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Why Regenerative Organic? 


Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC): 

Farm Like The World Depends On It


Industry encouraged to unite and champion organic

Recent figures show that transparency and the environment are more important than ever to consumers


Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: "Hate to Say, 'We Told You So'"

 


How Trump is emboldening other countries' 'bad behavior' on the climate crisis


16 tips for living with less plastic in kitchen, bathroom, garden and beauty bag

If you care about the environment and the planet, you'll know plastic is one of the biggest dangers to our world – here's how to make sure you're doing your bit


Companies seek to increase sustainability

Microsoft, ADM, Corteva Agriscience, Bayer among companies announcing sustainability plans; lawmakers introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act.


Race to Zero


Reusable Packaging Solutions for Subscription Services


Plastic – between benefit and harm

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Green Mission News – July 2020

A greener economy: how we make sustainability central to business 

https://theconversation.com/a-greener-economy-how-we-make-sustainability-central-to-business-139086

 


The Path Beyond Extinction and Escape: 

Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

Message for World Environment Day, 5th June 2020.  

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/05/path-beyond-extinction-and-escape-return-earth-regenerate-and-share

 


Nature needs cities, and cities need nature

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/nature-needs-cities-and-cities-need-nature-commentary/


New radar lets cars spot hazards around corners

https://engineering.princeton.edu/news/2020/06/24/new-radar-lets-cars-spot-hazards-around-corners


Organic farm, market and cafe opens in the Poconos

https://m.citizensvoice.com/news/organic-farm-market-and-cafe-opens-in-the-poconos-1.2639730


It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood … or is it?

How do you feel about your neighborhood now that you’ve been confined during a pandemic?

https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/its-a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-or-is-it/


Effective conservation science must shift away from doomsday views and toward solutions

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/effective-conservation-science-must-shift-away-from-doomsday-views-and-toward-solutions-study/

 


Time to hold agribusiness accountable for its climate footprint 

https://www.iatp.org/blog/202006/time-hold-agribusiness-accountable-its-climate-footprint

 


Milking the Planet :How Big Dairy is heating up the planet and hollowing rural communities

https://www.iatp.org/milking-planet


To Save the Climate, Look to the Oceans

They can be a source of clean, renewable energy, sustainable food, and more

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/to-save-the-climate-look-to-the-oceans/

 


Plastic rain in protected areas of the United States

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6496/1257

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Giant towers made of bricks can store energy 

Each brick weighs more than a fully loaded school bus.

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/06/giant-towers-made-of-bricks-can-store-energy/

 


This European country may have the most ambitious green agenda yet. 

Here’s how it plans to go carbon neutral

https://fortune.com/2020/06/21/austria-green-new-deal-carbon-neutral/

 


US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance | Environment

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/04/us-ranks-24th-in-the-world-on-environmental-performance

 


COVID-19 is laying waste to many US recycling programs

https://theconversation.com/covid-19-is-laying-waste-to-many-us-recycling-programs-139733

 


Vegetarians are slimmer and less extroverted than meat eaters

The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. This is the result of a large-scale study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. A connection with depressive moods as other studies had found could not be confirmed.

https://www.cbs.mpg.de/vegetarians-are-slimmer-and-less-extroverted-than-meat-eaters

 


Chefs could be the missing ingredient to circular food systems

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/chefs-could-be-missing-ingredient-circular-food-systems

 


Cost of agriculture university courses to halve, National Farmers Federation praises policy as ‘commonsense’

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-06-22/cheaper-agriculture-course/12378710


PFAS Present Throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/06/pfas-food-chain/

 


Research Story Tip: Something in the Water: Environmental Pollutant May Be More Hazardous Than Previously Thought

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/research-story-tip-something-in-the-water-environmental-pollutant-may-be-more-hazardous-than-previously-thought

 


If My House Were the World: 

The Renewable Energy Transition Via Chickens and Solar Cookers

https://www.postcarbon.org/if-my-house-were-the-world-the-renewable-energy-transition-via-chickens-and-solar-cookers/


United States: An Obituary

It is reasonable to ask whether the United States 

will continue to exist as a unified nation for much longer.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/10/united-states-obituary


New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

Work Offers Promise for Lightweight Materials for Energy Technologies 

https://uh.edu/news-events/stories/2020/june-2020/06042020ardebili-modeling-electrode.php

 


Eat less and live a long healthy life? Study shows “not in all cases”

An underlying assumption of research on aging holds that dietary restriction (and drugs that mimic its effects) will slow aging to extend both lifespan and healthspan jointly. While eating a Spartan diet has been shown to robustly extend lifespan and delay age-related diseases in many species, a genome-wide analysis of 160 genetically distinct strains of the fruit fly  D. melanogaster shows that lifespan and healthspan are not linked under dietary restriction. Results are published in  Current Biology. 

https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/eat-less-and-live-a-long-healthy-life-study-shows-not-in-all-cases/

 


Egg-based coating preserves fresh produce

Rice University lab’s protein coating extends shelf life of perishable fruits and vegetables

https://news.rice.edu/2020/06/04/egg-based-coating-preserves-fresh-produce/

 


Temperatures Predict Bird Biodiversity

Birds are pretty sensitive when it comes to temperature. Some species struggle to keep warm during cold winters. Other birds have expanded their range northward as global climate has warmed. It turns out scientists can use this close relationship between temperatures and bird behavior to predict bird  biodiversity

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146800/temperatures-predict-bird-biodiversity

 


PLASTIC PANIC DURING THE PANDEMIC: HOW SINGLE-USE ITEMS MEANT TO PROTECT US WILL HARM THE PLANET

https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/plastic-panic-during-the-pandemic-how-single-use-items-meant-to-protect-us-will-harm-the-planet/

 


Study finds that Plastic Recycling from Europe 

being dumped in Asian Waters

https://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/news-and-events/news-archive/2020/june/study-finds-that-plastic-recycling-from-europe-being-dumped-in-asian-waters-1.html

 


Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Seasonal peak reaches 417 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa Observatory reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million for 2020 in May, the highest monthly reading ever recorded, scientists from NOAA and  Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.  

https://research.noaa.gov/article/ArtMID/587/ArticleID/2636/Rise-of-carbon-dioxide-unabated


Human Activity Threatens 50 Billion Years of Vertebrate Evolutionary History 

Research led by the Zoological Society of London, Imperial College London and TAU highlights which endangered species should be prioritized for conservation

https://www.aftau.org/press-release—evolution


Tree Planting Unites Portland Community

https://nonperele.com/tree-planting-unites-portland-community/


How Small Family Forests Can Help Meet the Climate Challenge

As efforts grow to store more CO2 emissions in forests, one sector has been overlooked — small, family-owned woodlands, which comprise 38 percent of U.S. forests. Now, a major conservation initiative is aiming to help these owners manage their lands for maximum carbon storage. 

https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-small-family-forests-can-help-meet-the-climate-challenge

 


The Roots of a Staple Crop

UCSB researcher’s work reveals maize became a key food source in Central America 4,700 years ago 

https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2020/019919/roots-staple-crop

 


Surface air temperature for May 2020

Globally, May was 0.63°C warmer than the average May from 1981-2010, the warmest May in this data record. The last twelve-month period was close to 0.7°C warmer than average, matching the warmest twelve-month period. Although May was colder than average for Europe, spring was 0.7°C above average.  

https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-may-2020


‘Selling off the future’: Trump allows fishing in marine monument

President Trump signed a proclamation Friday that opened the Atlantic Ocean’s only fully protected marine sanctuary to commercial fishing, dismissing arguments that crab traps, fishing nets and lines dangling hooks can harm fish and whales. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/06/05/trump-fishing-seamounts-marine-national-monument/

 


Dual-use solar farms welcome nature back to the land

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/dual-use-solar-farms-welcome-nature-back-land

 


Quality Control of CBD Processing and Testing

https://www.petage.com/quality-control-of-cbd-processing-and-testing/

 


Fivefold growth of forest fires in Siberia reported

https://apnews.com/081bb0a6004b3f0596a2dab7cfd9817d

 


Ecosystem degradation could raise risk of pandemics

Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_802904_en.html

 


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

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/09/the-guardian-view-on-a-green-new-deal-save-jobs-and-the-planet

 


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.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2020/se/global-warming-will-cause-ecosystems-to-produce-more-methane-than-first-predicted.html

 


Farming for the Future at Frey Vineyards

https://greenmoney.com/farming-for-the-future-at-frey-vineyards/

 


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

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/better-wines-among-the-pines-agroforestry-can-climate-proof-grapes-french-researchers-show/

 


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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-environment/vatican-urges-catholics-to-drop-investments-in-fossil-fuels-arms-idUSKBN23P1HI

 


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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daphneewingchow/2020/06/24/earths-rapidly-degrading-soil-is-bad-news-for-human-health/#459db8f57865

 


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

https://www.dgist.ac.kr/en/html/sub06/060202.html?mode=V&no=6ff9fd313750b1b188ffaff3edddb8d3&GotoPage=1

 


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

https://www.umces.edu/news/maryland-off-shore-wind-farm-could-become-stop-over


Turning Wastewater into a Resource

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

https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/421469-turning-wastewater-into-a-resource

 


Multiple Crises Signal the Need to Change Course

People are calling for change. It’s time.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/27/multiple-crises-signal-need-change-course