Agriculture

Scott Murray

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Scott Murray

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President - Slow Food San Diego

Scott A. Murray, an organic farmer for 32 years, was a delegate to the 2004 and 2006 Terra Madre conferences in Turin, Italy. As agriculture program director and teacher at San Pasqual Academy for Foster Teens, he created the school’s Organic and Sustainable farm project with funding from Slow Food San Diego’s 2005 and 2006 annual Orfila fundraising events and other sources. Scott consults on the conversion of chemically managed farms to Organic and Sustainable agricultural practices. ... Read more about Scott Murray

Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

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Cameron Bernhardt

For the past decade, the concept of “sustainability” has dominated climate change conversation around the world. Sustainable development, which aims to meet present needs without sacrificing future well-being, has been an appropriate focus toward the threats that climate change and natural resource depletion pose to our society. However, sustainability is not strong enough, or resilient enough, to stand alone. Global climate change is no longer an event to anticipate and plan for; it is a reality that challenges us today. ... Read more about Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

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Cameron Bernhardt, Erin Johnson, Byron To, Vincent Tong

A PDF of the presentation on "Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities," created and presented by Cameron Bernhardt, Erin Johnson, Byron To, and Vincent Tong for the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI). ... Read more about Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

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Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/global-ghg-emissions.html

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"This figure shows worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by sector from 1990 to 2010. For consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. These totals include emissions and sinks due to land-use change and forestry. ... Read more about Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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How to fix the 10 worst wastes of water

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Heather Clancy
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From the drought dilemma in California to extraordinary snowfall across the Northeast, the unpredictable nature of water supplies is prompting a high-profile conversation across the United States. ... Read more about How to fix the 10 worst wastes of water

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More Crop Per Drop

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Danielle Nierenberg
All over the world farmers are using innovative practices to utilize water more efficiently and in lesser quantities to produce more nutritious foods
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This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide. ... Read more about More Crop Per Drop

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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Mark Tran, The Guardian
A soybean farmer in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The country's 'family farmers' are encouraged to feed urban populations. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework

The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries – which are often dependent on agriculture – to import food. ... Read more about Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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