Positive: Canada: Edible yards proliferate in Vancouver neighbourhoods

The landscaping installed by young entrepreneurs Katie Ralphs and Ruth Warren is a far cry from the patchy lawns and scruffy rhododendrons that are near ubiquitous in front yards across much of the city. Lush caches of rainbow chard, peas, beans, and lettuce dot Vancouver’s Riley Park neighbourhood, in some places as many as four yards on a block and a half dozen yards adjacent to a city bike lane. Ralphs and Warren — the twentysomething proprietors of City Beet Farm — maintain 17 yard gardens all within ten blocks of each other, essential because they move themselves and their produce by bicycle.

Positive: Australia: Dance therapy using video technology helps stroke victims in world-first medical trial in Adelaide

Video technology created for the Australian Dance Theatre is being used by patients with a neurological impairment in a world-first medical trial in Adelaide. Neuroscientists from the University of South Australia have spent three days trialling the new technology with patients from the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. The trial focuses on improving visual rather than physical feedback, showing how patients can correct their body movement, when they can barely feel.

“Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded…

“Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war. It is not a war, it is murder.

Shame on #ABC Even bigger shame to Israel and USA for what’s going on in Gaza….

Shame on #ABC Even bigger shame to Israel and USA for what’s going on in Gaza. #FreePalestine ABC Manipulates Truth to Fit Pro-Israel Bias | Weapons of Mass Distraction Abby Martin calls out the media framing of the current violence in Gaza and Israel, highlighting how ABC’s Diane Sawyer misdirected viewers when reporting on…

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet.

Climate Change: Old Cell Phones Can Now Protect Old Growth Forests

Got an old cell phone or two kicking around? Or how about an extra $10 or $24? You can help protect old growth rainforests with both, thanks to Rainforest Connection’s new Kickstarter campaign (and a whole new brainstorm on how to stop illegal deforestation)

GODFATHER ~ Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) CONSIGLIERE ~ Butch Abad

GODFATHER ~ Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) CONSIGLIERE ~ Butch Abad Timeline Photos THIS WEEK on OpinYon, the Philippines’ first and only weekly advocacy paper: THIEVES IN GOVERNMENT By: Ray Junia THIEVES continue to steal the future of this country. Nothing can be more unreal than the government claim of economic gains trumpeted by Malacañang spin masters as the best in our part of the world.


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Sustainable Living Program, Environment 185, ESLP, Lecture 1, UCLA

In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Eco Designer João Tomaz in Lisbon Portugal. João realized good environmental design must have a stronger role in today’s society. His work is studying….

Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Environmental

Environmental Award An individual, group or organization that promotes preservation and conservation of our local environment. Sponsored by: Valley Clean Air Now Kern Green: Presents an annual…