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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 – February 2017

An Economy of Meaning, or Bust

Current economic systems are dismal because they waste our precious time. We can pause to reevaluate, and redesign.

By John Boik, February 6, 2017

It’s not often that a scientist gets to use the words love, creativity, and wisdom in a paper, especially when writing about economics. Perhaps that’s because economics, the dismal science, is obsessed with dismal systems—make that abysmal systems, relative to need.

To be clear, I’m not speaking of the specific policies of the US, the EU, China, the World Bank or others. I’m speaking of dominant economic systems as wholes—especially their underlying conceptual models (macro and micro) and the world views upon which they are based.

A human has only so many minutes in life. Time is the bedrock scarcity. If a person isn’t doing something meaningful in a given moment, he’s doing something less than meaningful.

Richard Heinberg on ‘America First’

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

Tesla helps Sierra Nevada Brewing make ‘green’ beer

Awash in Green and Gold: The Emerging Restoration Economy in Kenya

Scotland sets 50% renewable energy target

The New Water Alchemists: Regenerative Agriculture


Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

‘Circular economy’: To strengthen Minnesota, find value in what we now waste


Stroud Micro Dairy – a look at the new community-led enterprise planning a milk revolution in the Five Valleys

Reforming our Land Management, Economy and Agricultural Practices

‘Circular economy’: To strengthen Minnesota, find value in what we now waste

‘Beyond the extreme’: Scientists marvel at ‘increasingly non-natural’ Arctic warmth

Introducing the Biophilia Retail System & Concept Store

How regenerative agriculture and robotics can benefit each other

Carbon Farming (Video) | CleanTechnica

Regenerative Agriculture: Our Best Shot At Cooling The Planet ……/regenerative-agriculture-our-best-shot

Carbon Farming: Regenerative Agriculture for Climate Stabilization

Beyond organic: Carbon farming is a pathway to climate stabilization and resilient soils

Carbon Farming: positive change from the ground up

MRCD awarded $200,000 grant for carbon farming

Open-source plant database confirms top US bioenergy crop

China kept on smashing renewables records in 2016

China to launch ‘environmental police’ force

New Evidence That the Atlantic Ocean’s Big Current Is Unstable

Apple, Facebook and Google top Greenpeace’s clean energy report

Bumblebee listed as endangered species for first time

A bumblebee is now on the endangered species list for the first time in a “race against extinction,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday.The agency placed the rusty patched bumblebee on the list because of a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years. Since the late 1990s, the population of the species has plummeted 87%.Named because of the rust-colored marks on its back, the bee was once common and abundant across 28 states from Connecticut to South Dakota. Today, the bee is only found in small, scattered populations in 13 states.“Our top priority is to act quickly to prevent extinction of the rusty patched bumblebee,” wildlife service Midwest regional director Tom Melius said in a statement. “Listing the bee as endangered will help us mobilize partners and focus resources on finding ways right now to stop the decline.”

Wind power now runs all the electric passenger trains in the Netherlands

Pesticides kill over ten million bees in Brazil’s countryside

A $12,000 open-source hardware platform to develop electric vehicles

Exxon ordered to turn over 40 years of climate change research

Humans have destroyed 7 percent of Earth’s pristine forest landscapes just since 2000

This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat power to rise from Chernobyl’s nuclear ashes

Tesla will power its Gigafactory with a 70-megawatt solar farm

Electroads: Wireless Vehicle-Charging Roads Rolling Out in Tel Aviv

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags

China suspends 85 planned coal power plants

Ford says electric vehicles will overtake gas in 15 years, announces all-electric 300-mile SUV, hybrid F-150, Mustang, and more

US solar power employs more people than oil

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not ‘a magician with a magic wand’

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words