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Sustainability Matters: October 3, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

October 03, 2014


Several years after the threat of “colony collapse” to honeybee populations, today’s beekeepers are more concerned about small, persistent hive decimation than mass colony deaths. [NY Times]

Ocean acidification, an effect of climate change, could cause oyster prices to skyrocket as shellfish farms are forced inland. [Grist]

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that almost ninety percent of school-aged children are getting too much salt in their diets. [Huffington Post]

American and European representatives debate chlorinated chicken in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would create the largest free-trade zone in the world. [NPR]

Don’t forget your canvas tote: California becomes the first state in the U.S. to ban single-use plastic bags. [Treehugger]

Aquaponics could help to provide food security, employment opportunities and economic growth for people living in developing countries. [The Guardian]