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Indian fashion entrepreneur Gowri Shankar's Weganool is drawing increased interest in Europe amid a sustainable fashion boom.
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Toxics

Charu Sudan Kasturi: The unscientific vaccine

The standard checks and balances have collapsed. Only the personal integrity of researchers stands between us and a substandard vaccine.
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Climate

European youth bet on authoritarian states to fix climate change

A majority of Europeans in the 16-29 age group believe authoritarian states have a better shot at addressing the climate crisis than democracies, according to a new Oxford-backed survey.

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Toxics

The secret to happiness might be the air we breathe

Residents of more than 20 European cities are thought to be losing at least 5 percent of their well-being to air pollution.

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Climate

Dried up: Examining global water scarcity

So much of the discussion around climate change involves the excess of water: rising seas, melting ice caps, devastating storms. But for much of our warming planet, the future will be defined by less water.

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Toxics

Butterfly effect: Russia's coming after America's shale

Russia and Saudi Arabia might appear to be the main protagonists of the oil price war that has bloodied markets this week. In reality, the battleground is America.
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Climate

Love Nutella? World's hazelnut supply faces climate threat

Extreme weather events are threatening Turkey's Black Sea region, which produces 70 percent of the world's hazelnuts used in chocolates and spreads.
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Climate

The scientist tackling the deep-sea food chain

Columbia University's Sonya Dyhrman is studying how organisms at the base of the food chain adapt to climate change — an unseen phenomenon with huge impact.
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Climate

Can ancient grains save the planet from climate-induced starvation?

As climate change kills the yields of rice, wheat and soyabeans, ancient grains could save humanity from hunger in coming decades.
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Climate

Japan's fatal forest mistake, and the force to fix it

Japanese forests may have a lesson or two for current efforts to replenish Earth's trees.
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Climate

Is this stormy sea a climate friend or foe?

Peter Landschützer is at the forefront of research into how the remote, carbon-absorbing Southern Ocean affects Earth’s climate.
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Justice

Pakistan faces a new threat: Locusts

Prime Minister Imran Khan is struggling to control food inflation that's hurting the poor in the already impoverished nation.
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Justice

Can the mine industry really become 'responsible'?

Mexican consultants Mónica Cantú and Vivian Heredia are on the verge of certifying the first "responsible" mine in the Western Hemisphere.
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Climate

Post-coal Europe faces a whole new dilemma

The continent's power plants are in need of something new to burn.
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Can Japan save vertical farming?

Vertical farming has struggled to really take off globally. Japan might be bucking the trend.
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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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