Knowledge for Responsible Earthians

Green Mission News – July 2016

Walk Through Green Space Could Help Put Brain In State Of Meditation, Study Finds

Park Creek Waterfall - El Dorado County CA

Park Creek Waterfall – El Dorado County, CA

Entering a more ‘zen’ mindset could be as easy as taking a walk in the park, according to a small new study.

New research from scientists at Heriot-Watt University in the U.K. conducted mobile brain electrical activity testing on volunteers to find that the brain enters a meditative state when going through green spaces.

The findings have “implications for promoting urban green space as a mood-enhancing environment for walking or for other forms of physical or reflective activity,” they wrote in the study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/green-space-meditation-brain-walk-park_n_2964199.html


All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for foreign start-up founders.

http://english.eu2016.nl/latest/news/2016/05/27/all-european-scientific-articles-to-be-freely-accessible-by-2020


‘Tree-covered mountains’ planned for urban Shanghai

http://www.bdcnetwork.com/tree-covered-mountains-planned-urban-shanghai


Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/18/portugal-runs-for-four-days-straight-on-renewable-energy-alone?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail


Tracking System Could Cut Billions Of Dollars In Food Waste

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/06/06/tracking-system-could-cut-billions-of-dollars-in-food-waste_n_10321422.html


There’s a new patent-free fast charging system for electric buses

Recharging an electric bus can be as fast as refilling a diesel one, apparently.

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/07/proterra-develops-fast-charging-for-buses-opens-up-the-patents/


The world’s first solar airport no longer pays for electricity

http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/14/technology/india-cochin-solar-powered-airport/index.html?sr=twCNN070316india-cochin-solar-powered-airport0503AMStoryLink


Imagine A World In Which Nothing Gets Thrown Away

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/09/the-circular-economy_n_9932122.html


Vertical Forest Image

https://imgur.com/BvYaLzM


Young People Suing Their Government Over Climate Change Just Won Another Big Case

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/20/massachusetts-teens-climate-change_n_10073332.html


How Congress Plans To Save Food From The Trash

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-food-recovery-act_us_5772e731e4b0d1f85d47a455?section=


Agricultural emissions ‘reality check

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36315952


Norway Is The First Country To Ban Deforestation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/norway-first-nation-zero-deforestation_us_57559b5be4b0eb20fa0e7b79


Hawaii Could Be The First State To Help Farms Go Organic

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/12/hawaii-organic-tax-break_n_9963508.html


Record Number Of Environmentalists Killed Last Year For Defending The Planet

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/environmentalists-killed-2015_us_57678e8ee4b015db1bc9be9a?section=


Miami-Dade Bans Styrofoam From Parks, Beaches

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/06/08/miami-dade-bans-styrofoam-from-parks-beaches_n_10374768.html


San Francisco Bans Packing Peanuts, Coffee Cups and Other Foam Products

http://time.com/4388034/san-francisco-polystyrene-ban-foam/


30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/06/11/30-years-ago-scientists-warned-congress-on-global-warming-what-they-said-sounds-eerily-familiar/


Exxon Supports A Carbon Tax Except When There Is A Vote On A Carbon Tax  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/06/09/exxon-supports-a-carbon-tax-except-when-there-is-a-vote-on-a-carbon-tax_n_10384974.html


Supreme Court Rejects Exxon Appeal In Groundwater Contamination Case

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/17/exxon-appeal-groundwater-contamination_n_10000628.html


Rural Pennsylvanians Say Fracking ‘Just Ruined Everything’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pennsylvania-fracking-water_us_576b7a76e4b0c0252e786d5e?section=


Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels

Exclusive: Four Australian Catholic orders are jointly and publicly divesting from coal, oil and gas: ‘We believe the Gospel asks no less of us’

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/16/catholic-orders-take-their-lead-from-the-pope-and-divest-from-fossil-fuels


Scotland beats climate emissions reductions target six years early

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/14/scotland-beats-climate-emissions-reductions-target-six-years-early


America’s third-largest chicken producer is introducing changes that animal rights groups are championing as a major step forward in animal welfare.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/28/this-could-be-the-start-to-a-whole-new-world-of-chicken/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_perdue-640pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


Organic Farming Could Feed The World, If Only We Would Let It

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/organic-farming-potential-study_us_576ac075e4b065534f487ef2?section=


Blue Dasher Farm sets Keep Hives Alive Tour event in SD

http://www.agweek.com/news/south-dakota/4049582-blue-dasher-farm-sets-keep-hives-alive-tour-event-sd


GMOs Haven’t Cut Weedkiller Use

http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2016/06/gmos-haven-t-cut-weedkiller-use


Matt Ridley’s Pro-Gmo Blunders And Ignorance In The British Press

http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/countering-pro-gmo-deceptions-british-press/


Statoil: New thinking needed for low-carbon economy

Norwegian energy company says all sectors of the energy landscape need change.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Industry/2016/06/09/Statoil-New-thinking-needed-for-low-carbon-economy/1681465473967/


Companies Failing To Account For Climate Change At Risk Of Decline & Bankruptcy

http://cleantechnica.com/2016/06/09/companies-failing-account-climate-change-risk-decline-bankruptcy/


Dandelion tyres and farms in glass cocoons: the best green innovations of the week

http://www.edie.net/news/8/Dandelion-tyres-and-farms-in-glass-cocoons–the-best-green-innovations-of-the-week/


Center for Biological Diversity launch Earth-friendly Diet campaign.

http://www.takeextinctionoffyourplate.com/


CEMENT INDUSTRY FACES A PIVOTAL MOMENT ON CLIMATE

http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/cement-industry-faces-a-pivotal-moment-on-climate


Demand Sustainably Produced Cut Flowers

https://sarahmosko.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/demand-sustainably-produced-cut-flowers/


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