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By 2030, emissions from McDonald’s restaurants and offices will need to drop 36%, compared to 2015, to meet the company’s science-based targets. This new restaurant now open at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is one step toward that goal.

The Brazilian riverine communities of Boa Nova and Saracá say they've endured decades of environmental harm from bauxite mining.

The International Finance Corporation injected $85 million into Minerva, even though it was aware that the company’s activities involved deforestation, child labor and land conflict risks. In recent years, Minerva has become Latin America’s largest meat exporter. But doubts remain over whether it has strictly complied with envi-ronmental and social compensation guidelines specified in its contract.
The drinking water is polluted and sometimes the water pressure is too low to flush the toilet. They’re not alone.

South America has experienced an "unprecedented" increase in extreme weather events over the past century, according to a new analysis of 600 years of tree-ring records.

The pandemic has shifted new attention to gathering wild foods near home. We talked to nearly a dozen foraging experts and advocates about best practices.

Spreading rock dust on farmland could pull enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to remove about half of the amount of that greenhouse gas currently produced by Europe, according to a major study published Thursday in the journal Nature.

The proposal is intended to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of efforts to reduce the chemicals' harm to human health and the environment.

The use of pesticides in the UK must be at least halved to reverse steep losses in insect abundance and boost the natural world that depends on them, according to a report.

Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have a new bill, and a new coalition, with far-reaching consequences.

Spreading rock dust on farmland could pull enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to remove about half of the amount of that greenhouse gas currently produced by Europe.

Humans should eat less meat and dairy to cut the nitrogen emissions produced by farming, according to a new report from UN scientists.

With COVID-19 lockdowns, Brazil's capacity to monitor for illegal fishing has plummeted. Some have been quick to take advantage of the situation.

Russian fertiliser maker Uralchem says it has temporarily suspended its Azot plant, an ammonia, nitric acid and urea producer in the Perm region, due to high calcium chloride levels in a river it uses for water supply.

A new spaceborne sensor monitors Earth's surface temperature at a resolution higher than ever before, providing information on ecosystem responses to changes in water availability and climate stressors.

As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq's economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday.

The River Wye has become so polluted from waste linked to free-range poultry farms that it no longer meets European and national standards on river health, according to a body that represents fishing interests in the UK.

Dutch police detained about 50 farmers who blocked a road with their tractors in protest against new environmental pollution rules which they say threaten their livelihoods.

Vegetarian groups argue a new French law restricting plant-based product names violates EU rules.

Climate shocks and changing weather mean that farmers' incomes are leading to a marriage crisis along coastal regions of southern India.

Chase Purdy’s new book explores the companies at the forefront of cell-based meats, their ‘ick’ factor, and the billionaires invested in bringing them to market.
Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled with a team of wheat harvesters from Texas to the Dakotas, catching a rare glimpse of modern farm life and gaining valuable insight into the urban-rural divide.
To Houston chef Jonny Rhodes, the pathway to real freedom for black people is through the security and sustainability that comes with land ownership.
An age-old tradition suddenly has fresh urgency in the pandemic, delivering surplus produce to Americans who can’t feed their families.
An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.

Over the past 10 years, the World Bank's private investment arm has sunk more than $1.8 billion into major livestock and factory farming companies across the world.

A similar project to establish firm farms in a mangrove area, resulted in 90% of the farms being abandoned because of disease outbreaks among the shrimp.

Extreme weather and rising seas are increasing the burden of work, ill-health and violence faced by women who are forced to leave home or left behind as menfolk seek jobs elsewhere.

New research indicates that elevated CO2 concentrations do not necessarily boost forests and that higher temperatures could reduce tree growth.

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization. Health experts widely condemned the departure, which brings an end to threats President Trump had been making for months.

Climate change is already leading to devastating floods, droughts, and the displacement of millions of people. And as the planet continues to warm, fish populations are poised to take a significant hit.

Zimbabweans who had to flee their low-lying farms due to drought are finding an unexpected welcome in the nation’s Eastern Highlands.
Discarded fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of ocean pollution. Now, they're getting recycled.
The pandemic has revealed deep flaws in the world’s food system and food leaders are calling for global coordination and climate resilient agriculture.
A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, criticizing the highly unusual proposal crafted by Bayer and a small group of plaintiffs’ attorneys as potentially unconstitutional. The “Court is skeptical of the propriety and fairness of the proposed settlement, and …