Tag: farming

If You Care About the Environment, You Should Care About the Farm Bill

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2011

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The Amazon gets an A+ in today’s green news.

  1. Back to the basics: farmers are favoring horses over John Deeres. (Grist)
  2. Annual destruction of the Amazon rain forest fell to its lowest recorded level. (Washington Post)
  3. Bittersweet news from Afghanistan: Persian leopards — and poachers — caught on camera. (TreeHugger)
  4. Mr. President, parks bolster state economies. (Green)
  5. All we want for Christmas is to visit the newly discovered Christmas Planet! (Mashable)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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Drought takes a bite out of your pumpkin pie.

  1. See how your Thanksgiving dinner battled extreme weather this year. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Truck brands are being forced to tout their efficiency in ads. (Time Science)
  3. Crooked teeth? Blame early farmers. (Wired Science)
  4. 25 million seahorses are sold each year. How much is too much? (Mongabay)
  5. Scotland has an ambitious and admirable goal: 100% renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s your green news.

  1. Baltimore, Maryland takes a can-do approach to food justice. (Grist)
  2. A self-contained farming community in Indonesia schools us on eating local. (TreeHugger)
  3. Ocean robots set off on a 300-day transpacific voyage. (Forbes)
  4. Sierra Club is hiring: Chairman Carl Pope has stepped down (Green).
  5. Scientists unearth bus-sized whales in a mysterious graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert. (NPR)

How to Feed Seven Billion and Counting

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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How can we help the world’s growing population thrive without ruining our natural systems? One solution is to better integrate conservation and agriculture.

Blog Action Day 2011: Is Organic Food Better for the Environment?

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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Cool Green Science is participating in Blog Action Day, an annual event that is sparking a conservation about food. Here we break down organic vs. conventional farming.

International Farmland Deals: Landgrab or Markets at Work?

Written by | October 7th, 2011

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Oxfam released a report on “landgrabbing,” the buying up of agricultural land by foreign investors.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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The legendary Steve Jobs passed away last night. We’re iSad about it, too.

  1. The world turns to the very devices Steve Jobs created to mourn his death. (Washington Post)
  2. Footballs and solar panels: two NFL teams green their stadiums. (Clean Technica)
  3. Mattel reveals their new sustainable packaging goals. Barbie and Ken celebrate! (Business Green)
  4. Heirloom-produce loving eaters now have a bigger say in what crops local farmers grow. (Grist)
  5. Americans love their blue jeans, so why not give sustainable denim a try? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2010

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Today we’re cool, green and smart. So let’s get on with it:

  1. 23 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have been returned to their home in the Gulf. (Green)
  2. Can tracking the ecological impacts of consumerism make the world a greener place? (YaleE360)
  3. Get some smart home energy tips from a smart prof. (Dot Earth)
  4. And the smart folks at MIT are going to help us move beyond fossil fuels. (The New York Times)
  5. Climate change could benefit poor farmers, says a new study. Huh? (Conservation Journal Watch)
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