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Electronics Recycling: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

Electronics Recycling: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By turning electronics recycling into a social enterprise, members of the Impact Recyclers network are keeping e-waste out of landfills while helping people find work.
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Circular Economy Product Design Challenge Kicks Off

Circular Economy Product Design Challenge Kicks Off | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and 3D design software firm Autodesk are calling on product designers to fuel the circular economy by participating in the second Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge.
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Hundreds Rally in Alaska to Tell Obama ‘Climate Leaders Don’t Drill the Arctic’

Hundreds Rally in Alaska to Tell Obama ‘Climate Leaders Don’t Drill the Arctic’ | sustainablity | Scoop.it
“Indigenous peoples of Alaska have seen alarming impacts from climate change already, and...
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Greener Neighborhoods are Focus of NW Permaculture Convergence

Greener Neighborhoods are Focus of NW Permaculture Convergence | sustainablity | Scoop.it
EUGENE, Ore. - Today and through the weekend, people from across the region are gathering in Eugene for the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, learning how to work with nature and their neighbors to meet more of their basic needs locally. In a world facing many environmental and economic challenges, said coordinator Jan Spencer, more people are deciding it makes sense to increase their self-reliance. ...
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Inside the Fight to Unionize Lebanon’s Domestic Workers

Inside the Fight to Unionize Lebanon’s Domestic Workers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
They come from all over seeking work. What they find instead is rampant injustice and abuse.
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Big Poultry Isn’t Just Terrible for Chickens—It Treats Farmers Poorly Too

Big Poultry Isn’t Just Terrible for Chickens—It Treats Farmers Poorly Too | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Sunday’s episode of ‘Last Week Tonight’ took an in-depth look at the plight of contract farming.
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Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution

Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution | sustainablity | Scoop.it
18-year-old Perry Alagappan recognised at World Water Week 2015 for his renewable heavy metal filter made from graphene that he’s keeping open source
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Monsanto’s super-broccoli isn't scary, but its plans for global vegetable domination might be

Why make broccoli, already an essentially perfect food, even better? Ambition, that's why.
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More evidence of Roundup's link to kidney, liver damage — Environmental Health News

More evidence of Roundup's link to kidney, liver damage — Environmental Health News | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea | sustainablity | Scoop.it
This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.
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The Case of Glyphosate: Product Promoters Masquerading as Regulators?

The Case of Glyphosate: Product Promoters Masquerading as Regulators? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Though research claims that glyphosate is a likely cause of cancer, Monsanto continues to argue that the findings are based on 'junk' science and cherry picking and are agenda driven.
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The World's Largest Fast-Food Chain Is Being Called Out Over Antibiotics

The World's Largest Fast-Food Chain Is Being Called Out Over Antibiotics | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Natural Resources Defense Council is calling on Subway to address the drugs used in the livestock it buys.
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New US regulations could prevent 6,400 tonnes of hazardous waste entering waterways

New US regulations could prevent 6,400 tonnes of hazardous waste entering waterways | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed two new rules banning healthcare facilities from flushing their hazardous waste pharmaceuticals down the drain, to help protect drinking and surface water.
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The shrinking glaciers of Austria

The shrinking glaciers of Austria | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The thawing of Dachstein Massif show how climate change is precipitating the melting of glaciers, reports Der Standard
The view is breathtaking.
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Colombia to End Coca Farm Glyphosate Sprayings

Colombia to End Coca Farm Glyphosate Sprayings | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Twenty years into 'Plan Colombia,' it’s clear the effort fighting drug trafficking has done nothing but harm innocent farmers.
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Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Jonathan R. Latham, PhD By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for
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Help Crowdfund These 4 New Farm-Related Projects - Modern Farmer

Help Crowdfund These 4 New Farm-Related Projects - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Check out four new Kickstarter, Barnraiser, and Indiegogo campaigns, and open your wallet to the ones that strike a chord.
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Synthetic Fertilizers Mobilize Uranium, Contaminating Water - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

Synthetic Fertilizers Mobilize Uranium, Contaminating Water - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog | sustainablity | Scoop.it
(Beyond Pesticides, August 31, 2015) A study published in Environmental Science and Technology, funded in part by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has found that almost 2 million people are living near aquifer sites contaminated with uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate. Nitrate is a common groundwater contaminant that is sourced mainly from chemical …
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The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba

The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Fernando Funes Monzote’s theories of ‘agroecology’ bear fruit as he aims to inspire others to make the most of their land
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Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM crop

Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM crop | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but
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Wanted! An army of citizen scientists to tackle air pollution

Wanted!  An army of citizen scientists to tackle air pollution | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A Europe-wide project asks iPhone users to help monitor levels of pollution in major cities
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Organic farming caught in ‘quality vs. quantity’ debate

Organic farming caught in ‘quality vs. quantity’ debate | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Organic farming began finding momentum in Kerala since the unveiling of a policy in 2010 that set the goal of converting the entire agricultural production in the State to organic within 10 years. That policy announced
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In Appalachia, the coal industry is in collapse, but the mountains aren't coming back

In Appalachia, the coal industry is in collapse, but the mountains aren't coming back | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In the first half of this year, at least six domestic coal companies filed for bankruptcy.
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Open Letter in Support of Scotland’s Ban on GMOs

Open Letter in Support of Scotland’s Ban on GMOs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
To counter a letter orchestrated by the pro-GM pressure group Sense about Science, the following open letter was sent to Richard Lochhead, The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment in the Scottish Government
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