Knowledge for Responsible Earthians

Green Mission News – May 2016

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

eggsUnited Egg Producers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council are proposing a change to the Freedom of Information Act

Some of the largest food producers in the US have successfully petitioned Congress to propose a change to the Freedom of Information Act that would shield their communications with boards overseen by the US Department of Agriculture from the scrutiny of the public, the Guardian has learned.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/may/02/food-producers-congress-lobbying-foia-united-egg-producers?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet


Under Attack, Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/05/02/476163064/under-attack-commodity-promotion-programs


Climate deniers get a reality check

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/climate_deniers_get_a_reality_check_20160421


‘Reverse Photosynthesis’ Process Discovered

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/reverse-photosynthesis-process-03759.html


Nuclear costs in uncharted territory

http://climatenewsnetwork.net/nuclear-costs-in-uncharted-territory/


The price of solar power just fell 50% in 16 months – Dubai at $.0299/kWh!

http://electrek.co/2016/05/02/price-solar-power-fell-50-16-months-dubai-0299kwh/


Why Michael Pollan Swears by Cooking From Scratch

The new book from the author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” gives everyday people another practical way to help the earth and themselves.

http://www.alternet.org/food/why-michael-pollan-swears-cooking-scratch


A Young American Reminds Us How Badly We Are Failing Children on Climate Change

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_young_american_reminds_us_how_badly_20160423


“Exxon Claims First Amendment Rights To Bury Climate Documents

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/04/19/exxon-first-amendment_n_9730732.html


We’re flirting with apocalypse:

The planet inches ever closer to the 1.5°C threshold 

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/24/were_flirting_with_apocalypse_threshold/


The Seed-Saving Farmers Securing the Future of Food

The problems of—and the solutions for—our industrialized food system  start at the most basic level: the seed.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-power-of-story/the-seed-saving-farmers-securing-the-future-of-food-20160419


Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/25/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/


“FDA Sued Over Approval Of Genetically Engineered Salmon”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/03/31/fda-sued-over-genetically-engineered-salmon_n_9587358.html


Developing Countries Take Lead at  Climate Change Agreement Signing

An unprecedented 175 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement here Friday, with 15 developing countries taking the lead by also ratifying the treaty.

http://www.ipsnews.net


“Plane Flies Across The Pacific Using Only Solar Power”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/04/24/solar-impulse-san-francisco_n_9768914.html


New Poll Shows a Majority of Young Americans Oppose Capitalism

Growing numbers believe our economic system is “no longer able to meet the challenges our country is facing.”

http://www.alternet.org/economy/new-poll-shows-majority-young-americans-oppose-capitalism


Overfishing puts $42bn tuna industry at risk of collapse

Experts make first estimate of the value of tuna fisheries and warn Pacific Islanders have most to lose from declining stocks

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/may/02/overfishing-42bn-tuna-industry-risk-collapse


More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef:

http://bigstory.ap.org/674ee134881a4795aaaedc8b5c5af27a&utm_source=android_app


Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa

http://m.phys.org/news/2016-05-climate-exodus-middle-east-north-africa.html


McKibben: The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/03/the-time-has-come-to-turn-up-the-heat-on-those-who-are-wrecking-planet-earth


Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-say-oilfield-wastewater-spills-release-toxins/


Copenhagen to Divest From Fossil Fuels

https://ecowatch.com/2016/04/29/copenhagen-divest-from-fossil-fuels/


The Tesla of Garbage Trucks Wants to Make City Buses More Sustainable

Wrightspeed is outfitting Wellington, New Zealand, with a cutting-edge electric bus system

http://www.curbed.com/2016/4/29/11536264/wrightspeed-electric-bus-mass-transit


Bill Moyers: Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right.

http://billmoyers.com/story/nestle-is-trying-to-break-us-a-pennsylvania-town-fights-predatory-water-extraction/


Japanese Monks Recorded the Climate for 700 Years

Some of the oldest continuous historical records from around the world show us how dramatically the climate has changed.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/ice-lake-suwa-japan-torne-river-climate-change-monk-shinto/


I Was Wrong About the Limits of Solar; PV Is Becoming Dirt Cheap.

http://electrek.co/2016/04/28/i-was-wrong-about-the-limits-of-solar-pv-is-becoming-dirt-cheap/


DROUGHTS ARE GIVING TREES “HEART ATTACKS”

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/droughts-are-giving-trees-heart-attacks/


The True Cost of a Cheap Meal

http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/the-true-cost-of-a-cheap-meal


Solar is now cheaper than coal, says India energy minister

Energy minister says power realities are changing fast, predicting a fast uptake in solar energy despite concerns over baseload and storage http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/04/18/solar-is-now-cheaper-than-coal


Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/02/tesla-bioweapon-mode-for-whiffy-cities/


THE PHYSICS OF LIFE, BY ADRIAN BEJAN

https://constructal.org


What’s a Carbon Farmer? How California Ranchers Use Dirt to Tackle Climate Change

Scientists believe that simple land management techniques can increase the rate at which carbon is absorbed from the atmosphere and stored in soils.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/whats-a-carbon-farmer-how-california-ranchers-use-dirt-to-tackle-climate-change-20160429


Soil Matters

Local farmers find a switch to carbon farming good for business — and the environment

http://www.comstocksmag.com/longreads/soil-matters


Carbon Farming – Agriculture’s Answer to Climate Change?

http://www.eesi.org/articles/view/carbon-farming-agricultures-answer-to-climate-change


Cows, Regenerative Farming in North Carolina

North Carolina climate video features lover of cattle committed to regenerative agriculture as antidote to global warming.

http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/04/cows-regenerative-farming-in-north-carolina/


A new agriculture movement is being driven by farmers, moms, and especially Millennials. 

They seek transparency in our increasingly toxic food supply.

http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00092444-farmers-moms-millennials.html


World business leaders demand an end to fossil fuels subsidies

https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/8881-World-business-leaders-demand-an-end-to-fossil-fuels-subsidies


Healthy Cities Need a Low Carbon Diet

https://3blmedia.com/News/Healthy-Cities-Need-Low-Carbon-Diet


Permaculture paradise: Somer’s garden regenerative food forest (Video)

http://www.talknetwork.com/2016-04-29-permaculture-paradise-somers-garden-regenerative-food-forest-video.html


Tackling Climate Change Could Jump-Start The Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tackling-climate-change-economy_us_57190c3fe4b0d912d5fdd92f


A Permaculture Guide to Choosing Cover Crops

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-04-22/a-permaculture-guide-to-choosing-cover-crops


Circular Economy System Diagram

A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services. The system diagram illustrates the continuous flow of technical and biological materials through the ‘value circle’.

https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/interactive-diagram


Will U.S. adopt idea of a circular economy?

http://democratherald.com/lifestyles/columnists/will-u-s-adopt-idea-of-a-circular-economy/


Is There More Plastic Than Fish In The Sea?

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=280343


Disruption and record breaking

http://www.europeancleaningjournal.com/blog/2016/04/28/disruption-and-record-breaking


Podcast: Michael Pawlyn – Ecosystems as a unifying model for cities and Industry

http://circulatenews.org/2016/04/podcast-michael-pawlyn-ecosystems-unifying-model-cities-industry/


RECYCLING ATOMS, CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOODS

http://www.clubofrome.org/recycling-atoms-circular-economy-and-our-relationship-to-goods/


Exploring the Changing Meaning of Recycling

http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=3895&doc_id=280324


Concept of a ‘Continuous Product Lifecycle’ Evolves from Recycling

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2016/04/22/concept-of-a-continuous-product-lifecycle-evolves-from-recycling/


FEVE calls for mandatory glass separation

The European Container Glass Federation FEVE has called the separate collection of packaging ‘absolutely essential’ in its report on proposals for new waste laws within the EU.

http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/feve-calls-for-mandatory-glass-separation/


SPAIN BECOMES FIRST EU COUNTRY TO SET TARGET FOR REUSE

http://resource.co/article/spain-becomes-first-eu-country-set-target-reuse-11038


Six Spanish circular economy companies to watch

From clothing made out of repurposed fishing nets to funky street furniture from recycled construction products, these startups are going full circle

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/apr/29/six-spanish-circular-economy-companies-to-watch


5 ways to design packaging to save on EU fees

http://www.packagingdigest.com/sustainable-packaging/5-ways-to-design-packaging-to-save-on-eu-fees-2016-04-27


Tetra Pak’s bio-based carton hits new milestones

Swedish food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has announced the launch of a new bio-based version of its Tetra Top package which will have a plant-based renewable content of more than 80%.  

http://www.edie.net/news/7/Tetra-Pak-launches-first-plant-based-plastic-carton-bottle/


EU circular economy plan may threaten packaging

By Paul Gander, 20-Apr-2016

The European Commission’s (EC’s) ‘circular economy’ proposals may sound very general and still look a long way off as far as regulation goes, but industry organisations such as Incpen (the Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment) are keeping a wary eye on the implications.

http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Packaging/Circular-economy-plan-may-threaten-packaging

 

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