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Take these 3 steps, add $500 million and create a circular economy for packaging, report urges

 


Agrochemical Apocalypse: Interview with Environmental Campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason

 


Farming could be absorber of carbon by 2050, says report
Veganism and trees could help stop agriculture contributing to global heating, study says

 


The following excerpt is from Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery

 

 


Study finds massive reorganization of life across Earth’s ecosystems

 


Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy: Beware the Latest Gas Industry Talking Points

 

 


Bank of England boss says global finance is funding 4C temperature rise
Mark Carney says capital markets are financing projects likely to fuel a catastrophic rise in global heating

 


Our Tax System Rewards Polluters
Last year, the biggest fossil fuel companies paid zero dollars in taxes
— and actually received billions in rebates.

 


 

How Wildfires Are Polluting Rivers and Threatening Water Supplies.
As wildfires become more frequent and destructive in a warming world,
they are increasingly leaving in their wake debris and toxic runoff that are polluting rivers and fouling water supplies. Some municipalities are having to upgrade their water treatment methods to counter the new danger.

 



Regenerative Agriculture Could Help Stop Climate Change — Can Tech Help Us Get There?

 


 

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Green Mission News – Earth Month 2019

The ideas behind regenerative farming are simple and ancient

People taking the training are often surprised to find out that sustainable ecological farming—and healthy soil—actually thrives when cattle graze the land. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, founders of the popular vegan chain Café Gratitude and parents of Kiss the Ground co-founder Ryland ­Engelhart, keep chickens and cattle on their farm in Northern California, dubbed the Be Love Farm. After 40 years as vegetarians, they decided to eat the meat from their own farm. The ­Engelharts’ switch caused an outcry among the vegan community; they even received death threats.

Tickell and other Kiss the Ground advocates say the issue is less a question of whether to eat meat, but what kind. “Fewer still know that conventionally farmed food requires 3 pounds of toxic chemicals per American per year. And even fewer know that the process of growing organic produce requires the deaths of vast numbers of animals. Our choice for the future of food therefore is not vegan versus paleo versus omnivore versus vegetarian,” Tickell writes in his book. “Rather, we must choose between a food system that honors and respects the lives of flora, fauna, planet, and people versus a system that demoralizes, dehumanizes, and destroys our biological commons.”

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/13/climate-solution-right-under-our-feet


HIGH COST OF CHEAP FOOD

Sustainable ag expert shares insight on consequences of industrial farming

https://www.vcreporter.com/2019/03/high-cost-of-cheap-food-sustainable-ag-expert-shares-insight-on-consequences-of-industrial-farming/

 


‘The ultimate agricultural practice’: Q&A with organizers of World Agroforestry Congress 2019

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/the-ultimate-agricultural-practice-qa-with-organizers-of-world-agroforestry-congress-2019/

 


Imagine the vast GMO-glyphosate soybean fields of America’s Heartland

transformed into a perennial forest with swarms of hazelnut trees,

deeply-rooted and thick as lilac bushes, fourteen feet tall, and laden

heavy with oil-rich nuts that have a 101 uses.

Imagine the annual harvest of hazelnuts fulfilling a cornucopia of

needs: for animal feed, for cooking oil, for fuel, for human food – and

for many of the purposes and functions now fulfilled by soy.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/the-marvelous-million-hazelnut-campaign-zbcz1903

 


Regenerative Agriculture, healthy soils, clean water and increased profits

http://www.platteville.org/community/community-event/regenerative-agriculture-healthy-soils-clean-water-and-increased-profits

 


Rice Factory Discontinues Pesticides by Inaugurating Its Own Bio-Lab

“Grupo Pelón” Will Develop Its Own Microorganisms of Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria to Fight Pests

https://thecostaricanews.com/rice-factory-discontinues-pesticides-by-inaugurating-its-own-bio-lab/

 


Patagonia is expanding its line of adult beverages that it produces in

conjunction with Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland Oregon. The Long

Root Wit is a classic Belgian-style wit beer made with organic

ingredients and Kernza perennial grain.

https://dirtragmag.com/articles/patagonia-provisions-long-root-wit

 


What is the future direction for organic food markets?

A new masterclass will discuss the future direction of the organic food market  

https://www.canadianpackaging.com/sustainability/what-is-the-future-direction-for-organic-food-markets-162922/

 


Latest agriculture emissions data show rise of factory farms

https://www.iatp.org/blog/201903/latest-agriculture-emissions-data-show-rise-factory-farms

 


A new nature documentary, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and exploring the pressures

on “our planet,” premieres on Netflix on April 5

https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/our-planet

 


Transformative Climate Action Is Possible — If Polluters Stay Away

https://truthout.org/articles/transformative-climate-action-is-possible-if-polluters-stay-away/

 


ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF EXISTING

COAL COMPARED TO NEW LOCAL

WIND AND SOLAR RESOURCES

https://energyinnovation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Coal-Cost-Crossover_Energy-Innovation_VCE_FINAL.pdf

 


Will High-Speed Rail Ever Get on Track in the U.S.?

https://www.ecowatch.com/high-speed-rail-united-states-2632740130.html

 


75% of Scotland’s Electricity Now Green; & All Cars Electric by 2032

https://www.juancole.com/2019/03/scotlands-electricity-electric.html

 


The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity

and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nature-destruction-climate-change-world-biodiversity_n_5c49e78ce4b06ba6d3bb2d44

 


Green New Deal critics can’t see the forest for the trees

https://theconversation.com/green-new-deal-critics-cant-see-the-forest-for-the-trees-111712

 


The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology

Forests are the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-best-technology-for-fighting-climate-change-isnt-a-technology/

 


Inaction is not a choice. by Frances Moore Lappé

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/12/green-new-deal-not-choice

 


Bank on Climate Change

Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2019

https://www.ran.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Banking_on_Climate_Change_2019_vFINAL.pdf

 


‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

Around 75% of coal production is more expensive than renewables, with industry out-competed on cost by 2025

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/25/coal-more-expensive-wind-solar-us-energy-study

 


Australia is experiencing a rapid energy transition & is on track

to reach 100% renewable energy by 2032 at approximately zero net cost!

Most of the developing countries in sunbelt can follow this path too & avoid the damage to the earth’s climate.

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/australian-model-renewable-energy-transition

 


Oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion undermining climate action since 2015, report says

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/03/21/news/oil-and-gas-majors-have-spent-1-billion-undermining-climate-action-2015-report-says

 


Global Carbon Emissions Reached Record High in 2018

https://www.ecowatch.com/global-carbon-emissions-2018-2632862370.html

 


Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne (tropical insect) virus transmission risk with climate change

The established scientific consensus indicates that climate change will severely exacerbate the risk and burden of

Aedes-transmitted viruses, including dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and other significant threats to global health security.

Here, we show more subtle impacts of climate change on transmission.

https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0007213

 


Protecting small, old-growth forests fails to preserve bird diversity: Study

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/protecting-small-old-growth-forests-fails-to-preserve-bird-diversity-study/

 


Countries with the Largest CO2 Pollution Over Time (1850 to 2017)

https://www.reddit.com/r/environment/comments/b46wwm/countries_with_the_largest_co2_pollution_over_time/

 


Only 12% of Republican Fox News viewers believe climate change is man-made

https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-republican-viewers-reject-climate-change-science-2019-3

 


Big Oil’s Real Agenda on Climate Change

How the oil majors have spent $1Bn since Paris on narrative capture and lobbying on climate

https://influencemap.org/report/How-Big-Oil-Continues-to-Oppose-the-Paris-Agreement-38212275958aa21196dae3b76220bddc

 


Alaska judge blocks Trump on Arctic and Atlantic drilling

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/30/alaska-judge-blocks-trump-arctic-atlantic-drilling

 


Global Climate Strike: Meet the teenagers skipping school to fight for a greener planet

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/14/world/global-climate-strike-teenagers-school-walkout-greta-thunberg-intl/index.html

 


The Kids are the Grownups in the Room

https://sarahmosko.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/the-kids-are-the-grownups-in-the-room/

 


Thousands of scientists are backing the kids striking for climate change

Students around the world are walking out of school to urge governments to do more about global warming.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00861-z

 


FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Engineered Salmon

Consumer, Native and Environmental Groups Decry FDA Decision

https://foe.org/news/fda-lifts-import-ban-genetically-engineered-salmon/

 


Despite Food and Drug Administration approval, GMO salmon

might be dead in the water.

Thanks to the inspiring work of thousands of Friends of the Earth members and allies, 80 grocery retailers

with nearly 16,000 stores nationwide have listened to scientists and consumers and made commitments to not sell GMO salmon;

these include Walmart, Costco and Kroger, the top three largest retailers in the world, and Albertsons, Safeway, Target , Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.

Also, a growing number of chefs and restaurant chains including Red Lobster

and Legal Sea Foods have made similar commitments.

https://foe.org/projects/gmo-animals/

 


Court Finds That Monsanto’s Roundup Caused California Man’s Cancer

https://modernfarmer.com/2019/03/breaking-court-finds-that-monsantos-roundup-caused-california-mans-cancer/

AND

Monsanto found liable for California man’s cancer and ordered to pay $80m in damages

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/27/monsanto-trial-verdict-cancer-jury

 


Who is paying for Monsanto’s crimes? We are. by Carey Gillam

A US court ordered Monsanto to pay $80m in damages because it hid cancer risks.

That’s a small consolation for victims.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/30/who-is-paying-for-monsantos-crimes-we-are

 


The World Is Losing Fish to Eat as Oceans Warm, Study Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/climate/fish-climate-change.html

 


Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6430/979

 


Heatwaves sweeping oceans ‘like wildfires’, scientists reveal

Extreme temperatures destroy kelp, seagrass and corals – with alarming impacts for humanity

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/heatwaves-sweeping-oceans-like-wildfires-scientists-reveal

 


The Shells of Wild Sea Butterflies Are Already Dissolving

This long-predicted outcome of ocean acidification experiments has started showing up in the wild.

For more than a decade, laboratory studies and models have warned of the vulnerability of pteropods—

tiny sea snails also known as sea butterflies—to ocean acidification

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/the-shells-of-wild-sea-butterflies-are-already-dissolving/

 


What’s the world’s most widely used herbicide doing to tiny critters?

Glyphosate-based herbicides are not supposed to harm wildlife.

But lab studies keep finding otherwise.

https://www.ehn.org/whats-the-worlds-most-widely-used-herbicide-doing-to-tiny-critters-2631750527.html

 


Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue

http://oceans.ubc.ca/2019/02/27/achieving-paris-climate-target-could-net-additional-billions-in-fisheries-revenue/

 


Ocean acidification could impact Atlantic cod populations more severely than previously thought

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/ocean-acidification-could-impacts-atlantic-cod-populations-more-severely-than-previously-thought/

 


The 3 Big Things That People Misunderstand About Climate Change

David Wallace-Wells, author of the new book The Uninhabitable Earth,

describes why climate change might alter our sense of time.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/david-wallace-wells-climate-change-interview/583360/

 


As evidence of man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’, Robert Mercer continues funding denialists

http://priceofoil.org/2019/03/01/as-evidence-of-man-made-global-warming-hits-gold-standard-robert-mercer-continues-funding-denialists/

 


Sri Lanka scientist blames industry as award for herbicide glyphosate research is axed

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/02/sri-lanka-scientist-blames-industry-as-award-for-herbicide-research-is-axed/

 


Insecticide Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk — 40 Years After Exposure

https://truthout.org/articles/insecticide-linked-to-increased-breast-cancer-risk-40-years-after-exposure/

 


3 reasons why people fall for politicians’ lies about statistics

http://theconversation.com/3-reasons-why-people-fall-for-politicians-lies-about-statistics-110014

 


WATCH: EWG Asked People If They’d Like to Eat Cereal With Monsanto’s Weedkiller in It

https://www.ecowatch.com/ewg-cereal-weedkiller-2630190063.html

 


A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/deepest-ocean-trenches-animals-eat-plastic/583657/

 


Plastics: The New Coal in Appalachia?

With the natural gas fracking boom, plastics production is spreading

in the Ohio River Valley. But at what cost to health and climate?

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25022019/plastics-hub-appalachian-fracking-ethane-cracker-climate-change-health-ohio-river

 


The periodic table is 150 years old

Its creation is a perfect illustration of how science progresses

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/02/28/the-periodic-table-is-150-years-old-this-week

 


Growing Up Near Nature Is Good for Your Adult Mental Health, New Research Suggests

https://www.ecowatch.com/nature-children-mental-health-2630369136.html

 


“The Last Pig” Doesn’t Offer Any Easy Answers on Animal Farming

https://truthout.org/articles/the-last-pig-doesnt-offer-any-easy-answers-on-animal-farming/

 


Crises on the Colorado River : a 5 part series

https://e360.yale.edu/series/crisis-on-the-colorado

 


Norway divests from plantation companies linked to deforestation

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/norway-divests-from-plantation-companies-linked-to-deforestation/

 


When It Comes to Climate Change, Centrism Is Not the Answer

Author John Feffer is interviewed

https://truthout.org/articles/when-it-comes-to-climate-change-centrism-is-not-the-answer/

 


Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

Polluting industry generates feedstock for common plastic products, including grocery bags and throwaway bottles.

https://truthout.org/articles/petrochemical-giants-are-slowly-killing-black-louisiana-communities/

 


Is Costa Rica’s ambitious Decarbonization Program a Model for the US Green New Deal?

https://www.juancole.com/2019/03/ambitious-decarbonization-program.html

 


A Green Job Guarantee | Dollars & Sense

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2019/0119miller.html

 


There’s Nothing Radical About the Green New Deal

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/01/theres-nothing-radical-about-green-new-deal

 


Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Of 265 US power plants that monitor groundwater, 242 report unsafe levels of at least one pollutant derived from coal ash

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/us-coal-plants-contaminating-groundwater-toxins-analysis

 


Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds

There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades with studies

showing a 50% global reduction in sperm quality in the past 80 years. A previous study by the

Nottingham experts showed that sperm quality in domestic dogs has also sharply declined,

raising the question of whether modern day chemicals in the home environment could be at least partly to blame.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/uon-cpi030119.php

 


‘Give back to the earth’: Washington plans to legalize composting of human remains

The legislation, if signed, would see the state become the first in the US to legalize the alternative to cremation and burial

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/11/human-composting-after-death-washington

 


We’re Living in the Warmest Decade Since Record-Keeping Began

(Climate Disruption Dispatches)

https://truthout.org/articles/were-living-in-the-warmest-decade-since-record-keeping-began/

 


BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends

A movement of women have decided not to procreate in response to

the coming ‘climate breakdown and civilisation collapse’. Will their protest be a catalyst for change?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/12/birthstrikers-meet-the-women-who-refuse-to-have-children-until-climate-change-ends

 


Organic Farms Are Under Attack From Agribusiness, Weakened Standards

For the health of our planet and agrarian justice—consumers need to become co-producers,

learning about why it is such a struggle for smaller farms to thrive, and acting in solidarity

by paying fair prices, buying direct or seeking out meaningful labels

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/20/organic-farms-are-under-attack-agribusiness-weakened-standards

 


AIR POLLUTION KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN SMOKING

And as usual, it’s the communities that are least responsible for it that suffer the most.

https://psmag.com/environment/air-pollution-kills-more-people-than-smoking

 


ARCTIC::>>

US Dept. of the Interior hid scientists’ criticism of ANWR drilling: report

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060127067

 


Why Climate Change Pundits Aren’t Convincing Anyone

Doom and gloom essays are more likely to offend skeptical readers than to convince them.

Cognitive studies suggest there’s a better way.

https://undark.org/2019/03/14/climate-change-essays-are-unconvincing-2/

 


Record high US temperatures outpace record lows two to one, study finds

Scientists say AP study consistent with peer-reviewed literature and shows clear sign of human-caused climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/19/climate-change-temperatures-weather-us-news

 


Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/20/pesticide-residues-produce-even-after-washing-us


Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires

and earthquakes, new research shows

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-coast-storm-damage-20190313-story.html


Climate Changed

Trump Again Seeks Deep Cuts in Renewable Energy Funding

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-07/trump-said-to-again-seek-deep-cuts-in-renewable-energy-funding

 


Preparing for Invasive Pests Before They Arrive

With increased globalization and climate change, more countries are preparing

for the inevitable arrival of crop-destroying scourges from abroad.

https://undark.org/article/preparing-for-invasive-pests-before-they-arrive/

 


CLIMATE CHANGE IS FUELING WILDFIRES AROUND THE WORLD.

CAN INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE HELP US MANAGE THEM?

Combining traditional knowledge with modern science and technology

could reduce loss of property and human life from out-of-control blazes.

https://ensia.com/features/indigenous-knowledge-wildfires-australia/

 


Mongabay’s top 5 forests stories of 2019 (so far) for International Forests Day

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/mongabays-top-5-forests-stories-of-2019-so-far-for-international-forests-day/

 


Jim Crow in our Climate Crisis

Our extreme weather is blowback from energy systems that

were designed and operated in ways that entrenched inequalities

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/21/jim-crow-our-climate-crisis

 


Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling on 300,000 Acres in Wyoming Until Government Considers Climate Impacts

https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-and-gas-drilling-climate-change-2632334652.html

 


The case for bringing back glass beverage bottles & imposing a $1 deposit per bottle

https://www.mantecabulletin.com/opinion/local-columns/case-bringing-back-glass-beverage-bottles-imposing-1-deposit-bottle/

 


Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access – POLITICO Magazine

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/23/trump-big-oil-industry-influence-investigation-zinke-226106

 


France Would Save $44.5 Billion by Betting on Renewable Energy instead of nuclear, Agency Says

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-10/french-power-costs-will-rise-if-renewables-are-sidestepped

 


Why Kenya must take control of sand harvesting off its coast

https://theconversation.com/why-kenya-must-take-control-of-sand-harvesting-off-its-coast-113952

 


Banks pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the Paris climate deal

Your checking account is funding climate disaster.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90318532/banks-pumped-1-9-trillion-into-fossil-fuels-since-the-paris-climate-deal

 


Dead Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body in the Philippines

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/world/asia/whale-plastics-philippines.html

 


Plastic Pollution: Could We Have Solved the Problem Nearly 50 Years Ago?

https://www.ecowatch.com/plastic-pollution-2632861782.html

 


EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

The European Parliament votes by 560 to 35 in favour of banning 10 single-use plastics.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/eu-parliament-approves-ban-single-plastics-190327182018338.html

 


Cuba acknowledges climate change threats in its constitution

Move is the latest in a series that the country has made aimed at dealing

with stronger hurricanes, more intense droughts and rising sea

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00760-3

 


Honey as a Pollution Detector? It’s a Sweet Idea

Beehives and their contents are a sensitive detector of lead emissions,

a study of Canadian urban apiaries showed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/science/honey-beehives-pollution-lead.html

 


Whales Rocked by Heavy Metals

A study shows concerning levels of chromium and nickel in Gulf of Maine whales.

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/whales-rocked-by-heavy-metals/

 


Tropical Forests Are Being Replanted, But How Long Will the New Trees Last?

Many nations have pledged to reforest vast swaths of land, but ensuring

ecosystems’ recovery and survival will require long-term commitment.

https://undark.org/2019/03/19/tropical-reforestation-temporary/

 


Forests scramble to absorb carbon as emissions continue to increase

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/forests-scramble-to-absorb-carbon-as-emissions-continue-to-increase/

 


Emissions growth in United States, Asia fueled record carbon levels in 2018

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/emissions-growth-united-states-asia-fueled-record-carbon-levels-2018


Who keeps buying California’s scarce water? Saudi Arabia

Saudi-based Almarai owns 15,000 acres of an irrigated valley –

but what business does a foreign food production company have drawing resources from a US desert?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/25/california-water-drought-scarce-saudi-arabia


FRESHWATER SPRINGS SUPPORT AMAZING ECOSYSTEMS AND

REFLECT THE HEALTH OF AQUIFERS HUMANS RELY ON.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO PROTECT THEM?

Threatened by water use and climate change, these groundwater gems are

drawing new attention from scientists and lawmakers alike.

https://ensia.com/features/freshwater-springs/


EU consumption results in high carbon emissions from tropical deforestation, studies show

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190327080707.htm

and

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/cuot-ecr032619.php


When women make decisions, the environment benefits

https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/when-women-make-decisions-the-environment-benefits/


Why Housing Policy Is Climate Policy

In California, where home prices are pushing people farther from their jobs, rising traffic is creating more pollution.

By Scott Wiener and Daniel Kammen

Senator Wiener is the chairman of the California Senate’s Housing Committee.

Dr. Kammen is a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/opinion/california-home-prices-climate.html


WHAT FOOD-RELATED CAUSES DO U.S. CONSUMERS CARE ABOUT TODAY?

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2019/what-food-related-causes-do-us-consumers-care-about-today.html


Scenic City Sights Linked To Higher Happiness

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/scenic-city-sights-linked-to-higher-happiness/


Trump’s Pick to Head Interior Blocked Report Warning of Pesticide Risk to 1,000+ Endangered Species

https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-interior-pesticides-endangered-species-2632923847.html


CLIMATE FWD: (NY Times)

One Thing You Can Do: Brew a Greener Cup of Coffee

Also this week: Our correspondent braves the Northern European winter on a commuter bike

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/climate/nyt-climate-newsletter-coffee.html


Wounded Wilderness: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 30 Years Later

On the surface, Prince William Sound appears to have recovered.

But you don’t have to dig too deep—into the soil or into memories—

to find the spill’s lingering effects.

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/wounded-wilderness-the-exxon-valdez-oil-spill-30-years-later/


The Doomsday Vault’s home is already altered by climate change. A report says it could get worse.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/03/27/doomsday-vaults-home-is-already-altered-by-climate-change-report-says-it-could-get-worse/