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Shops urged to help cut £10bn food waste cost

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 4:05pm
End confusing ‘best before’ labels, says report

Supermarket “best before” labels could be phased out while shops should be forced to sell oddly shaped vegetables under proposals from MPs who have warned the government it needs to do more to tackle food waste.

More than £10bn worth of food is thrown away by households each year, according to a damning report from the environment, food and rural affairs select committee.

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EPA wipes its climate change site as protesters march in Washington

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 1:27pm

Website ‘undergoing changes’ to reflect agency’s ‘new direction’, as tens of thousands protest inaction on climate in cities across the US

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s main climate change website is “undergoing changes” to better reflect “the agency’s new direction” under Donald Trump.

Related: The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future | Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Jacobson

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Last-ditch attempt to save the endangered vaquita porpoise

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 10:16am

$4m mission in Gulf of California aims to rescue world’s most endangered sea mammal – with help from US navy dolphins

Scientists are finalising plans to make a last-ditch attempt to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise. They believe there are now fewer than 30 of these distinctive cetaceans left in the Gulf of California. Only by catching the remaining creatures and protecting them in a sanctuary can the vaquita be saved, it is argued.

Related: Saved: the endangered species back from the brink of extinction

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Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 9:15am

On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in front of the White House to call for better environmental protections.

(Image credit: Windsor Johnston/NPR)

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Trump hails ‘most successful first 100 days in history’ – video

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 6:52am

The US president gives his weekly address as he reaches 100 days in office, which he says have been the most successful in history. He refers to job creation in the automotive industry, the Dakota pipeline and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch as a supreme court judge as some of his most important achievements

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Man dressed as gorilla completes London Marathon in six days

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 6:01am

Police officer Tom Harrison raises money for Gorilla Organisation after crawling 26-mile route on all fours

A Metropolitan police officer who has been crawling the London Marathon in a gorilla costume since the race began on Sunday morning has completed the 26-mile route.

Related: Don’t insult gorillas by comparing them to Donald Trump | Ros Coward

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In Utah, How You Tread Through This Canyon Matters

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 4:57am

In Utah's canyon country, federal land managers are partially lifting a ban on off-road vehicle travel through an area that's prized for its sensitive Native American cultural sites.

(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

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The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future | Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Jacobson

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 3:00am

We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now

The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is how to address climate change – as quickly and effectively as possible.

Virtually the entire scientific community – more than 99% of peer-reviewed studies – has concluded that climate change is real. It is caused by human activity. And the impacts are devastating.

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NY Times hired a hippie puncher to give climate obstructionists cover | Dana Nuccitelli

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 3:00am

Bret Stephens’ first piece for the Times showed exactly why some climate realists are canceling their subscriptions

Yesterday, New York Times subscribers were treated to an email alert announcing the first opinion column from Bret Stephens, who they hired away from the Wall Street Journal. Like all Journal opinion columnists who write about climate change, Stephens has said a lot of things on the subject that could charitably be described as ignorant and wrong. Thus many Times subscribers voiced bewilderment and concern about his hiring, to which the paper’s public editor issued a rather offensive response.

Justifying the critics, here’s how the paper announced Stephens’ first opinion column in an email alert (usually reserved for important breaking news):

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Refugee guests are given hands-on experience of a shepherd's work

Guardian Environment News - Fri, 2017/04/28 - 9:30pm

Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales Willing helpers hold the week-old lambs until Rodney is ready to dock their tails

Pliers and rubber rings, a tub of aquamarine dye, plastic ID ear tags … Rodney Beresford lays out the tools of his trade on a flat-topped boulder. It’s lambing time, and he is here in the sheepfold to dock tails and castrate the days-old males.

For once the shepherd is not alone, however. For 10 years Rodney has been offering refugees and asylum seekers “a day out to remember”, as part of a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust project. Today’s helper-guests, from St Augustine’s Centre in Halifax, have spent their morning searching his pasture for new-born lambs, guided by Rodney’s grandchildren, Lucy, eight, and Katie, five. Success? Two sets of twins born naturally – “doing grand”.

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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/04/28 - 2:53pm

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Attention: Check Class Availability

Home Grown New Mexico - Mon, 2017/04/17 - 5:01am

It has recently come to our attention that some of the classes being offered by us were closing early before they filled up through our EVENTBRITE registration. That glitch has been fixed. Many classes still have openings.

Check in the CLASSES/EVENTS SECTION for details or go to the top of the website for availability and sign-up! The following classes still have these openings for people to register. Don’t wait as classes fill up fast.

Veggiekraut & Curtido Workshop-April 23
Available openings—2

Warm Season Heirloom Vegetable Gardening-May 7
Available openings—15

Zuni Bowls-May 21
Available openings—11

Artisan Vinegars-June 4
Available openings—2

Cheesemaking: French Chevre-June 25
Sold out-
Waitlist available-be ready to come at the last-minute

Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden-July 9
Available openings—20

Grow More in Less Space with Square Foot Gardening-July 23
Available openings—20

Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour-August 6
open to everyone

Small Fruit Perennial Gardening: Berries, Grapes & More! Aug 27
Available openings—15

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella-Sept 10
Available openings—2

Culinary Herbs in the Garden & Kitchen-Sept 24
Available openings—15

Fall Harvest Potluck-Oct 1
Available openings—35

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