Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health
Today Americans live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for information and entertainment through social media. For many, smartphones demand their attention day and night with constant notifications.
As a result, naturally occurring periods of solitude and silence that were once commonplace have been squeezed out of their lives.
Expressing a Buddhist response to climate change and other threats to our one home.
Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom; 180 days’ trash fits in mason jar
Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix
Recycling alone will never stem the flow of plastics into our ocean.
We must address the problem at the source
HOW A NOVEL WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING CONSERVE WILDLIFE, FIGHT POLLUTION, SAVE FARMERS MONEY AND MORE
Low-power wide-area networks — LPWANs — are finding application in everything from tracking rhinos in Tanzania to monitoring water quality in Ireland
Food Carbon Footprint Index 2018
IF WE WANT TO SOLVE COMPLEX SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, WE NEED TO THINK IN TERMS OF SYSTEMS
Understanding how various parts of our world connect will help us shape solutions that don’t just create more challenges
What Fossil Fuels and Factory Farms Have in Common
Hint: They’re both issues of environmental injustice.
‘We’ve Made History’: Ireland Joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in Banning Fracking
Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2018
The contiguous United States had its warmest May on record
Beyond honey bees: Wild bees are also key pollinators, and some species are disappearing
Will Congress Use the Farm Bill to Undermine Organics?
HOW LAND UNDER SOLAR PANELS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO FOOD SECURITY
Beneath some solar arrays, pollinator-friendly plants, fruits, vegetables and forage are cropping up in place of turfgrass or gravel
PROTECTING CROPS WITH PREDATORS INSTEAD OF POISONS
By luring predatory birds to farms, farmers can reduce the need to use poisons to keep insects, rodents and other pests in check
Bayer to Drop Monsanto Name After $63 Billion Takeover
Could Trudeau’s “willful self-delusion” on climate rip Canada apart?
Taxpayers Still Shelling Out Billions Annually in Fossil Fuel Subsidies
In Blow to Monsanto, India’s Top Court Upholds Decision That Seeds Cannot Be Patented
Underreporting of toxic waste at hog farms prompts inquiry
Testing of 55 North Carolina lagoons showed large discrepancies in levels of key pollutants compared to what was self-reported
Farmers and cropdusting pilots on the Great Plains worried about pesticide risks before ‘Silent Spring’
Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945
by David D. Vail
Dead zones are a global water pollution challenge – but with sustained effort they can come back to life
The hemp revival: why marijuana’s cousin could soon be big business
The useful crop has seen renewed interest alongside legalized weed – and there are signs that US officials are warming to it
Canadians confused about GM foods, support mandatory labeling: study
Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use
HUMANS, FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE CONSUMING MICROFIBERS IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.
Farm Bill With Huge Giveaways to Pesticide Industry Passes House
8 Reasons Senate Farm Bill Is Better Than House Bill
WHAT IF U.S. FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS WENT AWAY?
As the federal government eases targets, a look at what gas mileage requirements really mean for vehicle mix, greenhouse gas emissions, jobs and more.
Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing ‘miserably’ to address climate change
James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 Senate testimony, says real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action
‘Watershed Moment for Climate Liability’ as Rhode Island Files Historic Lawsuit Against 21 Big Oil Companies
Yellowstone boss: Trump officials forced me out over wildlife advocacy
Dan Wenk is being used as an example to undermine culture of conservation, say former park service workers
Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change
Disputes loom as cooler waters tempt fish
Warmer world needs more protected habitat
Deepwater Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life
Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls back conservation measures
Why Long-term Thinking Is Your Best Short-term Strategy
THE LIFESPANS OF COMPANIES ARE GROWING SHORTER EACH DAY. WHY DO SOME COMPANIES THRIVE AND GROW, WHILE OTHERS FAIL?