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If You Catch And Use Rainwater In Colorado, You Are A Criminal

If You Catch And Use Rainwater In Colorado, You Are A Criminal | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In Colorado, one mundane drought-fighting tool remains illegal: using rain barrels to catch rainwater from roofs for use in gardens.
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Palm Oil and GM Mustard: A Marriage Made in Hell

he current drive to get genetically modified (GM) food crops into India is being spearheaded by GM mustard. However, the decision to sanction the commercia
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Activists Bring Vegan Eats to the Food Desert Freddie Gray Called Home

Activists Bring Vegan Eats to the Food Desert Freddie Gray Called Home | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Locally made meatless products could soon be on the shelves of corner markets and convenience stores in West Baltimore.
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How your toothpaste is linked with deforestation

How your toothpaste is linked with deforestation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Companies behind everyday products such as toothpaste, shampoo, packaged bread and chocolate are still breaching our environmental trust.
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New Teflon Toxin Causes Cancer in Lab Animals

New Teflon Toxin Causes Cancer in Lab Animals | sustainablity | Scoop.it
While touting GenX as being a safe replacement for PFOA, DuPont filed 16 reports of “substantial risk of injury to health or the environment” about its new chemical.
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U.S. Turns to Solar—Not Coal—to Meet Power Needs

U.S. Turns to Solar—Not Coal—to Meet Power Needs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Solar and wind power plants are expected to make up more than half of new electrical generation coming online this year.
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Trees Cut as Maple Syrup Farmers Lose Eminent Domain Battle Over Constitution Pipeline

Trees Cut as Maple Syrup Farmers Lose Eminent Domain Battle Over Constitution Pipeline | sustainablity | Scoop.it
“I have no words for how heartbroken I am. We've been preparing for this for years, but watching the
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Learning to Farm: An Idyllic Way to Cope With Drug Addiction

Learning to Farm: An Idyllic Way to Cope With Drug Addiction | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Growing crops in rural Oregon is helping some addicts work through recovery and sobriety.
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Refusing to Settle, Dimock Families Take Fracking Giant to Court

Refusing to Settle, Dimock Families Take Fracking Giant to Court | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Fracking is on trial in Pennsylvania this week as two families, who refused to settle in their pursuit of justice, have launched a court battle against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Neighbors Scott Ely and his wife, Monica Marta-Ely, and Ray and Victoria Hubert are accusing the fossil fuel giant of groundwater contamination, resulting in the loss of their drinking water supply. 
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Joel Salatin: 6 Key Messages for Farm-to-Consumer Outreach

Joel Salatin: 6 Key Messages for Farm-to-Consumer Outreach | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Joel Salatin, visionary farmer behind Polyface Farm, shares six ways farmers can better communicate with eaters.
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China Is Making a Major Play for American Farms and Farmland

China Is Making a Major Play for American Farms and Farmland | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Companies backed by the Chinese government are making Big Ag acquisitions in the U.S.
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Local slow food chapter supports school gardens

Local slow food chapter supports school gardens | sustainablity | Scoop.it
LINWOOD — Local slow food enthusiasts gathered Sunday to enjoy a four-course, locally sourced dinner and to support school gardens.
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He Made Kelp the New Kale, but This Seaweed Farmer Isn’t Done Yet

He Made Kelp the New Kale, but This Seaweed Farmer Isn’t Done Yet | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Bren Smith has big ideas for changing aquaculture and the American diet.
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France, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands Rebel Against Relicensing of Monsanto's Glyphosate

France, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands Rebel Against Relicensing of Monsanto's Glyphosate | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A number of European Union member countries are rebelling against the European Commission's plans to approve the relicensing of Monsanto's glyphosate. 
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'Moment of Judgment' Welcomed as Exxon Cover-Up Investigation Goes to FBI

'Moment of Judgment' Welcomed as Exxon Cover-Up Investigation Goes to FBI | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Environmental groups on Thursday welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had referred the federal investigation into ExxonMobil's decades-long suppression of climate science to the FBI's criminal division.
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Flint Is in the News, but Lead Poisoning Is Even Worse in Cleveland

Flint Is in the News, but Lead Poisoning Is Even Worse in Cleveland | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Four decades ago, political leaders declared war on lead, citing evidence of its pernicious impact on young brains. But the crusade remains unfinished.
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How DuPont Concealed the Dangers of the New Teflon Toxin

How DuPont Concealed the Dangers of the New Teflon Toxin | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Chemical companies are using a trade secrets loophole to withhold the health effects of new products, preventing scientists from identifying emerging environmental threats.
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A Bunch of Big Names are Trying to Save Africa's Orphan Crops—Here's Why That Matters - Modern Farmer

A Bunch of Big Names are Trying to Save Africa's Orphan Crops—Here's Why That Matters - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Orphan crop, noun: a nutritious and often delicious plant that's been ignored for no good reason.
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Oregon Passes Historic Bill to Phase Out Coal and Double Down on Renewables

Oregon Passes Historic Bill to Phase Out Coal and Double Down on Renewables | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Oregon Legislature voted to eliminate coal generation and committed its largest utilities to supply at least half of their electricity from renewable
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Fresh Food On-the-Go: Introducing Bus-Stop Farmers Markets - Modern Farmer

Fresh Food On-the-Go: Introducing Bus-Stop Farmers Markets - Modern Farmer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The link between transportation and food access is broken in many inner city neighborhoods— transforming transit hubs into food hubs is one way to mend it.
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PEER - USDA JUSTIFIES SCIENTIFIC SUPPRESSION AS ITS POLICY

Confidential Agency Panel Approves Censorship and Media Gag Orders
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Continued Growth, Worldwide: 43.7 Million Hectares of Farmland are Organic

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Methane Discovered in Drinking Water Near Fracking Wells

Methane Discovered in Drinking Water Near Fracking Wells | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A Stanford researcher found the highest risk of leaks was from shallow natural gas wells drilled in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
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Town Square: Sprouts begin to grow from Mustard Seed Initiative

Town Square: Sprouts begin to grow from Mustard Seed Initiative | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Imagine reclaiming your community’s identity after decades of being defined by others. The Cottage Grove neighborhood bustled with shops and professionals in the 1950s and 60s before the main street was renamed South English and became a cut-through from East Market to Lee Street.
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