Most global food brands continue to have a dismal record on beef and deforestation

Despite pledges of reform, the world's leading supermarket and fast-food companies are doing little to address the environmental and human rights abuses associated with beef production.

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Britt Groosman: Serious about climate change? Get serious about agriculture

Washington has come a long way since the great climate change debate of 2010 sent industries and environmental advocates back to their corners to plan the fight for or against the next big congressional showdown. Now it's here - but it's not the one I expected.


Nearly all cash crops in U.S. are genetically engineered now

More than 90 percent of all corn, cotton and soybeans planted in the U.S. are genetically engineered, according to data from the Department of Agriculture.

Epic drought means water crisis on Oregon-California border

Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fraction of the water they need.


Champagne goes green to battle climate change

It seems probable that the wine industry, more than any other agricultural industry, is going green in environmental terms.


Could price parity, supply management change the game for BIPOC farmers?

The Disparity to Parity coalition says racial justice in farming depends on policies that guarantee farmers are paid more than the cost of production.

Emma Beddington: Can you drink milk and stay ethical? I’m desperate to work out how

Cow's milk is, of course, bad news for the planet: three times worse in greenhouse emission terms than any plant milk.


How to stop a pandemic before it starts, illustrated

U.S. policymakers have spent trillions of dollars to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. But the answer to preventing the next pandemic altogether lies elsewhere.


Nervous North American farmers set to 'seed in faith' into parched soils

Fields across the Canadian Prairies and the U.S. Northern Plains are among the driest on record, raising production risks in one of the world's key growing regions for canola and spring wheat.

Turning cow poop into energy sounds like a good idea - but not everyone is on board

In California's Central Valley, a gas utility is harvesting methane from manure on cow feedlots. Critics worry the push toward biogas will only further entrench two polluting industries.


Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California.

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California county set for major expansion in oil, gas drilling

Health, environmental concerns aren’t deterring Kern County from a future with thousands more oil and gas wells.

How climate change is threatening Navajo ranchers’ way of life

The Navajo Nation – covering a 27,000 square mile area straddling the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah – competes with growing cities including Phoenix and Los Angeles for its water supply.


Water pumped into Tampa Bay could cause massive algae bloom, putting fragile manatee and fish habitats at risk

Harmful algae blooms are an increasing problem in Florida. Once nutrients are in the water to fuel them, little can be done to stop the growth, and the results can be devastating for marine life.
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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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