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Financial Times declares a winner in the war for energy’s future, and Big Oil won’t be happy The details of this transition are spelled out in a new, must-read, 4000-word article in the Financial Times, “The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable.” What is most remarkable about the article is that it appears in the Financial Times. The free-market oriented paper is the “most important business read” for the world’s top financial decision makers and “the most credible publication in reporting financial and economic issues” for global professional investors, according to surveys. (Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 — Think Progress - USA)

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UPDATE: A Win for Azure Farms and Organic Agriculture! UPDATE: Success! Sherman County has agreed to work on a weed management plan with Azure Farms that does not include the spraying of toxic chemicals. Original Action Alert County officials want to spray a 2,000-acre certified organic farm in Oregon with Monsanto’s cancer-causing Roundup and other pesticides—and force the farm to pay for it! (Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 — Organic Consumers Association - Finland, Minnesota USA)

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When wolves return to the wild, everything changes In Yellowstone, the wolves quickly reclaimed their spot as top predator. Ecologist William Ripple of Oregon State University has been studying the wolves since their return. He found that, within a decade of their release, the wolves had cut the number of elk – their main prey – by half. The surviving elks avoided the wolves' core range and stayed on the periphery. Woody trees like aspen and willow, which had been chewed and trimmed by zealous elks, now grew tall and lush. (Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 — BBC online - UK)

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Why these parents sent their children to a school with no exams ... they are sending them to the Cardiff Steiner School which is opening its first upper school in September this year extending classes to pupils aged 13 and 14 who will be able to stay until they are 18 working towards the internationally recognised New Zealand Steiner Certificate. Instead of being tested and taking exams over four years for GCSE, AS and A levels pupils follow a broad, assessed curriculum, including a compulsory modern foreign language from age six. (Friday May 19th, 2017 — WalesOnline - Cardiff, Wales UK)

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Minnesota beekeepers win a round against EPA on insecticide approvales Federal judge rules agency should consider impact of new pesticides on endangered species. (Thursday May 11th, 2017 — Star Tribune - Minneapolis, Minnesota USA)

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Why Biodynamic Vineyards Keep Bees Steiner gave a series of nine lectures on the importance of bees and the beehive to the ecosystem. The lectures are about “the unconscious wisdom contained in the beehive” and how the beehive “relates to the human experiences of health, civilization, and the cosmos,” according to the Rudolf Steiner Archive. (Wednesday May 10th, 2017 — VinePair - )

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Branded Buds A small but growing number of biodynamic certified farmers are adding cannabis to their crops. Biodynamic agriculture is a holistic method of farming that goes beyond organic standards and draws esoteric concepts developed by Rudolf Steiner in the early 1920s. Among other things, certified biodynamic marijuana has to be grown outdoors without light deprivation. (Cannabis farms cannot be certified organic under the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of federal marijuana prohibition.) (Monday May 8th, 2017 — North Bay Bohemian - Santa Rosa, California USA)

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Camphill Communities Ontario receives achievement award Camphill Communities Ontario received the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism last week in Toronto. ... Palmer said it was one of the most significant awards the organization has received. (Monday May 8th, 2017 — The Barrie Examiner - Barrie, Ontario Canada)

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Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables On April 30, Germany established a new national record for renewable energy use. Part of that day (during the long May 1 weekend), 85% of all the electricity consumed in Germany was being produced from renewables such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. (Monday May 8th, 2017 — CleanTechnica.com - )

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Making an organic oasis in the suburbs Kate Beveridge and Mark Brown bought a 14 acre property 10 years ago, with the dream of it becoming not just a small-scale organic farm, but a showpiece and education centre for biodynamics, permaculture and sustainable living. (Monday May 8th, 2017 — Newcastle Herald - Newcastle NSW Australia)

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Organic to a tee: Kodaikanal golf course gives 50000 litres of water to a thirsty town every day “I learnt about biodynamic agriculture of the (Dr. Rudolf) Steiner school under Peter Proctor when they opened a chapter here in Kodaikanal and that’s when I realized that biodynamic form actually enhances the micronutrient levels of the soil. I decided it would be good to implement it in the golf course,” says the 66-year-old Mani ... (Monday May 8th, 2017 — The News Minute - India)

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When school comes home For centuries, educators and thinkers have stressed on the need for creating a home environment to provide the best form of education to a child. Be it Gandhi’s experimental Tolstoy Farm or Tagore’s Shantiniketan, Waldorf Education or J Krishnamurthy’s educational philosophy — all of them have underlined the need to educate the child in a natural setting, arouse his curiosity and have a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. (Monday May 8th, 2017 — The Tribune - India)

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The mystical wine made with cow horns and a full moon "The first and most important point is, to be certified biodynamic, you also have to already be certified organic," she says. "That's quite an important point, because most people understand what organic is. And to make it really simple, any agricultural product can be biodynamic and the idea behind it is that you want to create a better product which has more nutrients and also a better taste." (Sunday May 7th, 2017 — Irish Independent )

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Granny smiths late at Merrigum Debbie Greenwood said her father, Farrie, started converting the orchard to biodynamic in 1964 by changing the soil management practices. (Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 — Weekly Times Now - Southbank VIC Australia)

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The Value of a Holistic Education Steiner’s holistic method of learning includes studying art, architecture, drama, music, dance, theater, literature, science, agriculture, economics, religion and many more subjects. This kind of multidimensional and personalized education created some of the most influential figures in the 20th century. (Monday May 1st, 2017 — Eagle's Eye - Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada USA)

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The joys of school Inspired by the Waldorf system of learning, the school does not enforce learning upon the child. Learning here is an organic process, children imbibe things on their own, through songs, play, activities and interaction with other children. (Friday April 28th, 2017 — The Hindu - India)

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High school journalists, newspapers honored in 2017 Press Democrat competition The top individual honor at this year’s Press Democrat High School Journalism Awards went to a student whose school didn’t even have a newspaper until she launched it last fall. Fueled by a keen interest in politics, Bronwyn Simmons, an 18-year-old senior at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, developed a passion for news, storytelling and interviewing people. So she approached school officials at the beginning of this academic year about establishing a newspaper to channel those interests. (Monday April 24th, 2017 — Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Santa Rosa, California USA)

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Journey of coffee beans from Araku to Paris Tribal farmers follow biodynamic calendar to raise speciality coffee that can retail up to Rs. 7,000/kg internationally (Sunday April 23rd, 2017 — The Hindu - India)

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How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards Working with nature, rather than against it, is the central tenet of sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming. This includes utilizing nature’s army of beneficial life forms, rather than fighting against them. Insects, invertebrates, birds and mammals are all surprising little helpers in the production of healthy, wholesome crops of grapes and cider apples. (Friday April 21st, 2017 — Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Valhalla, New York USA)

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Wine, etc.: Go organic wine without sacrificing taste "Biodynamic" is a broader term that adds more layers of farm management, such as water control, natural pest control, composting, and nutrient recycling. (Wednesday April 19th, 2017 — CapitalGazette.com )

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