ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily Posted: 18 Mar 2015 12:39 PM PDT There will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation, according to new computer simulations. …

GEN International Newsletter June 2014 – Editorial: Ecovillages and Food Sovereignty

GEN International Newsletter June 2014 Editorial: Ecovillages and Food Sovereignty Dear Friends of the Global Ecovillage Network! The agro-industry, coupled with rising food prices and food speculation, directly contributes to the current global ecological and economical crises. Currently, 800 million people in our world do not have enough to eat, …

World Day to Combat Desertification Bulletin – Vol. 4 No. 2 – World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event – Briefing Note

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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 …

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report

  We recently launched  “The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report.”  together with five sustainable practices in developing coutires. Giants like Mars, Unilever, Starbucks, Nestle and McDonalds are among the firms investing in new approaches to help them understand what makes the segments now integrate no less than 435 sustainability. Some of these are a response to …

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 …

Family farming vital for resilient, food-secure future

Family farming vital for resilient, food-secure future Italian Finance Minister Saccomanni and Unilever CEO Polman to attend IFAD Governing Council Rome, 17 February 2014 – As the international delegates from its 172 farmers for the future we want” in recognition of this year’s United Nations International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). …

Can sheep restore Patagonia’s grasslands? – Ellie Winninghoff

Can sheep restore Patagonia’s grasslands? Patagonia Inc is buying wool from ranches that aim to restore degraded land in Argentina with livestock, a controversial concept Ellie Winninghoff theguardian.com, Monday 23 December 2013 10.43 EST Gauchos herding sheep near Lake Argentino, in Patagonia. Photograph: Alamy “Sustainability is a joke in comparison to …

RSF Monthly: New Loan to Bachman Academy

  December 2013 New Loan to Bachman Academy Educating students with language-based learning differences Bachman Academy is a boarding and day school serving students in grades 6-12 who have language-based learning differences such as Dyslexia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder. “This partnership (with RSF) will allow …