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Global Aquaculture Poses Serious Risks To The Environment

June 6th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Global aquaculture, one of the fastest growing food sectors on the planet, is putting lots of seafood on our plates these days. New opportunities and challenges in seafood marine production under climate change scenarios require the industry to design effective and efficient use and protection of the oceans if we are to feed an enormous percentage of the planet's population sustainably


California Couple Awarded $2 Billion In Roundup Trial

May 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

A couple in California has been awarded more than $2 billion in damages for health issues a jury found were caused by Roundup, a week killer manufactured by Monsanto. That's a lot of money, but it's unlikely anyone would want to switch places with the plaintiffs.


Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

May 10th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big


Carl’s Jr Upgrades Its Menu With Beyond Beef Patties

May 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Carl's Jr is beefing up its lineup of flame broiled sandwiches with a new patty that promises to take its sandwiches Beyond Beef. The fast food chain is adding the Beyond Beef burger to its menu by upgrading its flagship Famous Star burger to what they are calling the Beyond Famous Star


Meating Emission Targets

April 30th, 2019 | by The Beam

To avoid eating our way toward catastrophic climate change, we must transition to a low-carbon diet. But as the issue of meat consumption slowly gains traction amongst consumers and business, our governments are lagging behind, mostly ignoring it entirely. But how can policymakers help us all to make more sustainable choices for the dinner table?


The World Lost A Belgium-Sized Area Of Primary Rainforests Last Year

April 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium. The figures come from updated data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch


Taylor Guitars Announces Planting Of 1,500 Ebony Trees In Cameroon

April 22nd, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Taylor Guitars, based in El Cajon, California, recently announced the completion of a tree planting project in Cameroon's Congo Basin area. 1,500 West African ebony trees were planted to help maintain this species, which is currently in a vulnerable state. Bob Taylor, Co-founder and President of Taylor Guitars, answered some questions about the tree planting work for CleanTechnica


How To Feed 530 Million Europeans With Sustainable Food By 2050

April 11th, 2019 | by The Beam

On the bright side, the European food system provides 4.2 million jobs in Europe, feeds more than 500 million Europeans, and its greenhouse gases emissions have decreased 20% since 1990. But the social and environmental impacts of the European food system is alarming. Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease are growing at an alarming rate



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