This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along

A cryptocurrency company is showing how Bitcoin can keep dirty energy alive.
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Why won't Joe Biden let ethanol die already?

The biofuel's clean promise has only led to dirtier air.

This vertical farm is growing food—but it’s for cows

We use an exceptional amount of land to grow food for cows. Vertical farms could change that, if we used them to grow cow feed.

Fungus may be fall's hottest fashion trend

A surprising group of fashion rivals including Stella McCartney and Lululemon are joining forces to back Mylo, a new mushroom leather.

‘Earth Overshoot Day' is this week

Saturday is Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity will have used "all the biological resources that Earth can renew during the entire year," as calculated by Global Footprint Network, an environmental research organization.


World Wildlife Fund tries to spark an indoor farming revolution

The conservation organization is known for work protecting endangered animals, but now it's starting to help push for broad solutions.

Horizon dairy will become 'carbon positive' by 2025

By 2025, the dairy company will be sequestering more carbon than it produces.

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.

Mark Beeson: As Earth's population heads to 10 billion, does anything Australians do on climate change matter?

To be clear, I'm not advocating compulsory population control, here or anywhere. But we do need to consider a future with billions more people, many of them aspiring to live as Australians do now.

Vertical farms are coming to US grocery stores

The QFC stores in Bellevue and Kirkland, Washington, feature modular vertical farms that grow lettuce and herbs for customers to buy.

Airline food waste is a problem. Can banana leaves be part of the solution?

The average airline passenger leaves behind about three pounds of waste each flight. One British design firm has ideas to bring down that number.

Robert B. Richardson: Resource depletion is a serious problem, but 'footprint' estimates don't tell us much about it

July 29, 2019 is 'Earth Overshoot Day,' a date coined by the nonprofit Global Footprint Network to publicize overuse of Earth's resources. But their estimates may actually understate the problem.

The world’s first “high-tech eco village” will reinvent suburbs

ReGen village, in the Netherlands, will collect and store its own water and energy, grow its own food, and process much of its own waste. Also: no cars.

The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash

Americans waste about a quarter of the food they buy, and the environmental consequences are enormous.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

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Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

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Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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