mandatory

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One of Israel's most well known publicists was killed while riding an ebike (Motti Morel) in Tel Aviv. The city puts stricter regulations on licensing, helmets, recycling and speed. But who will really enforce this? Grandmothers are walking around dazed with blood streaming down their faces. Kids afraid of walking on the sidewalk. Another joke TA?

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Giving Back This Festive Season

The festive season of Christmas and Thanksgiving is a time to give gratitude, share the happy times, and give back to the community in any way possible. As the year comes to an end, you also need to reward yourself for working hard all year to earn yourself and your family a great close to […]

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