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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

http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/8074/building-a-more-resilient-food-system-requires-a-paradigm-s


Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic’

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40654915

and

Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700782.full


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

http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/an_inconvenient_sequel


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

https://www.juancole.com/2017/07/italy-electricity-renewables.html


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSSeU0_UN6A


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

http://www.waste360.com/recycling/china-notifies-wto-intent-ban-24-types-solid-waste-imports


The 12 Forward Thinkers Changing Style and Sustainability

http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/a28282/fashion-forward/


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

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/07/28/its-electric-la-first-major-us-city-pledge-full-bus-fleet-conversion


From the table to the bin and then back again

Compost festival teaches sustainable techniques

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170718/local/from-the-table-to-the-bin-and-then-back-again.653477


6 States Tapping Into the Benefits of Carbon Farming

https://www.ecowatch.com/carbon-farming-2457937143.html


COMPOSTING just got easier

https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/composting-just-got-easier/


HOW SOME AFRICAN FARMERS ARE RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE — AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM

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

https://ensia.com/features/african-farmers-responding-climate-change-can-learn/


Major new study shows pesticide risk to honey bees

https://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2017/06/29/bees-major-new-study-neonics/


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

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/07/20/organics-ferreting-out-fraudulent-few-while-demanding-higher-standards-better


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

https://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2017/07/12/bayer-syngenta-scientists-neonicotinoids-bees/


Federal Court Rules Utah “Ag-Gag” Law Unconstitutional

http://www.sej.org/publications/watchdog-tipsheet/court-strikes-down-ag-gag-law-plus-journalists-legal-guide-state


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

http://www.radioproject.org/2012/04/bees-the-threatened-link-encore/


Napa farmers stand by Paris climate accord

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-farmers-stand-by-paris-climate-accordl


Local Flowers Make a Comeback

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

—what’s not to love?

http://civileats.com/2017/07/13/local-flowers-make-a-comeback/


Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/biomimicry-20-conversation-janine-benyus


What’s the sustainability story inside our food?

http://www.eco-business.com/news/whats-the-sustainability-story-inside-our-food/


Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

https://www.carbonpricingleadership.org/

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


HOW NATURE SOLVES PROBLEMS THROUGH COMPUTATION

http://circulatenews.org/2017/07/circulate-fridays-nature-solves-problems-computation/


Agriculture and global warming and ranch musings

https://www.wltribune.com/opinion/columns-agriculture-and-global-warming-and-ranch-musings/


VERMONT’S GMO ADDICTION:

PESTICIDES, POLLUTED WATER, AND CLIMATE DESTRUCTION

http://regenerationvermont.org/reports/


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

https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/07/12/states-sue-epa-pesticide-ruling-chlorpyrifos-pruitt-dow


Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture

http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/genetic-engineering/eight-ways-monsanto-fails.html#.WXZbyhTDPzI


“POISON PAPERS” SNAPSHOT: HOJO TRANSCRIPT ILLUSTRATES EPA COLLUSION

WITH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

http://www.exposedbycmd.org/2017/07/26/poison-papers-exposes-epa-collusion-with-chemical-industry/ and https://www.poisonpapers.org/the-poison-papers/


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.

https://inequality.org/research/winners-losers-agricultural-dumping/


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

https://www.thememo.com/2017/06/30/meatme-ca-crowdfunding-local-meat-renewable-farming-canada-veganism/


With IPO, Blue Apron to Invest More in Regenerative Agriculture

https://foodtechconnect.com/2017/06/29/with-ipo-blue-apron-to-invest-more-in-regenerative-agriculture/


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

http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2017/06/congressional-budget-office-farm-subsidies-costing-taxpayers-75-billion-more-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.

http://www.carbontracker.org


World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

http://climatenewsnetwork.net/22709-2/


Fossil fuel subsidies are dwarfed by health cost

http://climatenewsnetwork.net/22809-2/


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

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41425-biological-annihilation-trillion-ton-icebergs-warming-levels-unseen-for-115-000-years


Volvo: Gas-only cars are history after 2019

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/05/autos/volvo-electric-cars-internal-combustion-engine/index.html


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

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41136-it-s-raining-in-antarctica-while-trump-slashes-climate-science-funding


Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362


Climate change may increase California’s rain

http://climatenewsnetwork.net/22633-2/


A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40584629


6 Reasons More Farms Should Grow Mushrooms

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

http://civileats.com/2017/07/07/6-reasons-more-farms-should-grow-mushrooms/


Composting – It’s Not Just For Gardeners Anymore

http://www.lyonsrecorder.com/index.php/news/27-town-of-lyons/1067-composting-it-s-not-just-for-gardeners-anymore


THE STATE AND FUTURE OF U.S. SOILS

Framework for a Federal Strategic Plan for Soil Science

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/ssiwg_framework_december_2016.pdf


Dispatches from scientific meetings and conferences around the world

https://eos.org/meeting-reports


Fritjof Capra on the Earth Charter Initiative

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/sites/default/files/Capra%20systems%20map.jpg


Addressing Climate Change Through Permaculture Principles

https://foodtank.com/news/2017/07/international-permaculture-convergence-india/


Nigeria: The economic basis of inclusivity

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/dialogue-with-my-country/the-economic-basis-of-inclusivity/204667.html


Google now tracks air pollution when mapping streets

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/google-tracks-air-pollution-when-mapping-streets/


Why the Open Access Movement in Agriculture Matters

http://www.shareable.net/blog/why-the-open-access-movement-in-agriculture-matters


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

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X17301693?via%3Dihub


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 . . .

https://youtu.be/8-0ynd1Vesk


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

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9kway5/were-a-cheap-battery-away-from-phasing-out-fossil-fuels


Circular trailblazers: Mapping the journey to a closed-loop business model

https://www.edie.net/library/Closed-loop-lessons–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

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/06/france-ban-petrol-diesel-cars-2040-emmanuel-macron-volvo


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

http://www.ecns.cn/2017/07-07/264472.shtml


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

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/08/onus-on-australia-to-take-diplomatic-initiative-in-protecting-antarctica


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

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

https://thinkprogress.org/new-orleans-releases-climate-action-strategy-c585b8fdfac3


Get Fit In Nature’s Gym

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

https://www.mississauga.com/community-story/7411668-get-fit-in-nature-s-gym/


How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/21/climate/how-americans-think-about-climate-change-in-six-maps.html


G20 Leaders ́ Declaration Shaping an interconnected world

https://www.g20.org/gipfeldokumente/G20-leaders-declaration.pdf


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

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/climate/jerry-brown-california-climate-summit.html


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.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/our-best-shot-at-meeting-paris-goals-make-energy-public-20170705

and

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

https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/reclaiming_public_services.pdf


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

http://time.com/4850421/g20-trump-paris-agreement-climate-change/


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

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/13/more-than-a-million-hens-filling-barns-at-three-per-square-foot-and-yes-theyre-usda-organic/?utm_term=.3d93a98a27e8


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

http://inthesetimes.com/rural-america/entry/20319/sewage-sludge-biosolids-public-health-waste-management-agriculture


Oregon Ecosystem Files Lawsuit to Defend Its Rights

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41391-oregon-s-siletz-river-ecosystem-files-lawsuit-to-defend-its-rights


Air pollution deaths expected to rise because of climate change

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/air-pollution-deaths-expected-to-rise-because-of-climate-change/