Science & Environment

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At People's Climate Summit: Just transitions and environment

The community development organization members believe that an alternative, clean energy economy can be achieved by empowering the underprivileged and unemployed.

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Today in history: National Food Bank Week and World Food Day

This week is a great time to start thinking about helping others as the holiday season approaches. 

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They put what in my food? TPP and food safety threats

The TPP would cost jobs, raise the cost of medical care, and degrade labor conditions and the environment.

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Scientists alarmed by 30 whale deaths

"We always see a handful of carcasses every summer, but when you see so many in such a short period of time, it's quite shocking."

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Poverty and child brain damage

When it comes to how we treat children, UNICEF ranks the U.S. at 34 out of 35 industrialized countries; 22 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty

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Today: World Day to Combat Desertification

The day addresses drought and desertification, and is meant to help implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

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Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production

Cuba is breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.

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GMO labels on food: Chicagoans dish out activism

"At the heart of this campaign is consumer rights. People deserve to know what they are eating and feeding their children."

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World's largest indoor farm putting down roots in New Jersey

The Newark-based farm will take the space currently being occupied by an abandoned steel factory, with the first phase of operations there to begin later this year.

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Global agricultural model in bitter balance

"It may cost Governments slightly more to source from a range of smaller-scale, sustainable operators than from major suppliers, but the investment is worth it."

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