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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.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 Ca...

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

Stella Salvo | Posted 05.31.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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.

The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Both the Monsanto- and Farm Bureau-led set of privacy principles and the emerging models of farmers controlling monetization of their data may be a model of privacy that those promoting economic justice models around data use should be paying close attention to.

A Deeper Look at GMOs With Mark Lynas

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

The attention Lynas's "conversion" brought made him an in-demand speaker for agriculture-related groups. The following interview focuses on Lynas's current interactions with American farmers and his thoughts on other aspects of the GMO debate.

Hidden Water: 8 Ways We Use Water That Might Surprise You

Kyle Rabin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Kyle Rabin

As people learn about their virtual water use, they're realizing that water isn't an infinite resource and that there is plenty we can do to use water more efficiently -- which benefits both the environment and the wallet.

Billion Dollar U.S.-Backed New Alliance Threatens Evictions in Tanzania

Marie Clarke | Posted 05.24.2015 | Home
Marie Clarke

President Obama has a history of supporting constructive international programs that can reach women smallholder farmers with critical investments, but he got it wrong with the New Alliance, and it needs to be scrapped.

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Reduce and Research, the Key to Food Security and Nutrition

Robynne Anderson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Reductions in post-harvest losses will require large public and private investments in infrastructure and should be complemented with agriculture R&D that is focused on long-term productivity growth and food and nutrition security.

Taking HeforShe to the Farm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Every stance that men take in the fight for gender equality is critical. But there is one particular group of women who remain the most marginalised: rural women, especially women farmers. We need to take "HeforShe" to the farm.

"This Year We Will Have Hunger:" Fears of Food Shortages in Southern Africa After Floods

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

While the first harvest is entirely lost, the hope is that farmers can plant again before the rains stop altogether so that there is hope of having some food to harvest this year. However, the crops will still take months to grow and many families will need food assistance in the interim.

GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are among them.