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3 New Ways to Explore Links Between Climate and Sustainable Development 11.12.2017 WRI Stories
3 New Ways to Explore Links Between Climate and Sustainable Development Comments|Add Comment|PrintRenewable energy development in the California desert. Photo by Bureau of Land Management/Flickr The Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represent a global turning point towards a low-carbon, climate resilient, prosperous and equitable future. But for these ambitious agendas to flourish, there needs to be an integrated approach to implementation at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Serene Sirens: USGS Sea Cow Science 27.11.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
It may be hard to believe the legend that sailors long-at-sea once considered manatees to be mermaids. The manatee nickname – the “Sea Cow” – which comes from the herbivores’ affinity for grazing on vegetation and their slow, ambling way just makes more sense. But a U.S. Geological Survey video reveals that while they may be cow-like, they also have more than a bit of the magical mermaid to them.A USGS video about manatees reveals that while the animals may act like the cows of the sea, they also have more than a bit of the magical siren or mermaid about them. 
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Return of the Native Wild Turkey—Setting Sustainable Harvest Targets When Information is Limited 27.11.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
As American families sit down for the traditional turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, some will be giving thanks for a wild bird that is truly free range. Meleagris gallopavo, the wild turkey, has steadily gained in popularity with hunters since successful restoration efforts put it back on the table in the around the new millenium, bucking the trend of declining participation in hunting throughout the United States. The distinguished native bird is now second in popularity only to white tailed deer.
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Best-laid plans to give chickens room to run are shelved with USDA organics rule 21.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Strolling through a flock of free-roaming rust-colored hens, Christopher Nichols admits that no one truly knows whether his chickens are happier because they can strut around and wander outside.

But consumers are happier, and that matters a lot to the third-generation egg farmer and a slew of other...

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Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet 18.11.2017 LA Times: Health

A traditional made-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast isn’t for everyone. For those who would prefer to lighten their day-of workloads, or have the option of healthful dishes for vegan and gluten-free guests, here are some easy and nutrient-dense products that can be bought in advance, stored easily,...

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Virginia Tech works to protect Africa's crops against invasive pests 17.11.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
As invasive and indigenous insect pests continue to wreak havoc on crops across Africa, a Virginia Tech-led project is intensifying its work to coordinate a response that looks beyond geographic and financial barriers.Stopping crop losses requires working across borders, said Muni Muniappan, director of the Virginia Tech-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management. “Fighting these pests in just a few of these countries is futile, because it will continue to thrive in the countries where we are not working,” he said.
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New Research Shows: Organic Farming Can Make an Important Contribution to World Nutrition 16.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is combined with further measures, specifically with a one-third reduction of animal-based products in the human diet, less concentrated feed and less food waste. At the same time, this type of food system has extremely positive ecological effects, i.e. considerable reduction of fertilizers and pesticides, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – and does not lead to increased land use, despite lower agricultural yields. These are the findings of a new study, which included the Vienna-based Department of Social Ecology among its contributors. Results have recently been published in “Nature Communications”.   
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Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices on holiday items, with deeper discounts for Prime members 16.11.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Amazon and Whole Foods Market are dropping prices on holiday favorites and other popular items and offering even greater discounts for Prime members, the companies said Wednesday. The deals give a peek into how Amazon will integrate its popular fast-shipping Prime service as the new Whole Foods official reward program. Whole Foods has cut prices for organic turkeys to $3.49 per pound and antibiotic-free turkeys for $2.49 per pound; for Prime members, those deals are $2.99 per pound and $1.99 per pound, respectively.

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Organic agriculture can help feed the world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food 15.11.2017 LA Times: Science

Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds.

The analysis, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that it will take several strategies operating at once to feed the growing human population...

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Organic-food purists assail the designation for hydroponics 15.11.2017 AP National
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Can a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt be called "organic"? Some purists don't think so....
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Hydroponic histrionics? Organic purists assail designation 15.11.2017 AP Business
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Can you call a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt "organic"? Some purists don't think so....
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Organic agriculture can help feed the world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food 15.11.2017 LA Times: Science

Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds.

The analysis, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that it will take several strategies operating at once to feed the growing human population...

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The Next Quarter Century's Organic Marketplace 14.11.2017 Environmental News Network
In 1977, during the heyday of the emerging “alternative energy” movement, I attended a solar greenhouse conference where I remember one of our little tribe’s pioneers opined about how much less exciting the solar “revolution” was going to be when it finally went mainstream. “I know what’s going to happen,” architect Steve Baer of Zomeworks pronounced – “solar collectors are going to be advertised in Sears newspaper inserts! I’m going to hate it but I’ll know we have arrived.”
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Arup report proposes transforming food waste into building materials 9.11.2017 TreeHugger
Turning a problem into a solution for the building industry, on a large scale.
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Your 2017 turkey buying guide 8.11.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

There was a time when the only question you had to ask when buying your Thanksgiving turkey was how big. Nowadays, there is much more to consider: fresh, frozen, natural, organic, free-range, pastured, heritage. (If you’re not sure what the labels mean, check out this guide to turkey terminology...

Your 2017 turkey buying guide 8.11.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

There was a time when the only question you had to ask when buying your Thanksgiving turkey was how big. Nowadays, there is much more to consider: fresh, frozen, natural, organic, free-range, pastured, heritage. (If you’re not sure what the labels mean, check out this guide to turkey terminology...

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Organic food won't reduce your carbon footprint, study says 7.11.2017 TreeHugger
It's a disappointing conclusion, but surely there are other reasons why Earth-friendly food production is a good idea.
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Conference on ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ 4.11.2017 Voice of Sikkim
04 Nov, Gangtok (IPR) : A conference ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ was held at Chintan Bhawan today amidst presence of distinguished visiting delegates from leading global Organic bodies. The conference was graced by Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling as the chief guest. Mr Markus Arbenz, Director, IFOAM, Germany, made a brief presentation on […]
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Farmer by Farmer, Investor by Investor, Regenerating America's Farmland 3.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
In northern Montana, Doug and Anna Jones-Crabtree restore soil health while growing organic heirloom and specialty grains, pulse and oilseed crops on 4,700 acres. A thousand miles away in Central Minnesota, the Main Street Project sequesters carbon as it transforms 100 acres of bare ground to a permaculture farm alive with hazelnut trees and foraging chickens.
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'Big Chicken' Connects Poultry Farming To Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria 2.11.2017 NPR News
In her new book, health journalist Maryn McKenna explores how many of the chickens consumed in the U.S. have been fed antibiotics, which can lead to serious infections in humans.
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