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View: We must understand relationship between economy and ecology 
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/et-evoke/view-we-must-understand-relationship-between-economy-and-ecology/articleshow/81876857.cms


Changing our ways? Behaviour change and the climate crisisThe report of the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change.

This is particularly true of discussions about how best to scale behaviour change. Government policy, economic incentives and broader cultural change all have a role to play. But can they achieve the scale of change over short-term time frames within which ‘transformative action’ needs to take place to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement? 

https://www.rapidtransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Cambridge-Sustainability-Commission-on-Scaling-behaviour-change-report.pdf


Regenerative agriculture is ‘proper farming’

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/business/farming/2093077/robert-ramsay-regenerative-agriculture-is-proper-farming-2/


“Big Words and Little Action”: Greta Thunberg’s Passionate Letter on Why We Must Do More to Tackle the Climate Crisis

https://www.vogue.com/article/greta-thunberg-letter-climate-change-earth-day


‘We need to move to capitalism of true value … You will see all capital will flow towards sustainability’
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/cash-flow/we-need-to-move-to-capitalism-of-true-value-you-will-see-all-capital-will-flow-towards-sustainability/


Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change
https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6694/t/17304/shop/item.jsp

 


New Wind and Solar up 50% globally in 2020, as China beats US by over 4 to 1
https://www.juancole.com/2021/04/solar-globally-beats.html


The new buzzword in fashion 

‘Regenerative’ and ‘regenerated’ are replacing ‘sustainable’ as the marketing words du jour. But can they stay meaningful?

https://www.ft.com/content/71b58bba-e95a-4e0e-85c0-c75717bdfdbc

 


The World’s Largest Tidal Power Device Will Soon Begin Testing Off Scotland 

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/the-worlds-largest-tidal-power-device-will-soon-begin-testing-off-scotland

 


Why Are Farmers Embracing Regenerative Grazing?

https://sentientmedia.org/why-are-farmers-embracing-regenerative-grazing/

 


Rio Grande Salinity Drives Innovation, Change In Agriculture 

https://today.tamu.edu/2021/04/20/rio-grande-salinity-drives-innovation-change-in-agriculture/

 


Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance

Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientists

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/13/legumes-research-gets-flexitarian-pulses-racing-with-farming-guidance

 


Oxford University receives £11m from fossil fuel firms, report finds

Figures from oil, gas and petrochemical companies does not include £100m from Ineos in 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/20/oxford-university-receives-11m-from-fossil-fuel-firms-report-finds

 


Why Climate Change is Driving Some to Skip Having Kids

https://news.arizona.edu/story/why-climate-change-driving-some-skip-having-kids

 


Not Wasting Food to Save the World

Cutting food waste in our own homes can have a positive impact on both climate change and world hunger.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/04/23/not-wasting-food-save-world

 


The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts Evidence and Proof

Definitive answers to the big questions.

https://nyti.ms/2Pq9YyA

 


Food industry salivates over lucrative new type of organic food

Regenerative farming is fast becoming the higher standard for consumers seeking to protect their health and the planet.

https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/food-and-wine/food-industry-salivates-over-lucrative-new-type-of-organic-food-20210426-p57mcy


Points of No Return

As the world warms these Earth systems are changing. Could further warming make them spiral out of control?

https://bit.ly/3gFJ294

 


Climate Crisis Has Shifted the Earth’s Axis, Study Shows

Massive melting of glaciers has tilted the planet’s rotation showing the impact of human activities

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/23/climate-crisis-has-shifted-the-earths-axis-study-shows

 


Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23T in 2050 Insurance Giant Warns

Poor nations would be particularly hard hit but few would escape Swiss Re said. The findings could influence how the industry prices insurance and invests its mammoth portfolios.

https://nyti.ms/3xkLaZV

 


Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean a Very Different America.

Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes researchers said.

https://nyti.ms/2QVmOoK

 


Psychedelics Are Transforming the Way We Understand Depression and its Treatment

Psychiatry has long failed to explain depression. Our research into psilocybin suggests a new approach could offer answers04-

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/20/psychedelics-depression-treatment-psychiatry-psilocybin

 


New Study Finds Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Lethal to Bumblebees 

Researchers found that one of the herbicide formulations killed 96% of bees within 24 hours. 

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/16/new-study-finds-undisclosed-ingredients-roundup-lethal-bumblebees


Microplastics affect global nutrient cycle and oxygen levels in the ocean

https://www.geomar.de/en/news/article/microplastics-affect-global-nutrient-cycle-and-oxygen-levels-in-the-ocean

 


Social media and science combine to show how ship’s plastic cargo dispersed from Florida to Norway

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/social-media-and-science-combine-to-show-how-ships-plastic-cargo-dispersed-from-florida-to-norway


It’s time for a green social contract

The green transformation will have far-reaching socio-economic implications.
Action is needed to ensure domestic and international social equity and fairness.
https://www.bruegel.org/2021/04/its-time-for-a-green-social-contract/


Investing In Nature Is Essential to Our Shared Future

Canadian women leaders send an open letter to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/04/13/investing-nature-essential-our-shared-future


Wells Fargo: Defund Line 3 (video of Wells Fargo HQ SF blockade April 9, 2021)

https://vimeo.com/535616507


His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 100 other Nobel Laureates urge cooperation at Climate Summit to stop fossil fuel expansion

https://fossilfueltreaty.org/nobel-letter


Op-ed: In A Time of Urgency and Hope, How Do We Move The Planet Forward?

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/2021/04/op-ed-in-a-time-of-urgency-and-hope-how-do-we-move-the-planet-forward/


Citizens across the country are questioning, and sometimes fighting, chloramines in drinking water

Hannibal, Missouri, and Poughkeepsie, New York, are among the cities that have dropped the controversial chemical in favor of new water treatment systems


CITIZENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE QUESTIONING, AND SOMETIMES FIGHTING, CHLORAMINES IN DRINKING WATER

https://ensia.com/features/drinking-water-safety-chloramines-chlorine-pollution-granular-activated-carbon/


CITIZENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE QUESTIONING, AND SOMETIMES FIGHTING, CHLORAMINES IN DRINKING WATER

CHLORAMINES IN DRINKING WATER

You reap what you sow

Weeds are destroying crops globally – but the real problem is Big Agriculture.

That we live on a hugely degraded, biologically impoverished planet, in which natural ecosystems are battered, abused, barely clinging on, is now emerging into public consciousness. But the corresponding rise of the superweed, and increasing vulnerability of our crop species, has yet to so register.

https://theecologist.org/2021/apr/14/you-reap-what-you-sow


Proxy Voting Guide

In the climate fight, Lee Raymond is the ultimate Bond villain. As the CEO of ExxonMobil,
he was the chief architect of a decades-long disinformation campaign to discredit climate science
and brainwash Americans into questioning the reality of climate change

Majority Action urges investors to vote against these directors at companies
failing to implement plans consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5ºC.
https://www.proxyvoting.majorityaction.us/proxy-voting-guide


Greening Earth and creating Jobs, Biden to slash Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Extend Wind, Solar Credits.
https://www.juancole.com/2021/04/greening-creating-subsidies.htmlCOVERING CLIMATE NOW STATEMENT ON THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Journalism should reflect what the science says: the climate emergency is here.
https://coveringclimatenow.org/the-press-and-the-climate-emergency/


Who’s Minding the Store?

5th annual report card on retailer actions to eliminate toxic chemicals

https://retailerreportcard.com/


Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Green New Deal Is Essential for Human Survival

https://truthout.org/articles/noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin-green-new-deal-is-essential-for-human-survival/


Nuts about agroforestry in the U.S. Midwest: Can hazelnuts transform farming?

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/04/nuts-about-agroforestry-in-the-u-s-midwest-can-hazelnuts-transform-farming/


Following Nature’s Cue, Researchers Build Sustainable Industrial Networks

https://today.tamu.edu/2021/04/27/following-natures-cue-researchers-build-sustainable-industrial-networks/