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Agroforestry: Healing Food Systems and Fighting Climate Change - Organic Connections

Agroforestry: Healing Food Systems and Fighting Climate Change - Organic Connections | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Agroforestry, a broad term to describe ways in which forests and forest management are combined with agriculture, is key in understanding Mark Shepard’s New Forest Farm.
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What Is a Critter Worth?

What Is a Critter Worth? | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

"They were heinous crimes with lethal results. A conspiracy by father and son, planned with malice aforethought. Perpetrated over a period of years. Bodies, lots of bodies. Dozens of bodies. Followed by lies and cover-ups. And ultimately arrests and a plea bargain in the deeply troubling saga of the Sowinski family."

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Engineering Students Devise System to Track Ghost Fishing Nets

Engineering Students Devise System to Track Ghost Fishing Nets | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
When fishermen lose control of a fishing net or abandon a torn net at sea, the nets float around on the water surface or deep within the sea, ensnaring and killing millions of fish and marine mammals every year. Poetically called “ghost nets,” these are hardly-ethereal nets are usually made of heavy-duty nylon and hang on in the waters for years and decades causing repeated injuries and deaths of aquatic animals. Even after these nets fall to pieces, they continue to be a part of the ocean plastic pollution problem since they are ingested by birds, fish and other marine life.
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Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature

Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
We assess climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data.

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McDonald's and Monsanto Are Both 'Losing Money Fast'

McDonald's and Monsanto Are Both 'Losing Money Fast' | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
It's official, the financial decline of both fast food giant McDonald's and biotech juggernaut Monsanto has begun according to economists.

Via Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts
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Planet Earth is a sick patient due to climate change, says Prince Charles

Planet Earth is a sick patient due to climate change, says Prince Charles | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Speaking at Royal Society event on health and climate change, prince says that failure to act on global warming would be ‘death sentence’ for the planet

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'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken

'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Concerns are growing about antibiotic resistance of food-poisoning bacteria carried by poultry, according to a new report.

Campylobacter, which is present in many shop chickens, is becoming resistant to front-line drugs, a study in 28 EU countries has found.

It reduces the options for treating human infections, say scientists.

A separate report by the UK's Food Standards Agency found campylobacter in UK chickens remained at high levels.

The report from the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), monitored antimicrobial drug resistance in humans, animals and food during 2013.
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Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says

Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A report released Wednesday shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States, a problem that contributes to climate change and to the loss of natural resources like water and land.

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The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet? - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet? - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Humans are full of contradictions, including the urge to destroy things they love. Like our planet. Take Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Like everyone living Down Under, he's extremely proud of his country's wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. At the same time, though, Abbott believes that burning coal is "good for humanity," even though it produces greenhouse gases that ultimately make our world's oceans warmer, stormier and more acidic. In recent years, Australia has exported more coal than any other country in the world. And the reef, the largest living organism on the planet, is dying. Half of the corals that make up the reef are, in fact, already dead.
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There might be something else in your milk besides milk

There might be something else in your milk besides milk | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Dairy cows get treated with a variety of medications to help them fight illness, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to release the results of its inquiry – started more than four yea...

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Making sustainability easy for the retail customer

Making sustainability easy for the retail customer | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
TreeHouse cracks the code to green retail by making it easy for its customers to figure out what to buy and how.

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Massachusetts may cut coastal building

Massachusetts may cut coastal building | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Massachusetts is considering limiting development in “high-hazard” coastal areas after decades of vicious, costly storms and predictions of many more in years to come, according to a state commission’s draft report.

The report by the Massachusetts Coastal Erosion Commission, created by the Legislature in 2013, says one way to reduce the impact of erosion and flooding on property, infrastructure and natural resources is by siting new development and substantial redevelopment away from such areas.
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EarthTalk: Health Impacts of Coal

EarthTalk: Health Impacts of Coal | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The health impacts of coal are a serious threat to human well-being.

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They were serious in the '1940's and '50's in London, England, etc. 

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The Food Movement Rising

The Food Movement Rising | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared at Earth Island Journal. 

In case you didn’t get the memo, today is Food Day. In more than 2,000 communities in all fifty states, people will be taking a moment to step back and celebrate our food—and the growing ranks of a food movement working hard to ensure that healthy, sustainably, and ethically raised food, grown and produced by workers paid and treated fairly, is the norm not the exception.
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North Carolina Wants Feds to End Red Wolf Rewilding Program

North Carolina Wants Feds to End Red Wolf Rewilding Program | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The red wolf, an endangered species with fewer than 100 individuals left in the wild and approximately 200 in captive breeding facilities around the country, is a striking, smart-looking canid with pointy ears tinged an autumn crimson. Larger than coyotes and smaller than gray wolves, red wolves have impossibly slender legs and eyes that can be deep and sorrowful. Seeing one up close — a rarity that probably requires a visit to a breeding facility in the winter months — is a humbling experience. The animals stay to themselves, a connected pack with no desire to add any human siblings, and only occasionally perk up their ears — perhaps a sign that they hear the trespasser, sense the presence, and prefer life without instigation.
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Viewing the Farming Industry Through 4-H

Viewing the Farming Industry Through 4-H | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
A growing body of research suggests that American youth are shockingly uninformed about the farming industry, harboring misconceptions such as "chocolate milk comes from brown cows."
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US Deep Freeze Stands out on Global Map

US Deep Freeze Stands out on Global Map | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Andrew Freedman in Mashable: The eastern U.S., as well as parts of Canada, sticks out for having the most unusually cold conditions on the planet. In fact, much of the rest of North America — inclu...

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If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do

If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
If pollinator health is made a priority, to be successful much current policy and practice must change.

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'Invest more' in protected areas

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The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.

The tourism income vastly outweighs the $10bn a year spent safeguarding them, says a Cambridge University team.

The study, published in PLOS Biology, highlights the need for more investment in protected areas, they say.

The idea of natural capital, the worth of natural assets, is increasingly being used in policy making.

It is based on assigning economic value to the natural environment in order to better preserve it in the future.
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MPs call for reform of GM crop rules

MPs call for reform of GM crop rules | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Europe's approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops is "fundamentally flawed", say MPs.

The process assumes GM plants pose greater risks than conventional plants, which is not backed by scientific evidence, the parliamentary Science and Technology Committee report says.

It calls for GM crops to be regulated on the basis of their characteristics not the method used to produce them.

Opponents say GM may have an impact on wildlife and needs careful scrutiny.
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Deforestation of tropical areas has soared, satellite shows, not slowed as UN study found

Deforestation of tropical areas has soared, satellite shows, not slowed as UN study found | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it

"The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost from the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by 62 percent, according to a new study which dramatically reverses a previous estimate of a 25 percent slowdown over the same period. That previous estimate, from the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Forest Resource Assessment, was based on a collection of reports from dozens of countries. The new estimate, in contrast, is based on vast amounts of Landsat image data which directly record the changes to forests over 20 years.

 

"Several satellite-based local and regional studies have been made for changing rates of deforestation [during] the 1990s and 2000s, but our study is the first pan-tropical scale analysis," explains University of Maryland, College Park, geographer Do-Hyung Kim, lead author of the new study accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

 

Kim and his University of Maryland colleagues Joseph Sexton and John Townshend looked at 34 forested countries which comprise 80 percent of forested tropical lands. They analyzed 5,444 Landsat scenes from 1990, 2000, 2005 and 2010 with a hectare-scale (100 by 100 meter) resolution to determine how much forest was lost and gained. Their procedure was fully automated and computerized both to make the huge datasets manageable and to minimize human error.

 

They found that during the 1990-2000 period the annual net forest loss across all the countries was 4 million hectares (15,000 square miles) per year. During the 2000-2010 period, the net forest loss rose to 6.5 million hectares (25,000 square miles) per year - a 62 percent increase is the rate of deforestation. That last rate is the equivalent to clear cutting an area the size of West Virginia or Sri Lanka each year, or deforesting an area the size of Norway every five years.

 

In terms of where the deforestation was happening, they found that tropical Latin America showed the largest increase of annual net loss of 1.4 million hectares (5,400 square miles) per year from the 1990s to the 2000s, with Brazil topping the list at 0.6 million hectares (2,300 square miles) per year. Tropical Asia showed the second largest increase at 0.8 million hectares (3,100 square miles) per year, with similar trends across the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines. Tropical Africa showed the least amount of annual net forest area loss. Still, there was a steady increase of net forest loss in tropical Africa due to cutting primarily in Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar."


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SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming' - SPIEGEL ONLINE

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming' - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Klein: The worst possible moment. The connection between greenhouse gases and global warming has been a mainstream political issue for humanity since 1988. It was precisely the time that the Berlin Wall fell and Francis Fukuyama declared the "End of History," the victory of Western capitalism. Canada and the US signed the first free-trade agreement, which became the prototype for the rest of the world.
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For Spilling Crude Oil Into A River, Company Will Pay $361,000

For Spilling Crude Oil Into A River, Company Will Pay $361,000 | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
The derailment saw nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil dumped in and around the James River.

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Sea levels in Northeast jumped 5 inches in just 2 years, study finds

Sea levels in Northeast jumped 5 inches in just 2 years, study finds | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Sea levels in northeastern North America jumped by more than five inches in a two-year period between 2009 to 2010, a rate unprecedented in the history of tide gauge records, a new study found.

The study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, found that the temporary acceleration in long-term sea level rise resulted in coastal flooding and beach erosion along the Northeast coast from New York northward to Atlantic Canada.
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Road salt cause of strange tasting water in Delaware County

Road salt cause of strange tasting water in Delaware County | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Some residents in Delaware County might notice a funny taste from their tap water over the next couple of days. Turns out, that taste is the result of road salt that ended up in the water supply.

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Open source Mini-Farm Grow Box allows gardeners to grow greens in the home

Open source Mini-Farm Grow Box allows gardeners to grow greens in the home | Farming, Forests, Water & Fishing (No Petroleum Added) | Scoop.it
Texas-based consumer health advocate Mike Adams of non-profit organization Food Rising has developed a new soil-free, non-electric, home-based food grow system called the Mini-Farm Grow Box.

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