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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 2018

Turn your food scraps into soil

BECOME A SOIL MAKER, OR FIND ONE NEAR YOU.

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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.

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23102018/scientist-congress-house-race-candidate-kopser-casten-luria-climate-change-trump-agenda


Mexico Could Cut Electricity Prices By 40% With Renewables |

Peer to Peer Energy Protocol

https://www.p2pep.com/mexico-could-cut-electricity-prices-by-40-with-renewables/


Scientists, conservationists: Give Nobel Peace Prize to Jane Goodall

https://news.mongabay.com/2018/10/scientists-conservationists-give-nobel-peace-prize-to-jane-goodall/


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

https://www.ecowatch.com/humpback-whales-stop-singing-2615448209.html


The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet

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

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/william-vollmann-carbon-ideologies/568309/


WATCH: FINDING COMMON GROUND ON THE ENVIRONMENT

IN A PARTISAN POLITICAL CLIMATE (video; 1 hour)

https://ensia.com/videos/environment-partisan-political-climate/


Underestimating combined threats of deforestation

and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181007084042.htm


8 Indoor Crops for Winter Gardening

http://modernfarmer.com/2018/10/8-indoor-crops-for-winter-gardening/


A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees From a Killer Virus

https://www.wired.com/story/a-mushroom-extract-might-save-bees-from-a-killer-virus/


PERENNIAL VERSIONS OF CONVENTIONAL CROPS OFFER BENEFITS TO THE ENVIRONMENT — BUT ARE THEY READY FOR PRIME TIME?

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.

https://ensia.com/features/perennial-crops/


How to Feed 10 Billion by 2050 Without Destroying the Planet

https://www.ecowatch.com/food-production-world-population-2611643301.html


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.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2167048/forest-study-china-finds-mix-trees-can-absorb-twice-much-carbon


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

That Limits Conservation Science

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/trump-interior-limits-science?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc


Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change.

She’s Their Lawyer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/climate/kids-climate-lawsuit-lawyer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic to Run

Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept.

https://www.ecowatch.com/jeffery-bossert-clark-environmental-enforcement-2611691311.html


Without Changing Diets, Agriculture Alone Could Produce Enough

Emissions to Surpass 1.5°C of Global Warming

https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/10/we-cant-limit-global-warming-15c-without-changing-diets


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

https://truthout.org/articles/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

https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/how-carbon-trading-became-a-way-of-life-for-californias-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

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-blight-of-fracking-seeps-into-americas-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

https://www.vox.com/2018/10/5/17934174/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report-1-5-degrees

AND

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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/10/03/climate-scientists-are-struggling-find-right-words-very-bad-news/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d642813f3a95


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

https://www.ecowatch.com/europes-dirty-little-secret-moroccan-slaves-and-a-sea-of-plastic-1882131257.html


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

There is no time to lose in rapidly reducing emissions

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/10/20/three-key-takeaways-ipcc-report-15-degrees-warming


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.

https://civileats.com/2018/10/11/fire-and-agroforestry-are-reviving-traditional-native-foods-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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718337549


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

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

https://forestsnews.cifor.org/58067/global-bio-economic-transformation-what-does-it-mean-for-forests?fnl=en


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

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/climate/climate-change-plastics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


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

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-09-29/puerto-ricos-tropical-forests-are-showing-resilience-after-hurricane-maria


How Brett Kavanaugh Could Reshape Environmental Law

From the Supreme Court

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/climate/kavanaugh-environment-supreme-court.html


Saint Kavanaugh (PIERRE TRISTAM)

https://flaglerlive.com/127780/saint-kavanaugh-pt/


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

Why climate change will bring heavier, “wilder” storms

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/climate/rain-floods-extreme-weather.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


WHY DO WE DEMOLISH BUILDINGS INSTEAD OF DECONSTRUCTING THEM FOR RE-USE?

Dismantling buildings piece by piece to preserve the reusable parts

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

https://ensia.com/articles/deconstructing-buildings-demolition-construction/


Open-Source Food: Nutrition, Toxicology,

and Availability of Wild Edible Greens

in the East Bay

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/08/06/385864

AND

INNOVATORS LOOK TO “ACCIDENTAL CROPS” AS A NUTRITIOUS, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND FREE SOURCE OF FOOD

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

and make communities more resilient to disaster.

https://ensia.com/articles/wild-greens/


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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/10/we-label-fridges-to-show-their-environmental-impact-why-not-food


Study gives depressing look at how climate change puts

Americans’ mental health at risk

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-mental-health-20181008-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fscience+%28L.A.+Times+-+Science%29


Can Cities Produce Enough Food to Feed Their Citizens?

http://modernfarmer.com/2018/10/can-cities-produce-enough-food-to-feed-their-citizens/


World Bank Quits Coal in Kosovo, Renewables Cheaper

https://www.ecowatch.com/world-bank-coal-2611687371.html


America’s Nitrate Habit Is Costly and Dangerous

Prevention Is the Solution, But Voluntary Actions Fall Short

https://www.ewg.org/research/nitratecost/


Well-fed world can slow warming too

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/29/air-pollution-worlds-children-breathing-toxic-air-who-study-finds


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

https://www.revealnews.org/article/trumps-air-pollution-adviser-clean-air-saves-no-lives/


7 New species discovered in Cape kelp forests

https://www.capetownetc.com/cape-town/7-new-species-discovered-in-cape-kelp-forests/


AUSTRALIA DISPATCH

Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/world/australia/indigenous-australia-dhimurru-rangers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late

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

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/why-climate-science-cant-help-some-poor-countries-un-ipcc/569458/?utm_source=feed


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

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

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/10/18/when-it-comes-sustainability-were-society-distracted-drivers


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

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/17/everglades-climate-change-threatens-work-to-reverse-manmade-damage


Ecolabelling no help in sustainable seafood sales

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

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/nuos-enh101918.php


Where are the women in aquaculture and fisheries?

https://www.devex.com/news/where-are-the-women-in-aquaculture-and-fisheries-93696


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.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/30/humanity-wiped-out-animals-since-1970-major-report-finds


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

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/10/29/clock-ticking-addressing-climate-change-med-students-can-help


Climate Deniers on the Ballot in 2018

https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-deniers-ballot-2018-2614607522.html


1,200+ U.S. Officials and Candidates

Have Rejected Fossil Fuel Cash

https://www.ecowatch.com/candidates-reject-fossil-fuel-cash-2616538962.html


Decreases in global beer supply due

to extreme  drought and heat

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0263-1


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,”

EndIndustrialMeat.org

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.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/10/12/how-combat-climate-change-what-you-eat


Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45965605


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

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/ipdf/10.1021/acs.est.8b04180

and

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.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/18/found-90-percent-table-salt-brands-study-finds-average-adult-ingests-2000-pieces


Cash for plastics pollution solutions

https://www.mrw.co.uk/latest/cash-for-plastics-pollution-solutions/10036205.article


EU to partner with PH, other nations

on managing plastic use

https://ptvnews.ph/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

https://regenorganic.org/pilot/


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

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/23/aurelia-skipwith-monsanto-fish-wildlife-service-interior-department


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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/19/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

https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/publications/1187/files/original/LPR2018_Full_Report_Spreads.pdf


Roundup Residue Found In More Popular Breakfast Foods: Report

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/roundup-residue-breakfast-testing-150835/

and

https://www.ewg.org/release/roundup-breakfast-part-2-new-tests-weed-killer-found-all-kids-cereals-sampled


Action Alert: USA Today Says Climate Apocalypse

Promises a Balmy Winter

https://fair.org/home/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

https://www.ecowatch.com/the-biggest-oil-leak-youve-never-heard-of-still-leaking-after-12-years-1882177604.html


Why Environmental Impact Bonds Are Catching On

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

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-environmental-impact-bonds-washington-dc-baltimore-atlanta.html


Tropical deforestation now emits more CO2 than the EU

https://news.mongabay.com/2018/10/tropical-deforestation-now-emits-more-co2-than-the-eu/


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

http://priceofoil.org/2018/10/30/scientists-warn-that-canadian-glacial-melting-is-outside-the-scope-of-normal/


Capitalism, the Climate Crisis, and Ecosocialist Solutions

https://systemchangenotclimatechange.org/article/capitalism-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.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/31/we-have-less-time-we-thought-alarming-new-study-shows-oceans-have-retained-far-more