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What will it take to get companies to embrace reusable packaging? 

Inside the effort to standardize the design of returnable containers.

https://grist.org/business/what-will-it-take-to-get-companies-to-embrace-reusable-packaging/

 

Green Groups Call US Electric Transmission Rules ‘Major Leap Forward’ 

Experts celebrated the “critical step to ensuring our electric grid has the capacity and durability necessary to keep up with our clean energy ambition, meet climate goals, and guarantee affordable and equitable energy access for all.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/electrical-transmission-lines

 

Greenwashing the Skies

How the Private Jet Lobby Uses “Sustainable Aviation Fuels” as a Marketing Ploy

https://ips-dc.org/report-greenwashing-the-skies/

 

Climate Change Added 26 More Days of Extreme Heat in the Past 12 Months, Report Finds
https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-extreme-heat-days-science.html

Opinion: What’s the best climate action you can take? You tell me.
It’s critical individuals take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
But only you can determine which climate solutions will be most effective for your situation.
https://ensia.com/voices/climate-actions-individual-carbon-footprint-greenhouse-gas-emissions-food-waste-meat-electricity-renewables-transportation/

Climate change and human health.
https://www.ft.lk/opinion/Climate-change-and-human-health/14-762451

High school students, frustrated by lack of climate education, press for change
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/us/high-school-students-frustrated-by-lack-of-climate-education-press-for-change/ar-BB1m2aht

Is collapse of the Atlantic Ocean circulation really imminent? Icebergs’ history reveals some clues.
https://theconversation.com/is-collapse-of-the-atlantic-ocean-circulation-really-imminent-icebergs-history-reveals-some-clues-230534

Shade-grown coffee benefits birds, forests & people in Venezuela.
https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/shade-grown-coffee-benefits-birds-forests-people-in-venezuela/

Many People Are Feeling Ecological Grief. How Can We Help Those Whose Work Puts Them At Risk?
https://menafn.com/1108186080/Many-People-Are-Feeling-Ecological-Grief-How-Can-We-Help-Those-Whose-Work-Puts-Them-At-Risk

FamilyMart to launch environmental education campaign in Taiwan.
Aim is to reduce plastic and improve sustainability.
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/5879440

When is it OK to pick someone else’s fruit tree? We asked and sparked a tense debate
More than 800 readers shared their thoughts on the etiquette of picking fruit from a tree that’s not their own. But what’s legal and should one consider Nextdoor shaming?
https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2024-05-29/when-is-it-ok-to-pick-fruit-from-neighbors-yard

Can state-level green amendments protect from rollbacks in federal regulations?
Michigan looks to join Pennsylvania, Montana and New York in passing green amendments that have been used to fight environmental threats.
https://ensia.com/articles/michigan-green-amendment-clean-air-water-right-climate/

Mexico City Nears Day Zero, When It Could Run Out of Water
https://www.ecowatch.com/mexico-city-water-crisis-day-zero.html

Scientists and farmers restore Aztec-era floating farms that house axolotls.
In 1987, UNESCO declared the Xochimilco wetland area in southern
Mexico City a World Heritage Site, recognizing in particular its
chinampas, an ancient agricultural system in use since the time of the
Aztecs.
https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/scientists-and-farmers-restore-aztec-era-floating-farms-that-house-axolotls/

Avocados are a ‘green gold’ export for Mexico, but growing them is harming forests and waters.
https://theconversation.com/avocados-are-a-green-gold-export-for-mexico-but-growing-them-is-harming-forests-and-waters-226458

 

E-waste generation is accelerating five times faster than recycling rates. What to do about it?

https://ensia.com/notable/e-waste-recycling-electronics-metals-pollution-repair-refurbish/

U.S. East Coast adopts ‘living shorelines’ approach to keep rising seas at bay

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/04/u-s-east-coast-adopts-living-shorelines-approach-to-keep-rising-seas-at-bay/

 

Report: Trump Promised to Reverse Biden Environmental Rules in Exchange for $1B Reelection Pledge From Top Oil Executives

https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-environmental-regulations-big-oil-executives.html

 

Feeding the Future: Newman’s Own Foundation Calls for Projects to Improve Food Justice for Children

https://foodtank.com/news/2024/05/feeding-the-future-newmans-own-foundation-calls-for-projects-to-improve-food-justice-for-children/



Microplastic presence in dog and human testis and its potential association with sperm count and weights of testis and epididymis.

https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/toxsci/kfae060/7673133

 

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FamilyMart to launch environmental education campaign in Taiwan.
Aim is to reduce plastic and improve sustainability.
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/5879440

When is it OK to pick someone else’s fruit tree? We asked and sparked a tense debate
More than 800 readers shared their thoughts on the etiquette of picking fruit from a tree that’s not their own. But what’s legal and should one consider Nextdoor shaming?
https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2024-05-29/when-is-it-ok-to-pick-fruit-from-neighbors-yard

Can state-level green amendments protect from rollbacks in federal regulations?
Michigan looks to join Pennsylvania, Montana and New York in passing green amendments that have been used to fight environmental threats.
https://ensia.com/articles/michigan-green-amendment-clean-air-water-right-climate/

Mexico City Nears Day Zero, When It Could Run Out of Water
https://www.ecowatch.com/mexico-city-water-crisis-day-zero.html

Scientists and farmers restore Aztec-era floating farms that house axolotls.
In 1987, UNESCO declared the Xochimilco wetland area in southern
Mexico City a World Heritage Site, recognizing in particular its
chinampas, an ancient agricultural system in use since the time of the
Aztecs.
https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/scientists-and-farmers-restore-aztec-era-floating-farms-that-house-axolotls/

Avocados are a ‘green gold’ export for Mexico, but growing them is harming forests and waters.
https://theconversation.com/avocados-are-a-green-gold-export-for-mexico-but-growing-them-is-harming-forests-and-waters-226458

 

E-waste generation is accelerating five times faster than recycling rates. What to do about it?

https://ensia.com/notable/e-waste-recycling-electronics-metals-pollution-repair-refurbish/

U.S. East Coast adopts ‘living shorelines’ approach to keep rising seas at bay

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/04/u-s-east-coast-adopts-living-shorelines-approach-to-keep-rising-seas-at-bay/

 

Report: Trump Promised to Reverse Biden Environmental Rules in Exchange for $1B Reelection Pledge From Top Oil Executives

https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-environmental-regulations-big-oil-executives.html

 

Feeding the Future: Newman’s Own Foundation Calls for Projects to Improve Food Justice for Children

https://foodtank.com/news/2024/05/feeding-the-future-newmans-own-foundation-calls-for-projects-to-improve-food-justice-for-children/



Microplastic presence in dog and human testis and its potential association with sperm count and weights of testis and epididymis.

https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/toxsci/kfae060/7673133

 

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Green Mission News – June 2024

  What will it take to get companies to embrace reusable packaging?  Inside the effort to standardize the design of returnable containers. https://grist.org/business/what-will-it-take-to-get-companies-to-embrace-reusable-packaging/   Green

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Compost Happens Now – May 2024

International Compost Awareness Week Slated May 5-11 This year’s theme is COMPOST … Nature’s Climate Champion https://www.morningagclips.com/international-compost-awareness-week-slated-may-5-11/ ‘Just Eat It’ explores food waste and surplus

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Green Mission News – May 2024

Insects and Other Animals Have Consciousness, Experts Declare A group of prominent biologists and philosophers announced a new consensus: There’s “a realistic possibility” that insects,

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Compost Happens – Earth Month 2024

Earth Month UWS Explainer: How to ‘Compost’ Food Scraps and Why It Matters https://www.westsiderag.com/2024/04/11/earth-month-uws-explainer-how-to-compost-food-scraps-and-why-it-matters Navigating the Compostable Packaging Landscape: Insights from BPI Executive Director Rhodes

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Green Mission News – Earth Month 2024

‘Nature Has Rights’: Aruba Could Become 2nd Country to Recognize Rights of Nature in Constitution https://www.ecowatch.com/aruba-nature-rights-constitution.html   In Libya, one person’s garbage is another person’s

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Compost Happens – March 2024

Opportunities for scaling compost strategies help farms’ soil health https://www.agdaily.com/features/opportunities-for-scaling-compost-strategies-help-farms-soil-health/   GrowNYC prepares layoffs as city shifts to curbside composting https://www.crainsnewyork.com/politics-policy/grownyc-cut-54-workers-city-shifts-curbside-composting   Local farmers discuss

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Compost Happens – February, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Composting: Enhancing Soil Health and Boosting Crop Yields https://medriva.com/health/eco-health/unlocking-the-power-of-composting-enhancing-soil-health-and-boosting-crop-yields/   Chance Farm pursues ‘closed loop’ agriculture with composting group https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/agriculture/chance-farms-pursues-closed-loop-agriculture-with-composting-group/article_0011a7a0-c6c7-11ee-9c20-abf130d4d6b4.html  

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Green Mission News – February, 2024

    Five Ways to Develop “Ecoliteracy”.Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow explain how we can teach kids to care deeply about the environment.https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_develop_ecoliteracy

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Green Mission News – November, 2023

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION LAUDATE DEUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/20231004-laudate-deum.html   The in-depth assessment presented

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Green Mission News – October, 2023

A Love Letter to My Compost Heap https://atmos.earth/a-love-letter-to-my-compost-heap/   The Organic Urban Farm Growing Healthy Food for One of Chicago’s Most Underserved Neighborhoods For two

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Green Mission News – September, 2023

4 factors driving 2023’s extreme heat and climate disasters https://theconversation.com/4-factors-driving-2023s-extreme-heat-and-climate-disasters-209975   True regenerative economies help everyone prosper https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/08/09/opinion/true-regenerative-economies-help-everyone-prosper   The Tragedy of Misunderstanding the Commons Twelfth-century

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Green Mission News – August, 2023

One seed at a time: Lebanese project promotes agroecology for farmer autonomy https://news.mongabay.com/2023/06/one-seed-at-a-time-lebanese-project-promotes-agroecology-for-farmer-autonomy/   On the Cusp of Cleaning Up “Cancer Alley,” the EPA Caved

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Green Mission News – June, 2023

Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for climate damages https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(23)00198-7   Body lotions, mothballs, cleaning fluids and other widely used products contain

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Green Mission News – May, 2023

Discussing systems changes and the circular economy with Dr Anna Birney (5:39 minutes video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU-1Jnlg5V4   What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Vaccines? Should

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Green Mission News – January, 2023

  New Report Reveals Pesticide Industry’s Disinformation and Science Denial Playbook Monsanto’s Tactics to Defend Toxic Weedkiller Glyphosate Exposed https://foe.org/news/merchants-of-poison/   2022 Sustainability ReportTetra Pak

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Green Mission News – November, 2022

John D Liu  Ecological Restoration (10 min, video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hEEFXABFwrY How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action? As catastrophic climate change tipping points loom, could

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Green Mission News – October, 2022

Keep it green and lean. Chevron Ad Adam McKay (video 1 min, 40 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XTGteritE   The Campaign to Criminalize Ecocide https://theglobalobservatory.org/2022/03/the-benefits-challenges-and-limitations-of-criminalizing-ecocide/ and www.stopecocide.earth/leading-states Beyond

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Green Mission News – June, 2022

Following Record Growth in 2021, Renewables on Track for New High in 2022 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/following-record-growth-in-2021-renewables-on-track-for-new-high-in-2022   The Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy https://boogiegreen.com/2022/05/12/the-insanity-of-expanding-nuclear-energy/   Greenpeace’s Russel Norman

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Green Mission News – March, 2022

  Is Earth Smart?We came up with a way to measure the intelligence of entire planets. Things aren’t looking great for ours.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/02/biosphere-planetary-intelligence-evolution/622867/ Can a planet

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Green Mission News – February, 2022

Just What Is a ‘Resilient’ Forest, Anyway? https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/just-what-resilient-forest-anyway California redwood forest returned to Indigenous guardianship, conservation https://news.mongabay.com/2022/01/california-redwood-forest-returned-to-indigenous-guardianship-conservation/ Trees are important for cleaner air in cities

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Green Mission News – November, 2021

Agrovoltaics = Agriculture + Solar Photovoltaics = Win For Everyone https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/11/2057534/-Agrovoltaics-Agriculture-Solar-Photovoltaics-Win-For-Everyone Stella Vita: The newest solar-powered vehicle.Our Self-sustaining House On Wheels.https://solarteameindhoven.nl/ Cooking with the sun:

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