Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

GreenBiz

Organic growing is proven to be better for biodiversity and chemical exposure, but is the food actually more nutritious? Food & Agriculture Organics

Event - World Biodiversity Forum 2020

Green Market Oracle

The World Biodiversity Forum 2020 will take place February 23 - 29 at the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. With this, it aims to redefine and set the agenda for biodiversity as a focal point over the next 10 years in current themes and topics across sectors.

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Improved sewage treatment has increased river biodiversity over past 30 years, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Improvements in wastewater treatment in the UK over the past 30 years are linked to improvements in river biodiversity, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. The River Ray at Rivermead, Swindon (photo credit: Jo Sayers).

Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing

Solar Power World

A partnership between White Oak Pastures and Silicon Ranch will encourage regenerative practices on solar farms.

Biodiversity will be 2020's crisis subject

Business Green

Progressive retailers are ramping up their commitments to deforestation-free commodities, organic and vegan product lines continue to expand, while consumers are increasingly demanding purchases that are sustainable for people and planet.

Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

AGreenLiving

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Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

AGreenLiving

Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials.

30 of world’s largest cities have hit peak greenhouse gas emissions milestone, C40 analysis shows

AGreenLiving

Meanwhile, in 2005, the multinational organization now known as C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, or C40 for short, was founded when representatives from 18 mega-cities cooperatively forged an agreement to address widespread pollution and climate change. Green akt biodiversity c40 climate change news philadelphia toronto urban-recreation vancouverThe international community has collaboratively crusaded to quickly reach peak global greenhouse gas emissions.

Soul Candy. Activating Your Soul’s Desires For a More Delicious World.

Earth Gratitude

The Earth Day Network is the world’s largest environmental organization, partnering with over 50,000 organizations in over 190 countries. That says a lot for the organization’s commitment to the project. energy organic green-energy sustainability climate-change

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Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines.”. Soil and biodiversity. Furthermore, the Soil Association said: “There needs to be a target on the reduction of pesticide use”, an “essential” element “if we’re to reverse the huge decline in insects and biodiversity”.

Indigenous groups call for urgent action to protect Amazon headwaters region in Peru and Ecuador

Envirotec Magazine

In the face of the Amazon fires and the State of Emergency in Ecuador that have captured the world’s attention, indigenous leaders and allies are presenting an inspiring vision for the future of a region that is considered to be the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on the planet and contains 3.8

Ethical beef? Fresh range goes UK-wide with 'wildlife-friendly' red meat

Business Green

The producers fresh-range works with are taking measures to address climate change, restore biodiversity, and protect endangered native species such as bees, butterflies, birds and hedgehogs, the firm added.

General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding

Business Green

This project was more opportunistic than the original one: it's part of an initiative by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve water quality, and the connection was made by Understanding Ag, a consulting organization that advises farmers on regenerative management plans.

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6 helpful ways to give back to nature this Thanksgiving

AGreenLiving

Sanctuaries and rescue organizations devoted to the turkey exist across the United States and United Kingdom. But there are still countless other organisms requiring scientific names. For a fee, the general public can name a newfound organism.

Leaving trees alone might be better than planting new ones

Grist

where large amounts of wood for biomass burning originates] is it’s the most biodiversity-rich region in North America and has more species of animals and plants than anyplace else. And, by the way, which biodiversity are we shortest of?

5 growing environmental nonprofits to support in 2020

AGreenLiving

With the new year already upon us, the need for efficient organizations battling the climate emergency is only growing. This year, consider donating to and volunteering with nonprofit organizations and charities that are transparent about how they use their funds and their time.

Event - Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Coastal Management

Green Market Oracle

The 4th International Conference on Coastal Ecosystem and Management during October 23-24, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. The theme of this year's event is Scientific Insights towards Ecological Restoration.

Restored Georgian townhouse has rainwater-fed green roof

AGreenLiving

This creates an ethereal, organic environment inside the home. The green roof not only contributes to sustainable drainage, but is also planted with local trees and plants that suit the natural habitat to improve the site’s biodiversity.

Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Green Market Oracle

Simon Buckle is the head of climate change, biodiversity and water division at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. While the real costs of fossil fuels are increasing the costs of renewables are declining.

What if the Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t the ocean’s biggest plastic problem?

Grist

Macroplastics like single-use bags get into sea turtle stomachs, but microplastics are small enough to embed in organisms like shellfish. Scientists still don’t know how the chemicals that leach off plastics might affect marine organisms like the bacteria that produce our oxygen.

Event - Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

Green Market Oracle

Much of the sustainability literature focuses on the Global North and on issues salient to policy makers in developed countries, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ozone depletion.

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5 growing environmental nonprofits to support in 2020

AGreenLiving

With the new year already upon us, the need for efficient organizations battling the climate emergency is only growing. This year, consider donating to and volunteering with nonprofit organizations and charities that are transparent about how they use their funds and their time. The organization hopes to achieve its mission through initiatives that unite the public, policy-makers and businesses behind a common goal of reversing global warming.

Patagonias Black Hole Bags are made from recycled plastic bottles

AGreenLiving

The accompanying mesh pocket comes with a key holder and an organizer to hold smaller items, such as a cell phone or wallet. Patagonia is setting the bar for high-quality and sustainable products with its new line of bags made from recycled plastic bottles.

myfoods smart greenhouses can grow nearly 900 pounds of produce a year

AGreenLiving

At CES 2020, French startup myfood presented a smart greenhouse that it says can grow up to 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of organic fruits and vegetables a year with only a few hours of work a week.

Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

AGreenLiving

Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials.

Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

AGreenLiving

Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials.

Event - Ecology 2019: The Future of Ecosystems (20 Tracks)

Green Market Oracle

Ecology 2019 is organized around the theme of "the future of ecology" and it will include keynote speeches, presentations, talks, and exhibitions. The 2nd International Conference on Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology will take place on August 19-20, 2019 will take place in London, United Kingdom. Ecology is the investigation of living life forms, it is derived from the word oikos, a Greek word that means 'home'.

How companies can source leather more sustainably

Business Green

As an organization, Textile Exchange supports the apparel and textiles sector in switching to preferable materials that have a more positive impact on people and the environment compared to conventional.

Governments are Acting to Curb the Fires in the Amazon

Green Market Oracle

The Amazon generates one fifth of the world's oxygen and it is the single largest reservoir of fresh water and biodiversity on Earth. The proposed two-step process will involve collaborating with Amazonian countries to fight fires, protect biodiversity and reforestation.

Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

AGreenLiving

Moreover, since 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized that health issues attributed to climate change can be prevented or improved upon simply by mitigating the climate crisis. Human activities have similarly been breaching environmental limits, instigating biodiversity loss, depletion of freshwater, ocean acidification, soil degradation and other irreversible processes.

The Earth's Lungs are Burning and Bolsanaro is to Blame

Green Market Oracle

It is also one of the richest areas of biodiversity on Earth. Wildfires have raged all around the world in 2019 but nowhere is the situation more serious than in the record breaking Amazon fires.

Countering Bolsonaro's Destruction of Brazil's Rainforests

Green Market Oracle

The Amazon basin, more than half of which is in Brazil, accounts for 40 percent of the world’s tropical forests and 10-15 percent of the earth's biodiversity. Efforts are also underway to organize a boycott.

Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone

Grist

Increasingly, Blanchard and other Gulf Coast fishermen find themselves reckoning with a different type of pollution, a threat to ocean biodiversity and Louisiana’s $2 billion seafood industry that’s unrelated to oil and much harder to fix.