Irvine proposed banning single-use plastics. After industry lobbying, city leaders backed off
The ordinance would have barred restaurants and food retailers from using single-use plastic utensils, foodware and bags, putting it at the forefront of Orange County attempts to combat plastic pollution.
Column: This water project is expensive, wasteful and ecologically damaging. Why is it being fast-tracked?
Drought data shows an unprecedented emergency on a planetary scale: UN
The recent UN report 'Global Drought Snapshot' highlights the urgent need for global resilience towards droughts. The report reveals alarming statistics, including severe drought conditions in China, food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, and reduced crop production in Brazil-Argentina. It also emphasizes the impact of drought on agriculture, forests, and water conditions, such as cereal crop dam…
Climate contradictions key at UN talks. Less future warming projected, yet there's more current pain
Study Confirms Connection Between Exposure to Pesticides and Male Reproductive Problems
(Beyond Pesticides, December 1, 2023) Even though researchers have noted since the 1970s that human fertility appears to be declining globally, doubt is still circulating that it is really happening and that pesticides could have anything to do with it. Very recently published studies, however, make it clear that, even without exact elucidation of the mechanisms by which pesticides damage male fe…
Grassroots Power: Discover How Organic Local Action Can Transform Public Spaces on Nov 29—National Forum Series
Hear From the Grassroots at the Third Session of National Forum on Transformative Community-Based Change—November 29.