Environmental News-Agriculture, Animals, Water

October 25, 2013

What’s happening in environmental news this week? Here are the Eco News Network’s picks focusing on agriculture, animals, and water.

AGRICULTURE
Meat Producers Ignore Pleas for Health
meat processing pigs
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future concluded that the animal agriculture industry has not been adhering to the road map laid out by a landmark report made by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Production five years ago. It has been concluded that the overall trends in animal welfare, health, environmental, and economic problems are getting worse. Read the full story at KERA News

 

ANIMALS
Giant Panda Adapts to Environmental Changes Due to Strong Immune System
giant pandaA new study from Zhejian University in China determined that Giant Pandas aren’t as vulnerable to environmental changes as was previously thought. This is because the pandas have a diverse and strong immune system which can fight off pathogens. Variations in the genetic code within a species increases their chances of surviving future threats. Read the full story at Nature World News

 

 

WATER
 Bentley First Car Maker to be Awarded Environmental Standard
Bentley is the first car manufacturer and one of the first ten bentleycompanies in the world to have achieved the Carbon Trust Water Standard, after the company reduced its water usage by 35.7 percent. The Carbon Trust Water Standard is the world’s first water reduction certificate which measures and manages the use of water in organizations. Read the full story at Click Green

 

Stay tuned for next week’s picks. Got suggestions? E-mail us at info@econewsnetwork.org.

-Ivanha Paz

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