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See the world's first whiskey bottle made out of paper

Johnnie Walker’s new whiskey bottle is made from a surprising ingredient. Don’t worry, it still tastes the same.
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Alice Waters: How to start your own vegetable garden

Worried about your food supply during COVID-19? Three experts, including celebrated Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters, share tips for growing your own fruits and vegetables.
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How America's least sustainable city learned to love recycling

Phoenix used a combination of programs to reduce waste, boost recycling, and change its citizens’ behavior.
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Coca-Cola and Pepsi face lawsuit over disposable plastic

A landmark suit filed in California is putting some of the biggest producers of plastic on trial.
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Don Norman: Why is recycling so difficult?

Don Norman wrote the book on complex design systems. He’s as mystified by recycling as the rest of us.
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These vertical farms could turn Brooklyn into an agricultural oasis

Creative agency Framlab is using modular architecture to build a better and more fair food future.
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Maps tracking climate disasters fall short—and endanger lives

When fires blazed through Northern California last fall, I looked to online maps to tell me whether my family and I were safe. Unfortunately, they couldn’t do that.
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Thinx competitor Knix is pushing for better regulation of period underwear

“To restore faith in our category, we need to push for better regulation,” says the CEO of Knix, a Thinx competitor.
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Elizabeth Segran: Governments should regulate the fashion industry

France now has an “unofficial fashion minister” tackling the massive pollution produced by the fashion sector. Other governments should follow suit.
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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