Indigenous leaders from across turtle Island presented the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in Vancouver with a gift of solar panels to thank them for leading the struggle against the Kinder Morgan pipeline. In doing so, these leaders called upon Prime Minister Trudeau to break free from fossil fuels. They also strengthened their resolve to lead the way to a 100% renewable energy economy.
This delivery took place two days before the Break Free Canada action — during which hundreds will take action to swarm and surround the Kinder Morgan terminal on the land and the water. To learn more and join this action, visit: https://canada.breakfree2016.org
Harvard’s Glass Flowers, the famed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, have returned to display in a refurbished gallery, which shows the iconic collection in new light — literally. The collection, which includes more than 4,000 models, was created by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, glass artists from Dresden Germany, over five decades beginning in 1886. Their astonishing accuracy can again be seen after the refurbished gallery reopens in the Harvard Museum of Natural History on May 21.
This panel will discuss the role of pulses in a sustainable food system as well as offer legume treats, culinary tips, and a health perspective. Learn the history of a food movement and why this is an most effective way to lower America’s carbon footprint. We’ll discuss the benefits of incorporating pulses and legumes to your diet – find out which pulse has more antioxidants and how easy it is to add to your culinary repertoire.
Minh Tsai, Hodo Soy Beanery
Liz Carlisle, Author, Lentil Underground
Lawrence Kushi, Nutritional Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente
The White House will host a day-long exploration of how we find our American stories along with a screening of History Channel’s “Roots” . The cast and producers from HISTORY’s event series “Roots” – including Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Tony Award® winner Anika Noni Rose, Malachi Kirby, Co-Executive Producer and original Kunta Kunte LeVar Burton, Executive Producers Will Packer and Mark Wolper and Nancy Dubuc, President and Chief Executive Officer, A+E Networks – will participate in the day’s discussions.
Last year, a panel from the World Health Organization (WHO) came to the conclusion that glyphosate, the main chemical component of Monsanto’s popular weed killer commercially known as RoundUp, was a “probable carcinogen.” Their decision was based on the mounting scientific evidence that proved the chemical caused cancer in lab animals, in addition to countless other conditions.
But a few days ago, a WHO panel with the United Nations published a report that appeared to conclude that there was no link between glyphosate and cancer.
http://democracynow.org – In Part 2 of our wide-ranging conversation with the world-renowned dissident Noam Chomsky, we talk about the conflict in Syria, the rise of ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the political crisis in Brazil, the passing of the pioneering lawyer Michael Ratner, the U.S. relationship with Cuba, Obama’s visit to Hiroshima and today’s Republican Party. “If we were honest, we would say something that sounds utterly shocking and no doubt will be taken out of context and lead to hysteria on the part of the usual suspects,” Chomsky says, “but the fact of the matter is that today’s Republican Party qualify as candidates for the most dangerous organization in human history. Literally.”
Soils are integral to the function of all terrestrial ecosystems and to food and fibre production. An overlooked aspect of soils is their potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Although proven practices exist, the implementation of soil-based greenhouse gas mitigation activities are at an early stage and accurately quantifying emissions and reductions remains a substantial challenge. Emerging research and information technology developments provide the potential for a broader inclusion of soils in greenhouse gas policies. Here we highlight ‘state of the art’ soil greenhouse gas research, summarize mitigation practices and potentials, identify gaps in data and understanding and suggest ways to close such gaps through new research, technology and collaboration.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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