PRESS REVIEW - APRIL 20/26, 2019

Daily Kos

The Amazon Rainforest Has Reached the Tipping Point

The Amazon Rainforest Has Reached the Tipping Point. Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse, shrubby plant cover and low biodiversity. This warning appeared in an editorial published in the Science Advances journal, co-authored by Thomas Lovejoy, a professor at George Mason University in the United States, and Carlos Nobre, chair of Brazil's National Institute of Science & Technology (INCT). 

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EURACTIV

Renewable Energies and Energy Sustainability

Renewables could supply almost 80% of heating and cooling by 2050.  Interview with Hans van Steen, director for renewables, research and innovation, and energy efficiency in the European Commission’s directorate for energy.   

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FAO

The #FutureofFood depends on the future of food safety

Whole Genome Sequencing is helping us decode the risks to our food. 

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IFPRI

Earth Day 2019: building common ground on sustainable governance of commons

Scientists have been raising alarms for years about how human activities have driven global biophysical conditions beyond multiple planetary boundaries. There is the need for a sustainable policy on the governance of commons.   

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IISD

Addressing Urban and Human Settlements in National Adaptation Plans

Integrating urban and human settlements issues in the NAPs will help countries address the needs of urban communities in their efforts to adapt to climate change. 

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FAO

FAO receives $35 million to help El Salvador

The project aims to strengthen farmers’ resilience by transforming food systems and improving rural infrastructures.  

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IISD

CEPA Discusses Implementing Governance Principles for SDGs

Following last July’s agreement, the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration considered the operationalization of the 11 ‘Principles of Effective Governance for Sustainable Development’.

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NBC News

For some millennials, climate change clock ticks louder than biological one

Climate concern appears to be surging among younger generations, to the point that environmental issues are becoming a part of the deliberations about starting a family and having children. A recent survey revealed that 30% of Americans agree that the effects of climate change should be factored into decisions about whether to have children. And a New York Times poll last summer revealed that 11% of those who don’t want children, or aren’t sure, cited climate change as one reason. 

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Forbes

More and more young Italians are choosing to become farmers

Many Italians under 35 years old have decided to return to rural areas to take up a business in agriculture-related fields. In fact, Italy has become the country with the highest number of youths employed in this sector in Europe. At the same time, the number of students choosing a university degree that gives access to the agro-food sector is also growing. 

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Grist

Meal kits may be greener than a trip to the store

According to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, home-delivered meal kits are more environmentally friendly than picking up the same ingredients at your local grocery store. Researchers reached this conclusion after accounting for every step in the process — from the farm to the landfill — and taking into consideration packaging and the reduction of food waste. 

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Reuters

Beyond Meat is worth over $180 million, investors say

The producer of so-called fake meat (a vegan version of ground meat) is planning to raise up to $183.8 million from an initial public offering. The share price should range between 19 and 21 dollars. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates are among those who have already invested in the Californian vegan meat producer. 

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The Science Times

Climate Change Puts Marine Animals at Risk

A study conducted by Dr. Tommy Leung, a parasitology expert from the University of England in Australia, has revealed the connection between the water temperatures and the severity and the duration of disease outbreaks among marine animals. The raise of ocean temperatures could cause great stress to fish stocks and aquaculture activities. 

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EURACTIV

Netherlands launches 2030 vision to protect biodiversity in agriculture

The Dutch government has launched a new vision for the country’s agriculture, which prioritizes the protection of natural resources and the reduction of the sector’s environmental impact. 

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