Becca Lucas: 'Kiss the Ground' misses the complexity of climate solutions in the soil

The new Netflix documentary misses the opportunity to explore the diversity of solutions to climate change on the farm.
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Kristina Hubbard, Cathleen McClusky: How patents threaten small seed companies

The use of wide-ranging utility patents by a few powerful multinational corporations could make it harder for small companies to breed future crops.

Bob Klein: Will the real 'whole grain' please stand up?

A recent test determined that many products labelled '100 whole grain' don't contain anywhere near that amount.

A new row-cropping system in Iowa offers some reasons for optimism

A pioneering approach to raising livestock and growing crops on the same land could diversify farm country, bring more income to farmers, and feed the communities where food is grown.

Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiation Free - The Atlantic

Trees now cover most of the exclusion zone, and climate change is making them more likely to burn.

How the pandemic defeated America

A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

Frank Mitloehner: Burger King’s new 'reduced methane' beef may be all hat, no cattle

The company's new ad campaign touts climate the benefits of reducing methane from cows' farts and burps by adding lemongrass to their feed. But without peer reviewed science, it's too soon to tell if their claims will hold water.

Karen Washington: How urban agriculture can fight racism in the food system

Growing food in cities offers a powerful way to reclaim communities and change the dynamics so that people of color have wealth and power.

Will Bunch: Can big protests change the world … on climate?

The coronavirus shut down most of the United States this spring, but climate change kept working. In fact, NASA says that last month was the hottest May that Earth has ever recorded, and there's a good chance that 2020 - in addition to all of the other 2020 things — will be the planet's warmest year since humans began keeping track.

Nishanth Khanna: State should prioritize climate-conscious policies, fund mass transit

When 99% of climate scientists conclude that ensuring the inhabitability of our planet requires a "world war" level of mobilization to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we should heed their warning and follow their policy roadmap, which includes substantially increasing our investment in mass transit.

Photos: The essential work of farmers

Even in the midst of a pandemic, people need to eat, and farm workers are trying to meet that need.

A BP oil-spill settlement gone wrong

A well-known attorney helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?

Jason Mark: The rebirth of urban ag is a coronavirus silver lining

A journalist and urban farmer sees the explosive growth in backyard food production as one of the pandemic's unexpected harvests.

Editorial: Lowered auto emissions standards threaten Americans' health - and the planet's

Trump's environmental sabotage is about coddling industry and erasing Obama's legacy. He now wants to reduce emissions standards.
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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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