Team Obama plans big overhaul of GMO regulations via @grist

Team Obama plans big overhaul of GMO regulations via @grist

grist.org 02 Jul '15, 11pm

On Thursday, the Obama administration signaled that it is ready to grab one of the hottest regulatory potatoes in government and launch a thorough revamp of the way that genetically engineered crops and animals are regulated. Almost no one is happy with GMO regulation. Both the Environmental Working Group and the Biotechnology Industry Organization — two organizations on opposite sides of this issue — have issued statements saying reform is overdue. But that’s where the consensus ends. Scientists point out that pesticide-reducing crops , developed with public money, have been stranded because no company wants to take them through the arduo...

Storms from the sun—solar flares & CMEs delivered an atmospheric light show to Earth: @NASA_EO

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Jul '15, 5pm

Mid-summer brings the longest days in the northern hemisphere and the shortest in the southern hemisphere. This year, it also brought an atmo...

London's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric #byd #evbus

electric-vehiclenews.com 03 Jul '15, 8am
London's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric #byd #evbus

One of the world's most recognized transportation systems, TFL (Transportation for London), known for their iconic red, double-decker buses, ...

How much is clean water worth? New report guides payments for ecosystem services

news.mongabay.com 03 Jul '15, 12am

You have to credit the author and Mongabay.org as listed in the original piece, ideally in the byline, with a link back to the specific artic...

From Kickstarter to Home Depot: Edyn smart garden sensor brings IOT to your garden

treehugger.com 02 Jul '15, 10pm
From Kickstarter to Home Depot: Edyn smart garden sensor brings IOT to your garden

The emerging Internet of Things (IOT) is enabling the use of smart devices, such as Edyn, in surprisingly down-to-earth places. And because t...

Energy

Cool! "Simple #Recycling Method Ends Dirty Mining of Rare #Earth Elements" #ElectronicDevices

Cool! "Simple #Recycling Method Ends Dirty Mining of Rare #Earth Elements" #ElectronicDevices

greenoptimistic.com 02 Jul '15, 9pm

Scientists have found a way to recycle rare earth elements used in all electronic devices and electric motors, which could pave the way to a ...

via @pvmagazine: 10 companies take legal action over EUR 100 billion Hinkley nuclear subsidies

pv-magazine.com 02 Jul '15, 2pm

10 companies take legal action over EUR 100 billion Hinkley nuclear subsidies 02. July 2015 | Industry & Suppliers , Market & Trends | By: Be...

Renewable energy can unlock socio-economic benefits for islands, IRENA finds

renewableenergymagazine.com 02 Jul '15, 1pm

Renewables Readiness Assessments for the three island nations find that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel...

Transportation

Volkswagen Will Manage $6.6 Million Project To Develop Solar Fuels From Carbon Dioxide And Microbes

hybridcars.com 03 Jul '15, 4am
Volkswagen Will Manage $6.6 Million Project To Develop Solar Fuels From Carbon Dioxide And Microbes

The European Commission announced it’s funding a new solar fuels research project, which will be spearheaded by Volkswagen AG. Just under 6 m...

Fashion

Indigo Handloom: Human-Powered, Artful Textiles Are Carbon Neutral [via @EcoChickie]

eco-chick.com 02 Jul '15, 6pm
Indigo Handloom: Human-Powered, Artful Textiles Are Carbon Neutral [via @EcoChickie]

Indigo Handloom ‘s project is one of the most impressive Kickstarter campaigns I’ve seen in some time. In short, the company, who has already...

Adidas

ecouterre.com 01 Jul '15, 12pm

Kill it with sun, kill it with wind -- #Coal Is No Longer King in America, Sa...

ecowatch.com 02 Jul '15, 6pm
Kill it with sun, kill it with wind -- #Coal Is No Longer King in America, Says EIA Report via

“Various federal and state actions have contributed to increases in wind and solar power plan...

From Budweiser to Miller, greening the Big Beer supply chain

greenbiz.com 02 Jul '15, 10am

For most casual drinkers, beer is beer. It can be hoppy or mild, light or dark, but the finis...

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