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It's no secret that drug trafficking and cartel wars cost human lives, but what isn't often talked about is their environmental cost. In an interview, DW reporter Tim Schauenberg explains how drugs are hurting our planet.

Florida's great egrets just aren't in the mood. Blame it on a headache or stomachache caused by eating some bad fish. A University of Florida study found increased mercury exposure is turning egrets off from sex.

When the air pollution gets particularly bad, office workers in China are more likely to order lunch delivery—millions of meals and tons of plastic waste.
The farmworker parents of a girl with autism, obesity, and vision problems are suing Dow Chemical Co., Corteva, a California town, and two pesticide application companies, claiming that exposure to the powerful insecticide chlorpyrifos led to her significant health problems.
CDC guidance says eateries should use disposable dishes and cutlery—but most experts think reusables are just fine.
The United States must grapple with a legacy of 90,000 dams, many unsafe or unwanted.
In an exclusive interview with National Geographic, the teen climate activist considers the successes of the youth climate movement and the challenges it will face.
Hundreds of oil wells could come to cover a huge expanse in Namibia and Botswana, in what has been called possibly the “largest oil play of the decade.”
A photojournalist documents an unprecedented effort to restore caribou herds that are central to Indigenous foodways.
Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.
Environmental threats to oceans around the world are prompting innovative new approaches and deals to raise money for rescue efforts.
It was a roller coaster of a summer for Alaska's most controversial extraction project. In July, it looked all but certain that the salmon-threatening proposal would get its first federal permit. But then things took a surprising turn.
American agriculture official complains that EU and UK continue to ‘diss’ the US on its food standards.

Agency green-lights two products previously banned by June court ruling.

Ontario loons are declining, with fewer chicks being born, according to a new study that took four decades and hundreds of researchers.

Environmental groups pledge legal action to challenge the decision.

Many rural voters see the Democrats as being sorely out of touch with an issue that resonates deeply in conservative heartland communities: Countering the monopolistic level of corporate power that has emerged in agribusiness over the past 40 years.

Sitting at the nexus of trade wars, bailouts, and elections, farmers in the state—which produces 95 percent of the country’s ginseng crop—are struggling to survive.
And other tales of hives and honeybees in the City of Light.

The Indonesian government's plan for massive crop plantations across the country has raised concerns about community disenfranchisement and the loss of rainforests.

Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
A connection between the contamination of milk produced at the Tozier Farm, on the Ohio Hill Road in Fairfield, and the contamination of Jerri-Lee Cookson's well, located on her property three miles away, is unconfirmed.

Decades ago, the Los Angeles coast was a dumping ground for thousands of barrels of acid sludge laced with the toxic pesticide DDT. The ocean buried the evidence for generations. No one could see it — until now.

The plan promises to “immediately and ambitiously” tackle the unique effects that climate change will have on Indigenous communities.
The pandemic has moved voter outreach online. And in states like Iowa, it’s bringing a renewed focus to a voting block focused on working conditions in ag and sustainable food systems.
The Arctic is setting records for low sea ice extent for this time of year, with the 2020 refreeze now 500,000+ square kilometers behind a record set in 2019 — a sign the region may be entering a new climate regime.
Importing millions of tonnes of crops and meat each year undercuts farming standards in the European Union and destroys tropical forests.
After years of low prices for conventional crops, more Iowa farmers are going organic, a new USDA survey shows. Corn, eggs and milk lead Iowa's sales.
A new study shows how people contribute to the ever-growing problem of plastic waste while trying to avoid exposure to air pollution.
California’s tough animal welfare law bans gestation crates for pork production—and producers are bracing for the 2022 deadline.
It’s getting cold out there. Take your pandemic gardening inside.
Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.

As the climate crisis brings increasingly unpredictable fire seasons, the future of the $43bn industry is uncertain.

Meat consumption is the third rail in climate politics. But no amount of ingenuity is going to make feedlots good for the environment.

Whether they are committed carnivores or vigorous vegans, consumers need to be encouraged to read the ingredients on packs to understand what they are eating and how their food has arrived on their plate. This is about nutrition, not politics.

The proposal would protect 30 percent of the continent’s land and water by 2030.