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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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‘Genius’ Grant Goes To Marine Scientist
Who Embraces Flash Mobs And Comic Books
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/09/25/763456317/genius-grant-goes-to-marine-scientist-who-embraces-flash-mobs-and-comic-books



Is Compost the Secret to Making Ag Climate Friendly?
A new study finds that adding compost to farmland can offer deep benefits

 for storing carbon and building healthy soils.
https://civileats.com/2019/09/17/is-compost-the-secret-to-making-ag-climate-friendly/



“No Winners on a Dead Earth”:
Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020
The climate crisis is our common cause, and we’ll need to elect a president that is willing to take it on.
https://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/climate-change-president-leader-2020-election-20191001



Resnick explains $750-million gift to Caltech for climate research. 

‘The kids are concerned’
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-26/resnicks-donate-750-million-climate-change-research-cal-tech



Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/world/europe/germany-climate-protection-merkel.html



The Climate Strike Is the New Boston Tea Party
Politicians think the climate problem will go away if they can make the protesters go away.  

They’re wrong — and they can’t.
https://otherwords.org/the-climate-strike-is-the-new-boston-tea-party/



In a New Study on Bird Loss, Some Scientists Say Subtlety Is Lost, Too
A recent paper in the journal Science documented declines in some bird
populations, but did the packaging and coverage paint a skewed picture?
https://undark.org/article/in-a-new-study-on-bird-loss-some-scientists-say-subtlety-is-lost-too/



Global warming is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of
severe water scarcity (SWS) events, which negatively affect rain-fed
crops such as wheat, a key source of calories and protein for humans.
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/9/eaau2406

and
Study: Climate change could cause drought in wheat-growing areas
Up to 60 percent of current production areas could see simultaneous, severe 

and prolonged water shortages by the end of the century.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/uoa-scc092519.php



Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/saving-the-planet-means-overthrowing-the-ruling-elites/



We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis
We can repair the Earth’s ruptured carbon cycle by recarbonizing it with the living carbon of biodiversity.
https://truthout.org/articles/we-need-biodiversity-based-agriculture-to-solve-the-climate-crisis/




LOOK OUT, FOOD DESERTS: HERE COME THE FOOD FORESTS
As cities build up green spaces, developers are increasingly factoring in fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and more as a way to boost nutrition while enhancing aesthetics
https://ensia.com/features/urban-forests-green-spaces-food-security/



Global Climate in 2015-2019: Climate change accelerates
according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/global-climate-2015-2019-climate-change-accelerates



250 People Attend Funeral for ‘Death’ of Swiss Alps Glacier
https://www.ecowatch.com/swiss-alps-pizol-glacier-funeral-2640547054.html



Special Report: Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Summary for Policymakers
https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/chapter/summary-for-policymakers/



Mont Blanc glacier in danger of collapse, experts warn
Italian mayor orders roads closed and
homes evacuated over fears ice will break away
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/25/mont-blanc-glacier-in-danger-of-collapse-experts-warn



Big Business Won’t Save Us from Itself
Nearly 200 CEOs have signed a pledge to “do better” than serving their own greed. How? They won’t say.
https://otherwords.org/big-business-wont-save-us-from-itself/



Amid a Water Crisis, California Officials Fan Flames of Confusion
Since the 2018 Camp Fire, carcinogens have lingered at dangerously high levels 

in the region’s drinking water supply.
https://undark.org/2019/09/19/camp-fire-california-drinking-water-carcinogens/



10 Ways That the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined
To free up billions of Pentagon dollars for investing in critical
environmental projects and to eliminate the environmental havoc of war,
movements for a livable, peaceful planet need to put “ending war” at the top of the “must do” list.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/26/10-ways-climate-crisis-and-militarism-are-intertwined



This new resource aims to help clear up recycling confusion
https://ensia.com/notable/recycling-confusion-labels-posters/



Least Developed Countries launch vision for climate-resilient future
https://www.environewsnigeria.com/least-developed-countries-launch-vision-for-climate-resilient-future/



When it comes to acknowledging humans’ role in climate change, oil and gas industry lawyer says ‘that ship has sailed’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/when-it-comes-to-acknowledging-humans-role-in-climate-change-oil-and-gas-industry-lawyer-says-that-ship-has-sailed/2019/09/26/63c0d250-c9c2-11e9-a4f3-c081a126de70_story.html



Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000 : study
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-palmoil-deforestation-study/palm-oil-to-blame-for-39-of-forest-loss-in-borneo-since-2000-study-idUSKBN1W41HD


How Not to Be an Invasive Species
The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. 

But we can follow the models of coexistence.
https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/plants-native-invasive-species-20190919


From Scientist to Activist
https://medium.com/@huprice/from-scientist-to-activist-5a4ffe13e2cb



The lifestyles of the richest 42 million people are emitting more greenhouse gas than the poorest 3.8 billion people.
Shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich:
Carbon mitigation efforts often focus on the world’s poorest people, dealing with topics such as food and energy  security, and increased emissions potential from projected population, income and consumption growth. However, more policies are needed that target people at the opposite end of the social ladder — the super-rich.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0402-3.epdf



Crops under solar panels can be a win-win
In dry places, photovoltaic shade can even reduce water use.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/crops-under-solar-panels-can-be-a-win-win/



Leaked IPCC report warns of future of oceans in climate change
https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/38511/leaked-ipcc-report-warns-of-the-future-of-oceans-in-climate-change/



The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate — IPCC
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/srocc/



Who is afraid of Greta Thunberg? 

As the world starts to take note of the teen climate activist, 

her critics have launched increasingly personal attacks.
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/afraid-greta-thunberg-190901191445655.html  



Addressing Those Who Have Been Fooled https://www.aaiusa.org/addressing_those_who_have_been_fooled



Climate Deniers’ Response to Climate Crisis:
“There is no Climate Emergency”
http://priceofoil.org/2019/09/09/climate-deniers-response-to-climate-crisis-there-is-no-climate-emergency/



4 ways to eat less plastic
https://www.treehugger.com/plastic/4-ways-eat-less-plastic.html


Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/common-pesticide-makes-migrating-birds-anorexic



Why a high-profile climate science denier quit Trump’s White House
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/why-high-profile-climate-science-opponent-quit-trump-s-white-house



Gene-edited animals will intensify factory farming and the climate crisis, could harm human health
https://foe.org/news/gene-edited-animals-will-intensify-factory-farming-climate-crisis-harm-human-health/




Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate
The public and private sectors are rapidly picking up efforts to ramp up carbon farming.
https://civileats.com/2019/09/17/investment-in-regenerative-agriculture-connects-the-dots-between-soil-and-plate/



Heirloom Festival
RFK, Jr. and Others: No to GMOs, Yes to the Environment and Our Future
https://foodintegritynow.org/2019/09/16/rfk-jr-and-others-gmos-the-environment-and-our-future/



The Greenhouse Gas No One’s Talking About: 

Nitrous Oxide on Farms, Explained
Nitrous oxide gets much less attention in ag circles than carbon dioxide and methane, but it’s 300 times more powerful at warming the planet.
https://civileats.com/2019/09/19/the-greenhouse-gas-no-ones-talking-about-nitrous-oxide-on-farms-explained/



Rotterdam’s circular economy to create 7,000 jobs
https://www.positive.news/economics/rotterdams-circular-economy-to-create-7000-jobs/



Connecting the dots between the climate and biodiversity crises
https://davidsuzuki.org/story/connecting-the-dots-between-the-climate-and-biodiversity-crises/



It’s Not About Your Straws or Your Light Bulbs
Polluting industries want you to think the climate crisis is your fault, not theirs.
https://otherwords.org/its-not-about-your-straws-or-your-light-bulbs/



The Economist: The climate issue
Climate change touches everything this newspaper reports on. It must be tackled urgently and clear-headedly
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/09/19/the-climate-issue


When it comes to addressing climate change, gender matters
https://ensia.com/notable/gender-climate-change/



Why young climate activists have captured the world’s attention
As the movement prepares for a massive global protest, researchers break down why its message is gaining ground.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02696-0



How the Save the Rainforest movement gave rise to modern environmentalism
It wasn’t all toucan t-shirts and lizard candy.
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/9/16/20863152/save-the-rainforest-environmentalism-conservation



There Is More Money In The Borneo Rainforest’s Biodiversity Than In Its Deforestation
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johncumbers/2019/09/12/there-is-more-money-in-the-borneo-rainforests-biodiversity-than-in-the-deforestation-of-it/#774d43c6337f



The Lawless Frontier at the Heart of the Burning Amazon
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/amazon-burning-bolsonaro-novo-progresso-deforestation-885114/


The Secret Garden
The crystalline rivers of the Serra da Bodoquena offer a window into Brazil’s freshwater biodiversity. But with deforestation on the rise, that window is becoming cloudier.
https://www.biographic.com/posts/sto/the-secret-garden



Senate Democrats release list of climate studies buried 

by Trump administration
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, also publicly released a list of more than 1,400 climate studies that Department of Agriculture researchers have published during the current administration after POLITICO reported that USDA buried its own research and failed to release its plan to study the issue. The matter is increasingly urgent for farmers and ranchers dealing with erratic and extreme weather.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/19/climate-studies-hidden-by-trump-administration-1753631



Amazon is building its own carbon-neutral UPS, Bank of America says
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/20/amazon-is-building-its-own-carbon-neutral-ups-bank-of-america-says.html



Be Aware Of What Can Be Hiding Behind Plant-based Hype
https://worldhealth.net/news/be-aware-what-can-be-hiding-behind-hype/



Who’s Burning the Amazon?
The fires are no accident. They’re set by people turning a profit in a grocery store near you.
https://fpif.org/whos-burning-the-amazon/



Why Detroit Could Be the Engine for the Green New Deal
The city exhibits all of the problems the framework is meant to heal.
https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/green-new-deal-detroit-20190918



Review of plastic footprint methodologies : laying the foundation for the development of a standardised plastic footprint measurement tool https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/48510



Sodexo in worldwide first as it ties financing to food waste prevention https://www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com/sodexo-in-worldwide-first-as-it-ties-financing-to-food-waste-prevention/ 

 


Plastic Tea Bags Release Billions of Microplastics Into Every Cup http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/09/26/fancy-tea-bags-release-billions-of-microplastics-into-each-cup/