“5 reasons companies are collaborating to end deforestation”

“Agricultural and forestry commodities, such as soy, palm oil, beef, timber and cocoa, are some of the leading causes of rainforest destruction and the degradation of other natural resources, threatening vital ecosystems and livelihoods, and accelerating global warming…. Read More

“Teens work to address needs of ‘food desert’ with vegetable-based desserts”

“From coast to coast, thousands of communities in the United States are classified by the Department of Agriculture as “food deserts” — meaning there is limited access to fresh vegetables, fruit and grocery stores. These “food deserts” tend… Read More

“A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World”

“Grains are the bedrock of civilization. They led humans from hunting and gathering to city-building. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the fruits of three grasses provide the world with 60 percent of its total food: corn,… Read More

“Sports Stadiums Help Lead the Way Toward Greener Architecture”

“Mr. Jenkins, an evangelist for all things green, was animated. The otherwise generic structure, he said, holds up to 680,000 gallons of rainwater collected mostly from the roof of the enormous stadium standing just a few feet away…. Read More

“A Century-Old Dairy Ditches Cows For High-Tech Plant Milk”

“Both sides of my family were in the dairy business, so I was involved from a young age,” says Schwartz, now 83. “Since I was 6 years old, I would work for my father on weekends and vacations,… Read More

“20% of U.S. Diets Responsible for Almost Half of Country’s Food-Related Emissions, Study Finds”

“The study was the first to look at the environmental impact of individual diets in the U.S., and found that 20 percent of Americans account for 46 percent of the country’s food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. Seventy percent of the… Read More

“The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water”

“Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They’ll wind up in the trash, like so many other well-intentioned meals that never came to be. Your efforts to eat better have… Read More

“Study: Climate Change Threatens Major Crops in California”

“California currently provides two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts, but according to a new study published Tuesday, by the end of the century California’s climate will no longer be able to support the state’s major crops, including… Read More

“Why rooftop gardens cool cities”

“City rooftops are getting a makeover. Instead of concrete, many are now covered by grasses, flowers, and even small trees. Andy Creath, president of Green Roofs of Colorado, says green roofs are not just pretty. They benefit the… Read More

“Michigan farmers, residents praise wind power”

For those committed to farmland conservation programs, Mills said, wind farms and wind turbines help keep farmers living on their farm lands, help attract and retain younger people, and help provide diversified funding streams. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/michigan-farmers-residents-praise-wind-power/