Canada's farmers say heat wave, drought show agriculture needs support

A heatwave in B.C. and drought elsewhere in the country have farmers weighing the ravages of climate change on their crops.
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Red meat production has a big impact on air pollution

Feeding the world is a necessity, but the process doesn't come without health risks - even in the form of air pollution.


Energy efficiency progress falters amid pandemic: IEA

Global progress toward energy efficiency has slowed to its lowest rate in 10 years due to subdued prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Energy Agency says, dealing a setback to efforts to curb climate change.


In New Delhi, burning season makes the air even more dangerous. Can anything be done?

Coronavirus lockdown brought respite from the intense pollution, but it's back with the winter smog, though stubble burning isn’t the whole problem.

The pandemic could actually strengthen the US food system

The shock to U.S. food chains from the coronavirus has been a boon to small- and mid-sized farms and distributors. Could it be the start of a new way to get food?

Heidi Steltzer: We need to direct more science research dollars to rural America

If rural residents elect influential politicians who distrust science, U.S. leadership on global issues suffers. Our nation and others are exposed to greater risk around issues like climate change and pandemic response.


With coronavirus roiling food supply, local agriculture seeks resurgence

Coronavirus outbreaks in meatpacking facilities and shortages in groceries are driving some consumers to reconsider local food options.


Your backyard could help reduce global warming

Australian researchers found during an extreme heatwave that backyard gardens lowered land surface temperatures by five to six degrees Celsius more than similar non-vegetated areas.


There’s a giant dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico - thanks in large part to pollution from Chicago

Just off the coast of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River lets out into the Gulf of Mexico, an enormous algae bloom, fueled by fertilizer from Midwestern farm fields and urban sewage, creates an area so devoid of oxygen it's uninhabitable to most marine life every summer.


Indoor aquaponics farm to bring jobs (plus fresh fish and veggies) to Duquesne

Aquaponics farm to bring fish farming and fresh produce to urban Duquesne.

Has Utah’s inversion season arrived? Proof is in the pollution. Just look outside.

Utah’s inversion season officially started Nov. 1, and, almost on cue, Salt Lake County’s first inversion of 2019-2020 began building that afternoon.

Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford and the changing landscape of America's farms

Lesley Stahl speaks with Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford about the challenges facing farmers today, the opportunities technology offers and what it's like to be the only openly gay, female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.


Beset by drought, Indonesia to start cloud seeding to induce rain

After more than six weeks without rain, Indonesia will soon start cloud seeding in an effort to kickstart precipitation and end an El Niño-driven drought that has put 50,000 acres of crops at risk of harvest failure.

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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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