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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 – November 2018

Turn your food scraps into soil


A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress,

and They Get Climate Change

More than a dozen scientists are candidates for U.S. House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.

Mexico Could Cut Electricity Prices By 40% With Renewables |

Peer to Peer Energy Protocol

Scientists, conservationists: Give Nobel Peace Prize to Jane Goodall

Humpback Whales Are Falling Silent and the Reason Will Make You Cry

The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet

William T. Vollmann’s latest opus is brilliant, but it offers no comfort to its readers.



Underestimating combined threats of deforestation

and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees From a Killer Virus


Crops that don’t need to be planted every year can reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, but currently have lower yields. These researchers and businesses are working to fix that.

How to Feed 10 Billion by 2050 Without Destroying the Planet

Forests with a diverse mix of trees can absorb more than twice

as much carbon as areas with just a single species, research has found

– a discovery that could help in the fight against climate change.

The Trump Administration Just Quietly Adopted An “Open Science” Policy

That Limits Conservation Science

Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change.

She’s Their Lawyer.

Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic to Run

Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept.

Without Changing Diets, Agriculture Alone Could Produce Enough

Emissions to Surpass 1.5°C of Global Warming

How Can You Talk to Kids About Factory Farming? These Books Can Help.

How Carbon Trading Became a Way of Life for California’s Yurok Tribe

“Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America”

A book by Eliza Griswold

The Blight of Fracking Seeps Into America’s Foundations

A major climate report will slam the door on wishful thinking.

The report is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,

an international consortium of hundreds of climate researchers convened by the United Nations


Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news

A much-awaited report from the U.N.’s top climate science panel will show an enormous gap between where we are and where we need to be to prevent dangerous levels of warming.

Europe’s Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves and a ‘Sea of Plastic’

Three Key Takeaways From the IPCC Report on 1.5 Degrees of Warming

There is no time to lose in rapidly reducing emissions

Fire and Agroforestry Are Reviving Traditional Native Foods and Communities

In Northern California, the Karuk and Yurok tribes are burning away decades of

forest management practices and revitalizing their foodways and communities.

Gas station emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations

that determine how close schools, playgrounds, and parks can be to the facilities,

according to a new study.

Global bio-economic transformation: What does it mean for forests?

Opportunities and trade-offs of a sustainable bio-based transition on a global scale

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Plastics Are Predicted to Rise

Greenhouse gas emissions from makers of plastics could wipe out the effects of emissions reductions elsewhere

Puerto Rico’s tropical forests are showing resilience after Hurricane Maria

How Brett Kavanaugh Could Reshape Environmental Law

From the Supreme Court

Saint Kavanaugh (PIERRE TRISTAM)

Why the Wilder Storms? It’s a ‘Loaded Dice’ Problem

Why climate change will bring heavier, “wilder” storms


Dismantling buildings piece by piece to preserve the reusable parts

within keeps materials out of landfills and creates more jobs that demolition.

Open-Source Food: Nutrition, Toxicology,

and Availability of Wild Edible Greens

in the East Bay



Edible wild greens could help improve food security, boost public health

and make communities more resilient to disaster.

We label fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food?

Mandatory environmental labels would change how we produce and consume in three far-reaching ways.

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Study gives depressing look at how climate change puts

Americans’ mental health at risk

Can Cities Produce Enough Food to Feed Their Citizens?

World Bank Quits Coal in Kosovo, Renewables Cheaper

America’s Nitrate Habit Is Costly and Dangerous

Prevention Is the Solution, But Voluntary Actions Fall Short

Well-fed world can slow warming too

90% of world’s children are breathing toxic air, WHO study finds

Report says air pollution is having a devastating impact on children worldwide, storing up a public health time bomb

Trump’s air pollution adviser: Clean air saves no lives

7 New species discovered in Cape kelp forests


Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment

For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late

The field has a “data gap” problem that won’t be easy to solve.

When It Comes to Sustainability, We’re a Society of Distracted Drivers

We human beings are all, in effect, driving this planet

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse manmade damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades,

including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level

Ecolabelling no help in sustainable seafood sales

Labeling encouraged consumers to buy more of all kinds of seafood, not just sustainable seafood

Where are the women in aquaculture and fisheries?

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

Many scientists believe the world has begun a sixth mass extinction, the first to be caused by a species – Homo sapiens.

The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change —

Med Students Can Help

Climate change is here, climate change is in our face, and climate change is just as relevant to physicians as it is to lobbyists or politicians

Climate Deniers on the Ballot in 2018

1,200+ U.S. Officials and Candidates

Have Rejected Fossil Fuel Cash

Decreases in global beer supply due

to extreme  drought and heat

How to Combat Climate Change with What You Eat

With this resource CFS is demonstrating that avoiding factory-raised meat

is not only possible, but necessary for our health and the health of our planet

Last month, Center for Food Safety (CFS) launched a new report and website for consumers seeking to disrupt the intensive confinement model of food animal production.

With sections including “Ten Reasons to Opt Out,” and “How to Opt Out of Industrial Meat,”

outlines the “why’s” and “how’s” of keeping factory-raised meat and poultry off your plate.

The site also has a section profiling farmers and ranchers that are producing sustainably and humanely raised meats.

Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament

Global Pattern of Microplastics (MPs) in Commercial Food-Grade Salts: Sea Salt as an Indicator of Seawater MP Pollution


Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt Brands, Study Finds Average Adult Ingests 2,000 Pieces of Microplastic Per Year

“The more we consume plastics, the more we literally consume plastic.”

Cash for plastics pollution solutions

EU to partner with PH, other nations

on managing plastic use

Making the world a better place through regenerative organic agriculture.

ROC Pilot Program & Participants

Trump to nominate former Monsanto executive to top interior department position

Aurelia Skipwith, who worked as a lawyer and in research at Monsanto, will be nominated to run the Fish and Wildlife Service

Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change

We’ve lost 60 percent of animal populations since 1970.

This generation may be last to save nature, report says

Roundup Residue Found In More Popular Breakfast Foods: Report


Action Alert: USA Today Says Climate Apocalypse

Promises a Balmy Winter

The Biggest Oil Leak You’ve Never Heard Of,

Still Leaking After 12 Years

Why Environmental Impact Bonds Are Catching On

They give cities a way to share the risk and learn whether new approaches work.

Tropical deforestation now emits more CO2 than the EU

Scientists Warn that Canadian Glacial Melting is “Outside the Scope of Normal”

Capitalism, the Climate Crisis, and Ecosocialist Solutions<

‘We Have Less Time Than We Thought’: Alarming New Study Shows Oceans Have Retained Far More Heat Than Previously Believed”

The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn’t sample it right. But it was there.

It was in the ocean already.”