Growing your own food in America is now a criminal act?

Green Prophet

Seems, in at least one part of America, that growing your own food is now a crime. The town insisted it has the right to regulate the look of the community. Last week in Florida, a judge ruled on an ordinance banning front yard vegetable gardens.

Ohev Sholom is America’s First Jewish “Energy Star”

Green Prophet

For example, just changing the building’s 17 exit signs from those that use incandescent lamps to ones using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) cost Ohev Sholom $394.06 — but will save Ohev Sholom 102,244 kilowatt-hours, translating into energy savings of $10,424 over the lifetime of the product.

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Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Wall Street Journal then ran a story in November 2012 entitled America Gone Wild , noting the impact of overabundant deer. Deer management cannot be regulated at the federal level. State regulations need not be standardized, but efforts at reform must be made state-by-state.

Daily Demand and Supply: I'm all for environmental regulations until my AC stops working and I need Freon

Environmental Economics

  Production and use of CFC's, the more damaging of the XCFC's was banned almost immediately-by 1996, immediate in regulatory terms--and hairdressers everywhere has to find alternatives to their Aquanet.    Well, here ya go : In October 2014, the EPA announced its final phasedown schedule regarding the production and importation of HCFC-22. Stefanie Kopchick, North America marketing manager for refrigerants, The Chemours Co.

For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

The company joined forces with the Nature Conservancy and other organizations to develop monitoring systems and incentives for farmers who comply with Brazil’s environmental regulations. And the strategy is now influencing similar efforts to address the very serious challenge of deforestation from palm oil production in Indonesia. We now have more than 30 similar funds across Latin America covering 7 million acres of watersheds.

Sweden is Burning Trash – What This Means for America

Sustainability Ninja

Reduced rates of waste production are not the controversial aspect, of course, as Sweden now incinerates so much waste that it imports garbage from other countries to keep up with its own energy demands.

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

Hug a Tree with Me

Your old CDs/DVDs can be recycled at the CD Recycling Center of America and your florescent bulbs can be recycled at Eco Light. Use eco products: Choose more sustainable options to products such as writing equipment , paper and furniture.

Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare

The Green Samaritan

None of the products have been tested on animals or contain animal by-products. You can also read an article from the SpaNatural’s Director of Product Development on other questionable ingredients in skin care to look out for on page 40 in Natural Triad Magazine.

Sweden is Burning Trash – What This Means for America

Sustainability Ninja

Reduced rates of waste production are not the controversial aspect, of course, as Sweden now incinerates so much waste that it imports garbage from other countries to keep up with its own energy demands. The Swedes incinerate their waste while using a regulated process that ensures low emissions, and the process itself is remarkably efficient in producing energy. Viewed superficially, the idea that an entire country is burning its trash comes as something of a surprise.

“Only Sustainable 2011”, the Capital of Sustainable Energy for the Americas

Green (Living) Review

and Latin America. The international event will be held at the Wolfson Campus in Miami Dade College, calling out hundreds of participants from the United States, Latin America and Europe to discuss the latest sustainable energy trends in the region.

Fool’s Gold Regulates Our World’s Oxygen Supply

Green Prophet

Although this affects the concentration of free oxygen, sulfur has traditionally been portrayed as a secondary factor in regulating atmospheric oxygen, with most of the heavy lifting done by carbon. They used a database developed and maintained by Peters at the University of Wisconsin, called Macrostrat, which contains detailed information on thousands of rock units in North America and beyond.

The Bursting of the Bakken Bubble?

Sightline Daily

The damages potentially resulting from an exposure could risk the financial soundness and viability of the rail transportation network in North America.” Bakken crude oil production has many of the classic characteristics of an economic bubble.

Turkeys Are What They Eat: Weird and Adaptable

Nature Conservancy - Science

Careful regulation of hunting combined with reintroductions has produced a thriving turkey flock that nearly matches the population that existed before North America was colonized. Predation, on the other hand, may play a central role in turkey population regulation.

Reviving the Commons: Using Incentives to Protect the Nation’s Sources of Fresh Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

Streams and rivers provide 65 percent of America’s drinking water as well as a host of other critical services, including food production, irrigation, hygiene, hydropower and recreation.

10 Natural Ways to Support your Thyroid Gland

Hug a Tree with Me

It is the job of this butterfly shaped gland to continually produce the hormones responsible for regulating the metabolism and aiding the cells and organs throughout the body. The thyroid is the body’s greatest prove that big things comes in small packages.

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Canada vs. the USA on Oil Train Standards

Sightline Daily

With what passes for chest beating in the world of railway regulation, US politicians this summer claimed that the Transportation Department’s newly-proposed crude oil, ethanol, and flammable materials train rules made the US Number One when it comes to tank car regulation—and that we are doing better than Canada. In fact, US regulators proposed a three year-plus delay for even the initial phase-out.

The Toxic Waters of the Tar Sands Industry

Sierra Club Compass

North America''s biggest corporations, as the biggest consumers of oil, need to sit up and pay attention. Zero: The number of oil sands companies complying with 2009 Alberta regulations on tailings waste management.

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Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Sightline Daily

Mystified by the inconsistent regulation and concerned for the public interest, Sightline partnered with Earthjustice to submit a formal Freedom of Information Act request on February 10, 2015.

Open Season on Bald Eagles

10,000 Birds

All regional populations have nest success >50% and are showing the productivity required to produce stable populations. Go to Click on Submit a Comment Type or paste FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0204 into the keyword box & click Search This will bring up the regulation page.

Reforestation for Ozone Removal: An Attractive Option

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the developing cities of China and Latin America, the situation is far worse. It’s the end product, ozone, that’s unhealthy. So it’s those emissions that are regulated. Smog blankets Houston, Texas. Ozone — together with fine particulates — contributes to smog formation.

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts

Sightline Daily

British Columbia then found itself alone: the only jurisdiction in North America with an appreciable, economy-wide price on global warming emissions. Still, BC’s carbon pricing system is the best in North America and probably the world.

What Does Made In USA Really Mean? The Textile Test Series Investigates

Eco Chic

Right off the bat, the “Made In USA” mark seems like an easy way to ensure that anything you buy is produced locally (and ethically) since the assumption is that the label ensures that the product has not been constructed in a sweatshop overseas. Photo: Kheel Center via Flickr.

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency.

Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

Nature Conservancy - Science

When you consider that we will need 70% more food by 2050 (assuming that we don’t make serious progress in reducing waste, slowing population growth, or halting the increase in consumption of animal products, FAO 2011) it’s hard to feel hopeful about the future. © Bridget Besaw.

Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Yeah, That Could Happen Again

Nature Conservancy - Science

The well that failed at Aliso Canyon was originally drilled in 1954 for oil production. In the wake of Aliso Canyon, lawmakers created a commission to develop federal safety regulations for underground storage wells by June 2018. NatureNet Science Update.

Rep. Hank Johnson Calls Out ALEC on the House Floor | PR Watch

PR Watch

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) was a long-time leader and funder of ALEC until controversy over its benefiting from the Arizona law SB 1070s immigration detention provisions erupted. to reject the Kyoto Protocol and bills banning states from regulating greenhouse gases in any way.

Nature Is Key To Achieving Governor Brown’s Ambitious Climate Goal

Conservancy Talk

The new agreement paves the way to share lessons on nature-based solutions to climate change across borders and could potentially lead to the sale of credits for reducing emissions from deforestation for the first time in a regulated market.

Daily Demand and Supply: The war on drugs

Environmental Economics

researchers reviewed drug supply in the United States, Europe and Australia and drug production in regions such as Latin America, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia.

Exposing the Bully: Cliven Bundy and the Tragedy of the Commons

The Alien Next Door

By the late nineteenth century, the barons had privatized the most productive grasslands and the riparian corridors, where the soil was especially rich. It is, in fact, the very reason we need government regulation.

The Man Behind the Exploding Trains

Sightline Daily

In our previous installment , we explored how unsafe DOT-111s, the Ford Pinto of rail cars, make up the vast majority of oil-filled tank cars now riding the rails in North America. The reason, in short, is because the railroad and rail car industries have opposed new safety regulations.

City-by-City Review Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)

Green Home Blog

Challenging the Dust Bowl Era of the 1930s, this most recent drought had a wider impact because America’s population is much larger than it was during the Dust Bowl, and most people live in big cities, far from the agricultural centers that produce food.

Farmer Faces Jail for Feeding Community

Green (Living) Review

Baraboo, Wisconsin, May 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) : Food rights activists from around North America will meet at the Sauk County Courthouse in this tiny town on May 20 to support Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger and food sovereignty.

Fracking Studies Reveal Need for Standard Reporting Requirements on Spills

Nature Conservancy - Science

Across all states, the first three years of a well’s life, when drilling and hydraulic fracturing occurred and production volumes were highest, had the greatest risk of a spill. Across all states, many spills occurred within the current setback regulation distances. (A

ALEC's Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

PR Watch

House of Representatives passed an amendment on April 18 to the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (HR 4348) that would effectively pre-empt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating coal ash, the waste from coal burning plants, as a hazardous waste.

BPA Chemical Banned from Baby Bottles, Cups in the US

Green Prophet

America, next to some European countries, has the most stringent environmental policies on health and safety. In 2008 America’s Food and Health Administrations (the FDA) declared BPA , or bisphenol A, an estrogen mimic, as safe.

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Begging bucks from Uncle Sam: The industry breathed a sigh of relief this year when Congress reupped the Production Tax Credit, which recoups wind developers 2.2

Qatar Eco-Summit Spotlights Environmental Safety

Green Prophet

Many could be avoided by changing industry practices and applying stringent regulations. The main challenge in oil & gas organizations is that management is confronted with competing interests such as safety, productivity, schedule and quality,” Hill added.

Hero Against the Bully: Rachel Parent and GMO Labeling

The Alien Next Door

The Right To Know Rachel Parent No matter what people might believe about GMO and its effects on ecosystem function, biological integrity and human health, enough concern has been raised to warrant clarity in product description.

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The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

Committee on Energy and Commerce, fracking companies used 95 products containing 13 different known and suspected carcinogens between 2005 and 2009 as part of the fracking fluid that is injected in the ground. Additionally, a link to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which states: "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) developed the new regulations after researching the link between a series of seismic events in the Youngstown area and a brine disposal well."

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Obama Keystone statement bodes ill for future of climate

Green Blog

Congratulate me, he seems to say, because oil and gas are up in America, alongside increases in solar and wind. So why is the president of the United States, the same one who once promised with inspiring passion to halt the rise of the oceans, feeling great about today’s increase in oil and gas production?

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