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10 Cool Discoveries You Should Know About Here are 10 interesting and important discoveries made this week. (Friday May 18th, 2012 – Alternet.org -- USA)

Miscellaneous 264

Loaning Your Money for Impact Can Also Generate Income 2) Pooled Loan Funds RSF Social Finance CEO Don Shaffer advocates that today’s financial investments, many of which are “complex, opaque, and anonymous,” need to move to being “direct, transparent and personal.” RSF Social Finance (formerly Rudolf Steiner Foundation), based in San Francisco, is a nonprofit financial services organization that offers investing, lending, and giving options for its clients. Shaffer said in September 2009, that RSF’s assets under management increased 10 percent over the previous year, with few redemptions from investors, unlike many other financial management firms. (Wednesday May 16th, 2012 – TriplePundit: People, Planet, Profit - USA)

Investing 169

Raw Milk Debate Is White Hot The fight over the type of milk Americans can drink is getting raw. Earlier this week, supporters of unpasteurized milk rallied outside a Minneapolis courthouse where farmer Alvin Schlangen was scheduled to face trial. His crime? Delivering raw milk to more than 100 consumers who requested it. (Wednesday May 16th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

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5 Innovative Farm-to-School Programs The farm-to-school movement – in which schools partner with farms in their area to serve fresh, local products in the cafeteria line – is one promising aspect of childhood nutrition that appears to be gaining traction. ... Here are five of the coolest, most innovative farm-to-school programs we could find, including a fish-to-school program we certainly wouldn’t throw back: ... (Tuesday May 15th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

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Aberdeen decides against alternative medicine chair The chair in “integrative health care and management” at the University of Aberdeen would have been funded primarily by supporters of anthroposophy, a movement founded in the early 20th century by Austrian spiritualist Rudolf Steiner. … A statement released by the university said: “Given the need for sustainability of funding for the longer term, the university could not satisfy its requirement for the highest standards of scientific rigour with the funding model proposed, in particular the aspirations of potential donors to establish a centre of complementary medicine. … However, the statement was criticised by David Colquhoun, former A.J. Clark chair of pharmacology at University College London and a prominent critic of alternative medicine. (Tuesday May 15th, 2012 – Times Higher Education - London UK)

Medicine 223

Ball State Completes Nation’s Largest Ground-Source Geothermal System Indiana’s Ball State University joined their ranks in its own unique way, completing the nation’s largest ground-source, closed-loop district geothermal energy system. Funded by the State of Indiana, the University, and a $5 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the system allows Ball State to eliminate the four aging coal-fired boilers that heat and cool 47 university buildings, representing 5.5 million square feet. (Tuesday May 15th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

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Navy Underwater Testing May Impact Marine Life More Than Previously Thought Given the world’s oceans are already stressed, it would therefore behoove the Navy to take heed from their new study and be a bit more conservative in underwater testing, not only when marine mammals are present, but even when they’re not. Acting under foresight and precaution will help prevent any future underwater damage. (Tuesday May 15th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

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The Staggering Plight of the Honeybee Although experts don’t yet understand all of the underlying factors and how they interact to cause our pollinators to disappear, they agree about one thing: if we allow this to continue, our already-limited global food supply is at risk, which means more than 7 billion humans occupying this planet are at risk as well. (Tuesday May 15th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

Bio Agriculture 347

Springfield Coal Fossil Forest Is Largest Ever Discovered (PHOTOS) The forest once grew on peat, which became coal. "When that was excavated, the forest’s fossilized remains could be seen in the mine’s shale ceiling." (Monday May 14th, 2012 – Huffington Post - USA)

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What Mayan Elders Are Saying About 2012 Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. ... “We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.” He continues: “Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.” (Monday May 14th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

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Community Farm of Ann Arbor marks 25th anniversary with open house, work party The Community Farm of Ann Arbor is one of the oldest community supported agriculture farms in the United States. ... The practice of Biodynamic agriculture has been central the farm since its beginning. (Sunday May 13th, 2012 – Heritage Newspapers - Michigan USA)

Bio Agriculture 102

Frankenfoods: Why Is the Gates Foundation Helping Monsanto Push Genetically Modified Food? In recent years, donors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have invested millions of dollars into researching, developing and promoting GM technology, including drought-resistant maize, within the country — and have found a great deal of success in doing so through partnerships with local NGOs and government bodies. ... But serious concerns about viability, corporate dependency and health effects linger — even while leading research firms and NGOs do their best to smooth them over. (Sunday May 13th, 2012 – Alternet.org -- USA)

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Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs celebrates 30 years Thirty years ago, the building at 62 York Ave. stored paint. Today, paintings hang from the walls, brushed by the children who attend one of the Spa City’s premier independent schools, The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, which celebrated 30 years of education. (Saturday May 12th, 2012 – The Saratogian - Saratoga Springs, New York USA)

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Grant to boost use of food stamps at farmers markets Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan this week announced a $4 million grant for states to help implement wireless technology that will allow more farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or food stamps. Markets need wireless Internet or land-line connections in order to accept payments from customers using government benefits, a system known as Electronic Benefits Transfer. The system isn’t always available for outdoor markets in parks or parking lots, and small markets often can’t afford to set up the technology. (Friday May 11th, 2012 – McClatchey Newspapers - Washington D.C. USA)

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Maya Painting At Xultun, Guatemala: Glyphs Describe Mayan Calendar But Not End Of World "For the first time we get to see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be official record keeper of a Maya community. It's like an episode of TV's 'Big Bang Theory,' a geek math problem and they're painting on the wall. They seem to be using it like a blackboard." That's Boston University archaeologist William Saturno talking about a new excavation of an ancient Mayan structure hidden in a rain forest in Guatemala's Peten region ... Some of the glyphs relate to various Mayan calendars. But guess what: there's no sign from the glyphs that the Mayans believed the world would end in 2012--only that the world would begin a new cycle. (Friday May 11th, 2012 – Huffington Post - USA)

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Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through Environment, Threatens Modern Medicine Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a number of new studies warn. (Thursday May 10th, 2012 – Huffington Post - USA)

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Duchess of Gloucester opens Dumfries mental health site It was developed to replace outdated wards on the neighbouring Crichton Royal Hospital complex which housed psychiatric provision for 172 years. ... The site, which is run by the Camphill Trust charity, acts as a working community supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems. (Thursday May 10th, 2012 – BBC online - UK)

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Abstract performance Choreographer Nicola Elliott is the most recent recipient of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary, supported by Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) and the Baxter Theatre. Elliott’s latest production, Fragile, was staged at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective last week. ... Her relationship with dance has been a meandering journey. “I went to a Waldorf school where movement in the forms of Eurythmy and Botha Gym are integrated into the curriculum. Then there were other experiences – dabbling with tai chi, yoga, synchronised ice skating. So it has been quite an eclectic collage and very much off the beaten track”, she said. Choreography as her career of choice evolved over time. (Wednesday May 9th, 2012 – Independent Online - Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Nature Deprivation Linked to Allergies and Asthma Not having enough contact with the natural environment is one reason more city dwellers are developing allergies and asthma. That is, living away from nature is taking a measurable toll on our health according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (Tuesday May 8th, 2012 – Care2.com - USA)

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Weingut Nikolaihof, Wachau, Austria: Current Releases In 1971, Saas' mother, Christine, who was trained in Anthroposophy and Medicine, began to incorporate Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophy-based biodynamic thinking to the winery's farming. "In order to become biodynamic all we had to do was simply start using a few preparations," says Nikolaus Saas. Thanks to his mother's early adoption of these techniques, Nikolaihof may well be the first Biodynamic wine estate in Europe, which would necessarily mean that they'd also be the first in the entire world. Nikolaus' father retired from winemaking duties in 1985, handing the day-to-day winery operations over to the younger Saas, who studied winemaking for three years at Austria's famous Geisenheim university before dropping out to return to the family estate. (Tuesday May 8th, 2012 – Vinography - San Francisco, California USA)

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