Walmart to buy more locally-grown produce – conservation links for Oct 15, 2010

Wal-Mart to Buy More Local Produce New York Times
The local-and-sustainable food movement has spread to the nation’s largest retailer. Wal-Mart Stores announced a program on Thursday that focuses on sustainable agriculture among its suppliers as it tries to reduce its overall environmental impact.

The greening of a timber giant The Australian
HATING forestry and pulp giant Gunns Limited has long been a favourite pastime for many Tasmanians, as any observer of car bumper stickers knows. “Gunns — dangerous in the wrong hands,” reads one. “I no longer shop at Gunns,” proclaims another. The most popular simply reads: “So Sue Me”, a reference to the timber company’s notorious lawsuit against its opponents. The feeling has been mutual. In the Gunns book of community engagement, conservationists were dismissed as lunatics trying to shut down its industry and turn lumberjacks into latte-serving baristas. The terms of derision on both sides were so well worn they became as Tasmanian as tannin-stained rivers, scallop pies and hung parliaments. Little wonder, then, that Tasmanians are still trying to get their heads around Gunns’ apparent new status as a green crusader.

EU holds off on decision to move to 30 per cent emissions target Business Green
EU environment ministers once again failed to reach agreement on whether to upgrade the EU’s emissions reduction target for 2020 from 20 per cent to 30 per cent at a meeting in Brussels yesterday, although they agreed to revisit the issue early next year. In a statement released at the close of the meeting, the European Council of member states said it welcomed the on-going debate on whether to upgrade the emissions target, but provided no update on the current state of the negotiations.

Blog Action Day 2010: Water
Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year’s topic is water.

Author: Mongabay

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