“A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food”

“Current pet food trends encourage owners to feed their pets much the same foods that humans eat: high-quality “human grade” meat and organic produce, maybe even some “superfoods.” While this approach is emotionally appealing, it is not necessary… Read More

“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

“Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change”

“In a recently published study, we estimate that if the world stays on its current greenhouse gas emissions path, rising fine dust levels could increase premature deaths by 130 percent and triple hospitalizations due to fine dust exposure… Read More

“The U.S. diet is a climate disaster. Here are four easy fixes.”

“If your household is anything like the American average, your diet generates lots of greenhouse gas emissions: about the same amount in a single week, a new study finds, as a drive from D.C. to Trenton, N.J. Food… Read More

“How sustainability messages break through with busy shoppers”

“So when you think about the discrepancy between the time shoppers can afford versus the time they would need to absorb the entire footprint of a store, it makes perfect sense that packages and their barrage of logos… Read More

“Climate change ruining California’s environment, report warns”

“Bigger, more intense forest fires, longer droughts, warmer ocean temperatures and an ever shrinking snowpack in the Sierra Nevada are “unequivocal” evidence of the ruinous domino-effects that climate change is having on California, a new California Environmental Protection… Read More

“Study Finds Microplastics in More than 90 Percent of Tested Water Bottles”

“A new study of 259 water bottles has found tiny pieces of plastic in more than 90 percent of them, prompting a review by the World Health Organization (WHO). As Graham Readfearn reports for the Guardian, the study was conducted… 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