Monthly Archives: April 2010

Ya Basta: Stop SB 1070

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Power from Sewage: NYTimes

ROSE GEORGE, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explains the untapped power of sewage.

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An Ode to Farming: Foreign Policy Slideshow, Photo 9 of 20

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La UNAM Propone Plan para Reducir 30% el Uso de Agua Subterránea: Milenio

Publicó ayer en Milenio. Lee el articulo aqui: Investigadores de la UNAM proponen la implantación de un sistema de captación de agua de lluvia en edificios públicos e industrias par ahorrar hasta un tercio de la extraída del subsuelo de … Continue reading

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Millions Sought for Global Fund to Aid Farms: NYTimes World

EARTH DAY: HELENE COOPER reports from Washinton DC: The Obama administration is proposing to add $408 million to a global fund to boost food production and encourage good farming practices in the developing world, the Treasury Department announced on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Iceland Volcano Causes Fall in Carbon Emissions as Eruption Grounds Aircraft: UK Guardian

Estimates show Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano is producing less CO2 emissions than the huge number of airline flights grounded from the volcano’s ash cloud.  See full story in the UK Guardian here. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is unlikely to … Continue reading

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Earth Day: Deepwater Rig in Gulf of Mexico Leaking 42,000 Gallons of Oil per Day

Photo from Boston Globe’s Earth Day 2010 Slideshow.

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Calculating Water Use, Direct and Indirect: NYTimes Science Observatory

How much water do you use every day? Your household water meter only tells part of the story — what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the … Continue reading

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How to Green Your Parents: NYTimes Opinionator

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More from Eyjafjallajokull: Boston Globe Slideshow

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Study Says Overuse Threatens Gains From Modified Crops: NYTimes Business

(…) The first comprehensive assessment of the impact of genetically modified crops on American farmers, who have rapidly adopted them since their introduction in 1996,  (…) was issued by the National Research Council, which is affiliated with the National Academy … Continue reading

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Two Approaches to Waste: NYTimes Graphic

See related article here.

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Taller Práctico: Captación de Agua Pluvial a Nivel Casero: sábado 24 de abril, 2010, Col. Roma, México DF

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Food Urbanism Pdf Download: RUAF

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H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act Introduced to US Congress

On March 25th, US Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] introduced H.R. 4971: Greening Food Deserts Act to the House of Representatives.  The legislation is documented by the federal government and can be accessed here : To increase the emphasis on urban … Continue reading

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Farmworker Freedom March: End the Poverty

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What’s On Your Plate? (trailer)

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Obama Appoints Pesticide Boss As Top Government Agriculture Negotiator

While the Government slumbers through spring break, President Obama: (…) bypass(ed) a vacationing senate to make recess appointments of 15 nominees, including an Indian American; agricultural scientist (Dr. Islam A. Siddiqui,) as chief agricultural negotiator in trade talks. (Economic Times, … Continue reading

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Tree-mendous: Olivia Judson, NYTimes

From today’s NYTimes Opinionator– Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson on the amazing nature of trees: read it here.

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Taller de Fermentación Casera:11:00-15:00, Col. Roma, sábado 10 abril, México DF

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