How America became addicted to food delivery and takeout
on May 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm
America loves ordering in, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. But our hunger for convenience could bury the planet in trash.
From beetles to butterflies, scientists and landowners are working to bring endangered insects back from the brink
on May 29, 2020 at 10:46 am
Insects play an important role in the well-being of people and ecosystems — and people have a vital role to play in insects' well-bein...
The FDA relaxes food label rules for fifth time during the pandemic
on May 29, 2020 at 10:11 am
The FDA just made it easier for food manufacturers to substitute ingredients and for vending machine operators to ditch calorie information.
Is it a farm or a sculpture park? Both
on May 28, 2020 at 11:26 am
In coming weeks, a new project will begin taking shape in north Minneapolis. It'll look like a basketball court, yet offer farm fresh food a...
To avoid dumping milk, dairy farmers find new market at Vermont food banks
on May 28, 2020 at 10:23 am
In Vermont and across New England, the dairy industry is coming together to support struggling farmers and hungry families.
Lyme disease season is here. These are tips on how to avoid it
on May 28, 2020 at 9:25 am
The basic symptoms mirror COVID-19, and that's a worry nobody needs. Plus, a serious illness like Lyme could put you at greater risk from CO...
Thai residents slam use of glyphosate
on May 28, 2020 at 4:49 am
Communities around Dong Chi Forest Reserve protested against the use of the herbicide glyphosate by a firm contracted to clear land to grow eucal...
Coronavirus has renewed our addiction to plastic
on May 27, 2020 at 7:36 pm
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on ...
We don't farm because it's trendy; we farm as resistance, for healing and sovereignty
on May 27, 2020 at 11:23 am
For more than 150 years, from the rural South to northern cities, Black people have used farming to build self-determined communities and resis...
Bayer said to reach deals on many of 125,000 Roundup suits
on May 27, 2020 at 11:21 am
Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weed...
Tired of plastic? These businesses have ideas for you
on May 27, 2020 at 9:40 am
Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’...
Researchers find high levels of COVID-19 in Florida wastewater
on May 26, 2020 at 5:44 pm
"Our wastewater is chock-full of the virus," said an expert who has been looking at concentrations of the virus in sewage since Miami-D...
Worried about a coronavirus summer slump? Boost kids’ brainpower with nature.
on May 26, 2020 at 12:37 pm
A relationship with nature builds cognitive and emotional benefits in children. Here’s what’s going on when they’re outside.
What actually happens when you recycle
on May 26, 2020 at 1:18 am
There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands.
Elizabeth Hauptman: Gutting America's Clean Car Standards is harmful to our health
on May 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm
The rollback of America's Clean Car Standards will have real consequences for my family — and the millions of other Americans who suff...
Less than 10% of all plastic trash has been recycled. Is this the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?
on May 25, 2020 at 10:03 am
A process known as chemical recycling offers a promising way to turn used products into new ones with a minimum of waste.
Stop and smell—and look at—beautiful flowers
on May 22, 2020 at 11:18 am
The great writer Alice Walker has said, "I get energy from the Earth itself. I get optimism from the Earth itself. I feel that as long as th...
Best Buy's restricted substance lists 'do not go far enough', says NGO
on May 22, 2020 at 6:16 am
US-based electronics retailer Best Buy should "significantly expand" its list of restricted chemicals, according to Safer Chemicals, He...
State high court reinstates verdict against company for fatal cancer caused by asbestos
on May 22, 2020 at 5:45 am
The original verdict against a pipe supply company involved a construction worker who was fatally stricken with cancer after cutting asbestos-lad...
To fight plastic pollution, these researchers want your pictures of beach trash
on May 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm
Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major ongoing global crisis. Researchers estimate that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every y...