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‘As a carnist I’m conditioned to accept meat-eating is natural.’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

In a bid to live more simply - and eat more ethically - does rearing your own livestock for sustenance raise more questions than it answers? A novice farmer responds.

What causes obesity? 10 food items that can cause excessive weight gain.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Harvard University has established the food items that are supposedly the most unhealthy and the reason behind obesity.

This quiet agricultural ‘moonshot’ could change the future of food.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The global population is skyrocketing, the climate is changing, and diets are shifting. So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming session.

Your DNA-based diet plan? He’s got an app for that.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Justin Kao’s DNA technology could allow customers to buy apps offering everything from food recommendations to family-planning resources on-demand.

Plastic water bottles might have poisoned ancient Californians.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

This is not evidence of time travel. These bottles aren't clear, and they don't have labels. They're pitch black—made by indigenous tribes who coated large, woven bulbs with a tar-like substance called bitumen.

1,000 kilometers from the coast, bears gorge on ocean fish.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

It’s common to see bears gorging on salmon in places like British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. In coastal regions, salmon provide a vital source of nutrients that support the wider ecosystem. But a new study shows that even as far as 1,000 kil...

How to read and understand a scientific paper: A guide for non-scientists.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Jennifer Raff has prepared a helpful guide for non-scientists on how to read a scientific paper. These steps and tips will be useful to anyone interested in the presentation of scientific findings and raise important points for scientists to consider...

Yellowstone grizzly bear to lose endangered species protection.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region.

‘Lead free’ needs to be applied to food.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

What do we think should be the allowable levels of lead in baby food? How about none? It shouldn't even be a point of discussion. Zero should be the goal.

Millions of mysterious ‘sea pickles’ swamp US west coast.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A rare, tiny marine creature known as the “unicorn of the sea” has swarmed in its millions on the west coast of America, ruining fishermen’s nets and baffling scientists who are scrambling to find out more about them.

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A new study found climate change is having an unlikely effect on polar bears: it’s making them healthier, stronger and, in turn, more dangerous.

One in five baby food samples has lead. Here’s what you need to know.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

You may have caught wind of last week’s news that 20 percent of baby food—and 14 percent of other food—contains lead. The finding came from a report by the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group. Here’s what you should know.

Urban farming won’t save us from climate change.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Community gardens serve many purposes. A new study says that slowing climate change in colder climates such as the Northeast's isn't one of them.

Interior chief wants to shed 4,000 employees in department shake-up.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Ryan Zinke told lawmakers he will rely on attrition, reassignments and buyouts to cut 8 percent of his workforce.

Md., Va. restoration of Chesapeake Bay ‘largely on track.’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Maryland is slipping behind schedule on removing pollutants from its stormwater runoff and septic system discharges but is otherwise largely on pace in its cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a top environmental group.

U2’s The Edge talks up food as an anti-cancer weapon.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The rock group's famed lead guitarist wants more research into how foods might help ward off the disease.

How vanity could save the planet.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Worrying about social status is a surprisingly good motivator for people to go green.

U.S.-China beef deal puts higher emissions on the menu.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The growing Chinese middle class has a love affair with beef, and it now has a new supplier. The deal could increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.

Beyond meatless Mondays: 5 ways to get more plant-based food on American plates.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000

At the recent Reducetarian Summit, plant-based food advocates discussed ways to get consumers to eat less meat.