Knowledge for Responsible Earthians

Green Mission News – May 2018


Closing the Loop, the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy.

 

“Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over for society”

These are the opening words of Closing the Loop, the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy, which was publicly released on Earth Day, 22 April 2018 via Amazon Video.

You can access the film here:

http://www.closingtheloopfilm.com


Annie’s plans to source ingredients across its portfolio from farms practicing regenerative agriculture

https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2018/04/16/Annie-s-plans-to-source-ingredients-across-its-portfolio-from-farms-following-regenerative-agriculture?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright


Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil —

but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/magazine/dirt-save-earth-carbon-farming-climate-change.html


With new carbon farming project, Boulder County could become massive greenhouse gas sponge

http://www.boulderweekly.com/boulderganic/new-carbon-farming-project-boulder-county-become-massive-greenhouse-gas-sponge/


Three Countries show how Near a 100% Green Grid is

https://www.juancole.com/2018/04/three-countries-green.html


New research finds that recovering gold, copper and other metals from e-waste is cheaper than obtaining these metals from mines.

The researchers conclude that with these offsets, it costs 13 times more to obtain

these metals from ore than from urban mining.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2018/april/pulling-valuable-metals-from-e-waste-makes-financial-sense.html


World’s First Collapsible, Reusable Straw Fits Right On Your Keychain

https://www.ecowatch.com/finalstraw-collapsible-straw-2562955647.html


Wegmans Rolls Out Zero Waste Program Following Successful Pilot

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2018/04/wegmans-zero-waste-program/


Popular Zero Waste Shop Opens Second Location in Brooklyn!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/zero-waste-shop-opens-second-location-brooklyn/


From “Green Growth” to Post-Growth

Shake up the fantasy of green growth (4 min. video)

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/44111-from-green-growth-to-post-growth


Energy efficiency cuts carbon from buildings

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/energy-efficiency-cuts-carbon-from-buildings/


20 Good Food Reads for Spring

https://www.ecowatch.com/community/food_tank

‘Salmon People: The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish

for the Pacific Northwest’ Film Premieres

https://www.ecowatch.com/salmon-people-film-gmos-2564617239.html


Underwater melting of Antarctic ice far greater than thought, study finds

The base of the ice around the south pole shrank by 1,463 square kilometres between 2010 and 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/02/underwater-melting-of-antarctic-ice-far-greater-than-thought-study-finds


Methane from permafrost melt more than thought

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/methane-from-permafrost-melt-more-than-thought/


Arctic ice depends on half a degree of heat

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/arctic-ice-depends-on-half-a-degree-of-heat/


Gulf Stream system at its weakest in 1,600 years, study shows

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/12/world/gulf-stream-global-ocean-conveyor-belt-study-intl/index.html


Plastic particles now infest the Arctic

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/24141-2/


Scientists Develop ‘Infinitely’ Recyclable Plastics Replacement

https://www.ecowatch.com/plastic-recycling-science-2563822458.html


Five Steps to Environmental Apocalypse (Video)

https://www.truthdig.com/cartoons/5-steps-to-environmental-apocalypse-video/


Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

https://reneweconomy.com.au/portugal-reaches-100-renewables-ends-fossil-fuel-subsidies-32820/


Newly uncovered video shows Mobil CEO admitting climate change connection

https://thinkprogress.org/video-mobil-oil-executive-admitting-climate-connection-270b468a2c44/


1988 Shell Confidential Report “The Greenhouse Effect”

http://www.climatefiles.com/shell/1988-shell-report-greenhouse/


Human role in climate change removed from science report

https://www.revealnews.org/article/wipeout-human-role-in-climate-change-removed-from-science-report/


The Forgotten Drink That Caffeinated North America for Centuries

Yaupon tea, a botanical cousin to yerba maté, is now almost unknown.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-yaupon-tea-cassina?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_2752220


Warming climate increases Sahara’s spread

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/warming-climate-increases-saharas-spread/


The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-bayer-monsanto-merger-is-bad-news-for-the-planet/


Could Saudi plans for $100/ barrel oil hugely expand electric car market and save Tesla?

https://www.juancole.com/2018/04/barrel-hugely-electric.html


Nestlé’s Plastic Initiative Called ‘Greenwashing’ by Greenpeace

https://www.ecowatch.com/nestle-plastic-pollution-greenpeace-2558963533.html


As Antarctic Melting Accelerates, Worst-Case Scenarios May Come True

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/44069-as-antarctic-melting-accelerates-worst-case-scenarios-may-come-true

AND

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0082-z


100th meridian: East-west divide between moist and arid parts of U.S. may be shifting

Warming climate may push western aridity to the east

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411110957.htm


STATE OF GLOBAL AIR 2018: A SPECIAL REPORT ON GLOBAL EXPOSURE TO AIR POLLUTION AND ITS DISEASE BURDEN

https://www.stateofglobalair.org/sites/default/files/soga-2018-report.pdf


Erosion may be carbon source, not sink

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/erosion-may-be-carbon-source-not-sink/


Earth Day: Conflict Over the Future of the Planet

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/earth-day-conflict-over-the-future-of-the-planet/


Al Gore warns worst of climate change will be felt by black and poor people

Speaking at a memorial to the victims of lynching, the former vice-president

warned of the disproportionate impacts of global warming

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/27/al-gore-climate-change-impact-black-poor-people-more


A desperately thin whale washed up dead on a beach with 29 kg of human trash in its stomach

http://www.businessinsider.com/sperm-whale-found-dead-in-spain-had-29-kg-of-rubbish-in-stomach-2018-4