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THE SURPRISING CONNECTION BETWEEN WEST COAST FIRES
AND THE VOLATILE CHEMICALS TAINTING AMERICA’S DRINKING WATER
Manufactured substances known as volatile organic compounds contaminate drinking water around the U.S. — and recent wildfires are making the situation worse.

https://ensia.com/features/volatile-chemicals-vocs-drinking-water/

 


PFAS CHEMICALS ARE TURNING UP IN TAP WATER ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HOW DO WE GET THEM OUT?
Removing “forever” chemicals from drinking water is not an easy task.
https://ensia.com/features/pfas-remediation-drinking-water/


Is it Too Late to Save ‘America’s Amazon’?
Alabama’s Mobile River basin has the most aquatic biodiversity in the country.
But we’re in danger of losing it before we even know what’s there.
https://therevelator.org/alabama-amazon-raines/

 


COVID-19
Inside the First Chaotic Days of the Effort to Vaccinate America
https://khn.org/news/article/inside-the-first-chaotic-days-of-the-effort-to-vaccinate-america/

 


Winter inversions threaten to increase air pollution, COVID-19 risks
“We’re now talking about two pandemics. We have a pollution pandemic, and we have the COVID pandemic.”
https://www.ehn.org/winter-inversion-air-pollution–2649414867.html

 


Tribes mount organized responses to COVID-19, in contrast to state and federal governments
https://theconversation.com/tribes-mount-organized-responses-to-covid-19-in-contrast-to-state-and-federal-governments-150627

 


IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS, A SEARCH FOR WAYS
TO PROTECT DRINKING WATER FROM FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY POLLUTION
North Dakota’s water supplies are at risk from contaminants
from fracking wastewater, but residents are fighting back.
https://ensia.com/features/drinking-water-fracking-fossil-fuel-north-dakota-pollution-vocs/


Organic cotton, a centerpiece of sustainable fashion, is in short supply

Organic cotton accounts for less than 1 per cent of all cotton production. Fashion can help change that.

https://www.voguebusiness.com/sustainability/organic-cotton-a-centrepiece-of-sustainable-fashion-is-in-short-supply


The Latest Frontier For Eco-Conscious Brands? 

Childrenswear, Of Course

The trend for pre-loved clothes has reached the childrenswear market, discovers Rosanna Falconer. 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/mini-vogue/article/pre-loved-chldrenswear


2020: Deadliest Year Ever in US
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/2020-deadliest-year-ever-in-us/


Vatican City State is pesticide-free, imports green energy

https://www.catholicnews.com/vatican-city-state-is-pesticide-free-imports-green-energy/

Archives

Green Mission News – December, 2020

For sustainable business, ‘planetary boundaries’ define the new rules https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/for-sustainable-business-planetary-boundaries-define-the-new-rules/ What could a good green recovery plan actually look like? What do governments across the

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Green Mission News – July 2020

A greener economy: how we make sustainability central to business  https://theconversation.com/a-greener-economy-how-we-make-sustainability-central-to-business-139086   The Path Beyond Extinction and Escape:  Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share Message for

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Green Mission News – May 2020

From Emergency to Emergence.   The pandemic has also exposed extreme vulnerabilities in the global market economy, including its long and highly specialized linear supply chains,

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Green Mission News – Earth Month 2020

Ecological Reflections on the Corona virus From the forests, to our farms, to our gut microbiome https://navdanyainternational.org/one-planet-one-health-connected-through-biodiversity/ Coronavirus pandemic leading to huge drop in air

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Green Mission News – March 2020

Al Gore promotes carbon markets, regenerative agriculture at D.C. conference https://thefern.org/ag_insider/al-gore-promotes-carbon-markets-regenerative-agriculture-at-d-c-conference/ How to support your children in turning climate angst into climate action https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/how-support-your-children-turning-climate-angst-climate-action/  

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Green Mission News – February, 2020

Banking on Climate? https://www.ran.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Banking_on_Climate_Change_2019_vFINAL1.pdf Hundreds of workers defy Amazon rules to protest company’s climate failures Employees ‘needed to stand up for what’s right’ despite policy

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Green Mission News – January 2020

Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon https://theconversation.com/statistic-of-the-decade-the-massive-deforestation-of-the-amazon-128307 Greta Thunberg named Time magazine’s person of the year Teen activist lauded by magazine

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Green Mission News – October 2019

‘Genius’ Grant Goes To Marine Scientist Who Embraces Flash Mobs And Comic Books https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/09/25/763456317/genius-grant-goes-to-marine-scientist-who-embraces-flash-mobs-and-comic-books Is Compost the Secret to Making Ag Climate Friendly? A new

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Green Mission News – September 2019

Greta Thunberg’s Transatlantic Sailing Trip Is Seriously Carbon-Neutral https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/22/greta-thunbergs-transatlantic-sailing-trip-is-seriously-carbon-neutral/   Walter Jehne – The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123y7jDdbfY

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Green Mission News – July 2019

  A new generation of leaders understands that individual actions won’t fix our environmental problems By defining environmental citizenship as responsible consumption, sustainability advocates downplay

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Green Mission News – June 2019

Climate change and biodiversity should be top headline news (David Suzuki) http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2019/05/climate-change-and-biodiversity-should-be-top-headline-news We’re Not the Class of 2019. We’re the Class of 0000. Deliver a

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Green Mission News – May 2019

A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaaw2869 AND New paper proposes a science-based ‘Global Deal for Nature’ https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/new-paper-proposes-a-science-based-global-deal-for-nature/ Why Is Going

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Green Mission News – March 2019

US Youth Climate Strikes https://www.youthclimatestrikeus.org/ Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/climate/greta-thunburg.html THIS IS A CRISIS FACING UP

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Green Mission News – October 2018

California Climate Strategy An Integrated Plan for Addressing Climate Change http://www.climatechange.ca.gov   New study finds incredibly high carbon pollution costs – especially for the US

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Green Mission News – May 2018

Closing the Loop, the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy.   “Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over

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Green Mission News – Jan 2021

The Quapaw Nation’s Casino Farms Its Own Food

A stone’s throw from the blackjack tables, bison are grazing, beehives are buzzing, crops are growing—and nature is winning.

https://civileats.com/2020/12/10/the-quapaw-nations-casino-farms-its-own-food/


Human rights-based conservation is key to protecting biodiversity: Study

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/human-rights-based-conservation-is-key-to-protecting-biodiversity-study/


Soil carbon market could grow quickly globally

Carbon markets are already providing income to Australian and some Canadian and US farmers for trapping carbon dioxide in their soil and reducing carbon emissions on the farm. How are these markets expected to grow and when will European farmers begin cashing in?

https://www.futurefarming.com/Smart-farmers/Articles/2020/12/Soil-carbon-market-could-grow-quickly-globally-691091E/

 


Our Best Climate Stories of 2020

Another year of climate-fueled extreme weather revealed the imminent dangers we face, the urgent need to act, and the role agriculture plays in both. Here is our best climate reporting.

https://civileats.com/2020/12/29/our-best-climate-stories-of-2020/

 


Public Distrust in Science Made COVID Worse. It Will Also Harm Climate Policy.

https://truthout.org/articles/public-distrust-in-science-made-covid-worse-it-will-also-harm-climate-policy/

 


Biden vows to pay farmers to plant cover crops and put land in conservation

https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/biden-vows-to-pay-farmers-to-plant-cover-crops-and-put-land-in-conservation

 


A roadmap for the Biden-Harris administration: Re-designing farm systems for the climate crisis

https://www.iatp.org/blog/202012/roadmap-biden-harris-administration-re-designing-farm-systems-climate-crisis


Open Letter to Biden-Appointed USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: Moving Forward, Meeting Challenges, Correcting the Past

https://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2020/12/open-letter-to-biden-appointed-usda-secretary-tom-vilsack-moving-forward-meeting-the-challenges-correcting-the-past/

 


Trump Tries to Ruin the Environment as Much as Possible Before Leaving 

“This is a disaster,” a San Carlos Apache tribal leader said of one drilling project the administration is pushing forward

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-energy-firms-access-public-lands-drilling-1106326/

 


To save life on Earth, consult this new map

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/to-save-life-on-earth-consult-this-new-map/


Bioregional Regeneration for Planetary Health

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-12-08/bioregional-regeneration-for-planetary-health/

 


Stephen Leslie: Why Vermont needs a healthy soils act

This commentary is by Stephen Leslie, co-owner of Cedar Mountain Farm and Cobb Hill Cheese, both located at Cobb Hill Co-housing in Hartland. He is an author at Chelsea Green Publishing.

https://vtdigger.org/2020/12/20/stephen-leslie-why-vermont-needs-a-healthy-soils-act/

 


Family Forest Owners Could Champion Carbon Drawdown 

New forest carbon programs could fuel the transition to carbon-smart forestry.

https://www.sightline.org/2020/12/03/family-forest-owners-could-champion-carbon-drawdown/

 


No Country Immune from the Health Harms of Climate Change

https://cires.colorado.edu/news/no-country-immune-health-harms-climate-change

 


New York state is divesting its pension fund from fossil fuels

The New York Common Retirement Fund has invested as much as $12 billion in oil and gas companies in the past. It will end those investments by 2040. 

https://www.fastcompany.com/90584184/new-york-state-is-divesting-its-pension-fund-from-fossil-fuels\

 


Highest levels of microplastics found in molluscs, new study says

https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/research/microplastics-molluscs-highest-levels/

 


Amazon must stop flooding our oceans with plastic waste.
Amazon’s apparent embrace of plastic packaging is hindering
its commitment to help the fight against climate change.
https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/12/16/amazon-must-stop-flooding-our-oceans-with-plastic-waste

 


Theoretical limit in recycling rates for plastic packages scientifically established
https://www.miragenews.com/theoretical-limit-in-recycling-rates-for-plastic-packages-scientifically-established/


Plastic waste: how to square the circle
The EU’s circular economy plan aims to halve municipal waste in the next decade by increasing recycling rates.
Can companies boost the use of recycled plastics in time to meet the target?
https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/plastic-waste-how-to-square-the-circle/


Creating industrial ecosystem for plastic recycling (India)
https://www.thejakartapost.com/adv/2020/12/07/creating-industrial-ecosystem-for-plastic-recycling.html.


Between masks, gloves and disinfectant wipes, COVID-19 has us drowning in plastic
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-between-masks-gloves-and-disinfectant-wipes-covid-19-has-us-drowning/


Even razor clams on sparsely populated Olympic Coast can’t escape plastics
https://www.pdx.edu/news/even-razor-clams-sparsely-populated-olympic-coast-cant-escape-plastics-psu-study-finds


Plastic is Blowing in the Wind

https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/environment/plastic-blowing-wind


The environment is polluted by microplastics worldwide. The tiny particles enter food chains, and thereby the digestive systems of animals and humans; moreover, they can be inhaled. Instead of being excreted, small microplastics can be incorporated into the body tissue. A research team at the University of Bayreuth has now discovered that microplastic particles find their way into living cells more easily if they were exposed to natural aquatic environments, i.e. fresh water and seawater. Biomolecules occurring in the water are deposited on the microplastic surfaces, which promote the internalization of the particles into cells.
https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/en/university/press/press-releases/2020/173-microplastics/index.html

 


Navigating Plastic Alternatives In a Circular Economy.
This work unpacks the opportunities and challenges within
the industry’s move toward these alternative materials, considering
sustainable sourcing of feedstocks and end-of-life recovery pathways.

With 11 million metric tons of plastic waste entering our
oceans every year, the proliferation of single-use plastics across the globe has reached a tipping point. Market pressures and regulations are spurring a rapid and, at times, haphazard shift away from petroleum-based, single-use plastics bound for landfill.

Many companies are exploring bio-based plastics,
biopolymers and compostable alternatives to align their products and packaging with waste reduction and climate impact goals, after pursuing strategies to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics. Yet with new materials already outpacing the capacity of our existing recovery infrastructure,
there is a critical need to address the misalignment between production and end-of-life to ensure that compostable packaging does not end up in landfill.
https://www.closedlooppartners.com/research/navigating-plastic-alternatives-in-a-circular-economy/


How Does A Zero Waste Store Survive A Pro-Plastic Pandemic?

https://laist.com/2020/12/30/how_does_a_zero_waste_store_survive_a_pro-plastic_pandemic.php

 


Soy moratorium averted New Jersey-size loss of Amazon rainforest: Study

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/soy-moratorium-averted-new-jersey-size-loss-of-amazon-rainforest-study/

 


Cultivating a food forest: Bohol permaculture farm produces award-winning tablea

https://mb.com.ph/2020/12/13/bohol-permaculture-farm-is-also-home-to-award-winning-tablea-part-1-cultivating-a-food-forest/

 


Hope and peace: Bison return to the Rosebud reservation

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/hope-and-peace-bison-return-to-the-rosebud-reservation/


Sustainable ag and a new food label

Sustainable ag and a new food label


Marin County (CA) ramps up effort to reduce air pollution 

https://www.marinij.com/2020/12/12/marin-moves-to-broaden-coalition-in-war-on-greenhouse-emissions/

 


Close to Home: 

A trillion trees to save the earth

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/opinion/close-to-home-a-trillion-trees-to-save-the-earth/

 


Vatican committed to net zero emissions by 2050, Pope Francis says

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-committed-to-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-pope-francis-says-74234

 


Demand for batteries is increasing rapidly and is set to increase 14 fold by 2030.

Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral 

Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

https://eaccny.com/news/chapternews/green-deal-sustainable-batteries-for-a-circular-and-climate-neutral-economy/

 


COVID lockdown causes record drop in CO2 emissions for 2020

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/homepage/title_830589_en.html

 


Tim Cook urges world to move to a ‘carbon-neutral economy’

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/12/12/tim-cook-urges-un-to-move-to-a-carbon-neutral-economy

 


Last decade to transform the executive branch 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3-wagtail.biolgicaldiversity.org/documents/50_Critical_Environmental_Reforms_to_Transform_the_Federal_Government.pdf

 


Nestlé To Invest US$3.5B In 5-Year Climate Plan Powered By Regenerative Agriculture & Plant-Based Innovation

https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/nestle-to-invest-us3-5b-in-5-year-climate-plan-powered-by-regenerative-agriculture-plant-based-innovation/


Four Steps To Adopting A Circular Economy In Commercial Real Estate

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2020/12/16/four-steps-to-adopting-a-circular-economy-in-commercial-real-estate/

 


Seize a bipartisan bioeconomy agenda

https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/14991-opinion-seize-a-bipartisan-bioeconomy-agenda

 


How plants compete for underground real estate affects climate change and food production

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/12/03/how-plants-compete-underground-real-estate-affects-climate-change-and-food


Patagonia encourages shoppers to buy used gear this holiday season

The company’s new “Buy Less, Demand More” campaign prompts customers to consider secondhand alternatives to new gear.

https://www.snewsnet.com/gear/patagonia-buy-less-demand-more-campaign

 


STATE of KNOWLEDGE of SOIL BIODIVERSITY

Status, challenges and potentialities

Summary for policy makers

http://www.fao.org/3/cb1929en/CB1929EN.pdf

 

 


How To Fix A Food System That’s Not Designed To Feed …

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/food-system-industrial-agriculture-environment_n_5fad6d57c5b6d647a39cf1be

 


Agriculture doesn’t have to be the villain: regenerative farming can save our soils 

This World Soil Day, Petra Hans of IKEA Foundation argues that working with not against nature is the only sustainable way for agriculture to feed a growing human population.

https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/agriculture-doesnt-have-to-be-the-villain-regenerative-farming-can-save-our-soils/

 


UK Agriculture Bill: how farming and forestry could co-exist happily

https://theconversation.com/uk-agriculture-bill-how-farming-and-forestry-could-co-exist-happily-151311

 


Researchers estimate nearly one-third of oaks are threatened with extinction

https://www.mortonarb.org/news/researchers-estimate-nearly-one-third-oaks-are-threatened-extinction

 


The North Carolina hog industry’s answer to pollution: a $500million pipeline project 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/11/north-carolina-hog-industry-lagoons-pipeline

 


Hope and peace: Bison return to the Rosebud reservation

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/hope-and-peace-bison-return-to-the-rosebud-reservation/

 


Anthropocene: human-made materials now weigh as much as all living biomass, say scientists

https://theconversation.com/anthropocene-human-made-materials-now-weigh-as-much-as-all-living-biomass-say-scientists-151721

 


Trump EPA finalizes rollback making it harder to enact new public health rules

New cost-benefit requirements could minimize the way the agency calculates the benefits of curbing harmful air pollution

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/12/09/trump-air-pollution/

 


Climate change should be our priority in the post-pandemic era

As we prepare to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, governments trying to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 are digging us deeper into the climate crisis.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/12/8/climate-change-should-be-our-priority-in-the-post-pandemic-era/

 


Embracing Ecological Realism

Human exploitation of Planet Earth has reached a point where what we do and how we live reverberates across the circle of life—and could destroy it, for every species, for all life.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/12/10/embracing-ecological-realism

 


Researchers estimate nearly one-third of oaks are threatened with extinction

https://www.mortonarb.org/news/researchers-estimate-nearly-one-third-oaks-are-threatened-extinction

 


The environment is polluted by microplastics worldwide. The tiny particles enter food chains, and thereby the digestive systems of animals and humans; moreover, they can be inhaled. Instead of being excreted, small microplastics can be incorporated into the body tissue. A research team at the University of Bayreuth has now discovered that microplastic particles find their way into living cells more easily if they were exposed to natural aquatic environments, i.e. fresh water and seawater. Biomolecules occurring in the water are deposited on the microplastic surfaces, which promote the internalization of the particles into cells. The researchers have presented their results in the journal “Science Advances”.

https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/en/university/press/press-releases/2020/173-microplastics/index.html

 


Even razor clams on sparsely populated Olympic Coast can’t escape plastics

https://www.pdx.edu/news/even-razor-clams-sparsely-populated-olympic-coast-cant-escape-plastics-psu-study-finds

 


Climate Change Exacerbates Biodiversity Loss

https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2020_109_climate-change-exacerbates-biodiversity-loss.php

 


Transitioning to regenerative agriculture is necessary—here’s how to get started now

https://www.newhope.com/manufacturing-and-supply/transitioning-regenerative-agriculture-necessaryheres-how-get-started-now

 


UN secretary general urges all countries to declare climate emergencies 

António Guterres tells Climate Ambition Summit more must be done to hit net zero emissions

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/12/un-secretary-general-all-countries-declare-climate-emergencies-antonio-guterres-climate-ambition-summit

 


Only 40% of world’s forests have high ecological integrity, a new index reveals

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/only-40-of-worlds-forests-have-high-ecological-integrity-a-new-index-reveals/

 


The New York Farmers Responding to Food Insecurity

Small-scale farmers in Ithaca respond to hunger through nimbleness, innovation, and mutualism. If the recently introduced FEED Act passes Congress, the model could spread nationwide.

https://civileats.com/2020/12/08/the-new-york-farmers-responding-to-food-insecurity/

 


Brazil beef giants linked to illegal Amazon deforestation

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/brazil-beef-giants-linked-to-illegal-amazon-deforestation/

 


A $7 trillion climate change warning to the stock market from its biggest shareholder 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/13/climate-change-a-7-trillion-warning-from-markets-biggest-investor.html

 


Renewables still the cheapest new-build power in Australia

https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2020/Renewables-still-the-cheapest-new-build-power-in-Australia


World in denial on climate action five years after Paris accord, says Thunberg (video)

https://www.reuters.com/article/climate-change-greta-idUSKBN28L1L2

 


Biological diversity evokes happiness

https://www.idiv.de/en/news/news_single_view/1878.html

 


Theoretical limit in recycling rates for plastic packages scientifically established

https://www.miragenews.com/theoretical-limit-in-recycling-rates-for-plastic-packages-scientifically-established/

 


Restoring wetlands near farms would dramatically reduce water pollution

https://uwaterloo.ca/stories/news/restoring-wetlands-near-farms-would-dramatically-reduce

 


Minnesota Organic Conference Goes Virtual

Four sessions throughout January 2021 offer learning opportunities

https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2020/12/17/events/minnesota-organic-conference-goes-virtual/94542.html

 


The Revelator’s Top 12 Environmental Commentaries of 2020
Our contributors offered expert ideas and perspective about pandemics, climate change, the Trump administration and more.
https://therevelator.org/top-environmental-commentaries-2020/


THERE ARE WORSE VIRUSES THAN COVID-19 OUT THERE.
HOW DO WE AVOID THE NEXT BIG ONE?
Widespread immunity eventually will end the Covid-19 crisis.
But it won’t end wildlife-related pandemics.
What can we do now to reduce future risk?
https://ensia.com/features/covid-19-pandemic-prevention-wildlife/


Where Do We Go From Here?
We survived the pandemic, the election and worsening climate change — but not without a few scars. Now’s the time to stay safe and build resilience.
https://therevelator.org/2020-forward-resilience/


THE SURPRISING CONNECTION BETWEEN WEST COAST FIRES
AND THE VOLATILE CHEMICALS TAINTING AMERICA’S DRINKING WATER
Manufactured substances known as volatile organic compounds contaminate drinking water around the U.S. — and recent wildfires are making the situation worse.
https://ensia.com/features/volatile-chemicals-vocs-drinking-water/


PFAS CHEMICALS ARE TURNING UP IN TAP WATER ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HOW DO WE GET THEM OUT?
Removing “forever” chemicals from drinking water is not an easy task.
https://ensia.com/features/pfas-remediation-drinking-water/

 


Is it Too Late to Save ‘America’s Amazon’?
Alabama’s Mobile River basin has the most aquatic biodiversity in the country.
But we’re in danger of losing it before we even know what’s there.
https://therevelator.org/alabama-amazon-raines/


COVID-19
Inside the First Chaotic Days of the Effort to Vaccinate America
https://khn.org/news/article/inside-the-first-chaotic-days-of-the-effort-to-vaccinate-america/


Winter inversions threaten to increase air pollution, COVID-19 risks
“We’re now talking about two pandemics. We have a pollution pandemic, and we have the COVID pandemic.”
https://www.ehn.org/winter-inversion-air-pollution–2649414867.html


Tribes mount organized responses to COVID-19, in contrast to state and federal governments
https://theconversation.com/tribes-mount-organized-responses-to-covid-19-in-contrast-to-state-and-federal-governments-150627


IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS, A SEARCH FOR WAYS
TO PROTECT DRINKING WATER FROM FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY POLLUTION
North Dakota’s water supplies are at risk from contaminants
from fracking wastewater, but residents are fighting back.
https://ensia.com/features/drinking-water-fracking-fossil-fuel-north-dakota-pollution-vocs/

 


Organic cotton, a centerpiece of sustainable fashion, is in short supply

Organic cotton accounts for less than 1 per cent of all cotton production. Fashion can help change that.

https://www.voguebusiness.com/sustainability/organic-cotton-a-centrepiece-of-sustainable-fashion-is-in-short-supply

 


The Latest Frontier For Eco-Conscious Brands? 

Childrenswear, Of Course

The trend for pre-loved clothes has reached the childrenswear market, discovers Rosanna Falconer. 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/mini-vogue/article/pre-loved-chldrenswear

 


2020: Deadliest Year Ever in US
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/2020-deadliest-year-ever-in-us/

 


Vatican City State is pesticide-free, imports green energy

https://www.catholicnews.com/vatican-city-state-is-pesticide-free-imports-green-energy/

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