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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 2018

Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients?

Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It

A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.

 

The joint research, led by three Drexel professors, Jonathan Deutsch, PhD professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality ManagementHasan Ayaz, PhD, associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Rajneesh Suri, PhD, professor in the LeBow College of Business along with three graduate students Siddharth Bhatt, Jeonggyu Lee and Ben Fulton, sought to find out if foods made from surplus ingredients — termed value-added surplus products (VASP) — that would have been otherwise wasted can be a promising solution to food insecurity if appropriately marketed to consumers.

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/December/Food-Waste-Marketability-Research/


Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022

The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/15/ford-to-invest-11bn-and-have-40-hybrid-and-fully-electric-vehicles-by-2022


Energy From the Sun Student Guide

http://www.need.org/files/curriculum/guides/EnergyfromtheSunStudentGuide.pdf 


Building a record size offshore wind farm

https://www.ecowatch.com/offshore-wind-farm-2529673178.html


Responsible consumption, a guide to a zero-waste New Year

https://guardian.ng/property/responsible-consumption-a-guide-to-a-zero-waste-new-year/


After years of steady cost decline for solar and wind technologies, renewable power is becoming an increasingly competitive way to meet new generation needs.

http://www.irena.org/-/_2017_Power_Costs_2018_summary.pdf?la=en&haC3


District heating warms cities without fossil fuels

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/district-heating-warms-cities-without-fossil-fuels/


‘Days Numbered’ for Fossil Fuels: Sanders Backs Demand for Rapid Energy Transformation

“The issue in front of us is not a scientific debate,” the senator said.

“It has everything to do political will.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/01/days-numbered-fossil-fuels-sanders-backs-demand-rapid-energy-transformation


You want to eat meat that’s been ethically raised.

But how can you know for sure?

https://amp.bangordailynews.com/2018/01/12/homestead/you-want-to-eat-meat-thats-been-ethically-raised-but-how-can-you-know-for-sure/


7 Ways to Launch Your Own Anti-Plastics Movement

https://www.ecowatch.com/toward-a-plastic-free-future-2519406874.html


The Problem of Plastic Waste will require Drastic Measures

http://cleanmalaysia.com/2018/01/15/problem-plastic-waste-will-require-drastic-measures/


New fountains and bottle-refill points to tackle London’s plastic waste

Exclusive: Mayor of London announces scheme to reduce packaging waste and improve access to tap water

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/23/new-fountains-and-bottle-refill-points-to-tackle-londons-plastic-waste


99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why

At the Pacific Ocean’s largest green sea turtle rookery, a crisis is unfolding, likely thanks to warming temperatures. Will this become a global problem?

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/australia-green-sea-turtles-turning-female-climate-change-raine-island-sex-temperature/


World’s largest money manager to CEOs: You must do good for society

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2018/01/16/worlds-largest-money-manager-to-ceos-you-must-do-good-for-society/?utm_term=.0189d19df0e1


10 Million Acres of New National Parks Created in Chile

https://www.ecowatch.com/chile-national-parks-2529955708.html


Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/02/us-ocean-monuments-environment-trump


Save the Arctic

The Arctic is the world’s air conditioner, but amid global climate change it’s warming twice

as fast as the rest of the world. In the last 30 years 75% of the summer sea ice volume

has disappeared, causing oil companies to try and take advantage.

https://www.savethearctic.org


World’s biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign

Vast 1.8m sq km fishing-free zone would protect species, such as penguins, leopard seals

and whales, and help mitigate the effects of climate change.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/13/worlds-biggest-wildlife-reserve-planned-for-antarctica-in-global-campaign


New measurement confirms: The ozone is coming back

Despite lots of year-to-year variability, trends are now becoming clear.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/new-measurement-confirms-the-ozone-is-coming-back/


Carbon Omission

How the U.S. Media Underreported Climate Change in 2017

https://www.citizen.org/sites/default/files/public-citizen-carbon-omission-media-report-january-2018.pdf


Polluted air, water to be cleared up by 2020

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1084723.shtml


3 Reasons a Meat Tax Is a Good Idea

https://www.ecowatch.com/meat-tax-us-2529634937.html


Better Composting Crucial to SF Reaching Zero Waste

Although the city isn’t likely to meet its goal of zero waste by 2020,

San Francisco has dramatically reduced how much it sends to the landfill.

http://www.sfweekly.com/news/waste-not-want-not/


British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/15/british-supermarket-chickens-show-record-levels-of-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs


How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy

It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/solidarity/how-to-bring-caring-for-kids-and-elders-and-other-acts-of-love-into-the-economy-20180122


Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6371/eaam7240


2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño, thanks to global warming

Climate scientists predicted the rapid rise in global surface temperatures that we’re now seeing

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/02/2017-was-the-hottest-year-on-record-without-an-el-nino-thanks-to-global-warming


Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43144-getting-to-350-what-it-will-take-to-fix-global-warming


More than half of Norway’s new car sales now electric or hybrid, figures show

Generous tax breaks and incentives like free city tolls and parking put country en route to meet electric-only vehicle market by 2025

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/04/over-half-of-norways-new-car-sales-now-electric-or-hybrid-figures-show


Climate Change Could Make 327 Toxic Sites Even More Dangerous

https://www.care2.com/causes/climate-change-could-make-327-toxic-sites-even-more-dangerous.html


Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy

https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/brazil-announces-end-to-amazon-mega-dam-building-policy/


Quarter of British honey contaminated with bee-harming pesticides, research reveals

Although the contamination rate has fallen from a half since a partial EU ban the insecticides remain in the farmed environment posing a serious risk to bees

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/05/quarter-of-british-honey-contaminated-with-bee-harming-pesticides-research-reveals


Belize Ends Oil Operations in Its Ocean Waters

https://www.ecowatch.com/belize-offshore-drilling-wwf-2522728566.html


Other Countries Have High-Speed Trains. We Have Deadly Accidents and Crumbling Infrastructure.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43143-other-countries-have-high-speed-trains-we-have-deadly-accidents-and-crumbling-infrastructure


Rubbish already building up at UK recycling plants due to China import ban

Plastic that would have been imported to China will cause chaos for councils as it mounts up, warn industry experts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/02/rubbish-already-building-up-at-uk-recycling-plants-due-to-china-import-ban


Poke Bowls Are Trendy, but Are They Sustainable? (2 min. video)

https://www.ecowatch.com/poke-tuna-oceana-2522775789.html


Reduce waste, recycle more, and stop the burning

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/05/reduce-waste-recycle-more-and-stop-the-burning


Civilized UK, rebuking Trump on Coal, now 30% Wind Powered

https://www.juancole.com/2018/01/civilized-rebuking-powered.html


California Has Ample Ways to Fight Trump on Drilling

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/california-ample-ways-fight-trump-drilling/


Donald Trump Has Sold Out Family Farmers

Trump claims he’s “fighting for our farmers,” but his policies mainly benefit agribusiness.

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-has-sold-out-family-farmers/


‘Like thunder in the ground’: Texans fear link between quakes and fracking waste

Wastewater injection, a byproduct of fracking, is the likely culprit behind a surge of earthquakes in northern Texas – and residents want accountability

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/05/texas-earthquakes-fracking-wastewater-wells-envidence


Climate Web Pages Erased and Obscured under Trump

Critics of the new administration see a troubling pattern where information is hidden from the public

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-web-pages-erased-and-obscured-under-trump/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share


It’s Time to Confront the Scourge of Capitalism in the Food System

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43147-it-s-time-to-confront-the-scourge-of-advertising-in-the-capitalist-food-system


Trump’s Assault on Solar Masks an Epic Crisis in the Nuclear Industry

http://progressive.org/dispatches/trumps-assault-on-solar-masks-an-epic-crisis-in-nuclear-180125/


Climate Denial Will Kill Us

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/climate-denial-will-kill-us/


CHANGING THE DIGITAL CLIMATE

H o w Climate Change W e b C o n t e n t is Being Censored U n d e r  t h e  T r u m p  Administration

https://envirodatagov.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Part-3-Changing-the-Digital-Climate-1.pdf


Digging In: Land Rights, Food Sovereignty and a Pop-Up Restaurant in Detroit

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43168-digging-in-land-rights-food-sovereignty-and-a-food-truck-in-detroit


Further collaboration between The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

https://www.eppm.com/industry-news/further-collaboration-between-the-ellen-macarthur-foundation/


INSIDE COCA-COLA’S SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

https://packagingeurope.com/inside-coca-cola-sustainability-action-plan-europe/


DONALD TRUMP STILL DOESN’T BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE

The president thinks polar caps are “setting records.” They’re not.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/donald-trump-still-doesnt-believe-in-climate-change


In the Age of Big Climate Change we have to stop Farting Carbon

https://www.juancole.com/2018/01/climate-change-farting.html


No, Polar Ice Isn’t Growing and, Yes, We Are Boiling the Earth

https://www.juancole.com/2018/01/trump-growing-boiling.html


11 billion pieces of plastic bring disease threat to coral reefs

https://theconversation.com/11-billion-pieces-of-plastic-bring-disease-threat-to-coral-reefs-90694


New risk of atmospheric aerosols as sunscreen

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/new-risk-atmospheric-aerosols-sunscreen/


Climate change threatens half of US bases worldwide, Pentagon report finds
Defense department says wild weather could endanger 1,700 sites

Findings run counter to White House views on climate

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/31/climate-change-threatens-us-military-bases-pentagon