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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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Missing the 2℃ Mark

During a drought earlier this year in Australia, where temperatures reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit, farmers…

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Can Animals Adapt to Climate Change?

It’s getting so hot out that Africa could lose up to 50% of its bird and mammal populations by the end of the century. Species loss in the Americas could hit 40% in the next 30 years.

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Right Whales Are Adapting to Warmer Waters

In the midst of some really bad climate news, here’s a story about animals adapting…

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Read This Book: Poached

Wildlife Alliance/Flickr Journalist Rachel Love Nuwer reports from the front lines of the cruel trade…

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Read This Book: The Ravenmaster

Tell me about the last raven you saw. How close did you get? How much…

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Beyond Burger Is Officially Better For the Planet

It’s official, the Beyond Burger generates 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than U.S. beef. If…

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When Wildlife Conservation Kills

6,000 wild buffalo, horses, donkeys, and pigs were culled from Kakadu National Park, Australia in…

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Smart Trash Cans, Smarter Raccoons

First, Toronto residents were afraid raccoon-proofing trash cans would starve out the raccoons. True, only…

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Big Ag Is Leaving Sulphur Springs Valley Residents Without Water to Drink

Big Ag is the largest groundwater user in Sulphur Springs Valley, AZ—and it’s not slowing…

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Hog Country Is Flooding

Animal Day/Flickr Four thousand clay lagoons full of manure runoff from North Carolina’s hog industry…

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How Much of the Planet Do Animals Need to Survive

One-third of the oceans and land need to be protected by 2030 to avoid an…

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Animal Agriculture Should Be Part of Climate Talks

Animal agriculture isn’t one of the main challenge areas for the Global Climate Action Summit…

Despite Lack of Animal Ag on Agenda, Climate Summit Talks Plant-Based

The climate science community, for over a decade now one of the most vocal defenders of factual scientific information, will not be able to leave animal agriculture off its agenda for much longer.

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What Is Manure Runoff?

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

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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Read This Book: The Truth About Animals

Let’s talk about sloths. Lucy Cooke founded the Sloth Appreciation Society with one thought in…

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…

Livestock Farming Takes Up 41% of U.S. Land

Livestock farming takes up 41% of all U.S. land. See for yourself in this Bloomberg…

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

Many of us are afraid of bees, but they help to shape our natural world.

Who Is The World’s Biggest Polluter?

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

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65% of Earth Is Unexplored

The extent of human impact on these underwater ecosystems is impressive. Still, we’ve only mapped 5 percent of the world’s seafloor in any detail. Excluding dry land, that leaves about 65 percent of the Earth unexplored.