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1,3-Dichloropropene: The Dangerous, Sweet-Smelling Pesticide You’ve Never Heard Of
Regulatory loopholes allow more than 30 million pounds of a cancer-causing pesticide to be sprayed on U.S. crops.
agriculture, environment, environmental health, farming, food, health, pesticide, public health, USDA
10 Reasons Why Hydropower Isn’t a Climate Solution
Not only does hydroelectric power fail to prevent catastrophic climate change, but it also renders countries more vulnerable to climate change while emitting significant amounts of methane, one of the worst greenhouse gases.
energy, human rights, nature, renewable energy, rivers
600 Million Metric Tons of Plastic May Fill Oceans by 2036
Fossil fuel stakeholders have been seeking new revenue in the petrochemical industry in general, and plastics in particular.
environment, ocean, plastic, waste
7 Ways You Can Address the Plastic Crisis Without Relying on Recycling
We can no longer rely on simple solutions like recycling to solve our plastic waste problem.
climate change, environment
8 Billion Humans? Population Is a Difficult Conversation, But Let's Have One
It’s time to rethink our broken and unfair family planning systems.
children, environment, family planning, politics, population, sustainability
A Quick Guide to Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary in Your Own Backyard
Here are five surprising ways to reconsider your backyard so it can promote native plants while also protecting wildlife.
animal rights, environment
Air Pollution Is Killing Millions and Rising Exponentially—A Shift in Agriculture Can Solve It
We must find a better way to prevent land use from changing.
air pollution, carbon, carbon dioxide, climate change, emissions, environment, environmental health, fossil fuels, global warming, greenhouse gas, health, pollution, public health
Animal-Free Agriculture Is Key to Restoring Biodiversity
We all have a moral obligation to do the least possible harm to our planet, and that ethos has a name: veganics.
agriculture, animal rights, biodiversity, environment, farming, sustainability, vegan
Better Family Planning Can Improve Public Health, Inequality and the Environment
Smaller, more sustainable families would create massive long-term savings and catalyze sustainable development.
children, environment, family planning, philosophy, politics, public health, sustainability
Big Banks Break Their Climate Promises by Propping Up Big Meat
Massive industrial livestock financing sabotages major U.S. banks’ climate goals.
agriculture, animal rights, animals, antimicrobial resistance, banking, banks, carbon dioxide, carbon farming, climate change, cows, deforestation, disease, emissions, environment, environmental health, finance, forests, global warming, human rights, indigenous, indigenous rights, labor, labor rights, livestock, pesticides, pollution, soil degradation, water pollution, wildlife, zoonotic disease
Can Humanity Make a Shift to a Less Pollutive Energy System?
When it comes to maintaining energy flows, there is a closing window to avert both climate catastrophe and economic peril.
climate change, economy, energy, environment, fossil fuel, gas, global warming, oil
Carbon Capture Is a Potential Weapon Against Climate Change
It’s a harsh reality for the climate: What’s already been emitted must be sucked out of the air, too.
climate change, environment, science, technology
Carbon Farming: A Sustainable Agriculture Technique That Keeps Soil Healthy and Combats Climate Change
How one North Dakota farmer saved his farm and livelihood using carbon-friendly farming methods.
agriculture, Carbon farming, climate change, global warming
Climate Change Is Boosting Plant Pollens and Human Seasonal Allergies
Higher carbon dioxide levels and warmer temperatures are causing plants to increase their pollen production.
botany, climate change, environment, health
Damming Rivers Is Terrible for Human Rights, Ecosystems and Food Security
Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a renewable energy future.
activism, climate change, dam, economy, environment, humanr, indigenous resistance, rivers
Exposing the Climate Hypocrisy of International Insurance Companies
Under the cover of greenwashing, global insurers are fueling climate change.
Guide to Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Organic and Vegan Wine
The eco-footprint of the wine industry is significant, and some wineries are taking steps to reduce their impact. For conscious consumers, it’s about knowing what to look for.
environment, food, organic, sustainability, vegan, wine
Have Nonprofits Misled Supporters by Hiding Unsustainable Growth Policies?
Many nonprofits have accepted family planning policies that are harmful to women, children, and the environment.
environment, family planning, nonprofit
How Banks and Investors Are Fueling a Global Biodiversity Crisis
Commercial financial flows to the forest-risk commodity sectors are driving the majority of tropical deforestation.
animal rights, banking, biodiversity, climate change, deforestation, economics, ecosystem, environment, finance, forests
How Europe Is Depleting U.S. Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change
Several EU nations have embraced biomass electricity, which speeds up carbon emissions, pollution and forest destruction.
biomass, deforestation, energy, environment, europe, renewable energy, trees
How Factory Farms Pollute the Environment and Poison Drinking Water
Livestock waste can contain dangerous pathogens, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.
agriculture, animal rights, environment, food
How Land Use Is a Tool for Solving Climate Change
A key to fighting climate change could be right under our feet.
How Media Companies Can Meet Their Climate Commitments—and How Readers Can Help
A few simple strategies for recipe curation can help newsgroups achieve their own climate goals.
activism, climate change, diet, europe, europe/united kingdom, Food, health, media, newspapers, north america/united states of america, opinion, vegan
How Science Fiction Can Inspire Environmentalism and Climate Action
Harnessing the power of story may help us survive and thrive on a climate-altered planet.
activism, author, books, cli-fi, climate change, climate fiction, dystopia, dystopian, environment, fiction, future, history, literature, narrative, novels, reading, storytelling, writers, writing
How Unclear Federal Law Allows Logging, Farming, and Mining to Threaten U.S. Ecosystems
No version of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), part of the Clean Water Act, adequately protects the nation’s natural areas.
clean water, clean water act, deforestation, environment, federal, forests, health, law, logging, mining, trees, water, wetlands, WOTUS
How We Can Protect the Air Despite the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision
America’s highest court has limited the EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions.
climate change, environment, law, politics, Supreme Court
How a 20th-Century Family Planning Agenda Fueled the Climate Crisis
Broken child welfare policies have undermined political systems and destroyed the planetary ecosystem.
child welfare, children, childrens' rights, civil rights, climate change, consumer, consumerism, consumption, development, economy, ecosystem, emissions, environment, families, family planning, freedom, future, government, greenwashing, human rights, law, overconsumption, politics, population, reparations, reproductive rights, self-determination, sustainability, united nations, women's rights
How the Acequia Ancient Irrigation Method Makes Sustainable Life Possible in the U.S. Southwest
Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.
agriculture, ancient, drought, environment, farming, irrigation, science, southwest, Water
How the Camp Lejeune Justice Act 2022 Can Help Veterans Impacted by Toxic Exposure
American veterans poisoned at Camp Lejeune can finally seek justice, thanks to a new law.
environment, health, military, veteran
How the Constitution Fails to Protect the Environment
The absence of clear and broad constitutional authority to protect the environment limits the scope of federal environmental law.
climate change, Constitution, environment, law, legal
How to Make Recyclable Plastics Out of CO2 to Slow Climate Change
Chemists are manipulating carbon dioxide to make clothing, mattresses, shoes, and more.
asia/china, asia/india, climate change, europe/belgium, Europe/germany, north america/united states of america, opinion, plastics, recycling, science, technology, united nations
How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change (and Have Fun, Too)
We can empower children to be a part of the solution.
children, climate change, education
Human Overpopulation Is a Key Driver Behind Some of Humanity’s Biggest Challenges
Experts warn that continued world population growth will make things worse.
climate change, community, environment, human rights
Humanity’s Main Environmental Problem Is Consumption—Climate Change Is a Byproduct
By focusing the climate fight on what we emit, not what we consume, we are destined to fail.
Indigenous Land Management Practices Are a Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Agriculture
As a rapidly warming world strains at the shortcomings in industrial farming, key lessons can be taken from Indigenous practices.
agriculture, climate change, environment, farming, Indigenous
Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy Attainable?
To prevent the worst climate scenarios, carbon emissions must be slashed to net-zero by 2050.
climate change, energy, environment, renewable energy
Is Eating Locally and in Season Actually Better for the Environment?
Eating locally reduces your ecological footprint, but studies show what you eat may be even more important.
climate change, environment, food, locavorism, science
Is Wastewater an Answer for Adapting to Climate Change?
Water pressures like droughts are intensifying due to global warming and population growth. Treating wastewater is a powerful solution, finally gaining more public support.
environment, science, water
Is the Food Industry Concealing Possible Destruction of the Tropics From the Public?
Millions of tons of palm oil are ‘missing’ from Big Food’s deforestation-free claims.
animal feed, animal rights, consumer, consumer brands, consumer goods, deforestation, environment, food, forest, greenwashing, livestock, palm oil, rainforest
Keeping Cattle on Public Land Is Bad for People, Cows, Wildlife, and the Planet
The U.S. beef industry is destroying the American Wild West and worsening the climate crisis.
agriculture, animal rights, environment, food, sustainability
Kids Are Really Worried About the Climate Crisis
Middle school student activists write to their elected representatives to urge climate action.
activism, children, climate change, education, environment, schools
Malawi’s Farmers Face a Precarious Future From Climate Change-Related Storms
Malawi’s farmers—mostly women—lost their land, livestock, and livelihoods after a storm. They are struggling to recover in a nation considered one of the world’s most affected by extreme weather events.
africa, africa/malawi, agriculture, climate change, cyclone, drought, environment, extreme weather, farming, global warming, human rights, malawi, storms, water, weather, women's rights
Medicine Residue Is Everywhere in Our Rivers and Lakes—and Fish Are Behaving Strangely
We have a new major environmental problem on our hands.
environment, pharmaceuticals, pollution
Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the First Person to Understand Climate Change—More Than Two Centuries Ago
As the world burns—and as kids sound the alarm—the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.
biography, climate, climate change, environment, history, nature
Methane: The Forgotten Climate Change Driver That’s Poisoning Frontline Communities
The average American believes the false narrative that natural gas is a “clean fuel.”
climate change, energy, environment
Nanoplastics Are Entering Our Bodies
Plastic is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. How does it get there—and what does it mean for human health?
biology, consumer, environment, environmental health, health, plastic, pollution, public health, science
Navigating the Energy Transition: Renewables Abound, but Grid Challenges Loom
Renewable energy doesn’t matter if we can’t distribute it.
economy, electric grid, electricity, energy, environment, infrastructure, north america/united states of america, renewable energy, solar, united states, wind
Ninety-Nine Percent of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts by 2050
Most plastic is tossed after minutes of use, but its impact on wildlife and the environment can last for centuries.
animal rights, animals, birds, climate, environment, marine, ocean, plastic, pollution, wildlife
Our Coffee Addiction Is Destroying the Environment
If it wasn’t shade-grown, your coffee most likely destroyed forest cover and wildlife habitat.
agriculture, animal rights, biodiversity, coffee, environment, food
Our Food System Is the Bullseye for Solving the World’s Climate Challenges
The industrialized food system is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, but it is not a major topic at climate talks.
agriculture, animal rights, climate change, emissions, environment, food
Our Planet Versus Plastic Bags—A Tale of Two Cities
Americans discard 100 billion plastic bags annually, the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil.
environment, plastic
Palm Oil in Common Household Products Is Destroying the World’s ‘Orangutan Capital’
A nationally protected wildlife reserve in Indonesia is under attack by popular, big-name brands.
animal rights, environment, food, indonesia, palm oil
Palm Oil: The Ingredient Behind Human Rights Abuses and Eco-Destruction That’s Probably in Your Home Right Now
Palm oil is found in 50 percent of all consumer goods. And it’s killing the environment.
africa, agriculture, animal rights, climate change, consumer, environment, farming, food, forest, human rights, social justice
Plastic Pollution Is a Crime Against People and the Planet
Plastic particles and chemicals pollute all of our bodies. But people living on the fencelines of the fossil fuel, plastic, and waste industries face even more life-threatening pollution.
environment, health, plastic, pollution
Populist Climate Action Requires Thinking About Freedom From Specific Oppressors—Not Just Species Survival
The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.
environment, family planning, overpopulation
Procter & Gamble, Mondelēz and Nestlé Are Among 10 of the Leading Consumer Brands Driving Global Deforestation
Despite corporate commitments, deforestation rates remain high, and community land conflicts continue.
agriculture, consumer brands, corporate social responsibility, deforestation, environment, food
Profit Trumps People and Planet in Brazil’s Eucalyptus Industry
Genetically engineered eucalyptus will worsen a bad situation in Brazil.
brazil, climate change, community, community supported agriculture, economy, environment, flora, genetic engineering, genetic modification, GMO, human rights, indigenous, indigenous resistance, law, paper, plants, politics, social justice, south america, trade, trees, wildlife
Rivers Are Key to Restoring the World’s Biodiversity
Biodiversity is plummeting, but restoring rivers could quickly reverse this disastrous trend.
activism, africa/tanzania, animal rights, asia/china, asia/india, brazil, climate change, environment, indigenous resistance, social justice, south america, women's rights
Should Harming Mother Earth Be a Crime? The Case for Ecocide Laws
The destruction of nature might one day become a criminal offense adjudicated by the International Criminal Court.
activism, animal rights, animals, climate change, ecosystem, environment, law, Paris agreement, wildlife
Should Humans Try to Modify the Amount of Sunlight the Earth Receives?
Managing solar radiation through technology is possible, but there are ethical and political concerns.
climate change, environment, politics, science, technology
Sustainability Is Not as New an Idea as You Might Think—It’s More Than 300 Years Old
Modern sustainability evolved from forest management of the 18th century, and its ancient roots go back even further. Could it help with today’s climate crisis and lumber shortage?
Asia, Canada, Central America, Climate Change, Economy, Egypt, Environment, Europe, Germany, History, India, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Opinion, Science, Social Benefits, Syria, United States of America
The Case for Protecting the Tongass National Forest, America’s ‘Last Climate Sanctuary’
The “lungs of North America,” the Tongass National Forest is the Earth’s largest intact temperate rainforest. Protecting it means protecting the entire planet.
animal rights, climate change, environment, forest, indigenous, wildlife
The Danger of Releasing Genetically Modified Trees Into the Wild
A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.
agriculture, chestnut, environment, genetic engineering, genetic modification, science, tree
The Global Push for Population Growth Shows We’re Not Grappling With the Climate Crisis
Progress is being undone by growth, especially as the climate crisis deepens.
climate change, environment, overpopulation, population
The Humble Carrot’s Colorful History
The carrot has followed armies, colonial explorers, and politicians to become one of the world’s most prized vegetables.
agriculture, book, carrot, environment, food, food history, history, vegetable
The Impact of Plastic on Human Health
It is clear that plastic is choking the planetary environment. What is less clear is the impact of plastic on human bodies.
environment, health, plastic
The Internet Is a Major Environmental Problem
If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth biggest user of electricity.
environment, technology
The Nuclear Energy Dilemma: Climate Savior or Existential Threat?
Nuclear power has promise and peril, posing many challenging questions for environmentalists.
Activism, Asia/China, Asia/India, Asia/Japan, Climate Change, climate change, Economy, energy, Environment, Europe/Austria, Europe/Denmark, Europe/Finland, Europe/France, Europe/Germany, Europe/Hungary, Europe/Italy, Europe/Romania, Europe/Russia, Europe/Sweden, Europe/Switzerland, Europe/The Netherlands, Europe/Ukraine, Europe/United Kingdom, History, Middle East/Iran, Middle East/Israel, Middle East/Turkey, North America/Canada, North America/United States of America, nuclear, Opinion, Politics, War
The Potential Impact of Wireless Technology on Wildlife
Electromagnetic radiation from Wi-Fi and cell towers may pose a “credible risk” to birds, mammals, insects, and even plants.
5G, animal rights, cell phones, electromagnetic, emf, environment, health, technology, wildlife, wireless
The Renewable Energy Transition Is Failing
Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.
climate change, energy, environment
The Southwest Offers Blueprints for the Future of Wastewater Reuse
By turning wastewater into drinking water, our existing water supplies could go further.
environment, water
The Supreme Court’s Clean Water Act Decision Threatens the Nation’s Rivers
Leaving river protections to states doesn’t make sense when rivers cross state lines.
clean, clean water, clean water act, conservation, ecosystem, environment, federal, health, indigenous, nature, north america/united states of america, polluter, pollution, protection, public health, regulations, river, stream, streams, supreme court, united states, united states of america, water, waterway, wetlands, wildlife
These U.S. Banks Are Financing Climate Chaos Through Fossil Fuel Expansion
Wall Street’s dirtiest secret is how fossil fuel expansion depends on Big Bank finance.
banking, climate change, energy, environment, finance, fossil fuel, peace economy
Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging Weaken the Immune System Response
Chemicals commonly found in consumer products have been proven to harm human health, yet they still remain legal stateside.
activism, economy, environment, food, healthcare, law, opinion, science
Unchecked Human Activity Is Pushing Ecosystems Toward the Brink
Desert conditions could spread rapidly from groundwater depletion and plant destruction.
agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, environment, water
Veganic Farming: How My Tiny Plot Produced 5,000 Pounds of Food Without Using Manure
Veganic agriculture is the food revolution for the modern world.
agriculture, environment, farming, food, sustainability
Water Conflicts Across Africa Threaten Security, Health, and the Environment
A changing climate and population growth are fueling water-based conflicts across the African continent.
africa, climate, climate change, conflict, drought, environment, food, global warming, public health, water, wildlife
We Can Prevent Pandemics by Shutting Down Live Animal Markets
Wet markets are perfect breeding grounds for pathogens that can jump from animals to humans.
agriculture, animal rights, environment, food, health care
We Ignore Thousands of Threatened Plant Species at Our Peril
Endangered animals may get more attention from the public, but without plants, humans won’t survive.
biodiversity, botany, climate change, Endangered, extinction, Hawaii
We Need a Plan for the Transition to Renewable Energy
Radical societal transformation is inevitable; a plan could make a difference between catastrophe and progress.
climate change, energy, environment, renewable energy, solar, wind
What’s So Green About Burning Trees? The False Promise of Biomass Energy
Bioenergy companies are clear-cutting American forests to heat and electrify Europe. This broken system harms public health, the environment, and the climate.
deforestation, energy, environment, forests
Whole Foods, Tyson Foods, and McDonald’s Are Fueling the Massive Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico
Major U.S. brands involved in the meat industry are causing enormous environmental destruction.
animal rights, food, meat
Why Artificial Intelligence Must Be Stopped Now
The promise of AI is eclipsed by its perils, which include our own annihilation.
artificial intelligence, environment, science, technology
Why Healthy Forests Mean Fewer Pandemics
COVID-19, SARS, and Ebola were transmitted to humans from wild animals living in tropical forests. Destroying their habitats is killing us.
animal rights, environment, health
Why Las Vegas Is at the Heart of Western States’ Water Conundrums
A city in the middle of the desert with less rainfall than any other in the nation was bound to have a water problem.
environment, water
Why Recycling Plastic Is Not Easy
Less than 10 percent of the plastic used in the United States is recycled.
environment, plastic, recycling
Why Small Farming Is Essential for Creating a Sustainable Future
With more farmers today than at almost any point in history, humanity’s future will likely be agrarian. We must imagine that world into being.
agriculture, environment, farming, food
Why Women Are More Likely to Be Environmentalists Than Men
Women are more supportive of pro-environmental policies, but they’re generally not in a position to make such decisions.
economy, environment, science, women
Why the World’s Most Popular Herbicide Is a Public Health Hazard
Known by its brand name Roundup, glyphosate is a clear and present danger to human health.
agriculture, chemical, environment, farming, food soverignty, glyphosate, health, monsanto, pesticide, public health, roundup
Wildfires Aren’t Just a Threat to People—They’re Killing Off Earth’s Biodiversity
Cataclysmic wildfires have been increasing in intensity and frequency due to human-caused climate change.
animal rights, animals, climate change, environment, science
Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago: The UAE’s Occupation and Destruction of a World Heritage Site
The United Arab Emirates is destroying the biodiversity of a Yemeni archipelago.
animal rights, biodiversity, environment, geopolitics, middle east, politics
‘Sacrifice Zones’: The New ‘Jim Crow’ That’s Sickening and Killing People of Color
A product of entrenched, historic racism, “sacrifice zones”—designed to site pollution hot spots within communities of color—are a frontline in a largely silent, often deadly, and steadily growing health crisis across the United States.

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