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The Environment: Increasing Waste - Crash Course Chapter 24

We are killing the ecosystems we depend on
Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:54 PM

Following up on the previous chapter focusing on human-caused resource depletion, the other disheartening part of the story of the environment concerns the things we humans put back into it, and the impact they have on the ecosystems that support all of life -- ours included.

Like the economy, ecosystems are complex systems.  That means that they owe their complexity and order to energy flows and, most importantly, they are inherently unpredictable.  How they will respond to the change by a thousand rapid insults is unknown and literally unknowable. » Read more

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5 steps toward going 'zero waste' in the kitchen

Simple changes to really reduce your trash
Monday, March 17, 2014, 5:06 PM

Some great tips and ideas to reduce your waste stream in the kitchen and also help with your deep pantry and other resiliency building projects.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/5-steps-toward-going-zero-waste-kitchen.html

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Creating a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Tips and ideas to reduce your kitchen waste stream
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11:31 AM

A great set of tips and information on how to make your kitchen space and activities less wasteful and reduce you trash generation.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/green-homes/how-to-create-a-zero-waste-kitchen.aspx#axzz2fLsndTPh

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Daily Digest 8/12 - Waves of Trash in Indonesia, Sharp Rise In Antarctic Ocean Acidity

Monday, August 12, 2013, 10:33 AM
  • Gold bull or bear? Pick your timeline!
  • Meet the Low-Key, Low-Cost Grocery Chain Being Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’
  • Economic Expansion Slows Down in Japan
  • Technology Industry Extends a Hand to Struggling Print Media
  • U.S. Energy Independence Doesn't Mean a Thing
  • Sharp rise in Antarctic seawater’s acidity
  • Photographer Captures Waves of Trash in Indonesia
  • New video: Jules Dervaes and his family at their Urban Homestead in Pasadena, California