Big news this week: New York City will consider a resolution to bring the city onboard with Meatless Monday; at the State of the Union, President Obama asserted the need for US leadership on climate change. Meanwhile, a city in Montana is trying to clean up after an oil spill in the Yellowstone River.
This week, the EPA proposed that some more stringent regulations for chemical dispersants be used - good news for our wildlife and waters. Meanwhile, Vermont's GMO labeling laws are being tested in the courts and there's a lawsuit being filed to better protect Des Moines' water supply. Here's hoping these decisions all help our food, water and energy systems.
Conventional wisdom tells us that raising cattle is surely bad for the environment and that eating red meat, and beef in particular, is surely bad for us. In her new book, Nicolette Hahn Niman challenges these assumptions and offers a well-researched alternative to those ideas.
The beginning of January is the perfect time to reflect on what we can learn from our past to benefit our future. While putting together this week's EcoNews, our team found articles recapping the biggest news of 2014 and what we'll bring into 2015. Enjoy!
As we settle into the new year - and the 114th Congress begins its term - here are some of our picks for stories to watch, from GMOs and food labeling to food waste to proposed water rules. Not to mention Law and Order: Power Plants!
Happy New Year! In lieu of our usual Eco News roundup, we're sharing some of our top blog posts of 2014, from our hit Real Food Right Now series to composting tips to reviews of some of the biggest enviro-themed TV and videos of the past year.
In 2014, food, water and energy news ran the gamut from frightening to inspiring. We saw coal ash spills, toxic algae and the ongoing California drought. Yet on a brighter note, advocates organized for better labor practices along the food chain, protested the Keystone XL pipeline and rallied massive crowds for successful climate marches.
With the holidays upon us, we're thinking about the gifts that the planet has been getting. The biggest this week: New York's ban on fracking - plus, a Tofurkey plant built to Platinum LEED standards and a new plan to save Louisiana's wetlands. Merry Eco News, indeed!
In order to find solutions, first we have to uncover problems, right? It's been a rough couple of weeks in current events, and this week's EcoNews features some scary revelations and poor predictions regarding antibiotic resistant infections and our ocean water quality. But now that we know, we can pursue solutions. Chin up!
Love water? Hunting for a new job? You might be able to make a splash with a career in water protection. Our need for water and wastewater management is only going to grow. Whether you're a scientist, an advocate, a writer or an accountant, you'll be needed!
We've all had one: that sustainable aha! moment when we realize we can help change the planet for the better. From a Perdue chicken farmer opening his barn doors on inhumane treatment to realizing how much dirty water the oil and gas industry make, here's plenty of aha! moments waiting to happen.
If you're looking for fun multimedia gifts (and treats!) to share with your nearest and dearest this holiday season, have we got some picks for YOU. At a variety of price points, available online, in kitchens or on bookshelves, here's a few of our newest favorite ways to spread the enviro-themed merry!
Judi Shils and Erin Schrode are the mother-daughter dynamos behind Teens Turning Green, which has helped thousands of high school and college/university students around the world organize around sustainability issues. TTG's marquis project is the "Project Green Challenge", a 30-day event each October that inspires participants and spreads the word about eco-consciousness.
With Thanksgiving coming up, we focus on what we're the most thankful for: the people in the food, water and energy fields helping us do better by the planet. From people teaching folks about the ills of the Keystone pipeline to the millions of people warning the EU about GMOs, this week we celebrate the people who speak out!
This week in honor of Veterans' Day we saluted veterans working in energy, water and food. Some of the week's biggest stories included the US/China climate accords, a call for a national food policy and the American solar boom. Check out your fall favorites at the farmers' market this weekend - we bet fresh, hot cider awaits!