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'As World Teeters on Brink of Climate Catastrophe,' 600+ Groups Demand Congress Back Visionary Green New Deal 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

On behalf of their millions of members and supporters, 626 environmental organizations on Thursday demanded that U.S. policymakers "pursue visionary and affirmative legislative action" such as a Green New Deal to combat the "urgent threat" of the global climate crisis.

"As the world teeters on the brink of climate catastrophe, we're calling on Congress to take large-scale action," said Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which signed the letter (pdf) to lawmakers. "Americans want a livable future for their children, and that requires keeping fossil fuels in the ground while greening the economy on a wartime footing."

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The Dirty Truth About Oat Milk 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
Move over, almond and soy milk: An oat milk boom, as I argued in a piece last year, could help the Midwest solve some of its most dire agricultural issues. And now there’s new research out this month to help support the case for covering the region with oats. In states like Iowa, fertilizer runoff from […]
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Policy News: January 7, 2019 7.1.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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10 groups that will be key to combating climate change in 2019 7.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
Saving the planet must be an all-hands-on-deck effort.
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Environmentalists made a troubling deal with Tejon Ranch 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As I turned a corner, the animal was suddenly right there in all its furious glory, hissing a warning and baring its teeth. It was the first badger I’d ever seen, and I beat a hasty retreat. But after that close encounter at Tejon Ranch 30 years ago, I watched from a distance, fascinated by this...

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They survive droughts, they eat trees — South Africa's goats are helping farmers weather climate change 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Mvezelwa Mhlabunzima stands in a wooden pen of a hundred or so shaggy young goats and points out his charges, one by one.

“This one’s a twin,” he says, gesturing to a kid leaning into his leg. He points to two others. “That one’s a twin, with that one … I know them all.”

The 35-year-old farmer...

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Tiny salamander in Northern California could spell big problem for plans to heighten the Shasta Dam 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trio of tiny salamander species could mean big trouble for federal officials spearheading a controversial $1.4-billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam in Northern California.

Two environmental organizations — the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection...

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These 13 Words Defined Our Overheating Planet in 2018 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every December, dictionary editors hunt through all the words in our growing lexicon to pluck out the ones that best capture the spirit of the fading year. The top choices from 2017 (feminism, complicit) neglected the environment. One dictionary editor at the time lamented the […]
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Policy News: December 17, 2018 18.12.2018 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Policy News: December 17, 2018 18.12.2018 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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How to sustainably, nutritiously feed 10 billion people by 2050 14.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Today we have a five-course menu to serve up food and climate solutions.
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Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are 13.12.2018 WRI Stories
Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are Comments|Add Comment|PrintMalawian youth will plant fruit trees and bamboo and learn how to manage their local forests. Photo by Sabin Ray/WRI Nearly all – 96 percent -- of Malawi’s rapidly growing population depends on wood or charcoal for cooking. Meanwhile, land is continuously being cleared to grow crops, since nearly 80 percent of Malawians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, these two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why companies should pay for biodiversity 10.12.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's all a part of their bottom line.
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How Ruth Gates used social design to protect the coral reefs 8.12.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The unique collaboration means more science and more communication.
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How Ruth Gates is using social design to save coral reefs 8.12.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The unique collaboration means more science and more communication.
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Urgent warnings for Minnesota in U.S. climate report 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Climate change is already wreaking havoc in Minnesota, from making people sicker to threatening the wild rice crop. Those are a few of the grim conclusions tucked inside the latest National Climate Assessment.
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Nature in the Urban Century: Cities Can Offer Solutions for Biodiversity Loss – If We Act Now 27.11.2018 THE CITY FIX
This century will be remembered as the urban century. Our generation will witness the most significant urban growth in human history. By 2050, there will be 2.4 billion more people in cities, a rate of urban growth that is the ...
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New research sheds light on how to assess coral reef ecosystem health 19.11.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New research sheds light on how to assess coral reef ecosystem health
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Four reasons why the California Air Resources Board should endorse the California Tropical Forest Standard 15.11.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
California has acted a global climate leader, but the most significant step the state can take right now is to endorse the Tropical Forest Standard to help avert climate catastrophe, protect biodiversity, and support the indigenous communities who depend on tropical forests.
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Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species.
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