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For sale: Wild Russian killer whales.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The boat circled a pod of killer whales feeding peacefully on fish. The crew had already pursued several different whale groups over the past few days with no success. After 10 failed capture attempts, the hunters knew their targets weren’t easy prey...



The interaction of human population, food production, and biodiversity protection.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Although technological change and unequal consumption inextricably mingle with demographic impacts on the environment, the needs of all human beings imply that projected population growth will undermine protection of the natural world.



Queensland prawn farmers demand compensation from Qantas after toxic leak.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Queensland prawn farmers are seeking compensation from Qantas after toxic firefighting foam leaked from its hangar into the Brisbane river.



Diet sodas raise risk of dementia and stroke, study finds.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week, researchers reported Thursday.



Commentary: An Alaskan’s fight to ban the chemical that poisoned her childhood.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Pamela Miller boarded a plane Wednesday morning bound for Geneva, Switzerland, where she hopes the world will ban a chemical she believes may have killed five members of her family.



‘It will go on for decades’: The real impact of Brisbane Airport toxic foam leak.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Experts have warned of the serious long-lasting effects of perfluorinated compounds leaked into Brisbane's waterways, saying the city could still be suffering from the spill in 100 years time.



The story of how fake sugar got approved is scary as hell.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The common-sense wisdom about the most widespread artificial sweetener on the market, aspartame, is that it's perfectly safe. But some independent scientists conclude that there are insufficient data. And how it was approved by the FDA is not reassuring.



Lead poisons children in Los Angeles neighborhoods rich and poor.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Lead poisoning afflicts hundreds of areas across Los Angeles County, from affluent hubs to low income or gentrifying areas, Reuters finds. The results surprised some local leaders, showing how lead hazards persist even in a health-conscious region.



Harnessing the environmental, and political, power of our local food system.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

One of the many things that have been made abundantly clear since Jan. 20: Much-needed shifts toward environmental and community sustainability will not be coming from the top down. Not anytime soon.



To solve hunger, first solve poverty.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A new book about the business of hunger argues that food charities’ reliance on corporate donations makes solving hunger impossible.



Essay: Why poverty is like a disease.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.



The town where mercury still rises.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Forty years after the discovery of mercury poisoning in a small Canadian town, children there continue to suffer its effects.



US environmentalists move fight from Capitol Hill to the courts.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The battle against US President Donald Trump's rollback of environmental protections is increasingly being fought in the legal arena, with new lawsuits recently launched to stop actions on pesticides and Arctic drilling.



Trump’s EPA cuts would hurt Oakland lead prevention.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The Trump administration is proposing to cut more than $16 million from the Environmental Protection Agency. If successful EPA programs that train contractors on the safe way to remove lead would be axed. Experts say that would mean more kids end up wi...



Returning native seeds to their roots.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Rematriating native seeds allows Native American communities to collect, plant, and trade foods that strengthen their heritage.



Philadelphia’s new soda tax is sweet and sour.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Retailers say soft drink sales have dropped by half, but preschool teachers are seeing the tax's benefits.



Nutrient-poor farms get a vitamin boost from zinc mines.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Injecting an industrial metal back into the ground could prove a boon for farmers and miners alike.



Artist sets futuristic dinner party in world reshaped by rising seas.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

What will our dinners look like when temperatures and sea levels rise and water floods our coastal towns and cities?



Climate change in Louisiana changes diets of Native Americans.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A changing ecosystem is forcing Native people away from centuries-old food gathering traditions toward supermarket shopping and processed food.



The new world order: Failing states and collapsing systems.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Our global dramas are now driven by the end of cheap energy, journalist Nafeez Ahmed argues.