Posted on January 29, 2014 by Envirothink
The clay sides of Shasta Lake loom tall and bare with the drought
Last week, the governor of California made it official. California is going through a serious drought. We residents have known this for some time. Nice to know he finally agrees with the obvious.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tagged: California, California drought, Department of Water Resources, desalination, drought, emergency services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, health department, reservoirs, San Jose Mercury News, Shasta Lake, water shortages | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 24, 2014 by Envirothink
Recology’s stunning art exhibit at San Francisco Airport is, alas, long gone. Those of us fortunate enough to have seen it can attest to the remarkable creativity of the artists, turning what had been trash into fascinating and often beautiful works of recycled art.
Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, January 25th), if you’re going to be in or near San Francisco, you’ll get a chance to meet some Recology’s Artists-in-Residence at an exhibition and reception/ This exhibition is the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.
Filed under: Fun and Educational too, Recycling | Tagged: conservation, environmental, exhibition, natural resources, Recology, recycled, recycling, reuse, San Francisco Airport, trash | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 22, 2014 by Envirothink
It’ was an exciting day at the 4th annual North American Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco. It’s particularly cool to be among so many thought leaders – movers and shakers within many organizations, companies and NGO’s from the U.S. and Canada – people committed to engaging in the critical and complex issues surrounding sustainability.
Filed under: Sustainability | Tagged: biodiversity, Global ID, movers and shakers, Non-GMO Project, Sustainable Foods Summit, thought leaders | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 17, 2014 by Envirothink
Today more than 200 organizations and businesses called on President Barack Obama to uphold his 2007 campaign pledge to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Center for Food Safety, Environmental Working Group, FDA, Gary Hirshberg, GE ingredients, genetically engineered, GMO, GMO labeling, Organic Trade Association, President Obama, Representative DeFazio | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 14, 2014 by Envirothink
I rarely plug an event and, if I do, and rarely before it starts. But this one’s an exception.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: GMO ingredients, GMO labeling, green, green marketing, Lotus Foods, monoculture, organic agriculture, organic food, Organic Valley, San Francisco, sustainable, Sustainable Food Summit | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 12, 2014 by Envirothink
Mountain lion cubs are threatened by our federal agencies
Wildlife in America is under siege – not only by climate change but also, in a more sinister capacity, by an agency sanctioned by the USDA.
Filed under: wildlife conservation | Tagged: aerial killing of wildlife, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, animal cruelty, Center for Biological Diversity, conservation, endangered species, Predator Defense, UDSA, USDA APHIS, whistleblowers, wildlife, wildlife management, Wildlife Services, wolves | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 8, 2014 by Envirothink
Sheer Wind’s new wind turbine is said to produce 600 percent more power than traditional turbines
The news has shouted plenty about the dangers to eagles and other birds from wind turbines. The problem is that turbines depend on those huge blades to help harvest wind and turn it into renewable energy we can depend on. But there’s a new guy on the block that hopes to change that.
Filed under: Renewable Energy | Tagged: bird deaths, Dr. Daryoush Allaei, eagle deaths, footprint, innovative products, renewable energy, SheerWind, technology, turbine, wind turbine | 1 Comment »