ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:35 PM PDT In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory …

GreenMoney June14_Seeds, Soil and Sustainability

Good farming, Good food, Good health    by Cliff Feigenbaum, Founder, GreenMoney I especially enjoy our Sustainable Agriculture and Organics issues because they always break new ground (pun intended) and I always learn something new. In this edition, Laura Batcha of Organic Trade Association looks at the $35 billion marketplace …

6 Cool Tools for Driving Behaviour Change and Innovation

                              THE NEXT ECONOMY ASU Partners With Dutch City to Develop First ‘Circular Economy’ Regional Plan     Arizona State University (ASU) and the Dutch Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, along with private partners in the Haarlemmermeer region, …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

  Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with …

Earth Policy Release – China and the Soybean Challenge

  China and the Soybean Challenge  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch9 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 6, 2013 Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern china domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. …

ScienceDaily: Social amoebae travel with a posse: Tiny single-celled organisms have amazingly complicated social lives

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Social amoebae travel with a posse: Tiny single-celled organisms have amazingly complicated social lives Natural affinities — unrecognized until now — may have set stage for life to ignite Mini-monsters of the forest floor Ice-free Arctic winters could explain amplified warming during Pliocene Large Gulf dead …