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"World of 7 Billion" Videos Find Planet-Saving Solutions

John Seager | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
John Seager

As a father of three former teenagers, I know that high school students probably don't seem like the best people to ask for ways to save the planet. They are sarcastic, hormonal, and iPhone-obsessed.

Ag Lobby Paints Itself Into a Conservation Corner

Donald Carr | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Donald Carr

We should be paying farmers to do the right thing. Conservation needs to be viewed as a crop since incentives will be key to water quality and GHG reduction efforts. But if the ultimate goal is clean water and agriculture productivity, then the ag lobby is going to have to fight hard and loud for conservation funding.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

Delaying TPA Threatens Rural Economy

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Sec. Tom Vilsack

Today, our farmers, ranchers and rural communities are more prosperous and successful thanks to strong trade agreements.

From Investment Banker to Farm Investigator

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Growing up, I seemed almost earmarked for the financial world, as I was both studious and materialistic. I was a small mass of seriousness--a little librarian--completing my assignments early and happily. But my core longed for more, mentally, materially.

Joe Satran

GMO Oranges Come One Step Closer To Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it has given major Florida citrus grower Southern Gardens approval for large-scale field ...

Cheeseburgers, Climate Change And The California Drought

Nathan Runkle | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Nathan Runkle

When the commercial and residential sectors are responsible for a mere 20 percent of the state's water use, shorter showers will offer barely more than a drop in the near-empty bucket. The real culprit is not the water wastage in our bathtubs and fountains, or even on our golf courses -- it's on our plates.

Silicon Valley Please Lead Us to Water

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.11.2016 | San Francisco
Elliot Begoun

I will start this letter with an admission; I am no expert on water. I find the complexity of water rights, storage, flows and the like to be extraordinarily difficult to fully comprehend.

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Are Industrial Farms Also to Blame for America's Drought?

Chris Hunt | Posted 05.08.2016 | Green
Chris Hunt

If there is a silver lining to be found in the devastating California drought, it's that many more Americans are finally thinking about where and how their food is grown.

Feeding 11 Billion People

XPRIZE | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

The reality is that we must improve agriculture if we want to feed the 870 million people who face hunger today, not to mention the 11 billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2100.

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

Where Does California's Agricultural Water Go?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Almonds and pistachios together use around 3.3 million acre-feet of water and produce around $1,150 per acre-foot of water.

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Devastation and rescue in Nepal after massive earthquake; March 2015 the ...

9 Real Differences Between the Best and Worst Coffee

Thrillist | Posted 06.28.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

It's not just that the best coffee is often served to you by someone with an attitude and a sweet vest.

Are City Folks the New Caretakers of the Land?

Marianne Krasny | Posted 06.27.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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.