Looking into the connections between parts of complex food, water and energy systems can yield eye-opening and important results. This week's Eco News features this type of research. There are stories of how important immigrants are to milk production, the outcome of massive herbicide use and a look at cities bearing the costs having clean water. Learn about these items + more!
Often times, the week's big Eco News is about major systems and complex relationships. This week is no different, from disturbing studies coming out about how much fast food kids eat and the amount of crop-diversity we've lost to exciting news like the fast-growth of the organic food sector and global companies joining climate change efforts.
Over here at GRACE we're celebrating our new favorite holiday: cow week. In honor of this special occasion, we've put together a list of the most important moovers and shakers throughout history that have helped shape human society and culture.
It takes a lot of people working together to make sustainable changes to our food, water and energy systems. This week's Eco News has stories of companies, individuals and governments cooperating to make a better world. There are also stories that underscore the need for more cooperation: for instance, how Big Ag and water protectors need to work together to protect resources and limit runoff.
This past week's Eco News unveiled big news about big news-makers. Uncovered emails revealed that Monsanto influenced academics, Perdue announced it is buying Niman Ranch, drilling waste water spills have been found to cause huge problems and the success of Salinas Valley crops has masked water resource worries. Uncover more news, here!
Back in the days of big hair and hairspray, we all let out a collective 'oops' - not for the bad hairstyles, but because we realized that the chemicals used in hairspray, refrigeration and other products were causing a hole in the ozone layer. Is it still a problem? Find out in this post.
Caring about the environment can be pretty draining when you keep finding issues that need to be addressed, plus nuances can make things confusing and difficult. To keep your spirits up, this week's Eco News features solutions! For instance, an energy industry CEO recommends companies move to install renewables.
As you know, all of the Earth's resources are linked in a massive, complex web that proves time and again to be more interwoven than we can imagine. Often times the Eco News stories we collect are about humanity creating problems by not considering the broader effects of our actions and also about finding solutions when we look at the big picture. This week's Eco News is no different!
Sometimes it takes good research to open the public's eyes. For instance, new reports just put a growth-promoting drug given to hogs into the spotlight. And when the public heard about how unhealthy school lunches were, the standards were updated - updates new research says is supported by a majority of Americans. This week's Eco News has these stories and more!
Cleaning up our energy supply is a team effort. There are many groups working on increasing access to solar energy, improving building performance and enhancing policy. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite blogs that are talking about - and working on - these endeavors.
On top of the interesting news we've collected for this week's Eco News, we included stories about exciting solutions to big problems facing the environment; for instance, we found stories about agrihoods, undamming rivers and reducing the costs of renewable energy. Check these out and get inspired!
Systemic problems demand systemic changes. That's why the Clean Power Plan excites many environmentalists who see the terrible impacts of our rampant fossil fuel use. This week's Eco News features stories about facets of the historic plan - plus a pack of handpicked stories about big issues in the food and water sectors.
Like millions of Americans, we cried ourselves to sleep last night over Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show. We've rounded up a few of our favorite Daily Show clips that deal with food, water and energy issues. Goodbye Jon - thanks for the laughs. (Tear)
The new Eat Well Guide is a fantastic way to find sustainable and delicious food anywhere in the US. But as GRACE's Water and Energy team found out, it's also a great tool to find a meal that's water-efficient and solar-powered!
After years of planning, the Obama administration has released the final rules for a climate change plan that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and transform the electric industry.
This week's Eco News has stories of how bans, incentives and laws can set the stage for how the world's people impact the environment. Government initiatives - or the lack thereof - do have a big impact on the environment. See stories about this and more!