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Campaigning for US Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Vice President Joe Biden (in)famously said that New York's LaGuardia Airport is in shambles. Imagine then the decrepit state of the less seen US infrastructure like the electrical grid, food distribution networks or clean water systems? Is it time for voters to make infrastructure a priority?

This Week in Eco News - October 24, 2014

With Food Day on Friday, October 24th, this week there's a lot to say about food, especially when it comes to the the food, water and energy nexus. Whether it's algal blooms, wells running dry or falling gas prices, in this edition we can't talk about water or energy without mentioning agriculture.

Tuna and Mercury on the Radio

GRACE's Peter Hanlon spoke with Thom Hartmann on his radio program about our recent blog post on the FDA's new fish and mercury consumption guidance, Consumer Reports' advice on the issue and how mercury gets into fish in the first place.

This Week in Eco News - October 17, 2014

Will oil producers drill themselves into oblivion? #TurnipForWhat? How much water do we need to make wine in California? Let's ponder these and other questions in this week's food, water and energy Eco News!

Fossil Fuel Export Folly

The Obama Administration's ramp-up of fossil fuel exports is at odds with its push for a global climate deal. It also presents a real threat to our already strained water resources. Here's a sustainable solution: Integrated energy-water-climate policies that drive low-carbon, low-water technologies and initiatives.

This Week in Eco News - October 10, 2014

LED technology sure is feeling the love this month, isn't it? Earlier this week, three physicists won the Nobel Prize for their development of blue LED technology - if you're reading this on a smartphone, thank them. And here's the big puzzler of the week: fracking as cancer-fighter?!

This Week in Eco News - October 3, 2014

We're thinking blue to think green this week in Eco News as we discovered just how much water it takes to grow an avocado - um, A LOT - and lightened up by watching Jeff Goldblum promote LED lightbulbs. It's been a good week for sustainable agriculture in the news, too.

This Week in Eco News - September 26, 2014

This week's news roundup includes links to tips and calculators you (yes, you!) can use to pitch in to help better our food, water and energy systems. It sure feels good knowing a simple thing like wasting less can have such a positive impact, doesn't it?

Naomi Klein's Call to Climate Action: This Changes Everything

"What is wrong with us? What is really preventing us from putting out the fire that is threatening to burn down our collective house?" asks Naomi Klein early in This Changes Everything. Her new book on the relationship between climate change and capitalism is a must-read, smart and feisty call to action.

Waste Not, Want Not this Climate Week

Following the People's Climate March and with the arrival of heads of state from around the world, Climate Week has kicked off in New York City. While countries present their climate cases at the United Nations, we are thinking about how to reduce our personal impact on the climate. One solution: reduce food waste.

Less Meat, Less Heat: Addressing Climate Change with Meatless Monday

With the UN Climate Summit upon us, what can the rest of us do to address climate change in our own lives? When it comes to food, reducing the amount of emission-heavy foods we eat can go a long ways. Eating less meat (perhaps going meatless just one day a week) is easy and effective.

This Week in Eco News - September 19, 2014

Pervasive antibiotics use in large-scale poultry production continues to impact animal welfare and our health. And it turns out that fixing climate change may cost no more over the next fifteen years than building old-school coal plants and business as usual. So is it time to make some changes?

Our Heroes: Joel Bach and Years of Living Dangerously

Joel Bach, co-creator of Emmy-winning series Years of Living Dangerously, fills us in on how he and David Gelber came up with the series concept, how Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ian Somerhalder's fans starting talking climate change and what's next for the #YEARSProject and season two.

This Week in Eco News - September 12, 2014

This week, BP has finally been (sort of) held to account for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill - too little, too late? On a really happy Eco News note: sustainably-raised and Animal Welfare Approved-certified meats are on sale at the St. Louis Rams stadium. Will your favorite sports venue be next?

Years of Living Dangerously: Must-Watch Moments of Season One

Years of Living Dangerously is being released on DVD September 7, streaming to follow soon, and fresh off its Emmy win for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Here's our episode guide to Season 1, complete with must-watch moments and synopses.

This Week in Eco News - September 5, 2014

Lots of good videos and water-y news in this edition, a fitting wrap-up to World Water Week 2014. We found out this week that GMO labeling opponents have spent $27 million so far this year as they fight labeling laws nationwide, again begging the question: if there's nothing to be afraid of, why the massive investment in fighting labels?

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