Food Hurting Health

Here’s an insightful article about what we can do to improve the healthfulness of our food supply. The Rodale Institute was a forerunner of organic food, and has continued in its research concerning ways farmers can produce food that’s healthier for the land and for us.  (Notice that the article came from a non-U.S. publication.)

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From chicken to tomatoes, here’s why American food is hurting you

 

The recent news about glyphosate and cancer only

highlights a broader problem with our system: our

obsession with killing the natural world is poisoning us.Keep reading

Renewable Power Milestone

Everyone – except people in the fossil fuel business, of course, wants to see cleaner energy, less expensive energy, more reliable energy. Here’s a status report that gives us a sense of what’s happening … not “likely to happen” or “will hopefully happen,” but is already happening … now.

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This exciting new international report shows that renewable energy now accounts for one-third of all global power capacity.

 

Good News Network

April 9, 2019

 

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) earlier this week.… Keep reading

Everyday Toxic Threats

Here’s a somewhat alarming report about toxics in everyday products – but also – detailed explanations and what each of us can do to avoid the toxins and bolster our health.

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Explained: the toxic threat in everyday products, from toys to plastic

 

Thousands of potentially harmful chemicals are in products

ranging from toys to plastic and carpets in the US

 

Lauren Zanolli and Mark Oliver

The Guardian

22 May 2019

 

Synthetic chemicals are in nearly everything we touch and consume.… Keep reading

Sever Food Supply Threat

We’ve previously blogged reports regarding food supply and food health. Most sustainability-related articles in the mainstream media focus on energy, fossil fuels, climate change, etc.  But, on the physical side of sustainability, nothing is as important to our future as a supply of healthful food.  Here’s a new UN research report, based on data from 91 countries.  While I steer away from fear-based scare tactics, we do need to be aware of this problem, so we have time to take corrective measures.… Keep reading

Earth is Now Greener

Here’s some positive news – and observations of ways we can change to protect and actually enhance our home, planet Earth.

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NASA Happily Reports the

Earth is Greener, with More

Trees Than 20 Years ago

Thanks to China, India

 

Good News Network

Feb 12, 2019

This research was published online

in the journal Nature Sustainability.

 

The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and the data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India.… Keep reading