5 green things on Friday (9/09)

5 green things on Friday (9/09)

Here's this week's round-up of environment news and green stories from around the web:

The root bridges of Meghalaya are a perfect example of how the khasi tribes have used their traditional knowledge to live in harmony with nature. Some bridges are as old as 500 years. They continue to grow and can support up to 50 people at a time!

We’re loving this earth song by Prince Ea.

Jeremy Butman says the language we currently use in conversations about sustainability might be preventing us from forging a less destructive relationship with the rest of the natural world.

The environment ministry’s Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) is all set to commercialise genetically modified (GM) mustard in India and is seeking public opinion for the same. Here’s why environmental activists don’t believe the government’s claims that the transgenic variant is safe for the environment or for human consumption.

A simple method that can lift farmers out of poverty and boost agricultural output. Farmers only have to give up a small portion of their land to harvest rainwater and irrigate the rest of it.

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Featured image of Meghalaya’s root bridges via Down to Earth.