Superfoods are a must in our daily diets. See what nutritionists choose

SuperfoodsSuperfoods – those grains, nuts and fruits that are chock full of antioxidants and other critical nutrients we need – have gained a lot of press – and shelf space at the local supermarket. But contrary to common perception, they’re not all super expensive or imported.

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Sustainability and Organic Valley – a successful business model

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Known publicly as Organic Valley, the farmers cooperative organization CROPP has been steering with sustainable business practices for years. Founded in 1988, CROPP is the largest and most successful organic farmers cooperative in the U.S. Since its founding, the coop has grown to be a leader in organic production, marketing and farm policy.

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Most and least eco-friendly states

WalletHub most-and-least-eco-friendly-states-badgeBillions of taxpayer dollars are being devoted to environmental protection efforts and energy costs., which eat up a significant portion of the average household’s take-home. Today, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2015’s Most & Least Eco-Friendly States. The report showcases the areas doing right by Mother Earth and calls out those seemingly intent on spoiling things for future generations.

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The Hubble Telescope Turns 25

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818, Hubble Space TelescopeThe Hubble Space Telescope is truly a wonder of engineering and vision. It’s captured the imagination of many of Americans, to the point that when it’s lens was faulty and the powers that be thought to get rid of it with something new, a hue and cry went up to save it. And it worked.

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Straw bale homes – the future of sustainable housing

Editor:  The following is a guest post from Elisabeth Winkler, a writer / communications expert and the Publications Coordinator at Low Impact.org.

Straw baleStraw bale housing – the dream abode of the eco-warrior – has gone mainstream. Straw bale homes are scientifically proven to be robust and sustainable and, for the first time in the UK, are now commercially viable.

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Groundbreaking Technology Recycles Both Home Water and Energy Waste

The Nexus eWater Recycler captures most home wastewater and reuses it. Image courtesy of GranitArchitects

The Nexus eWater Recycler captures most home wastewater and reuses it. Image courtesy of GranitArchitects

The average family of four uses 400 gallons of water daily, approximately 70 percent of which is used indoors. About 95 percent of that clean, drinkable water goes down the drain. Over a quarter of it flushes toilets. Approximately 70 percent of home wastewater comes from washing machines, toilets and sinks.

Now, imagine the savings if we captured and reused 70 percent of that water!

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Google Announces Revolutionary Flying Wind Turbines – but will the cost to wildlife be too high?

Google X's prototype flying wind turbine. What impact will this have on birds?

Google X’s prototype flying wind turbine. What impact will this have on birds?

Less than 15 percent of land around the world meets the criteria to support wind turbines, namely  where winds routinely reach speeds of between 5-8 meters per second. Astro Teller, the head of Google X, announced a new and innovative solution.

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