“As one of the most controversial EPA administrators to enter office, Scott Pruitt has far to go to prove he will work on behalf of all Americans, not just industry." - Andrew Steer [ Ow.ly Link ] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
How can we restore this massive amount of degraded and deforested landscapes? Evidence shows that we can—as long as we learn from the places showing early successes. Tree planting is key, but it's not enough.
via NPR's the Salt There's an enormous disparity in emissions from cattle in different parts of the world. Basically, the more slowly cattle grow, or the less milk they give, the greater their greenhouse gas emissions per pound of beef or milk. And in many parts of the world, cattle grow very slowly, because they're grazing on sparse and poorly maintained pastures.
President Trump’s decision to reinstate a policy prohibiting U.S. funding to international organizations administering or even mentioning abortion will have implications far beyond reproductive health. It will undercut women’s positive contributions to civic engagement and environmental decision-making.
A #CarbonTax proposal put forth to the Trump administration last week by a group of prominent conservative Republicans could enable the U.S. to achieve its international emissions targets with better economic outcomes than under a purely regulatory approach. [ Ow.ly Link ]
In today's America, food choices are an avenue for change that can transcend political divisions. For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity; 71 million in Kenya and Tanzania alone. But there is a solution that could bring affordable electricity to unserved and underserved populations while growing the local economy: pay-as-you-go solar. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Join Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and World Resources Institute for an unforgettable Summit in DC with The George Washington University. Watch live and follow the conversation with #FoodTank [ Ow.ly Link ]