This week's EcoNews features some specific - and innovative - solutions to pressing ecological issues, from a dramatic rise in food stamp dollars spent at farmers' markets to the biggest passive energy building in the world. Learn about these amazing efforts towards positive change, and more!
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for teams, leagues and athletes. They all care about doing the right thing for their business, their community and the environment - and the Green Sports Alliance provides a showcase for their efforts.
On top of all the big EcoNews we've gathered for you this week, we're very excited to announce the launch of the new Eat Well Guide! Use it to search over 25,000 hand-picked restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of local, sustainable food!
Like parents reviewing their kids' report cards, politicians pay attention to grades. The Long Island Sound report card "makes it clear that while progress has been made to improve the water quality of the Sound, more must be done to preserve this economic engine and local treasure's waters and coastline," says New York Congressman Steve Israel.
Whether it's a multinational corporation or a single individual, there's always room for improvement when it comes to protecting our planet and using its resources wisely. This week's EcoNews features run the gamut, from our collective use of the world's aquifers, to supermarkets selling ugly fruit (like these gnarly tomatoes), all the way down to how you -- yes, you -- can cut your energy bill in half.
Algae can be pesky. We've talked previously about algal blooms causing dead zones and poisoning drinking water. Unfortunately, climate change and nutrient runoff are making algal blooms even worse.
With many homeowners opting to leave their swimming pools dry in the midst of drought, we challenged ourselves to come up with 50 ideas for your empty pool. Check out our list and don't get jealous.
So much of making sustainable choices is about looking forward and thinking about what is possible! What would it take to get the US to rely on 100% clean energy? Could we feed everyone from food grown within 100 miles of their home? What happens if fracking precautions aren't taken? Find the predictions and answers in this week's EcoNews.
There's nothing better on a hot summer day than a trip to the beach. It's even good for your brain. But our love affair with that magic place where surf meets land has not always been good for the ocean itself, and most of us would do well to treat it a little more carefully. Here, step-by-step, our tips for your lightest impact trip to the beach.
This week's EcoNews features the work of researchers who're solving big mysteries. Why did tens of thousands of dead fish wash up on Long Island? How much water is actually used by Californian farms? How many factory farms are really out there and are they growing? Learn about the efforts to answer these pressing questions and more!
It's morning again in America for clean water after the EPA finalized the Clean Water Rule and in so doing, made one of the biggest moves to improve US water quality in a generation.
One of the best ways to change food, water and energy systems is to change people's perceptions. This week's Eco News features stories about how that can lead to big results. What happens if we thought differently about water use? Would insects be more popular if we focused on taste instead of environmental impact? Find out!
The White House released new bee-saving plans, the USDA released a no-GMO label, Long Beach voted for Meatless Mondays and Puerto Rico has ordered water-rationing in response to drought. Beyond busy governments, there are a lot of other Eco News stories to check out before the long Memorial Day weekend!
Arjen Hoekstra not only created the concept of water footprint, but he opened people's eyes about how humanity uses water. Find out what guided Hoekstra onto this visionary path, the role that consumer decisions have on water use, the complexities of industrial versus pasture-raised meat, and more.
Imported or domestic? Wild or farmed? When did choosing fish become so difficult? We've pulled together advice on navigating some common fish options you'll likely come across at the market or fish shack. Summer goes by fast, so cut back on the pondering and get back into the sunshine with our fish cheat sheet!
A lot of big efforts in good food, water and energy are moving forward. Lots of schoolkids across the US could see antibiotic-free chicken served for lunch, Georgia has decreased its water use - as its population increased - and the Netherlands' solar road is working better than expected!