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From VietNamNet | December 9, 2015 Bamboo bicycle – a superb Vietnamese product VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese automobile engineer Pham Minh Tri has made a bamboo bicycle which is strong, beautiful and environmentally friendly. With a master’s degree from a prestigious School in Germany, Tri decided to return to Vietnam to set himself up in business. He is well known as the maker of the bamboo bicycle which is as good as similar products of the same kind in the world. Tri had to …

The organic way: Finland organization branches out to Mexico | Lake County News Chronicle

… early months, though, holding meetings at the library in Silver Bay and recruiting a high School student to help them build a GeoCities website. “You look back at all that and go, ‘Wow,’” Welch said this week from Via Organica, OCA’s sister nonprofit in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. “It’s really become a movement.” Today, they have 900,000 Facebook followers and send a weekly e-newsletter to more than 600,000 subscribers. Early in her career, Welch and …

‘Man-made’ climate change a major woman’s problem – Business Insider

By Marianne Barriaux, AFP – Posted 7th March 2015 Geneva (AFP) – Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again. Countless studies show that natural disasters on average kill more women than men — 90 percent female fatalities in some cases, prevent girls from going to School, increase the threat of sexual assault. And the list goes on. This issue has leapt to the …

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

… innovative ways to curb pollution can sell back their permits, creating a market for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “The solutions exist and the companies that provide them are located right here in San Diego,” noted Shannon Casey of Cleantech San Diego, an non-profit industry group promoting a sustainable economy. The bill expires in 2020, but supporters are urging that it be extended, with continued funding for environmental projects. The San Diego Unified School District board will …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

… emissions, improving water conservation, and preserving biodiversity and ecosystems services to help improve crop yields. But for all this effort, programs to cut water use, waste and carbon footprints have not prevented the continued loss of species. Animal populations have dropped by half since 1970, and between 500 and 36,000 species are lost each year. Steve Elliot, a professor at the University of Sydney Business School, says that there’s “a lot of talk and hand waving and international …

Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health : Goats and Soda : NPR

… effects of climate change. As we look back on the people we lost in 2014, McMichael stands out as a pioneer and prophet. One of his prime motivators was a sense of social justice. Before going to medical School, McMichael spent a summer volunteering at a leper colony in India. Then he trained in Australia as a physician and epidemiologist. He made a name for himself early on by defining the effects of lead on children and establishing some of the basic rules of epidemiology. via Tribute: The Man …