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In Detroit, A New Type of Agricultural Neighborhood Has Emerged 9.11.2019 Truthout.com
In Detroit, A New Type of Agricultural Neighborhood Has Emerged
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Fargo scientists search for next generation of plant-based plastics 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A national collaboration of scientists from four universities is breaking new ground in the search for plant-based plastic to replace petroleum-based materials.
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Boulder County’s carbon sequestration project reports limited impact in first year 27.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
“People are going to have to be patient, it’s going to take a long time to figure this out,” said Elizabeth Black, head of the Citizen Science Soil Health Project that analyzes soil samples from all over Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties. “Climate change is really scaring people and they want a solution. When they hear about soil carbon sequestration there is this tendency for people to say this is great, farmers are going to fix this. That is not fair or realistic. Everybody has to do their part. People in cities need to figure out what they’re going to do to fix it on their end, too.”
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Colorado recyclers caught in chokehold of rising costs and falling commodity prices 25.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
Higher processing costs and lower commodity prices are crushing recyclers around the country, with no easy for them to escape from the vise grip squeezing them.
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WashPost Raves About Baseball Player/Enviro Pitching In To Save The World 15.8.2019 NewsBusters
Brent Suter is a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers who isn't looking to Mariano Rivera or Lee Smith, two relievers who were recently inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, for his inspiration. His role model is Al Gore, and he's trying to save the planet. Suter's worldly mission got a big boost Tuesday from The Washington Post's Dave Shelnin, whose story details Suter's efforts to save the ...
The 9% Lie: Industrial Food & Climate Change 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Ronnie Cummins challenges the widely used official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. agriculture. By Ronnie Cummins Independent Science News for Food and Agriculture The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and…Read more →
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Milk Bar’s famous Compost Cookies recipe from Christina Tosi 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

These cookies always turn out great in my mother’s kitchen because she infamously has a hodgepodge of mix-ins, none in great enough quantity to make an actual single-flavored cookie on its own. My brother-in-law calls them “garbage cookies”; others call them “kitchen sink cookies.” Call them what...

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These luxe places take the ‘ugh’ out of camping 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Glamping — glamorous camping — allows you to enjoy the outdoors with some of the same amenities you would find in a hotel room. Instead of pitching a tent and hopping into a sleeping bag, you can rest on a comfy mattress and even take a hot shower, all while being close to nature. Here are six...

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‘Human composting’ legalized in first US state: report 22.5.2019 Raw Story
Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will hav...
Washington state legalizes ‘human composting’ 22.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

Washington has become the first state to legalize “human composting,” an alternative to conventional burial and cremation that produces topsoil suitable for gardening.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday permitting the practice, described by proponents as an eco-friendly form of final disposition....

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The most common mistake a gardener can make? Skipping their homework 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Horticulturist Julie Weisenhorn says that before gardeners consider any additions to their backyard, they need to learn more about their soil.
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Milk Bar and the magical making of a brand-new itty bitty cake 16.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I want some cheese crisps.”

“I want to go look at this Easter stuff.”

“This is the most magical place.”

“Ooo, what’s zebra caramel corn?”

Christina Tosi is rapid-firing as she enters Ralphs on La Brea Avenue and 3rd Street. She’s pushing a cart, zigzagging around the bakery section, locking eyes...

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Today: 'Credible Fear' and Loathing 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As Homeland Security aims to make it harder for asylum seekers trying to establish “credible fear,” a new Jared Kushner immigration plan inspires all-around loathing.

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‘Credible Fear’ and Loathing

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over...

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Washington state braces for eco-friendly ‘human composting’ 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil.

Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor receives emails from people around the country expressing disgust.

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California is making a weak effort to turn agriculture into a climate change fix 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Agriculture generates 9% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it the state’s fourth-largest emitter, after transportation, industry and buildings. But agriculture — often seen as an enemy of the environment — is the only one of these sectors with the potential to also remove carbon...

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Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is a winning doc about a couple’s agricultural dream 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few things have sent up our food-conscious era quite so accurately (or affectionately) as that first-season “Portlandia” sketch in which a restaurant waiter is given the third degree by concerned patrons over the bona fides of the menu’s locally raised chicken. (“It’s not some guy on a yacht in...

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A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture 9.5.2019 Truthout.com
Regenerative farming has the potential to heal our planet by creating a massive carbon sink.

The post A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture appeared first on Truthout.

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Election Day in Denver: What’s at stake in crowded races 7.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver elections have brought out the city's largest field of candidates since 2003, and it's especially unusual because only three of 16 seats are open.
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The one gardening mistake you can’t afford to make 3.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s warming up — at last! — so of course Southern California gardeners are eagerly roaming plant sales and nurseries in search of African basil, tomato seedlings and a billion other flower or vegetable starts.

But hold up, people.

If you really want a great garden this year, set your seedlings...

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NY Times Food Section Lays Out Bitter Green Harvest of Climate Guilt 2.5.2019 NewsBusters
Need any more evidence the New York Times has given up appealing to Middle America and is concentrating on satisfying its left-wing anti-Trump rump? Behold Wednesday’s Food section, ominously pitched as “A collaboration with the New York Times climate desk” and left a bitter ideological taste. The appropriately green front cover introduced readers to a hectoring litany of questions: “Does what I eat affect climate change?” “Should humans stop eating meat ...
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