Environment

Read This Book: The Revolutionary Genius of Plants

Plants are good for us. Of the species we’ve discovered so far, 31,000 can be…

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1 in 4 Calories Produced in America Go to Waste

3 billion pounds of produce is thrown away every year—just in California. Another 20 million…

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The Food Waste Economy

Maen Mahfoud grew up in Syria, wanting to be a doctor. He began medical school…

Puffins Don’t Have Enough Food to Eat

If seawater temperatures in Iceland increase by just one degree, which it has since the…

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…

Insecticides Linked to Developmental Delays

Insecticides are linked to developmental delays in toddlers. Oh, and Parkinson’s disease and lowered fertility…

Read This Book: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

During Wyoming’s first legal wolf hunting season in 50 years, it cost just $12 to…

Is Grass-Fed Cattle a Sustainable Farming Practice?

With a growing public demand, two Harvard researchers attempt to answer that question. Over the…

Read This Book: Eye of the Shoal by Helen Scales

The average seafloor is about 12,000 feet below the surface. That’s 90 to 99% of…

Read This Book: Buzz by Thor Hanson

In 2006, millions of honeybee hives suddenly disappeared. Later referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder,…