U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

How Much Does the U.S. Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

A breakdown of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by state, sector, year and type of gas.

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Why Fish Are Disappearing in Bangladesh

There were once more than 300 native freshwater fish species in Bangladesh, but many have disappeared or are on the verge of extinction.


Toxic Pollutants a Growing Concern for Pregnant Mothers and Babies

Links between exposures to toxic pollutants, like agricultural pesticides, and maternal health outcomes remain under-researched.

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Can We Turn Plastic Waste Into Edible Protein?

A team of scientists has developed a surprisingly simple process to convert plastic waste into edible protein. The applications could be revolutionary.

Air Pollution From Factory Farms Is Killing Us

A new study has revealed that air pollution from factory farms causes more than 12,000 deaths every year and disproportionately affects low-income areas and communities of color.

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Milk Pollution in Rivers: The World’s Clean Water Is at Risk

Milk pollution in rivers is a serious problem. About 2.1 billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water, and many of them have the dairy industry to blame.

how does dairy farming cause water pollution

How Does Dairy Farming Cause Water Pollution?

Environmentalists have been at odds with corporate agriculture for years, and while dairy farmers often slip under the radar, they’re not off the hook. So we asked, how does dairy farming cause water pollution?

The World’s Recycling System Is Failing

Did you know China stopped purchasing the majority of the world’s recyclable items over a year ago? Citizens are placing recyclable items into bins with good intentions, but most of them are not being given a second life.

Your Guide to Slashing Single-Use Plastic

Plastic consumption is on the rise, but so are the innovative ways to ditch it. This guide will help you to reduce single-use plastic and set you up for plastic-free living.

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95 Noxious Chicken Farms

The lifetime asthma rate in Somerset County is 21%, compared to the statewide rate of…

chicken house Maryland

Chicken Farms Are Making it Harder to Breathe on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Residents of Somerset and Wicomico want the state to investigate the air for pollutants coming from chicken manure. Their elected officials don’t see the need.

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What Is Manure Runoff?

Manure from agricultural operations and livestock farms is the main source from which phosphorus and…

What the Most Polluted Places on Earth Look Like

Here’s what the most polluted places on Earth look like. About 12,000 years ago, the…

Who Is The World’s Biggest Polluter?

The world’s top 20 meat and dairy companies emit more greenhouse gases than Germany.