City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

… 2030. The city will take comments from the public on the proposal and hopes to enact the measures in the fall, though it would provide a six-month grace period for businesses to comply. The new rules would apply to places like Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden, as well as the Hunts Point Food distribution Center in the Bronx and more than 100 hotels. The new rules would double the amount of organic waste that’s now collected by the city to roughly …

Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project

… are still large quantities of GMO foods (mainly GM soya) being imported in to Russia. In February 2014, a group of senators from Russia’s Federation Council introduced a bill seeking to prohibit the distribution and import of products containing GMOs in Russia. Read full, original post: Russian Deputy PM Confirms ‘Clean Products’ Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture Source: Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

By Denise Kirnig, Coalition for Better Health | June 19, 2015 Sustainable food habits that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment. A sustainable food system is a collaborative network that integrates sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management in order to enhance the environmental, economic and social health of a particular place. Farmers, consumers and …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

… government-imposed regulations ensuring organic products “are actually organic” for resulting in a higher uptake among Israeli consumers. There is also a much wider distribution of organic products in sales channels across the country. In the UAE, the region’s second-largest market for organic food, the demographics of the population have a lot to do with influencing the sector’s growth. Joby Mathew Muricken, head of exhibitions at the Middle East Natural & Organic …

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

… for use across a wide range of large-scale applications. ESP 250s, for instance, are more efficient and will soon prove more cost-effective than the conventional natural-gas and coal-fired “peaker” plants used by grid operators to meet peak electricity demand. They are also much better-suited than Li-ion batteries for applications such as utility and grid operator transmission and distribution investment deferral, renewables management, microgrid implementation, emergency back-up power …

Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News

… impact craters located along the mid-latitudes of Mars. “These recent climate cycles have been predicted by computer models, but have not been documented with widespread geological evidence until now,” lead study author, Jay Dickson, said in a recent statement. “This research shows that gullies have been episodic across the entire southern hemisphere, a distribution that is required for this to be a signal of global climate change.” Despite what popular media might lead …