Laura Kelley of Protect Our Cape Cod Aquifer. (Credit: Meg Wilcox)

The uphill battle for communities that ban pesticides

As cities and counties across the US restrict or ban pesticides, many are realizing passing a law is but a battlefield victory in a prolonged war.

WELLFLEET, Mass.—On a recent moonlit evening, with spring peepers in chorus, a dozen Wellfleet residents gathered inside their town's grey-shingled library for a public information session on the controversial herbicide, glyphosate.

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Detroit community activist Delores Leonard. (Credit: Adam Reinhardt)

The “original sin” of air quality regulations is keeping communities polluted. But that’s changing.

DETROIT—Theresa Landrum still has an emergency kit the Wayne County Department of Homeland Security gave her years ago when she asked the agency to help her community, which is surrounded by heavy industry, create an evacuation plan in the event of a chemical emergency.

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Pier to Plate brings sustainably harvested, ‘under-loved’ fish to New England diners.

Every summer, tourists flock to Chatham Pier on Cape Cod, Massachusetts to watch commercial fishermen unload their catch. And for hundreds of years, it was cod that fishermen hauled into Chatham’s storied harbor—and cod that gave this coastal region its name.

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Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend.

Insetting does more than just offset carbon emissions — it helps companies boost resilience and care for the ecosystems that provide their raw materials.

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Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti's devastating deforestation?

September 14, 2016 — When a tiny Quebec chocolate maker won a gold prize at this year’s premier International Chocolate Awards for a bar made with Haitian cocoa beans, it rocked the specialty chocolate world. The cocoa beans had been on the market for less than a year, and a Haitian chocolate bar had never before received the award.

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