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The greenhouse gas emissions dataset by researchers at RMIT University and Lancaster University will help consumers and catering firms calculate the environmental impact of the fresh food they eat and the menus they serve. The new research suggests altering our eating habits for the good of the env...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
NASA’s TIMED mission, short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics, has confirmed a surprisingly fast carbon dioxide increase in Earth’s upper atmosphere, raising questions about how different layers of the atmosphere are interconnected. Even more curious—though climate mod...
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To eat or not to eat? That is the question.  It seems that many Americans are loving towards their pets, yet eat domesticated livestock without double thinking. How is it that animals smarter than dogs end up on the dinner table? A team of scientists at the University of Melbourne took to find...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
We can't pick up a paper without seeing something about C02 and what it is doing to our Earth. There is much we cannot change but, as gardeners, we can try to balance our carbon footprint. There are many lists telling how much C02 you put into the air -- from driving a car to even cooking a meal. ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
We all know that climate change is not an easily resolvable problem. It has become a point of contention and the center of discussion for a plethora of articles, debates, forums, world summits, films, etc. Talk on climate change is ubiquitous. Recently Buzzfeed interviewed 18 scientists to...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change. Obama will use his speech at a U.N. summit Tuesday to announce plans to sign an executive order requiring t...
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Posted by on in Food
For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food crops is at risk as climate change intensifies.   Findings from this wheat field-test study...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Change is taking place in the tropical Pacific Ocean, where NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) researchers have found that carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have increased as much as 65 percent faster than atmospheric CO2 since 1998. Rising CO2 concentrations of this magnitude ...
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Posted by on in Food
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. The document identifies the key areas in the beef value chain that must be addressed to ensure beef production around the globe is environmentally...
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Posted by on in Food
The long-term effects of synthetic chemicals used in packaging, food storage and processing food could be damaging our health, scientists have warned. Jo Adetunji reports. We actually know very little about how chemicals affect bodily functions or promote disease, or at what life stage we are s...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
Most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. And this is when taking into account only US grown products! Those distances are substantially longer when we take into consideration produce import...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Five years after being elected president and six months after winning a second term, President Obama today gave his first speech devoted solely to climate change and announced several executive actions to begin weaning the United States (historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases) off foss...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Purchasing groceries online has typically been seen as a convenient way to shop for food without having to put on pants. But according to a recent study, shopping in your underwear may also benefit the environment. According to the study, conducted by University of Washington engineers, grocer...
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Posted by on in Food
Meat consumption around the world has been on the rise as incomes have grown. In the United States, more meat is consumed than anywhere else. For many, a meal simply is not a meal if it does not have at least a half-pound of flesh on it. Vegetarianism has been in practice by large groups for quite a...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
IS INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE COOKING THE PLANET?DID YOU KNOW that our food system is a major contributor to global warming? The U.S. food system uses between 17-19% of the total energy supply in the country, (1)(2)(3)(4) contributing a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere ev...
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