Posted on April 27, 2016 by Envirothink
Yogurt lovers have received a much welcomed announcement about their favorite snack food.
Dannon, which owns the Oikos®, Dannon® and Danimals® yogurt brands, has announced that it will switch to non-GMO, non-synthetic ingredients.These brands represent 50 percent of the company’s current volume. This move is a pledge to farmers, customers and consumers to further improve sustainable agriculture practices for its milk supply, to increase transparency for its portfolio of products and evolve to more natural and fewer ingredients for flagship brands.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: animal welfare, Dannon, GMO ingredients, healthy food, mandatory labeling, non-GMO, non-GMO ingredients, sustainability, sustainable agriculture, Vermont's GMO labeling bill, yogurt | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 22, 2016 by Envirothink
Would this wildlife overpass at Banff, Alberta, Canada be the model for the new Liberty Canyon/ 101 Wildlife Corridor overpass through L.A.?
Wildlife in and around one of the countries biggest metropolises is about to get a lifesaving reprieve.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles’s City Council Planning unanimously voted to approve a Regional Wildlife Linking Zone in the hillsides of Los Angeles between I-5 and I-405, which will be added to the City’s municipal code. This will establish a zone to protect open space connectivity in any new building permits.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife, Griffith Park Connectivity Study, habitat, mountain lion, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Urban Wildlands Group, wildlife, wildlife overpass | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 13, 2016 by Envirothink
Photo courtesy of Territorio de Zaguates
The desire for “designer” pet breeds continues to grow. Eager consumers seek out breeds that were unheard of years ago like Ratese (American Rat Terrier and Maltese cross), Bagle Hounds (Basset Hound and Beagle cross), Spanadors (Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever) and Golden Newfies (Golden Retriever and Newfoundland) to name a few. Yet there are literally millions of stray dogs desperate for homes around the world, leading to the unnecessary euthanasia of perfectly healthy adoptable pets on a daily basis.
But a sanctuary in Costa Rica has come up with a brilliant and unique marketing strategy that’s turning this tide and capturing the imagination of would-be dog adopters.
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Posted on April 12, 2016 by Envirothink
Since 2010, we’ve reported the top Worst and Best lists of fruit and veggie pesticide residue from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). It’s that time of year again – and you may be surprised (again) as to what’s now higher up on the worst list and what got a bit better.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: Environmental Working Group, healthy eating habits, organic produce, pesticides, pesticides in produce | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 6, 2016 by Envirothink
The cotton association of the African nation of Burkina Faso announced that it’s suing Monsanto for approximately $84 million (48.3 billion CFA francs) – compensation it says is due because the U.S. company’s genetically modified cotton caused a drop in quality.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: Bollgard II, Bt cotton, Burkina Faso, genetically engineered, genetically modified, GMO, Monsanto, West Africa | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 31, 2016 by Envirothink
Hoverboards captured the American imagination more than 40 years ago.
The reality hasn’t quite lived up to our expectations, however. Numerous stories of hoverboards catching fire have spread across the news. This has often been due to the overcharging of the boards’ lithium ion batteries. Still, concerns for safety abound.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: Call2Recycle, electronics, electronics recycling, household hazardous waste, hoverboards, lithium-ion batteries, National Waste & Recycling Association, recycle | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 21, 2016 by Envirothink
The world has lost over 90 percent of its old growth forests. And we’ve lost 95 percent of our magnificent redwoods. Those that remain are threatened by logging and climate change-related insect epidemics.
While a number of organizations and NGOs are working on reforestation projects around the globe, one group has been striving to save the remaining “champion” ancient trees and their genetics for future generations to appreciate.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, Reforestation | Tagged: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, carbon capture, champion trees, coastal redwoods, David Milarch, endangered species, environment, old growth forests, reforestation, wildlife | Leave a comment »