Cities widely unprepared for climate risks, warns study

Almost half of 812 cities surveyed world-wide still do not have climate adaption plans despite them admitting future risks from water-shortages, heat and disease.
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The race to transform a Wisconsin farm into a justice-focused agrihood

A grassroots group is hoping to outbid deep-pocketed developers in a race to turn a 65-acre farm into a beacon of social and environmental justice.

Freedom, farming and food security

Across the world, people are having to rethink the way they grow food in the face of the impacts of climate change and industrial agriculture.


Pandemic, war, climate change fuel food fears

The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in 2020 reached their highest level in five years, according to a report published Wednesday.


Megan Carney, Teresa Mares: How the pandemic made it harder for immigrants to access food

From avoiding public benefits like food assistance programs, to facing overwhelmed private programs, many immigrants faced increased food insecurity during the pandemic.

17 young people on the moment the climate crisis became real to them

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LISTEN: Abrania Marrero on dietary colonialism in Puerto Rico

Abrania Marrero joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the increasing push for food security and sovereignty in Puerto Rico, and how the island's relationship with the U.S. mainland has impacted its residents' health.

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One of the world's oldest science experiments comes up from the dirt

Every 20 years under the cover of darkness, scientists dig up seeds that were stashed 142 years ago beneath a college campus.

Seed monopolies: Who controls the world′s food supply?

Seed laws criminalizing farmers for using diverse crops that stand a better chance of adapting to climate change are threatening food security. Seed sovereignty activists want to reclaim the right to plant.

California, almond growers join forces on bees, butterflies

The Center for Biological Diversity, a national environmental group, questions whether the new group will push for regulations to protect pollinators.

Seaspiracy harms more than it educates

The appeal of the Netflix hit is that it suggests there’s one solution to the ocean’s woes. That’s not true. A marine ecologist explains.

Scientists, First Nations team up in fresh attempt to revive struggling B.C. herring stocks

Once plentiful, herring is disappearing from B.C. Commercial fisheries have been cut back while scientists and First Nations attempt to bring them back to some areas by transplanting fertilized herring eggs.

Cutting back on waste is possible — if you can afford it

Amy Ash knew reducing her waste wouldn’t be easy. But the cost of wasting less took her by surprise.

Why Patagonia wants you to eat breadfruit

Breadfruit, or ‘ulu, hasn’t traditionally been exported beyond the tropics, but Patagonia Provisions hopes to make it a mainstream ingredient.

Anthony Nicome: To improve food security, it's time to invest in transportation infrastructure

For many Americans, public transit can be the only way to access fresh food. As President Biden focuses on infrastructure, here’s how more buses and fewer highways could help fight food insecurity.
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