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In the search for clues about the fate of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, information about a global environmental issue has unexpectedly come to light. Multiple times in past weeks, debris spotted from the air or satellite has turned out to be "ordinary garbage."
A unique 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming pattern in response to climate change. The flowers' response to climate change is more complex than previously believed, with different species responding in unexpected ways.
Plastic microbeads from cosmetic products are filling up our lakes and rivers. New York State is the first seeking to ban them, and others aren't far behind.
As TEDxManhattan 2014 approaches, we've asked this year's speakers to introduce themselves by answering a few questions. Today we feature Sunny Young, director of EduFood Consulting and the winner of the TEDxManhattan Challenge!
FoodCorps is now accepting applications for 2015 service members now through March 30th 2014. Here, a current service member describes her work in Des Moines, Iowa.
On March 2nd at the School of Visual Arts in New York, GRACE is teaming up with The Noun Project and Mother Jones to host an open design workshop. The Iconathon's goal is to create a set of universally recognizable icons to help increase communication about food issues.
As TEDxManhattan 2014 approaches, we've asked this year's speakers to introduce themselves by answering a few questions. Today we feature David Binkle, Director of Food Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
As TEDxManhattan 2014 approaches, we've asked this year's speakers to introduce themselves by answering a few questions. Today we feature Andrew Gunther, Program Director at Animal Welfare Approved.
As TEDxManhattan 2014 approaches, we've asked this year's speakers to introduce themselves by answering a few questions. Today we feature Peggy Neu, President of The Monday Campaigns.
If you are concerned about water shortages or want to do as much as you can to protect freshwater habitats, you might consider the following four ways to substantially lighten your personal water footprint. The arrival of a new year is always a good time to adopt new resolutions!
This week, our TEDXManhattan Heroes series features chef Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants - and a little show on Bravo called "Top Chef." Tom also appears in and served as executive producer of A Place at the Table, Participant Media's recent documentary about food insecurity in America.
As TEDxManhattan 2014 approaches, we've asked this year's speakers to introduce themselves by answering a few questions. Today we feature Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United).
TEDxManhattan speaker Lance Price is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health. His talk will address "Foodborne Urinary tract infections (FUTIs): a new paradigm for foodborne illness."
TEDx Manhattan speaker Myra Goodman is the co-founder of Earthbound Farm. Her talk is called "In Praise of Big Organic." Goodman believes that if we want to preserve public health and protect the soil and water we rely on to grow our food, transitioning land to organic practices has to be at the top of the agenda of the healthy food movement.
As the Sustainable Food Trust hosts "The True-Cost Accounting in Farming and Food" conference in London Thursday and Friday, here is a Q&A with Patrick Holden, the Founding Director of the Trust, about the true cost of the food we eat - and how we can make those costs more visible.
This year, a record-setting 1 million salmon have passed through the Bonneville Dam near the mouth of the Columbia River. From the looks of busy fish counters and biologists, the dam's fish ladders for migrating salmon are working well.