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The Guardian view on a green new deal: save jobs and the planet 

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisis

Global Warming Will Cause Ecosystems 

to Produce More Methane Than First Predicted 

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems will release more of the greenhouse gas methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

Farming for the Future at Frey Vineyards

Better wines among the pines: Agroforestry can climate-proof grapes, French researchers show

Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms - Reuters   

Earth’s Rapidly Degrading Soil Is Bad News For Human Health

Trapping the Sun: New Thin-Film Technology Uses Sustainable Components for Solar Panels

Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over region for migrating striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon 

Turning Wastewater into a Resource

A new European initiative aims to create a “Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis”

Multiple Crises Signal the Need to Change Course

People are calling for change. It's time.

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Green Mission News – February 2016

Key Issue Ignored by Presidential Candidates: Foodcornfarm-a

‘Presidential candidates should seize the opportunity to improve the nation’s food and farm system for the benefit of us all’

“Why don’t candidates talk about food?”

That’s a question asked by the Des Moines Register‘s editorial board this weekend, who also pointed out that the “first-in-the nation caucuses are held in one of the world’s great agricultural centers.”

It should be a major issue for presidential candidates, the Register says, because

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Solar panel costs set to fall 10% a year

Solar panel costs set to fall 10% a year

‘It’s Gonna Be Messy, It’s Gonna Be Slow’:

The Way to a Circular Economy

LA uses plastic balls, Japan uses solar panels. Japan is building the World’s largest floating solar power plant

There’s Rage-Inducing New Data On The Amount Of Plastic In The Ocean

Scientists: Up to 37 times more floating microplastics than previously estimated.

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest  Dr Paul Salaman

Venezuela’s Food Revolution Has Fought Off Big Agribusiness and Promoted Agroecology

Paris climate goals mean emissions need to drop below zero

The great climate robbery: How the food system drives climate change and what we can do about it

BizNGO – Chemical Footprint 2015

The Global Risks Report 2016


IMF Paper Calls for Carbon Tax on Aviation, Shipping

Paris climate deal’s omission of these sectors’ carbon emissions ‘scandalous, but sadly predictable’

The Soil Pioneers: Local farmers dig for climate change solutions


Walmart Canada Will Start Charging for Plastic Bags

Walmart Canada Will Start Charging for Plastic Bags

Josh Fox on His New Doc “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” (includes 13 minute video)

Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

These are the Pioneers of the Circular Economy

These are the Pioneers of the Circular Economy

The Circular Economy on the Blue Planet

NYC Freegans Fight Food Waste

One Dumpster-Dive at a Time

Are smart cities green?

6 Easy Ways to Live a More Zero-Waste Life

Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay vote for Styrofoam bans


Queen of recycling who uses cocoa powder for blusher and moss for toilet paper reveals the tricks of living a ‘zero waste lifestyle’

Novelis, Unilever, Forum Co-Develop Tools to Help Ease Shift to Circular Products, Business Models

Birds stop migrating as rubbish dumps provide winter feeding grounds

For some birds, feeding at waste sites seems preferable to long migrations to warmer climates, but researchers warn of risks to ecosystems and health

Greenland’s Melting Ice Problem May Be Far Worse Than We Realized

A new study shows climate change can undercut nature’s way of protecting the ice.

Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It’s Getting Worse

Grenada Is Developing Climate-Smart Agriculture

Grenada Is Developing Climate-Smart Agriculture

10 Farmer Training Programs Helping Veterans Heal

Techniques for storing water in the soil for the dry days ahead


GM 2.0? ‘Gene-editing’ produces GMOs that must be regulated as GMOs

Investment at German site allows production of packaging made of 100% recyclate

Meeting rising regional demand for PET and rPET

Virgin PET, recycled pellet market narrows

Seventh Generation introduces recyclable, flexible SUP

The new pouch is a multilayer PE structure that provides functional and aesthetic advantages comparable to a mixed-material structure, but solves the recycling challenge.

Four things to know before you get your new Minneapolis organics bin

Local author to speak on organics vs. GMOs Sunday

How to grow plants and raise fish simultaneously

How to grow plants and raise fish simultaneously

New London restaurant uses only wonky veg, first zero-waste restaurant Tiny Leaf is using only misshapen out-of-date fruit and veg donated by organic retailers


Combatting Food Waste

Organic and non-GMO: Competition or counterparts in the healthy foods movement?

USDA whistleblower launches new bee research effort

Do this cleaning product’s eco-claims actually mean anything?

Do this cleaning product’s eco-claims actually mean anything?

Packaged Facts: As Non-GMO Market Grows, an “Organic” Tug of War Ensues

Organic foods are non-GMO, but not all non-GMO foods are organic, say natural food trade groups

The Hottest Trend in 3D Printing Could Change the Way You Buy Running Shoes