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Rethinking the oilsands impact

Rethinking the oilsands impact | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
For years, industry and government have treated oilsands pollution studies like unwanted party guests — ignore them, and they just might go away.

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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Opinion | Men Can Be So Hormonal

New research confirms the title is likely true! Find out why and read over the info at this link.
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Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Each extreme heat event reveals another way our society simply isn't built for such high temperatures
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United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports - BBC News

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports - BBC News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.
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Toxic battery plant has to tell its 12,000 neighbors they might get cancer

Toxic battery plant has to tell its 12,000 neighbors they might get cancer | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The plant has close to four years to reduce cancer-causing arsenic emissions.
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5 Reasons Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

5 Reasons Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Amazon buying Whole Foods is a strategic move that comes as the grocer faces financial struggles, and it will boost Amazon's retail presence
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How Farmers Turn Their Salmon Pink

How Farmers Turn Their Salmon Pink | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Farm-raised salmon would naturally be white, rather than reddish-pink, but farmers add a coloring chemical to their feed
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Stop Trump's Wall Street Giveaway! - Food & Water Watch Fund

Stop Trump's Wall Street Giveaway! - Food & Water Watch Fund | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Donald Trump's plans to privatize America's infrastructure may be his biggest scam yet.
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How plastic took over the world in 50 years | Letters

How plastic took over the world in 50 years | Letters | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Letters: Plastic was the disruptive technology of its day: half a century later, we know the mess will never be cleared up
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Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
An unnamed group, which includes 30 mayors, three governors, 80 university presidents and over 100 businesses, is negotiating with the United Nations to accept its emissions reduction plan.
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Yes go around a _____?????? That is trying to destroy the planet for his ego. Stand strong for what is right! Proud of this group. Ashamed of Trump.
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Massive crack in Antarctica ice shelf grows 11 miles in only 6 days

Massive crack in Antarctica ice shelf grows 11 miles in only 6 days | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Only 8 miles remain until the crack in the Larsen C ice shelf breaks through, producing an iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware.
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Elon Musk to Trump: You quit Paris, so I quit you

Elon Musk to Trump: You quit Paris, so I quit you | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has quit two of President Trump's business advisory councils after the president announced he will pull the U.S. out of the historic Paris climate agreement.
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Smart guys know when to get off the wrong road and go a better direction.
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California Blows the Lid off Solar Records Installing 1GW of Rooftop Solar in 2013

California Blows the Lid off Solar Records Installing 1GW of Rooftop Solar in 2013 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In 2013 California installed 1 gigawatt of rooftop solar. In 2014 the U.S. is anticipated to install 5 gigawatts of solar. So last year California installed about 20 percent of what the whole nation is anticipated to install this year on rooftops alone.
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Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This is the second highest level we have ever seen recorded.
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EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board

EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scott Pruitt had already moved to replace much of the scientific review boards at the EPA with industry lobbyists. 


The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signa
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America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t

America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The nation has largely won the war on smoking, unless you’re uneducated or live in a rural area.
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The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court

The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A federal judge rules that the Dakota Access pipeline did not receive an adequate environmental vetting.
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Record-threatening, ‘crazy’ heat forecast for western U.S. early next week

Record-threatening, ‘crazy’ heat forecast for western U.S. early next week | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Phoenix may witness some of its hottest weather in recorded history.
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For Global Warming deniers, here is irrefutable proof!
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Committed to the circular economy

Committed to the circular economy | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Resources are finite! That’s why yachtswoman and world record holder Dame Ellen MacArthur advocates a circular economy based on renewable energy.
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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change, now

Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change, now | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In a new series marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers
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World leaders condemn US decision to quit climate deal

World leaders condemn US decision to quit climate deal | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump faced a chorus of global disapproval Friday in the wake of his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, with allies and rivals uniting to accuse him of failing future generations.
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Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It wasn't because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far.
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This is a great assessment of what Trump just did....
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U.S. Climate Pivot Puts a Reluctant China in Driver’s Seat

U.S. Climate Pivot Puts a Reluctant China in Driver’s Seat | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord gives China a new opening to exert its sway on a big global issue.
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China takes the lead on Green Tech and green jobs in the world. A gift from Trump and company. But Trump promises to bring back more coal jobs and the black lung and poisonous slurry ponds that come with making coal clean. He also plans to go back to allowing mining debris dumps into once pure clean water mountain creek hollows.
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Net Zero Energy Homes Gain Momentum and Affordability

Net Zero Energy Homes Gain Momentum and Affordability | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Net zero energy homes are houses that produce more energy than they consume. More people are turning to these energy efficient homes, as builders strive to design these green homes at market prices.
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