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‘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 gain

How unlikely recycling initiatives began supporting those in need

https://ensia.com/articles/recycling-plastic-libya-pollution-cancer-jobs-emplyment/

 

U.S. Oil Industry Peaks as “the days of easy oil are over”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/3/6/2227802/-U-S-Oil-Industry-Peaks-as-the-days-of-easy-oil-are-over

 

Postcard from California: After plastic bag ban backfires, lawmakers seek a fix

https://www.thenewlede.org/2024/02/postcard-from-california-after-plastic-bag-ban-backfires-lawmakers-seek-a-fix/

 

Inching toward a global treaty on plastic pollution 

Delegates from 175 nations are working on an international agreement that would tackle the vast amounts of plastic waste in the environment. A marine scientist specializing in plastic pollution discusses the problem and her hopes for the proceedings. 

https://knowablemagazine.org/content/article/food-environment/2024/imogen-napper-interview-global-treaty-plastic-pollution

 

Food matters: Dietary shifts increase the feasibility of 1.5°C pathways in line with the Paris Agreement

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adj3832

 

A potent planet-warming gas is seeping out of US landfills at rates higher than previously thought, scientists say

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/28/climate/us-landfills-methane-pollution-climate/index.html

 

‘We Have Just Arrived’: Author Rick Bass on Writing and Activism in Montana

https://www.ecowatch.com/rick-bass-interview-ecowatch.html

 

What is dirt? There’s a whole wriggling world alive in the ground beneath our feet, as a soil scientist explains

https://theconversation.com/what-is-dirt-theres-a-whole-wriggling-world-alive-in-the-ground-beneath-our-feet-as-a-soil-scientist-explains-224152

 

A California man brings new composting technique to schools

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/a-california-man-brings-new-composting-technique-to-schools

 

Preserving Community Compost in New York City

https://foodtank.com/news/2024/03/preserving-community-compost-in-new-york-city/



Adding compost to soil for healthy gardens.

https://agupdate.com/farmandranchguide/news/crop/adding-compost-to-soil-for-healthy-gardens/article_afcf820e-e538-11ee-8d53-ff9928830721.html

 

“Composting links everything together,” 

Farm event will explore soil’s hidden life.

https://www.bristol247.com/climate/news-climate/farm-event-will-explore-soils-hidden-life/

 

What Does Poop, Farms, and Food Have in Common? REGISTER: bit.ly/ConversationCompost

 Where does our food waste go? What is the price we pay for our disposable economy? Discover the unlikely places

https://cumberlink.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2323112-conversation-on-compost-biosolids-food-and-plastic

 

Worm castings finding grower favour in large scale farming (video, 13 mins.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28uyaa5Ev2U

 

Mexico’s precaution on GM corn safety is justified

https://foodtank.com/news/2024/03/mexicos-precaution-on-gm-corn-safety-is-justified/

 

America Has a Farming Crisis.

https://www.newsweek.com/us-farming-crisis-h2a-visa-reform-labor-shortage-1878530

 

Farm like an ecosystem Part III: Wild farming.

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2024-03-12/farm-like-an-ecosystem-part-iii-wild-farming/

 

The 2024 Dirty Dozen™

Of the 46 items included in our analysis, these 12 fruits and vegetables were most contaminated with pesticides:

https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php

 

Global water crisis looms yet only one in four of the biggest food and agriculture corporations say they’re reducing water use and pollution. 

https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/global-water-crisis-looms-yet-only-one-four-biggest-food-and-agriculture

 

Safe, affordable and climate-friendly energy for all.

https://dont-nuke-the-climate.org/blog/iaea-nuclear-fairy-tales

 

We Must Break the Oligarchy’s Grip to End Economic Anxiety for So Many Americans
https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/oligarchy-economic-anxiety-working-class

 

Composting, water access and backyard chickens: Detroit’s urban farming evolution

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/03/detroits-urban-farming-evolution/

 

Gardeners Corner: Spring into composting by reviving a compost pile after winter

https://pantagraph.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/gardeners-corner-spring-into-composting-by-reviving-a-compost-pile-after-winter/article_2f0604a4-e628-11ee-9f49-4393ed1e4787.html

 

Farmers’ markets, leaf composting key initiatives of historic RWA The monthly market is one of multiple initiatives by the CWA, which is one of the oldest in the city.
https://www.deccanherald.com/features/farmers-markets-leaf-composting-key-initiatives-of-historic-rwa-2947446

 

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

https://www.schwarzenegger.com/issues/post/the-schwarzenegger-climate-initiative

 

Grass-roots green living: Lingnan University students empower communities towards sustainable waste practices

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In this service learning course, students collect food waste from stalls and shops in Hong Kong, bring it to farms to compost and educate the public about sustainability

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/lifestyle/features/article/3256223/grass-roots-green-living-lingnan-university-students-empower-communities-towards-sustainable-waste

 

Tea industry contends with environmental and social problems

Solutions lie in reducing the sector’s environmental footprint and building resilience against climate change effects in a rapidly warming world, say experts.

https://scroll.in/article/1065311/tea-industry-contends-with-environmental-and-social-problems

 

Innovators offer solar drying solutions for farm produce

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2024/03/innovators-offer-solar-drying-solutions-for-farm-produce/

 

4 Must-Read Graphic Nonfiction Books About the Environment

https://www.ecowatch.com/graphic-nonfiction-environmental-books-ecowatch.html

 

California is wrestling with electricity prices – here’s how to design a system that covers the cost of fixing the grid while keeping prices fair

https://theconversation.com/california-is-wrestling-with-electricity-prices-heres-how-to-design-a-system-that-covers-the-cost-of-fixing-the-grid-while-keeping-prices-fair-217073

 

Rose Essential Oil Is a Safe and Effective Pesticide for Organic Agriculture, Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/rose-essential-oil-safe-pesticide-organic-plants.html

 

People With Views of Greenery or Water at Home Get Better Sleep, New Global Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/better-sleep-nature-greenery-water-science.html

 

As Egypt’s economy dips, sustainable fashion soars

Recycling and upcycling clothing saves money and reduces waste while offering new employment opportunities, too

https://ensia.com/articles/sustainable-fashion-egypt-economy-upcycle-recycle-environment-landfills-waste/



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Farmers’ markets, leaf composting key initiatives of historic RWA The monthly market is one of multiple initiatives by the CWA, which is one of the oldest in the city.

https://www.deccanherald.com/features/farmers-markets-leaf-composting-key-initiatives-of-historic-rwa-2947446

 

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

https://www.schwarzenegger.com/issues/post/the-schwarzenegger-climate-initiative

 

Grass-roots green living: Lingnan University students empower communities towards sustainable waste practices

Listen to this article

In this service learning course, students collect food waste from stalls and shops in Hong Kong, bring it to farms to compost and educate the public about sustainability

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/lifestyle/features/article/3256223/grass-roots-green-living-lingnan-university-students-empower-communities-towards-sustainable-waste

 

Tea industry contends with environmental and social problems

Solutions lie in reducing the sector’s environmental footprint and building resilience against climate change effects in a rapidly warming world, say experts.

https://scroll.in/article/1065311/tea-industry-contends-with-environmental-and-social-problems

 

Innovators offer solar drying solutions for farm produce

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2024/03/innovators-offer-solar-drying-solutions-for-farm-produce/

 

4 Must-Read Graphic Nonfiction Books About the Environment

https://www.ecowatch.com/graphic-nonfiction-environmental-books-ecowatch.html

 

California is wrestling with electricity prices – here’s how to design a system that covers the cost of fixing the grid while keeping prices fair

https://theconversation.com/california-is-wrestling-with-electricity-prices-heres-how-to-design-a-system-that-covers-the-cost-of-fixing-the-grid-while-keeping-prices-fair-217073

 

Rose Essential Oil Is a Safe and Effective Pesticide for Organic Agriculture, Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/rose-essential-oil-safe-pesticide-organic-plants.html

 

People With Views of Greenery or Water at Home Get Better Sleep, New Global Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/better-sleep-nature-greenery-water-science.html

 

As Egypt’s economy dips, sustainable fashion soars

Recycling and upcycling clothing saves money and reduces waste while offering new employment opportunities, too

https://ensia.com/articles/sustainable-fashion-egypt-economy-upcycle-recycle-environment-landfills-waste/



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Green Mission News – November 2017

The Woman Aiming to Get 50 Million Americans Into the Worker-Owner Economy And she has a plan to do it. http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/the-woman-aiming-to-get-50-million-americans-into-the-worker-owner-economy-20171026 Global atmospheric CO2 levels

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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

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Green Mission News – June 2017

Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030 The Disruption of Transportation and the Collapse of the Internal-Combustion Vehicle and Oil Industries https://static1.squarespace.com/static/585c3439be65942f022bbf9.pdf India’s ‘Fruit of the Gods’ Could Make Solar

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Green Mission News – May 2017

Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer The technofossils we leave behind will create a mark on the planet. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/03/humans_are_creating_a_new_geological_layer_of_technofossils.html

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Green Mission News – December 2016

What makes plastic trash seem so tasty to seabirds? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1109/What-makes-plastic-trash-seem-so-tasty-to-seabirds Plastic island: How our trash is destroying paradise http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2016/12/world/midway-plastic-island/ Life in Syntropy (Agroforestry; 15 minute

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Green Mission News – October 2016

How restorative agriculture could lead to commercial advantage http://www.producebusinessuk.com/opinion/fresh-opinions/2016/09/22/how-restorative-agriculture-could-lead-to-commercial-advantage Fair World Project Releases Statement on US, China Formal Sign-On to Paris Climate Agreement Leading Consumer

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Green Mission News – May 2016

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities United Egg Producers, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council are proposing a

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Green Mission News – April 2016

Carbon Farming: Fighting Climate Change with Regenerative Agriculture Lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide to a level that will avoid catastrophic climate change requires massive shifts across

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Green Mission News – March 2016

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Green Mission News November 2015

A Soil Pilgrimage http://www.asianage.com/columnists/soil-pilgrimage-994 GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N12C0Z520151029?rpc=401& World’s “appetite” for renewables is growing, but faster transition is needed,

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Green Mission News October 2015

Pope Francis would love the obscure theories of this dead Romanian economist http://qz.com/510096/pope-francis-would-love-the-theories-of-this-dead-romanian-economist/ THE NEED FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM: PART 9 http://www.countercurrents.org/avery220815.htm   Brazil

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Old-Green Mission News November 2015

A Soil Pilgrimage http://www.asianage.com/columnists/soil-pilgrimage-994 GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N12C0Z520151029?rpc=401& World’s “appetite” for renewables is growing, but faster transition is needed,

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Green Mission News August 2015

Making the transition to a circular economy will not be a walk in the park http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150731/opinion/shift-to-circular-economy.578683 After what might be perceived as a rather wobbly

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