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!
Food produced by industrial agriculture can often be cheap, but that doesn't mean that it's not costly to the environment. Read about a new report that totals up the hidden costs that are largely left off the books.
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.
When you think about Thanksgiving turkey, what else comes to mind? No, not mashed potatoes and gravy: we're talking about cranberries. Most people either love or hate their sweet-tart flavor. We happen to love cranberries, but once we started looking into the impacts that conventional farming methods have on the environment, our relationship turned a little sour.
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.
If we are what we eat, are we also what we eat eats? If you eat salmon, tuna, shrimp or many other types of farmed fish, then you're eating the fishmeal they eat. And it is not sustainable. Find out why in this post.
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!
Maybe you've heard that meat is cancer - not true. The nuance of all of this might be lost amidst the news and social media buzz ever since a WHO study announced that processed and red meat might increase your chance of cancer. Hold on - and no need to worry - we'll help sort it out.
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!
In this week's installment of Our Heroes, we talk with B.J. Cummings, founder of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition's Technical Advisory Group. Cummings led a public campaign called "River For All" which generated thousands of formal comments on EPA's cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish River and also garnered more than 43,000 letters written to the City of Seattle.
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!
What does "food" mean to you? A new show about the expansive topic at the Cathedral of St. Join the Divine tackles the diversity of it and delivers it well done. The show, called The Value of Food, runs through April 3, 2016. Read on to learn more about the show.