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Why You Should Be Excited About This New Food Documentary

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.08.2015 | Taste

Michael Pollan, the journalist who ignites national conversations about food, and the sage behind "Food, Inc." and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," has a new...

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Climate Listening Project Film on Sustainable Agriculture Premiered with Praise During Climate Week

Seth Leitman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Seth Leitman

My friend and colleague Dayna Regerro is one of my producers at Green Living Guy Productions who has gotten me interviews with people like Woody Harrelson for Step Forward Paper (a company using 85 percent wheat straw for paper) or on others.

Climate Change This Week: Blown Away, Cool Houses, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forest not only store carbon but beautiful and equally crucial biodiversity, such a...

"The Feeding of the Multitudes"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

The only miracle of Jesus in all four Gospels is the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, and Mark and Matthew even include the feeding of the 4,000 as well as the feeding of the 5,000. While Jesus multiplies the loaves and the fishes, his disciples are charged with distributing them to those who are hungry.

New Federal Rules Will Better Protect Farmworkers From Harmful Pesticides

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - An estimated 2 million U.S. farm workers, children and others who work or live near farm fields will have more protection from hazardous p...

Protecting the People Who Help Feed Us

Gina McCarthy | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Gina McCarthy

The evidence is clear that managing for safety results in more productive, successful businesses. There are serious financial consequences for businesses that don't acknowledge the importance of worker safety. They not only endanger their own workers, they reduce their competitiveness and harm their bottom line.

Coffee and Peacebuilding in South Sudan (Part II)

John Prendergast | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
John Prendergast

Can coffee production contribute to peace in a war-torn African country? On its face, that would seem like a facile link. But sustainable peace is not won solely through negotiations and foreign aid.

Agriculture: The Smartest Investment for Sustainable Development

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Climate change threatens our ability to feed these extra mouths, and farming remains both a major culprit (it emits around a third of the world's greenhouse gases) and a victim of this problem.

Coffee: A Pillar of Peace in South Sudan and Africa

John Prendergast | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
John Prendergast

Few professions provide a legal, non-exploitative, and sustainable avenue for wealth creation, individually or communally. Specialized agriculture provides one of the few options, and coffee is one of the best of them.

Climate Change This Week: Preserving Biodiversity, Solar Origami, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Froggy Ice Pop? Freezing boreal life is the norm for this live Alaskan wood frog, w...

How Vertical Farming Is Disrupting Urban Food Production

Daniel Burrus | Posted 09.16.2015 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Too often, we see the present and the future in terms of "either/or," when, in actuality, the relation is more like "both/and." People might think, wh...

Farmers Are the Musicians of the Earth

Joni Kamiya | Posted 09.15.2015 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

Longevity runs in our genes and a few weeks ago, our family celebrated the 100th birthday of a great uncle. As part of his birthday celebration, we were treated to an Okinawan taiko performance.

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California's all-time record heat and record drought explode into more r...

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Can Index Insurance Protect Poor Farmers Against Climate Change Risks?

Gloria Grandolini | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Gloria Grandolini

Insuring crops against unforeseen weather events is a standard practice among farmers in rich countries. Traditional insurance is either unavailable or is very expensive in many developing countries, leaving small farmers particularly vulnerable.

Cave Researchers Surprised By Discovery Of Prehistoric 'Oatmeal'

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science

Our appetite for hot cereal may be a lot older than anyone realized. Although it's widely believed that humans didn't begin cultivating crops until ar...

A Balancing Act: Food for the Hungry, Fuel for Your Car

Shenggen Fan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

How can we strike a balance in achieving food security and nutrition for the poor (who are often rural farmers in developing countries), while supporting innovation for alternative fuels?

Climate Change This Week: Economic Impacts, An Islamic Call to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving Indonesia's Forests Helps Save Human And Forest Lives - like the famed orchi...

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

Stand With the Real Coachella

Daniel Hamidi | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Daniel Hamidi

Every year, thousands flock to the Coachella Valley for its iconic Music and Arts Festival. Just a short twelve-minute drive southeast of the festival location lies a different Coachella -- one not nearly as glamorous. It's actually quite the opposite: filthy, decaying and in need of your help.

Climate Change This Week: Cap and Trade Comes, Delta Danger and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

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

5 Fertilizer Facts That Dispel the Myths

Pedro A. Sanchez | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green
Pedro A. Sanchez

While fertilizers are a vitally important way to maintain healthy soils, the topic has remained a polemical issue. Are mineral or organic fertilizers better for the environment? What is even the difference between the two?

What Will It Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures -- not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats.