Sometimes it takes getting into the nitty-gritty details to uncover the some of the most important news of the day. This week's Eco News does just that. We found stories of those looking into healthy and unhealthy dirt, manure's impact on antibiotic resistant bacteria and the various sources of water pollution. Learn more, here!
It's Friday the 13th so we've found some news that really scared us - for instance, pieces about rain forest deforestation and a terrible salmon population outlook. However, unlike most Friday the 13th tales, we also feature stories of hope! This week it takes the form of efforts to protect the environment and help farmers.
Many times, the most important Eco News comes in the form of investigations. This week was no different: we feature investigations into how pesticides affect wine, how diesel affects bees and the working conditions of chicken processing plants. Learn about these hard-hitting investigations and more important news from the week.
Happy Halloween! In honor of the spookiest day of the year, for this week's roundup we gathered some pretty scary Eco News, like stories about the cancer risk of eating processed meat or the remaining nitrate levels found in US rivers. We also sprinkled in some good news to serve as a "treat!" Have a safe Halloween!
In case you missed it, this week Marty McFly and the Doc visited 2015 from the past. Turns out, some things Back to the Future predicted came true and some didn't. This week's Eco News is full of examples of movements towards a better future and some things that need to change for the future to be a better place. Check it out!
Have you ever stared at a menu in a seafood restaurant wondering which fish is okay to order? We have too, so we got some guidance from Marianne Cufone, executive director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition. Marianne also told us what makes the rapidly expanding practice of aquaculture sustainable (or not).
This week we're exploring aquaculture - also known as fish farming - through the lens of sustainability. While we may expect the fish on our plate to come from fisher folk out on their boats reeling them in, the reality is that much of our seafood comes from fish farms. In this post we look at fish farming in coastal and offshore waters.
While we may expect the fish on our plate to come from fisher folk out on their boats reeling them in, the reality is that much of our seafood comes from fish farms. This week we're exploring aquaculture - also known as fish farming - through the lens of sustainability. In this post we'll take a look at onshore systems.
Keeping up to date on the week's big Eco News is always important, but it's especially critical as environmental issues continue to take center stage in the media and in major political debates. Get informed and be a voice for change!
When it comes to the sustainability of our food, water and energy systems, no group is more influential than government. This week's Eco News has stories of different governments either making sustainable choices or failing to take the environment into consideration. Regardless, what's the best part about government? With continued effort, we can change it!
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.