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Are City Folks the New Caretakers of the Land?

Marianne Krasny | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Marianne Krasny

Recognizing that the majority of us live in cities, is it possible to find a modern day, urban rendition of farmers walking, crops walking, and water walking off the land? One place to look might be in the community gardens of New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Barcelona.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Dietary Guidelines for Which Americans?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At this point, the lid is off the box, and we know sustainability is a concern. We only have two choices: honor that concern, or dismiss it -- and knowingly eat at the expense of those to follow us.

Every Day Is Earth Day on a Farm

Val Wagner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Val Wagner

But, Earth Day should not be limited to one day. It takes a lifetime of commitment to ensure that our resources are protected for our children and grandchildren. And it takes constant reminders to keep us on task.

Scientist Finds Possible Cure For Deadly Citrus Disease

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste

The race is on to find an effective treatment for citrus greening, a ruinous disease that has decimated citrus industries across the world and brought...

Chipotle Has Finally Found A Solution To Its Carnitas Problem

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business

Carnitas lovers, rejoice: The pigs will fly again. During Chipotle’s earnings call with investors and analysts on Tuesday, founder Steve Ells add...

Cities Are Green After All

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Nigel Barber

Cities create environmental problems as they grow, of course, but they also generate innovations to solve those problems, such as catalytic converters to reduce air pollution, and vaccines to keep epidemic diseases in check.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

Stopping Malnutrition's Assault on Our Health and Economy

Dan Glickman | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

We can save lives and roll back the multitrillion-dollar burden to taxpayers and businesses caused by malnutrition by making more-healthful food available to more people. Leveraging the ingenuity of the food and farm sector is one of the most essential steps.

The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Kanayo F. Nwanze

April 15 is a day when millions of Americans are focused on the question of resources -- where they come from, what's going to be left over for tomorrow and what their children may expect to inherit.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

What Would You Do If Restaurants And Your Local Grocery Store Closed Tomorrow?

Joseph Agoada | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

While the thought of losing your local market may seem extreme, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are faced with the daily challenge of finding the food to fuel their day.

Why Dr. Bronner's Supports the Organic Check-Off Program

David Bronner | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
David Bronner

The unfortunate reality is that most downstream organic processors and brands are now owned by largely non-organic companies who are not paying anything to promote organics. This check-off program leverages funds that would not otherwise be doing anything remotely good for organics.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

Land Rights: One Key to Women's Economic Empowerment

Anika Rahman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Anika Rahman

When women own land, we are better off. In 2005, after conducting case studies in Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ghana and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the World Bank concluded that having a protected right to land can increase women's access to food, water and safety.

Joe Satran

Most Of Your Asparagus Comes From Abroad These Days. Here's Why.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 04.10.2015 | Taste

Asparagus farming is NOT easy.

Ending Hunger, Global Challenge That Connects the UN & Expo 2015

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We are less than 30 days away from the opening of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, an incredible opportunity for Italy, for world tourism, to learn about the global challenges of food security and healthy nutrition through worldwide best practices.

Leapfrogging to Nutritious Food Systems

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

By 2030, more than 60 percent of the world's populations will live in cities. This creates an enormous food system challenge, particularly when you consider that most of the urban growth between now and 2030 will occur in Africa and Asia.

Water Wars In California: Factory Farms Draining The State Dry

Stephen Wells | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

We can stop showering, stop watering our lawns, and stop ordering water in restaurants, but the water used to raise and slaughter millions of cows, pigs, and chickens in California will still drain the state dry.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Antarctica, the Immoral Ethics of Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Breaking: Climate Change Hoax Revealed! Wow, this is SUCH a relief! I was really ...

California Dreaming: Drought and Development

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

California's water crisis is further proof that environmental issues must be fully integrated into economic development plans and projects. Sustainability management requires that we factor these physical resources and constraints into our designs for new homes, businesses and institutions.

'Green News Report' -- April 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic, first-ever mandatory water restrictions for drought-stricken ...

How a First-Generation, Female Immigrant Found Her Passion in Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Stella Salvo

I want to thank all the people in my life who have inspired me to pursue a career in science, and try to inspire other young women who might be interested in science. That is why I'm sharing my personal story, to pay it forward.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there.