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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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Climate Change

Banking on Climate?
https://www.ran.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Banking_on_Climate_Change_2019_vFINAL1.pdf



Hundreds of workers defy Amazon rules to protest company’s climate failures
Employees ‘needed to stand up for what’s right’ despite policy barring workers from speaking about business
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/27/amazon-workers-climate-protest



Danone North America Announces Partnership with rePlant Capital
https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/colorado/danone-north-america-announces-partnership-with-replant-capital/article_94d24851-e526-5d04-be2d-11619f316bad.html



Naomi Klein: Climate Solutions That Neglect Inequality Are Doomed to Fail
https://truthout.org/articles/naomi-klein-climate-solutions-that-neglect-inequality-are-doomed-to-fail/



Ag Policy Must Value Independent Farmers Over Corporate Ag
https://www.nrdc.org/experts/arohi-sharma/valuing-independent-farmers-over-corporate-agribusinesses



California Can Be Carbon Neutral in 25 years—with Drastic Action
To meet its ambitious goal, the state will have to pull carbon from the
atmosphere and tackle emissions from agriculture and landfills, a new
report says
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-can-be-carbon-neutral-in-25-years-with-drastic-action/



In Cuba, greener farming means cleaner rivers
https://climateandcapitalism.com/2020/01/31/cuba-farming-rivers/



Not Enough Funding for Climate Change Prevention Research, Study Says
https://wholefoodsmagazine.com/news/main-news/not-enough-funding-for-climate-change-prevention-research-study-says/



The misallocation of climate research funding
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629619309119



Indigo Ag partners with Verra and Climate Action Reserve to measure soil carbon
Measuring soil carbon is key for farmers to be paid for sequestering carbon.
https://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/indigo-partners-with-verra-and-climate-action-reserve-to-measure-soil-carbon



General Mills launches regenerative agriculture pilot with Kansas wheat farmers
Program aims to advance adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and improve overall water quality in key watershed.
https://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/general-mills-launches-regenerative-agriculture-pilot-with-kansas-wheat-farmers



The Time for Postponing Climate Action Is Over
https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2020/01/21/climate-action-decade/



Oceans continue to warm
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00376-020-9283-7.pdf



The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019
https://therevelator.org/extinction-species-lost-2019/

 


An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief
https://www.latimes.com/la-sci-col1-climate-change-art-2019-story.html



While therapists say that climate change-caused anxiety is growing
https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-11/feeling-distressed-about-climate-change-heres-how-to-manage-it



Humans risk living in an empty world, warns UN biodiversity chief
Ahead of the World Economic Forum, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema urges
governments to take definitive action on climate, deforestation and
pollution
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/20/humans-risk-living-in-an-empty-world-warns-un-biodiversity-chief-aoe



Biochar Market Analysis, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies
https://fusionscienceacademy.com/biochar-market-analysis-market-share-application-analysis-regional-outlook-competitive-strategies/



The battle between animals and plastics
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/the-battle-between-animals-and-plastics-trash-pollution-plastic-waste



Philippine study finds microplastics inside a commonly consumed fish
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/philippine-study-finds-microplastics-inside-a-commonly-consumed-fish/



AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion
https://apnews.com/c89d01fd28ab067ef9bf5ca017904768



Zero-carbon hydrogen injected into gas grid for first time in groundbreaking UK trial
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/24/hydrogen-uk-gas-grid-keele-university



Paris climate goals may be beyond reach
https://climatenewsnetwork.net/paris-climate-goals-may-be-beyond-reach/



Activists Find Evidence of Formosa Plant in Texas Still Releasing Plastic Pollution Despite $50 Million Settlement
https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/01/18/diane-wilson-formosa-point-comfort-texas-plastic-pollution-settlement



Congress requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump (rising seas)
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-30/new-us-law-probe-marshall-islands-nuclear-waste-site-threatened-by-rising-seas



PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water Far More Prevalent Than Previously Reported
https://www.ewg.org/research/national-pfas-testing/#.XikZVBUL-I4.mailto



Circularity Global Report
https://assets.websitefiles.com/5e185aa4d27bcf348400ed82/5e26ead616b6d1d157ff4293_20200120%20-%20CGR%20Global%20-%20Report%20web%20single%20page%20-%20210x297mm%20-%20compressed.pdf



Insurance industry and climate chaos costs
http://thoughtleadership.aon.com/Documents/20200122-if-natcat2020.pdf



Australia’s Fires Show How Wealth Inequality Compounds Climate Disasters
https://truthout.org/articles/australias-fires-show-how-wealth-inequality-compounds-climate-disasters/


Greenhouse gas from fossil and petrochemical production
https://www.environmentalintegrity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Greenhouse-Gases-from-Oil-Gas-and-Petrochemical-Production.pdf



“Grand Coalitions” with Big Oil and Gas Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis
http://priceofoil.org/2020/01/28/grand-coalitions-with-big-oil-and-gas-wont-solve-the-climate-crisis/



Nearly All Americans Want to Get Off Fossil Fuels
https://otherwords.org/nearly-all-americans-want-to-get-off-fossil-fuels/



The Amazon Lost 24,000 Square Miles of Land This Decade
https://undark.org/2019/12/31/amazon-24000-square-miles-deforestation/



What Barry Commoner’s Four Principles of Ecology Has to Do With China’s Coronavirus
“The present system of production is self-destructive; the present course of human civilization is suicidal.”
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/27/what-barry-commoners-four-principles-ecology-has-do-chinas-coronavirus



The New Industrial Revolution Will Be Undeniably Green
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-new-industrial-revolution-will-be-undeniably-green/



5 Things You Should Know About the Earth’s Warming Ocean
https://therevelator.org/ocean-climate-change/



Why We Might Be the Last Generation to Prevent Climate Collapse
Slow Factory founder Céline Semaan details why this decade is one of action, particularly for those in the fashion industry.
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/last-generation-climate-collapse-slow-factory



Forty Years After “Baby Beluga,” Here’s Why I’m Enlisting in War World III to Defeat the Climate Crisis by Raffi (yes, THAT Raffi)
Four decades after release of iconic children’s song—and as we run out of time to respond to the existential climate emergency our world faces—I’ve run out of patience. We have just ten years to secure the future.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/24/forty-years-after-baby-beluga-heres-why-im-enlisting-war-world-iii-defeat-climate



A GROWING SENSE OF INEQUITY IS UNDERMINING TRUST
https://www.edelman.com/trustbarometer

 


Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business https://sustainablebrands.com/read/defining-the-next-economy/dispelling-5-common-myths-about-regeneration-and-regenerative-business  

 


Four Farmers Weigh In on Regenerative Ag Practices At the National No-tillage Conference, Thinking Different Pays Off. https://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/four-farmers-weigh-in-on-regenerative-ag-practices  

 


Escaping the Hell’s kitchen of climate change https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/478738-escaping-the-hells-kitchen-of-climate-change  

 


Louisiana issues permits for proposed complex that would double area’s toxic emissions 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/07/louisiana-formosa-plastics-facility-air-quality-permits-cancer-alley  

 


Gone Fishing? No Fish but Plenty of Pesticides and a Public Health Crisis https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/gone-fishing-no-fish-but-plenty-of-pesticides-and-a-public-health-crisis/  

 


Cities guide to divest https://c40.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#36000001Enhz/a/1Q000000MmBe/0sK2VDoRdYwGyPuXNGTakGB47EnJKXFUE5qWGpJEawg  

 


Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0666-7  

 


‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/07/honeybees-deaths-almonds-hives-aoe  

 


Can batteries help to limit bushfire horrors? https://climatenewsnetwork.net/can-batteries-help-to-limit-bushfire-horrors/  

 


Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right 

https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2943/study-confirms-climate-models-are-getting-future-warming-projections-right/

  


Opinion: Hollywood hypocrites at the Golden Globes By Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer 

https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/13033-opinion-hollywood-hypocrites-at-the-golden-globes  

 


George Monbiot is wrong, farming isn’t outdated — it’s sowing the seeds of our future 

https://www.cityam.com/george-monbiot-is-wrong-farming-isnt-outdated-its-sowing-the-seeds-of-our-future/  

 


New Crowdfarming Platform Looks to Help Sustainable Farmers https://modernfarmer.com/2020/01/new-crowdfarming-platform-looks-to-help-sustainable-farmers/  

 


21st century victory gardens can be used to feed the soil with carbon https://mailtribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/21st-century-victory-gardens-can-be-used-to-feed-the-soil-with-carbon  

 


The solution to the plastic waste crisis? It isn’t recycling There’s no way of making current levels of consumption ‘environmentally friendly’ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/14/plastic-waste-crisis-recycling-consumption-environmentally-friendly  

 


Plastic promises: What the grocery sector is really doing about packaging 

https://www.green-alliance.org.uk/resources/Plastic_promises.pdf  

 


Cory Booker’s Halt on Factory Farms Would Help the Climate Data from the EPA shows a steady increase in agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions, much of it linked to industrial systems of crop production and the rise of factory farms over the last two decades. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/15/cory-bookers-halt-factory-farms-would-help-climate  

 


Regulatory Rollback Tracker We are tracking environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump Administration. The table below links you to pages that describe the history of each rule and its current status and rollback efforts, including litigation and court decisions. https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/regulatory-rollback-tracker/  

 


How One Utah Community Fought the Fracking Industry — and Won Kanab, a small Utah town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society, took an unconventional path to face down a frac sand mine that threatened the region’s aquifer. 

https://therevelator.org/frac-sand-kanab/  

 


Solar Farms will Capture Greenhouse Gases to Store in the Soil https://www.solarnovus.com/solar-farms-will-capture-greenhouse-gases-to-store-in-the-soil_N12183.html  

 


Nature and business, no longer in conflict? https://www.crainsdetroit.com/conversation/nature-and-business-no-longer-conflict