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Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Soybean Slowdown

Soybean Slowdown

A regulatory crackdown in China on GMO imports has led to delays at Chinese ports and a search by U.S. farmers for alternative markets.

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Breathe Easier

Breathe Easier

Germany’s second-largest city is restricting diesel-powered vehicle from portions of two major streets, with exemptions for new, cleaner models.

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Roundup Rebuke

Roundup Rebuke

A California groundskeeper who charged in court that Roundup weed killer caused his cancer has been awarded $289 million in damages.

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Rebirthing Books

Rebirthing Books

Rather than letting books collect dust at home, we can donate them to local, national and international efforts that redistribute them to readers and underfunded libraries worldwide.

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Food Finder

Food Finder

New software allows businesses such as Whole Foods, Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill to track where food was harvested, whether pesticides were used and how it was processed.

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Corporate Conscience

Corporate Conscience

McDonald’s plans to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 165 million tons in 12 years, and Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser beer plans to wholly rely on renewable sources for energy in seven years.

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Turtle Turnaround

Turtle Turnaround

After volunteers cleaned up ankle-deep trash and waste at Versova Beach in Mumbai, India, sea turtles returned to hatch for the first time in two decades.

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Debris Drop-Off

Debris Drop-Off

The number of plastic bags in waters around Norway, Germany, northern France and Ireland has dropped by 30 percent following those countries setting fees on bags.

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Last Straw

Last Straw

To end the pollution caused by 500 million discarded plastic straws daily in the U.S., eateries are forgoing them, cities are banning them, and groups are selling bamboo and silicone replacements.

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Air Fare

A startup is using microbes to transform the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into bio-based products such as protein powder that are packed with essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

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