Engineer Creates First Local Organic Bamboo Kiln 

By Douglas McIntosh | November 29, 2015 Jamaica’s emerging bamboo industry has been further boosted with the creation of the first locally manufactured organic bamboo charcoal kiln. The furnace was designed and developed at a cost of $1.4 million by Jamaican engineer, Gentle Wallace, a member of the Bamboo and Indigenous Materials Advisory Committee (BIMAC), in support of the multimillion dollar Peckham Bamboo Project, being implemented in North West Clarendon. Funding for the kiln was …

How To Make 7 Healthy Meals Out Of Just 1 Chicken | Food & Drink | The Debrief

By Joanne Gould, Contributing Writer | June 21, 2015 ‘Erm, are none of your chickens organic?’ Yes this sentence actually came out of my mouth when I went to a supermarket recently. No, I’m not a lentil-knitting hippie or a fully paid-up member of Highgate Mums; just a vaguely health conscious twenty-something (ish) food lover and I don’t relish the thought of eating meat pumped full of water and antibiotics. Just as most of us would rather shell out an extra £4 for an ok sauvignon …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… of legal marijuana soared to $2.7 billion last year from $1.5 billion the year prior, according to the ArcView Group, an investment and research firm focused on cannabis. According to the Fortune article, ArcView’s 470 member investors have poured some $41 million into 54 weed companies of late. “Recipients include Eaze, which aims to be the Uber of pot delivery (it got $11.5 million), and Medicine Man, a Denver dispensary that nabbed $1.6 million,” Alsever writes. To continue reading this …

Huge New Holes In Siberia Have Scientists Calling For Urgent Investigation Of The Mysterious Craters

… more craters on Yamal, we just need to search for them… I suppose there could be 20 to 30 craters more,” Prof. Vasily Bogoyavlensky, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and deputy director of the Moscow-based Oil and Gas Research Institute, told The Siberian Times. “It is important not to scare people, but to understand that it is a very serious problem and we must research this.” Researchers ventured deep inside one of the holes last November, …

‘Cap and Trade’ Could Bring Millions for Environmental Projects – Times of San Diego

With the busy City College trolley station as a backdrop, local government leaders on Tuesday called attention to $2 billion in new funding for environmental projects under California’s innovative “cap and trade” law. Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez and San Diego Unified Board member Richard Barrera gathered in support of Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which will provide $2 billion in funding for transit, …

German Environment Ministry seeks unconditional GMO ban | EurActiv

… in Germany. It is very important that a political agreement be reached to generally apply the exclusion clause to Germany, emphasised State Secretary on Environment Jochen Flasbarth on Tuesday (13 January) in Berlin. Under the new directive, EU member states will now be able to choose to opt-out, restricting or completely banning GMO cultivation within their borders. One of the leading proponents of such a legal ban in Germany is its Ministry of Agriculture, which is led by the Bavarian …