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America loves ordering in, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. But our hunger for convenience could bury the planet in trash.

Climate change means many health risks. Any one of them raises the danger. What happens when extreme heat meets bad air? South Asia's humid megacities face special jeopardy.

A new study has uncovered a link between fracking chemicals in farm water and a rare birth defect in horses—which researchers say could serve as a warning about fracking and human infant health.

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Rural counties that contain meatpacking plants with outbreaks of COVID-19 have infection rates that are five-times higher on average than the rest of rural America.

Insects play an important role in the well-being of people and ecosystems — and people have a vital role to play in insects' well-being, too.

Without more support, the impact of losing markets could be massive to farmers, eaters, and regional economies.
Novel viruses have been emerging in CAFOs for years. Advocates say coronavirus should act as a wake-up call.
The FDA just made it easier for food manufacturers to substitute ingredients and for vending machine operators to ditch calorie information.
The island’s swift lockdown has further frayed a safety net strained by hurricanes and political upheaval.
It’s the best way to get the resources and health system we need.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world."

A new video shows a pair of artists raising thousands of crickets—for musical collaboration and as a source of home-grown protein.

As the First Nation considers an egg incubator to increase the Klondike River's Chinook population, questions linger about the ideal conditions for spawn survival.

Long before COVID-19 disruptions forced dairy farmers to dump millions of gallons of milk into fields and farmers to plow under fields of vegetables, a third of all food produced globally was going to waste, with huge consequences for world hunger and the climate.

In coming weeks, a new project will begin taking shape in north Minneapolis. It'll look like a basketball court, yet offer farm fresh food and some peaceful spots to sit. And it will help mitigate water pollution.

In Vermont and across New England, the dairy industry is coming together to support struggling farmers and hungry families.

The basic symptoms mirror COVID-19, and that's a worry nobody needs. Plus, a serious illness like Lyme could put you at greater risk from COVID.

Communities around Dong Chi Forest Reserve protested against the use of the herbicide glyphosate by a firm contracted to clear land to grow eucalyptus trees.

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change.

Grassroots initiatives to connect farmers directly to consumers are helping cut waste and boost income.

Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic, but COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown has led to a huge rise in the nation's plastic waste.

Plant-based meat sales are up 264 percent in US grocery stores.

Analysis: A decade's worth of research says that an ecolabel for industrial bluefin tuna fisheries is a sham.

Kelly Andersen's resignation follows an investigation by The Narwhal documenting threats and harassment faced by observers while gathering data out at sea.

Lethal new diseases are springing up at alarming rates, and modern globalized capitalism is behind it.
A producer of orecchiette and paccheri is using the potentially clean energy source in a trial.
In one of the driest corners of Europe, Manuel Barnes has watched the soil become healthier since he started growing almonds using techniques aimed at bringing new life to the land.

The bill is supported by firefighters, business groups, educators, public health and children's advocates, and environmental groups.

Child hunger is soaring, but two months after Congress approved billions to replace school meals, only 15 percent of eligible children had received benefits.

For more than 150 years, from the rural South to northern cities, Black people have used farming to build self-determined communities and resist oppressive structures that tear them down.

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Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, whose active ingredient is the chemical glyphosate.

If your community doesn't recycle glass, here's a way to do it.

An agricultural ecologist points to systemic racism resulting in a devastating lack of response to the pandemic.

Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.