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Bee pesticides may 'harm developing brains of unborn babies'

Bee pesticides may 'harm developing brains of unborn babies' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Experts find chemicals that may adversely affect neurons and brain structures associated with learning and memory Controversial pesticides linked to declines in bee populations may harm the developing brains of unborn babies, experts at the...
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Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S. | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Construction begins on a new clean energy project off the coast of Rhode Island.
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Climate change hitting where it hurts: your wine - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald

Climate change hitting where it hurts: your wine - Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Morning Herald | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Spend a day at a wine grape growers' summit and, among many other things, you're left with no doubt about the reality of climate change.
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Farming May Have Started Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought

Farming May Have Started Way Earlier Than Scientists Thought | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Researchers have found evidence of plant cultivation at a 23,000-year-old site.
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Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource

Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Today's technology makes yesterday's most basic, manual tasks -- like cleaning an intricate set of pipes -- a whiz. But it also creates its own challenges when it comes to recovering precious resources and reducing your carbon footprint.
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Who can label Frankenfood?

Who can label Frankenfood? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
There have been ill-conceived attempts in various states, including California, to require special labels on genetically modified food. Such laws are not warranted by science or logic. There has been no proof found of harm to human health from bioengineered food. And while it's true that there are valid questions about how herbicide-resistant genetically modified food affects the environment, the U.S. doesn't usually require labels about these issues. There are no laws, for example, requiring fo
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Factory Farm Runoff Is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer - Rural America

Factory Farm Runoff Is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer - Rural America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Big Organic Farming Operations Not So Green, Warns Study

Big Organic Farming Operations Not So Green, Warns Study | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Organic farming operations that grow to commercial size may be contributing more greenhouse gases than they think, finds new research.
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Sea Change: For more Maine towns, it's clear as day that solar makes sense - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Sea Change: For more Maine towns, it's clear as day that solar makes sense - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Communities and the environment benefit now that the costs of solar panels have dropped.
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California communities mount protests against fracking, oil drilling | Al Jazeera America

California communities mount protests against fracking, oil drilling  | Al Jazeera America | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Kern County family sues California governor, charging fracking regulations discriminate against Latinos
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Organic Farming From the Farmers' Point of View | Vegetarian Journal | Vegetarian Resource Group

Organic Farming From the Farmers' Point of View | Vegetarian Journal | Vegetarian Resource Group | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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California’s Wine Industry: Just How “Sustainable” Is It?

California’s Wine Industry: Just How “Sustainable” Is It? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Sonoma County Winegrowers bought an expensive, full-page, color ad, using tax dollars, in the July 12 daily Santa Rosa Press Democrat and in various weeklies, such as the North Bay Bohemian and Son...
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Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak

Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak | sustainablity | Scoop.it
by Rob Wallace The notion of a neoliberal Ebola is so beyond the pale as to send leading lights in ecology and health into apoplectic fits. Here’s one of
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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust 'Organic' From China

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust 'Organic' From China | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Following numerous food scandals in China, many victimized Chinese have turned to organics as a safer alternative. But is China's "organic" actually safe?
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Time-lapse captures the 'freaky beauty' of blooming Echinopsis cacti

Time-lapse captures the 'freaky beauty' of blooming Echinopsis cacti | sustainablity | Scoop.it
There are many exquisite succulent plants out there, but none are quite as spectacular as those belonging to the Echinopsis genus.
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Negotiating and fighting for a binding treaty on business and human rights

Negotiating and fighting for a binding treaty on business and human rights | sustainablity | Scoop.it
States met in Geneva earlier this month to discuss a binding treaty on business and human rights. Phil Bloomer argues that NGOs need to push governments to commit
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Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry

Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry | sustainablity | Scoop.it
California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.
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Farming on a Tenth of an Acre in Town

Farming on a Tenth of an Acre in Town | sustainablity | Scoop.it
You do not have to have “land” to farm. You can farm where ever you are. A 10th of an acre is enough and, on some days, more than you would want to can handle. Make the best use of your space, care for your soil, be thrifty with water and enjoy the garden and the fruits of your labor.
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Prepare farms for the future

Prepare farms for the future | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Scientists must work closely with farmers to ensure that agriculture can stand up to the ravages of climate change.
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New Study: Monsanto Falsely Professed GMO Soybeans Are ‘Safe’ Says Norway’s Government

New Study: Monsanto Falsely Professed GMO Soybeans Are ‘Safe’ Says Norway’s Government | sustainablity | Scoop.it
(EnviroNews World News) — Tromso, Norway — Monsanto has been falsely claiming its genetically modified (GMO) Intacta Roundup Ready 2 Pro soybeans are safe — that was the finding from a new study commissioned of the Genok Centre for Biosafety by the Norwegian Government. The research was…
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Oil & Gas Drilling in CA Near Schools

Oil & Gas Drilling in CA Near Schools | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Hydraulic fracturing, stimulations, and oil and gas drilling unjustly burden Hispanic and non-white students. Spatial analysis of drilling near schools.
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Village Farm - Farming with nature in South Devon

Village Farm - Farming with nature in South Devon | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Village Farm - follow our mission to create an abundant rich landscape that produces nourishing, healthy, high welfare food with 100% traceability while simultaneously becoming a haven for wildlife.
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Radical Homemaking: What Permaculture Looks Like in Jacona, New Mexico

Radical Homemaking: What Permaculture Looks Like in Jacona, New Mexico | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Permaculture experts and radical homemakers Scott and Arina Pittman live a bounteously full life—on their own terms.
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