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Science Nation - Birds, Climate Change, and Citizen Science

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 2 April 2013 - 1:00am
With help from the National Science Foundation, Cornell University's Ornithology Lab is tracking bird breeding biology and the impact of climate change on bird populations. Some of the best information they are getting is from dedicated 'citizen scientists' who provide critical data on what kinds of birds are nesting where, the number of eggs laid, and the number of chicks hatched. These volunteers can do this across the continent, over long periods of time.
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Transition Falmouth Meeting Notes 25th Feb 2013

Transition Falmouth - 27 March 2013 - 11:27pm
Transition Falmouth Meeting 25th Feb 2013 at Star and Garter 7:00pm. Brief summaries follow - full reports from individuals mentioned...

Meet the CCAC - The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 26 March 2013 - 1:00am
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition intends to serve as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.
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Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

Green.tv (Environmental films) - 22 March 2013 - 1:00am
If we don't say anything, don't pay any attention, what will future generations do? How will they survive in this type of pollution? When our descendants come to pay their respects, they won't thank us. They will say, what were our forefathers doing? They already knew about this problem and they didn't say anything? What were they thinking?' - Wei Dongying, Environmental activist, China. Around the world people are living with the impacts of toxic water pollution. Together we can help change that.
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2 Major Geothermal Energy Projects Shutdown

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
A major geothermal project in California has been stopped after it was found to generate earthquakes. This follows the halting of a similar project in Switzerland for the same reason. Hopes of tapping the heat in the earth's bedrock as a virtually limitless source of clean energy now seem much more remote, given these two high profile failures.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12quake.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12quake.html)
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Caribbean Energy in a Post-Financial Crisis World – theme for 9th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Conrad Enill will be the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Energy Conference taking place at the Hilton Trinidad Conference Centre on 7th and 8th December 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is Caribbean Energy in a Post-Finiancial Crisis World.
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Dominican Republic Signs Agreement for Solar Energy Plant

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Feb. 04, 2009 PeakOil-PS -- The Dominican Republic (DR) government and Sunovia Energy Technologies from the United States have signed an agreement to install the first solar energy plant in the country, according to a Sunovia company press release.
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GEOTHERMAL POWER FIND IN NEVIS CONFIRMED

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, October 20, 2008 - Officials of West Indies Power (WIP) have confirmed that at least two geothermal drill sites on Nevis have the capacity to produce hundreds of megawatts of geothermal energy.
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Dominican Republic boosting hydroelectric generation capacity

Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - 2 September 2010 - 2:21pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept 04, 2008. PeakOilParagigm Shift -– Listin Diario reports that Radhames Suero Milano, executive vice president of the Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (Egeih), the government entity that groups hydroelectric power producers, has announced that this year three dams will begin to produce 54.1 megawatts, bringing low cost energy to the power network.
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South West TB Farm Advisory Service (Help for my Business)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 12:13pm
The independent South West TB Farm Advisory Service (SWTBFAS), hosted by the NFU, with a lead advisor, three trained and practical advisors and an administrator are able to visit farmers to give free, bespoke individual help and advice to mitigate the risk of contracting TB in  the herd, as well as measures to reduce the impact of TB on farms who already have the disease. The advisors will...
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Study highlights trees' importance to fish as climate warms (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 11:59am
Results are from a new study in lowland streams in southern England which suggest that planting riparian woodland (trees on the margins of streams) could play an important part in preventing summer water temperatures exceeding dangerous limits. The findings come from a three-year study by Samantha Broadmeadow and Dr Tom Nisbet from Forest Research, the scientific research arm of the Forestry C...
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Catchment Sensitive Farming Farm Walk - do you know what's in your river? (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 11:45am
30th June 2010 Catchment Sensitive Farming would like to invite you to join us on a summer riverside walk and free lunch. Discussions will look at areas of improvement that have been made in recent years, the river life cycle, flora, fauna and continuing issues affecting the Axe and Otter catchments. Why? Why the Axe and Otter need to be protected. Why Catchment Sensitive Farming is wor...
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New projects to address decline of bees and other insect pollinators (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 11:30am
These projects will explore the causes and consequences of threats to insect pollinators and ask questions about the decline of honeybees and other pollinating insects over recent years. The aim is to inform the development of mitigation strategies that will ensure that the pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops is protected and biodiversity in natural ecosystems is maintained. Fu...
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EU organic logo guides (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 5:00pm
The guide, titled 10 Questions and Answers to the New Organic Production Logo of the European Union, offers organic businesses further information and advice on the appropriate use of the EU organic logo. In addition, the Soil Association has produced its own guide Soil Association Certification Ltd's guide to the EU organic logo. Both guides are available to download&...
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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 4:49pm
26th July 2010 Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to work out t...
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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 4:47pm
22nd July 2010   Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to wor...
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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 4:43pm
20th July 2010 Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to work out t...
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Peat bog restoration methods may harm insect species (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 2:18pm
Peat bogs are important as they provide a carbon sink and so aid the capture of CO2. Many bogs in north-western Europe have become dried out through overuse and extraction of peat. The most common way to restore and conserve these vital eco-systems has been to build a dam to raise the water level on a large scale. However, research by University of Plymouth scientist Dr Wilco Verberk and othe...
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Carbon & Farming - Turning Science into Practice on your Farm (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:49pm
29th July 2010 Looking back over the last twelve months it is evidnet that a revolution in dairy farming is on its way. Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are becoming increasingly central to any discussion about progressive dairy farming. Following on from the Dairy UK/DairyCo conference ‘Carbon & Farming – Myths, Challenges and Opportunities’ on the ...
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Community Supported Agriculture in W. Somerset (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:38pm
1st July 2010 There is rising interest locally in Community Supported Agriculture and there are many different ways of organising it, so please come along and learn more about (CSA) and what it might offer to both producers and consumers in West Somerset. Organised by Forum 21 & Transition Town Minehead and Alcombe   All welcome - free admission and refreshments
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