San Diego County moves to organic waste recycling, adds other environmental measures

A plan to recycle yard and food waste was among several climate measures passed Tuesday, including sustainability planning and a native landscaping policy.

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This Major League Soccer team will be the first to have a zero-landfill stadium

Subaru Park in Philadelphia has a plan to divert all its waste—the cans, food, and chip bags that total 357,000 pounds of trash a year—from landfills.

50 things you can do for the Earth right now

In “The Climate Diet,” Paul Greenberg offers some suggestions for combating climate change, from switching out your light bulbs to asking your municipality to think about where it gets its energy.

Farther Farms tech makes perishable food last months without a fridge

Uncooked french fries are usually frozen, but when they’re pasteurized using the Farther Farms method of pressurized CO2, they can sit on the shelf for 90 days before going bad.

The egg industry grapples with a grim practice: Chick culling

After the egg industry missed its own deadline to eliminate the practice, some wonder when change will ever come.

Food waste: Amount thrown away totals 900 million tonnes

The UN Environment Programme's Food Waste Index revealed that 17% of the food available to consumers - in shops, households and restaurants - goes directly into the bin. Some 60% of that waste is in the home.


TikTok sensation Alexis Nikole Nelson wants you to love foraging as much as she does

'As a Black woman, I just want to yell into the heavens about how accessible this information should be and how accessible so many of these foods are.'

Seville to produce electricity from rotting oranges

Seville’s oranges are too bitter to eat fresh, but they’re a famous ingredient in marmalade—and, now, in the city’s electrical grid.

The ‘hidden punishment’ of prison food

In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.

What if USPS delivered local produce in the mail?

Farmers Post would let people sign up for cheap boxes of fresh produce from their local farms and get them delivered to their door.

How Sweetgreen plans to cut its carbon footprint in half in the next 6 years

To get its emissions down, the salad chain had to do exhausting research on every supplier—and create new salads with ingredients that sequester more carbon.

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry. But there are several ways to fix that, starting with your shopping habits.
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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.

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.

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

"Most consumers have no idea that something that is allowed in the food supply by the FDA could trigger adverse behaviors."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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