|Fast-Warming Gulf of Maine Offers Hint of Future for Oceans|
Yale Environment 360 - 11/17/2014. By Rebecca Kessler - After hauling in the cages at his island oyster farm near Biddeford, Maine, Mark Green's boat is loaded with crusty marine life. Baskets of oysters are there, but so are green crabs — invasive and inedible. "My boat will be full," Green says. "The bottom will just be this undulating mass of green crabs by the end of the day. I mean thousands."
|Don't let Big Meat eat our bumper crop|
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - 11/17/2014. By Jim Kleinschmidt - The last few years have not been good for the factory farm industry. High prices for corn and other crops (in part driven by the growth of ethanol) made feed costs incredibly high, while at the same time, environmental and animal welfare advocates have been winning ballot and marketplace battles to shift more meat production out of intensive confinement and industrial systems.
|Court Battle Begins on Maui, Hawaii GE Moratorium|
Beyond Pesticides - 11/17/2014. Maui's moratorium is only a temporary measure that bans GE crops until the county analyzes the public health and environmental effects, and it is deemed safe. Yet, despite this Monsanto, along with Dow AgroSciences, the Maui Farm Bureau and other businesses filed their own lawsuit against the county Thursday, November 13 saying that the “referendum is invalid and contrary to long established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful testing and planting of GMO plants.”