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New research shows unintended harms of organic farming.

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New research shows unintended harms of organic farming.

 

Phys.org reports, "...a new study published in Science on Thursday finds that expanding organic cropland can lead to increased pesticide use in surrounding non-organic fields, offsetting some environmental benefits."

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The Annoying Weed That Makes For The Perfect Fertilizer For Your Garden

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The Annoying Weed That Makes For The Perfect Fertilizer For Your Garden

 

House Digest recently reported on this notorious weed. 

"Rather than curse their very existence or dump their hacked remains onto your compost pile, where they're liable to spread, why not turn them into a healthy beverage for your plants?"

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Shop Local, Eat Local

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Shop Local, Eat Local

 

In the sense that all politics is local, so is economics. Without strong local economies, towns just vanish.

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Light Pollution and Your Health

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Light Pollution and Your Health

 

Science Daily reports, "More exposure to artificial, bright, outdoor night-time light linked to higher stroke risk.

"People continuously exposed to bright, artificial light at night may be at increased risk of developing conditions that affect blood flow to the brain and having a stroke,"

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Did you know that green spaces are good for you?

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Did you know that green spaces are good for you?

 

You coulda knocked me over with a feather!

Science Direct published, The relation between proximity to and characteristics of green spaces to physical activity and health: A multi-dimensional sensitivity analysis in four European cities.

In brief, "Green spaces are associated with increased physical activity of nearby residents."

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