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Oxford Real Farming |
Friday, 3rd January 2014

High-input cropping is taking a heavy toll on the world's soils. This means reduced crop yields and lower profits for the farmer. And for everyone else the result is degraded foods and reduced food security.

Permaculture Magazine |
Wednesday, 18th December 2013

The award-winning UK permaculture centre, Offshoots, finished as the top British entry in a European competition to tackle climate change. 

They led the field in the European Commission on Climate Change's "World You Like Challenge."...

International Atomic Energy Agency didn't give details on how much of the radioactive material was stolen
The Associated Press |
Thursday, 5th December 2013

A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.

The highly radioactive material had been removed from its...

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Permaculture Magazine & Abundance Generation |
Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

Christmas has arrived and the mad rush to buy gifts has started. According to the Independent, the UK...

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Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 29th November 2013

For the next three days, tickets for The Permaculture Voices Conference are on special offer!

Permaculture Magazine |
Wednesday, 27th November 2013

Last night The PEA (People and Environment Achievement) Awards recognised people and companies from across Britain who are making a difference to the green agenda.

Accidental discovery dramatically improves electrical conductivity Credit:Didier Descouens
iTechpost |
Friday, 22nd November 2013

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve...

Solar panels on houses in Germany via Greetechmedia
Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 15th November 2013

In the last month, solar and wind energy has been reaching record breaking figures in some countries in Europe.

On November 4th this year, Denmark's wind turbines covered 122% of the countries demand for electricity. 

"This is the...