Agriculture

20/02/20
Author: 
Julie Mollins
View of deforestation around Lake Lagano in Ethiopia. Migration, agricultural expansion and charcoal production have cleared the forests in this area. CIFOR/Ollivier Girard

Feb. 12, 2020

Unless land management strategies are overhauled to reduce the gap between forestry and agriculture, it will be impossible to feed and nourish the human population without further damaging the environment and forests, according to scientists.

15/02/20
Author: 
National Farmers Union

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

The National Farmers Union (NFU) stands in solidarity with Indigenous land protectors. We support initiatives by Indigenous People including the Unist’ot’en and Wet’suwet’en to resist resource extraction and energy projects that disrupt their Indigenous food and governance systems and interfere with the health of their lands, territories, and communities.

10/02/20
Author: 
Dorothy Neufeld
Carbon footprint food supply chain

Which Foods Have the Greatest Environmental Impact?

The quantity of greenhouse gases (GHGs) generated by our food can vary considerably across the global food supply chain.

In fact, the difference between specific food types can vary by orders of magnitude, meaning what we eat could be a significant factor impacting GHG emissions on the environment.

25/01/20
Author: 
Maddie Oatman
soup - Photo: Pixabay License

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

01/01/20
Author: 
Tracy L. Barnett, Earth Island Journal
The small Mexican town of Temaca has become a beacon in the global movement to democratize water and energy management. CARLOS SÁNCHEZ PIMIENTA VIA FLICKR

It’S 9 A.M. and a grey cloud that had been shrouding one of four mountains surrounding Temacapulín, in the highlands of western Mexico, has begun to lift. “SINCE THE SIXTH CENTURY, TEMACAPULÍN WELCOMES YOU.” The bold white letters emblazoned on the side of one of the mountains, Cerro de la Cruz, emerge through the mist, Hollywood-style, as the town’s inhabitants scurry to live up to the promise. It’s the first day of the Tenth Annual Chile de Arból Fair and a steady rain has been threatening to flood the town’s two-day festival of resistance against a mega-dam project nearby.

07/12/19
Author: 
Reuters at Victoria Falls

One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fears

04/11/19
Author: 
Hannah Ellis-Petersen

3 Nov 2019

Car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from farms have contributed to pollution crisis

14/10/19
Author: 
Lia Grajalas

[Webpage editor: Read this valuable account of developments in Venezuela, but which is also worth thinking about in terms of how we in Canada can face the looming reality of the climagte crisis, and in particular of the dialectic between 'progressive' government policy and 'popular' initiatives.]

A young theorist and grassroots organizer argues that Chavez’s socialist project lives on as an array of self-organized initiatives.

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