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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 – August 2017

A Soil Scientist with a Plan for a More Resilient Food System

Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic’


Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made

Film Review: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Helps Bring Awareness of Climate Change to a New Generation

On one day in May, Italy got 87% of its Electricity from Renewables

World’s First Solar Farm, Shaped Like a Giant Panda, Has Been Built in Datong, China (video)

China Notifies WTO of Intent to Ban 24 Types of Solid Waste Imports

The 12 Forward Thinkers Changing Style and Sustainability

It’s Electric: LA First Major US City to Pledge Full Bus Fleet Conversion

From the table to the bin and then back again

Compost festival teaches sustainable techniques

6 States Tapping Into the Benefits of Carbon Farming

COMPOSTING just got easier


Agriculture is being hit hard by drought, but nimble producers are fighting back.

Major new study shows pesticide risk to honey bees

Organics: Ferreting Out the Fraudulent Few, While Demanding Higher Standards, Better Enforcement

Emails show Bayer and Syngenta fought scientists for data on bees study

Federal Court Rules Utah “Ag-Gag” Law Unconstitutional

Bees: The Threatened Link in Food Security (audio 29 minutes)

Napa farmers stand by Paris climate accord

Local Flowers Make a Comeback

Flowers bring visual beauty, beneficial bugs, and extra revenue to a farm

—what’s not to love?

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

What’s the sustainability story inside our food?

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition brings together leaders from across government, the private sector and civil society.


Agriculture and global warming and ranch musings



States Band Together to Sue EPA After Agency Backtracks on Pesticide Ban

Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture



Corporate Agricultural Dumping: Growing the Wealth Gap  

When agribusiness corporations export food at artificially low prices,

they widen the economic divide between the global North and South — 

and within rural America.

Meatme: Crowdfund a cow, pig, lamb or chicken for dinner

With IPO, Blue Apron to Invest More in Regenerative Agriculture

Congressional Budget Office: Farm Subsidies Costing Taxpayers $7.5 Billion More Than Expected

What is Carbon Tracker?

Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.

World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

Fossil fuel subsidies are dwarfed by health cost

“Biological Annihilation,” Trillion-Ton Icebergs, Warming Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

Volvo: Gas-only cars are history after 2019

It’s Raining in Antarctica While Trump Slashes Climate Science Funding

Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States

Climate change may increase California’s rain

A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

6 Reasons More Farms Should Grow Mushrooms

From reducing waste to amending soil, fungi might be a farmer’s new best friend.

Composting – It’s Not Just For Gardeners Anymore


Framework for a Federal Strategic Plan for Soil Science

Dispatches from scientific meetings and conferences around the world

Fritjof Capra on the Earth Charter Initiative

Addressing Climate Change Through Permaculture Principles

Nigeria: The economic basis of inclusivity

Google now tracks air pollution when mapping streets

Why the Open Access Movement in Agriculture Matters

Co-benefits of climate mitigation: Counting statistical lives or life-years?

The Melting of Greenland: Prof Konrad Steffen

(March 2017; video)

This an excellent report from the frontlines: all 3 poles, north, south and the Alps. Detailed, accessible and . . .

We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

Circular trailblazers: Mapping the journey to a closed-loop business model–Why-championing-the-circular-economy-is-uncharted-territory-for-business/6773

France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

Move by Emmanuel Macron’s government comes a day after Volvo said it would only make fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019

Small ‘weedy’ fish to dominate seas if ocean acidification continues: study

Onus on Australia to take diplomatic initiative in protecting Antarctica

Government needs to get on the front foot to ensure plans for Marine Protected Areas are not watered down by other parties

With ‘more at stake’ than any other city, New Orleans issues climate action strategy

Mayor Landrieu calls climate change an “existential threat” to city.

Get Fit In Nature’s Gym

There is no better way to improve your well-being than by gardening

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps

G20 Leaders ́ Declaration Shaping an interconnected world

Jerry Brown Announces a Climate Summit Meeting in California: October 2018

Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets.


Reclaiming Public Services: How Cities and Citizens are Turning Back Privatization,

Why Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Agreement Led to a Stronger Global Climate Change Plan

“Why the hell am I paying more for this?”

Major egg operation houses “USDA Organic” hens at three per square foot

It’s Time to Talk (Again) about Sewage Sludge on Farmland

Oregon Ecosystem Files Lawsuit to Defend Its Rights

Air pollution deaths expected to rise because of climate change