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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 November 2015

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http://www.asianage.com/columnists/soil-pilgrimage-994

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GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N12C0Z520151029?rpc=401&


World’s “appetite” for renewables is growing, but faster transition is needed, says International Energy Agency

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WEO2015SpecialReportonEnergyandClimateChange.pdf


Coal’s Terminal Decline

How a bad year for coal in 2014 has been followed by the biggest fall in consumption ever
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/climate/2015/Coals-Terminal-Decline.pdf


Vandana Shiva: West’s ‘fail-anthropy’

http://www.asianage.com/columnists/west-s-fail-anthropy-000


Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit Yet Another Record

https://www.wmo.int/media/content/greenhouse-gas-concentrations-hit-yet-another-record


The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations through 2014

http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/ghg-bulletin_11_en.pdf


The Global Frackdown (to Paris)

http://www.globalfrackdown.org/about/


Biological Research & Permaculture Internships in the Rainforest of Ecuador

http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/Ts2zkdsHStW4


Recycling: Carousel of Progress Or Runaway Train?

http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/news/breaking-news/carousel-progress-or-runaway-train23443512


Regenerative Farming is the Key to a Healthier Planet

http://planetsave.com/2015/10/30/regenerative-farming-is-the-key-to-a-healthier-planet/


The Clean Energy Future

http://synapse-energy.com/sites/default/files/Clean-Energy-Future-15-054.pdf


GREEN THUMBED RESIDENTS UNITE FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN INITIATIVE

http://www.merrillfotonews.com/2015/11/08/green-thumbed-residents-unite-for-community-garden-initiative/


Vermont STATE CARBON TAX WOULD RAISE GAS PRICES BY AS MUCH AS 88 CENTS A GALLON

http://vtdigger.org/2015/10/25/state-carbon-tax-would-raise-gas-prices-by-as-much-as-88-cents-a-gallon/


Hirshberg makes the case for social innovation

http://www.nhbr.com/October-30-2015/Hirshberg-makes-the-case-for-social-innovation/


Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3052240/restoring-global-soil-quality-is-one-of-the-best-things-we-can-do-for-climate-change


Carpet recyclers ‘need higher value outlets’

http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/carpet-recyclers-need-higher-value-outlets/


Why Transparent Communications Is a Key Driver of the Shift to the Circular Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roland-jonkhoff/why-transparent-communica_b_8406154.html


TRUCOST IDENTIFIES $10 BILLION OPPORTUNITY FOR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

http://circulatenews.org/2015/10/trucost-identifies-10-billion-opportunity-for-electronics-industry/


Kingfisher and IKEA poised for business model shake-up

http://www.edie.net/news/5/Kingfisher-IKEA-sustainability-business-models-sharing-circular-economy/


Recycling initiative expanded to all Levi stores in US

http://waste-management-world.com/a/clothing-recycling-initiative-expanded-to-all-levi-stores-in-us


6 New Rules of Business for the Next Industrial Revolution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-murray/6-new-rules-of-business-industrial-revolution_b_8368664.html


COMMON MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY SAY INDUSTRY GROUPS

http://www.rebnews.com/news/resource_efficiency/common_minimum_requirements_needed_extended_producer_responsibility.html


Animal Planet to Premiere New Series RESTORATION WILD, 11/6

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Animal-Planet-to-Premiere-New-Series-RESTORATION-WILD-116-20151021#


You Choose: Do You Want to Eat Food Produced by Degenerative or Regenerative Agriculture?

https://ecowatch.com/2015/10/28/regenerative-degenerative/


Are the Paris Climate Talks having a last-minute wobble?

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2431856/are-the-paris-climate-talks-having-a-last-minute-wobble


GMO-Free Labelling Surges

http://www.foodmag.com.au/News/GMO-Free-Labelling-Surges


GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars

www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/sugar-gmo-idUSL1N12C0Z520151029#hlZy0VHI5WSmd8fC.99


Judge allows intervenors in lawsuit challenging GMO ban

http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20151104/judge-allows-intervenors-in-lawsuit-challenging-gmo-ban


GMO vs Biodiversity

http://www.pressenza.com/2015/11/gmo-vs-biodiversity/


Weight of water bottles decreases, while recycled content increases

According to Beverage Marketing Corp., the use of rPET in bottled water packaging has increased to 21 percent.

https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/water-bottle-weight-decreases-recycled-content-increases


Middle Earth Honey goes global, and sets about saving the bee

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/73085461/middle-earth-honey-goes-global-and-sets-about-saving-the-bee


Downtown Mpls. Hotel Harvests Its Own Rooftop Honey

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/10/22/downtown-mpls-hotel-harvests-its-own-rooftop-honey/


Big Win for Farm Workers as EPA Moves to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/30/big-win-farm-workers-epa-moves-ban-dangerous-pesticide


London investors are more concerned about the impact of their money on the environment and other ethical concerns than the rest of the country.

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/on-the-money-london-investors-favour-fair-and-honest-firms-a3095106.html


Circular economy highlighted at ‘Save the Planet’ congress

http://www.recyclinginternational.com/recycling-news/9173/business/bulgaria/circular-economy-highlighted-039-save-planet-039-congress


UK Brands Turning to Co-Creation to Help Unlock Packaging Innovations

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/packaging/maxine_perella/uk_brands_turning_co-creation_help_unlock_packaging_innovati