User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
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Trends in agriculture show organics on top 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
'Organic doesn't mean what it used to — it's not just an "alternative" system to conventional agriculture anymore.
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3 cities using parks to climate-proof their future 25.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's what Gladsaxe, Jakarta and Chicago have in common.
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Forests as a climate solution? Yes, naturally 17.4.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Forests clean air and water, provide economic well-being, support biodiversity, provide forest products that people depend on — and serve as the world’s oldest carbon storage technology. That’s worth talking about.
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How the network can protect earth's natural cycles 17.4.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: IoT is opening doors to innovation, conservation, and more sustainable resource cycles.
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Is the future of farming vertical? 6.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Companies including AeroFarms aim to narrow the farm-to-table gap.
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Nations Won't Reach Paris Climate Goal Without Protecting Wildlife and Nature, Warns Report 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A sweeping new report emphasizes just how intertwined the challenges of climate change and loss of biodiversity truly are. The Paris Climate Agreement and several other United Nations (UN) pacts "all depend on the health and vitality of our natural environment in all its diversity and complexity," said Dr. Anne Larigauderie, executive secretary of the UN-backed organization behind the report. "Acting to protect and promote biodiversity is at least as important to achieving these commitments and to human well-being as is the fight against global climate change." The report comes from the efforts of more than 550 scientists in over 100 nations, corralled by an organization often dubbed "the IPCC for biodiversity." Much like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the state of research on global warming and its impacts, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reviews the best-available science on biodiversity and nature's ...
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Ecuador Grants Open-Pit Mining Permits in One of the World's Most Biodiverse Areas 1.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Equadorian government has opened huge portions of land to large-scale open-pit mining projects. Last week, Mindo residents were among the thousands who took to the streets all across Ecuador in a march to demand an end to environmentally destructive mining. Protesters march against mining on March 22, 2018, near Mindo, Ecuador. (Photo: Sophie Moon) Mindo is a small village in the lush, tropical cloud forest that descends from the Andes to the coast just outside of Quito, Ecuador. The cloud forest is home to an abundance of wildlife, such as brightly colored lizards, wild cats, spectacled bear, and over 600 species of birds. Mindo was recently named one of the top 10 places to birdwatch in the world by National Geographic , and those who live there are known for their conservationist stances and fights against oil corporations. The area is so rich in biodiversity that it has won the Audubon Christmas bird count competition seven times with the highest number of species. Last week, Mindo residents were ...
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While Workers Get Crumbs, GOP Tax Scam Analysis Details $25 Billion Bonanza for Big Oil 28.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
"The oil and gas industry benefitted to the tune of billions of dollars from the Trump tax cut bill... And you didn't." That's how the Center for Biological Diversity responded to a new analysis published Tuesday, which shows how the fossil fuel industry has saved $25 billion so far -- "with many more billionaires more to come" -- from the Republican tax plan signed by President Donald Trump in December. Antonia Juhasz at Pacific Standard reviewed 2017 Securities and Exchange Commission filings by 17 American oil and gas companies, "looking at the largest companies in production, refining, and pipelines that also clearly specified the impacts of the Tax Act in their result." Confirming reports that the new tax code has "supercharged the oil industry," she found that "it is the oil and gas industry, including companies that backed the presidency of Trump and whose former executives and current boosters now populate it, that are among the tax bill's largest and most long-lasting financial ...
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What is 'blue carbon' and how does it help protect our coastal ecosystems? 16.3.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How can business get involved in marine ecosystems?
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Indigenous and Rural Women Conserve Mother Earth and Empower Their Communities 7.3.2018 Truthout.com
Women's rights and gender equality are crucial for not just women, but also for their communities and the environment. Increasing women's leadership in natural resource management, for example, is not only beneficial for biodiversity but also increases livelihood opportunities for women, thus improving their ability to plan for their families and resulting in positive outcomes for their communities. On this International Women's Day, we bring you a photo essay about Indigenous and rural women and their innate connection to nature. Women's rights and gender equality are crucial for not just women, but also for their communities and the environment. Women play a key role in the conservation of biodiversity and forests. A growing body of evidence shows that increasing women's leadership in natural resource management and governance is not only beneficial for biodiversity but also empowers women, increases their livelihood opportunities, improves their ability to plan for their families and results in ...
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California Court Blocks State Agriculture Department From Spraying Pesticides 4.3.2018 Truthout.com
In a win for environmental and public health advocates, a California court has halted a program that allows the state agriculture department to spray pesticides on public and private property without proper notice to the public about its intention to spray or adequate study of the possible adverse impacts of the chemicals used. The court order, which came late last week, was in response to a  lawsuit  brought by 11 environmental and public health groups -- including the Environmental Working Group, Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network North America, Center for Biological Diversity, and Moms Advocating Sustainability -- and the city of Berkeley. The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA)  Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program , which is supposed to control outbreaks of invasive plant pests, gave the agency the license to use 79 pesticides -- including some known to cause cancer and birth defects and to be highly toxic to bees, butterflies, and other wildlife -- ...
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Digvijaya flags concerns over proposed nuclear power plant 21.2.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Mandla Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to... more »
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What we feed animals is key to a sustainable future for food 16.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
The implications for environmental health, including biodiversity and deforestation, are significant.
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Purposeful packaging for the circular products revolution requires out-of-the-box thinking 16.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Updating international standards can take things only so far. We need a more holistic and dynamic approach to innovation.
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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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Amazon's Spheres open in Seattle 31.1.2018 TreeHugger
Jeff Bezos said “Alexa, open The Spheres” and it evidently worked.
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To understand crocodile habitat in Powai lake, experts propose survey 29.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat 26.1.2018 Environmental News Network
The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The tenth EPI report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Switzerland leads the world in sustainability, followed by France, Denmark, Malta, and Sweden.Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection. In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity.
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Think Of Honeybees As 'Livestock' Not Wildlife, Argue Experts 26.1.2018 Environmental News Network
The ‘die-off’ events occurring in honeybee colonies that are bred and farmed like livestock must not be confused with the conservation crisis of dramatic declines in thousands of wild pollinator species, say Cambridge researchers.
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These 14 businesses are growing money on trees 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Restoring degraded and deforested land is becoming a thriving economic opportunity, in the U.S and beyond.
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