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How Phoenix Is Transforming Trash Into Resources | Sustainable Brands

How Phoenix Is Transforming Trash Into Resources | Sustainable Brands | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Because of its location surrounded by mountains in the Sonoran desert, Phoenix has by necessity become a leader in the world of sustainability, with a plan focusing on the nexus of energy, water, population and waste.
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What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer?

What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?
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In India, Profitable Farming With Fewer Chemicals

In India, Profitable Farming With Fewer Chemicals | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Small farmers, working with self-help groups, save money and keep soil richer by using natural techniques and substances for pest control.
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Vandana Shiva: "Organic farming increases carbon absorption of soil by 55%"

Vandana Shiva: "Organic farming increases carbon absorption of soil by 55%" | sustainablity | Scoop.it
I focus on farming for a reason. (See this, this, and this.) The need to return to local, sustainable production of of real, i.e., non-GMO, organic food is not just a nostalgic nod to the past. Ind...
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Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Legislature, Protesting Bill's Violation of Land Rights

Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Legislature, Protesting Bill's Violation of Land Rights | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Indigenous people were protesting a proposed constitutional amendment they fear could lead to corporate land grabs.
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'Better, Not More' Is Rallying Cry for a New Economy

'Better, Not More' Is Rallying Cry for a New Economy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Environmental activist and filmmaker Annie Leonard has a knack for looking at familiar things in a new light that opens possibilities for transformation.
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Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade | sustainablity | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they're getting a public feud between the senator from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama.
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Evicting Indigenous Australians from their homelands is a declaration of war | John Pilger

Evicting Indigenous Australians from their homelands is a declaration of war | John Pilger | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Australia occasionally interrupts its ‘normal’ mistreatment of Aboriginal people to deliver a frontal assault, like the closure of Western Australia’s homelands
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EPA Approved Herbicide Raising Controversy

EPA Approved Herbicide Raising Controversy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A controversial herbicide has been approved for use in North Dakota. But that doesn't necessarily mean farmers will use it.
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150,000 Stand With Peruvian Woman in Fight Against World’s Largest Gold Mine

150,000 Stand With Peruvian Woman in Fight Against World’s Largest Gold Mine | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The community has so far refused to relinquish its treasured land and...
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Local food is not enough. We need resilient agriculture.

Local food is not enough. We need resilient agriculture. | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Less environmentally harmful farming is good, but it won't help us if the manure hits the fan.
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The Surprising Truth About Who’s Really Buying Organic

The Surprising Truth About Who’s Really Buying Organic | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new survey of sales trends casts the sector as ‘the face of America.’
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The 8 most clueless Earth Day tweets from Corporate America

The 8 most clueless Earth Day tweets from Corporate America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The World's Most Unloved Holiday barely beat out Paris Hilton's dead chihuahua for Facebook's No. 1 trending news story, but a win is a win!
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MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Producers may save money using livestock instead of machines
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Montreal launches organic farming initiative to feed city’s poor – Montreal | Globalnews.ca

By Rachel Lau MONTREAL — It looks like an abandoned park, with scraps of machinery and green hills as far as the eye can see.In fact, the Bois-de-la-Roche Agriculture Park in Senneville has been this way for years.That’s all about to change this summer.
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Is the Obama administration lowering the bar on green electronics?

Is the Obama administration lowering the bar on green electronics? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new government-issued executive order could weaken a federal ratings system aimed at greening America’s electronics industry. Is the US moving backward on green purchasing?
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End Nuclear Power Now, Says World Uranium Symposium » EcoWatch

End Nuclear Power Now, Says World Uranium Symposium » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Delegates from 20 countries producing uranium for nuclear power, weapons and medical uses called for an end to all uranium mining at World Uranium Symposium
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Move Over Shale, Solar Is Shining Brighter With Each Passing Day

Move Over Shale, Solar Is Shining Brighter With Each Passing Day | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Move over dirty fossil fuels, the solar revolution is coming. That, at least, is the buried headline contained in new reporting from Reuters on Sunday which looks at the ability of the solar industry to upend the world's energy system in ways similar to recent innovations which allowed oil and gas companies to squeeze previously unattainable deposits from underground shale formations.
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VIDEO: Israel forces once again open fire at Palestinian farmers in Gaza

VIDEO: Israel forces once again open fire at Palestinian farmers in Gaza | sustainablity | Scoop.it
3rd April, 2015 | Miguel Hernández | Khuza'a, Gaza, Occupied Palestine
As soon as we arrived at the...
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Month-long challenge to $1.4 billion Peru open-pit copper mining project claims first life

Month-long challenge to $1.4 billion Peru open-pit copper mining project claims first life | sustainablity | Scoop.it
LIMA, Peru - Mourners carried a coffin holding a 61-year-old farmer through the streets of a southern Peru port city Thursday after the man became the first fatality of a monthlong protest against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.
Updated: 4/23/15 5:43 pm
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Home Depot Says It Will Phase Out Chemical Used in Vinyl Flooring

Home Depot Says It Will Phase Out Chemical Used in Vinyl Flooring | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The retailer will ask a half-dozen suppliers to stop using ortho-phthalates in their products because of health concerns by consumer groups.
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Yes, Virginia, farming is hard work (but it is so worth it!) - Farm and Dairy

Yes, Virginia, farming is hard work (but it is so worth it!) - Farm and Dairy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell is excited for all that lies ahead in agriculture. "I want to do it all over again."
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