By switching to a plant-based diet, Eric Adams is 'healthy at last'

In his new book, the Brooklyn Borough president chronicles his journey from a diabetes diagnosis to restored health, and maps a path for communities of color to healthy eating, even in food swamps.
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Noam Chomsky’s climate crisis and the Green New Deal takes on capitalism and politics

Several books on the Green New Deal have been released in the past year or two, but none boasts a more illustrious set of authors than Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal, by Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky.

Fire has always defined California. An artist and naturalist reflects on what's different this time

"It's as if the forest has lost its mind," says Obi Kaufmann, author of a new field guide.

Matthew Yglesias thinks there should be 'one billion Americans'

In his new book, the journalist and co-founder of Vox argues that dramatic population growth could revitalize the nation.

Tom Philpott predicts the end of farming as we know it

The veteran food writer's new book warns that the current trajectory of farming in California’s Central Valley and the Corn Belt could be setting us up for collapse.

‘The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here'

In “Migrations,” Charlotte McConaghy’s visceral reimagining of “Moby-Dick,” a young woman documents some of the world’s last surviving seabirds.

Damian Carrington: The four types of climate denier, and why you should ignore them all

The shill, the grifter, the egomaniac and the ideological fool: each distorts the urgent global debate in their own way.

Why a generation is choosing to be child-free

The biggest contribution anyone can make to the climate crisis is not to have children. So why do we still treat parenthood as the default?

Big Tech versus climate change

A growing share of Americans are concerned about the environment, and the big U.S. tech companies would seem to be in a position to lead the way on fighting climate change.

Are we overreacting on climate change?

The thesis of Bjorn Lomborg's "False Alarm" is simple and simplistic: Activists have been sounding a false alarm about the dangers of climate change.

Inside the race for lab-grown meat

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.

'American Heartland' provides a window on farm country

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.
Fair Elections

How Generations of Russians Have Tried to Influence American Elections

David Shimer’s “Rigged” provides the history and context behind Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.

Will Miami be around in 2067?

In “Disposable City,” Mario Alejandro Ariza reckons with what climate change has in store for the spicy city on the Atlantic.

How to read a coronavirus study, or any science paper

Published scientific research, like any piece of writing, is a peculiar literary genre.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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