City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

By David Giambusso | July 1, 2015 Landfills around New York may soon be unburdened of thousands of tons of discarded peanuts and Cracker Jack as the city moves to divert organic waste that’s generated in large ballparks and arenas as well as in hotels and food wholesalers. In an announcement expected Thursday, sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia will begin the first big wave of mandatory recycling of organic material—food, yard waste and some soiled paper products—for stadiums …

Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

… millions in fines if only 5 to 10 percent of products slip through. Shumlin had a clear response Thursday: “Just label your products. All of them nationwide.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider …

Hy-Vee composting food waste at Nebraska stores : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

… as fertilizer. In four months, the 20 Des Moines-area Hy-Vee stores diverted more than 1 million pounds of food and organic waste from landfills and created 250 tons of compost, Hy-Vee said. In March, two Omaha-area Hy-Vee stores started the program in Nebraska and diverted about five tons of waste that month. Employees from the five Hy-Vee stores in Lincoln trained on the recycling program on Thursday, said Whitney Brown, manager of general merchandise at the Williamsburg Hy-Vee, 6001 Village …

Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab

… Source Food and the chefs of some of the Bay Area’s most well-regarded restaurants, kicks off next week. On Wednesday, diners will be able to order a $50 prix fixe meal from the folks behind Mission Chinese Food (“There’s always a line around dinner time,” cautions Yelp) and the Perennial, which hasn’t opened yet but which promises to view all its business  decisions “through the lens of environmental impact.” On Thursday, Chez Panisse will offer a “set menu with wild …

Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: SMAP observatory ready for launch

The launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 2 aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is targeted for 6:20:42 a.m. PST (9:20:42 a.m. EST) at the opening of a three-minute launch window. If needed, a backup launch opportunity is available on the Western Range on Jan. 30 with the same launch window. SMAP is the first U.S. Earth-observing …