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The Forgotten Climate Solution

Natural systems provide obvious but often forgotten solutions: in addition to forests, habitats such as wetlands and grasslands can absorb and store enormous amounts of carbon. This is about changing the conversation around climate change solutions. Decarbonizing the...

How Food and Forestry Are Adapting to a Changing Climate

  Across the country, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have experienced a slow but steady uptick in their operational risks, due in part to a variety of impacts from a changing climate. Growing seasons in the Midwest, a region that includes my home state...

Public Meeting Notice: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Workshop

  Type: Workshop: Materials Management & Local Assistance Division Title: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Workshop Public Notice Date: May 24, 2016 Contact Name: Byrne, Alex Purpose CalRecycle’s Food Waste Prevention Grant Program Proposed Criteria for...

U.S. 2030FLW Reduction Goal: A Call to Action by Stakeholders

On September 16, 2015, USDA and EPA announced the first national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by the year 2030. As one of the first steps, the federal government supported the 2015 Food Recovery Summit in Charleston, SC. This national meeting...

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 Organic Waste : Composting

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596   An act to add and repeal Sections 42649.87 and 43032 to the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste.   [ Approved by Governor   October 08, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State   October 08, 2015. ]  ...

Symbol Mania: Green Product Certifications you need to know!

Ever been confused by the growing number of green labels you see posted on your food, clothing, or kitchen appliances? With the demand for environmentally friendly products increasing from consumers by the day, there are a myriad of green product certification symbols...

France Paves The Way- new law forbids food waste by supermarkets

Ever wonder what happens to unsold food at your favorite supermarket? Unfortunately, it usually gets tossed in the trash. However, there is still hope to be had; a newly passed French law has something big to say about diverting supermarket food waste, and it's worth...

Heating Up- the road to the Paris climate talks

True to form, NPR has been on the environmental discussion scene, compiling stories and audio on the happenings of the 2015 Paris climate talks taking place these next two weeks between world leaders, most of whom are anxious for dialogue. The Heating Up climate talk...

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