In a landmark ruling, legislators in California have upheld requirements for vehicles sold in the state to meet the stricter emissions regulations proposed under the Obama administration. Those regulations, which were set to impose stricter requirements for carbon emissions, fuel economy and to boost increased sales of zero emissions vehicles were put on hold by the new Trump administration following lobbying by leading automakers who were keen to avoid having to meet the stricter emissions targets – Automotive News reports click here for details
The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.
A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions”.
UK’s cash-starved parks at tipping point of decline, MPs warn
Our atomised communities can heal themselves. Through local initiatives we can regenerate our culture and make politics relevant again- George Monbiot writes in the Guardian – mentioning our friends at Incredible Edible , Men’s Sheds and Transition Towns! Click here
Growth is not delivering prosperity. We need to reimagine the structures behind our economies – Prof. Tim Jackson writes in the RSA Journal
Remember the ” Earthship” – sustainable houses built from trash – they’re making a bit of a comeback – Aljazeera reports
A new survey by Birdlife has confirmed that much of Europe’s bioenergy program provided from wood is sourced from non sustainable sources – as reported in the Guardian
Richard Heinberg investigates why the major oil companies have written down their reserves… http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-11-03/the-case-of-the-vanishing-oil-reserves
View Before The Flood – Leonardo Di Caprio’s new film on climate change here
Business flights are declining, CO 2 levels are climbing, and the cost of expansion is staggering. Only shameless cynicism can explain this outcome- John Sauven reports in the Guardian