Sometimes BigAg and other corporate juggernauts put profits before being truthful about how their businesses impact communities, animals and the planet. Often times it takes huge effort to uncover the truth. When we find the results of these efforts, we've got to put them in Eco News!
From the myriad negative impacts of a concentrated animal feeding operation to the deleterious effect power plant pollution has on oceans, investigating the complex details around environmental impacts is super important. This week's Eco News highlights the investigations that do just that.
A big part of making our society more eco-friendly is expanding opportunities for companies and individuals to become more sustainable! This week's Eco News features stories of these opportunities and of places where increasing opportunities would do a world of good!
This week's Eco News brings us some good news - and some not-so-good news. The good news: the FDA banned some bad chemicals in food packaging, a big soup company joins the GM labeling fray, and more. The bad: our favorite banana might go the way of the dodo and the USDA revokes the grassfed labeling standard. Read more important environmental news in this week's roundup.
It's the first full week of the new year and you know what that means: Eco News! We're back at it - finding the big environmental stories of the week so you don't have to go looking. Here's to a productive - and sustainable - 2016!
It's up to all of us to make 2016 a good year, and that's where New Year's resolutions can come in handy. Resolving to be more sustainable in the new year is a great way to make the world a better place and your life a healthier one! So we've come up with a can't-fail strategy to help you pick resolutions that hit the right balance of being both feasible AND impactful!
Professor Roni Neff expected it would be easy for her to get some meatless fare at the COP21 climate talks in Paris - but she was mistaken. See why she calls for a reduction in meat-eating to lower climate emissions.
It is the middle of the Holiday season and we know you're busy getting everything done! While you're busy it can be tricky to stay on top of all that's going on out in the world. Keep on top of the big news out there with our Eco News round up. It's one of our presents to you!
When you're working to make the world a better place, you've got to remain vigilant. And, wow - can it be tough! The forces that want to take advantage of the environment, our health and hardworking people don't ever stop, so we can't either. We hope that our Eco News roundups help you stay on top of the good and the bad out there so you can lend your support.
This week saw the kick off of the COP21 Paris climate summit and we're hopeful that real climate action will be taken! It's also got us thinking about how sustainable agriculture can fight climate change and how systems can be influenced - no matter how big. We found a bunch of Eco News about just this.
Sometimes it takes getting into the nitty-gritty details to uncover the some of the most important news of the day. This week's Eco News does just that. We found stories of those looking into healthy and unhealthy dirt, manure's impact on antibiotic resistant bacteria and the various sources of water pollution. Learn more, here!
It's Friday the 13th so we've found some news that really scared us - for instance, pieces about rain forest deforestation and a terrible salmon population outlook. However, unlike most Friday the 13th tales, we also feature stories of hope! This week it takes the form of efforts to protect the environment and help farmers.
Many times, the most important Eco News comes in the form of investigations. This week was no different: we feature investigations into how pesticides affect wine, how diesel affects bees and the working conditions of chicken processing plants. Learn about these hard-hitting investigations and more important news from the week.
Happy Halloween! In honor of the spookiest day of the year, for this week's roundup we gathered some pretty scary Eco News, like stories about the cancer risk of eating processed meat or the remaining nitrate levels found in US rivers. We also sprinkled in some good news to serve as a "treat!" Have a safe Halloween!
In case you missed it, this week Marty McFly and the Doc visited 2015 from the past. Turns out, some things Back to the Future predicted came true and some didn't. This week's Eco News is full of examples of movements towards a better future and some things that need to change for the future to be a better place. Check it out!
Have you ever stared at a menu in a seafood restaurant wondering which fish is okay to order? We have too, so we got some guidance from Marianne Cufone, executive director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition. Marianne also told us what makes the rapidly expanding practice of aquaculture sustainable (or not).