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How much should major polluters pay? A case against DuPont provides a model.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable.

Kitchen gardens cultivate bond between refugees, Kenyan hosts.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A project in northern Kenya aims to make refugees self-reliant through farming, while helping them integrate with the local community.

Inside the oil spill that followed Trudeau to China.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

There is certain information about Husky Energy’s catastrophic oil spill in Saskatchewan last summer that you won’t find on the company’s brand new website.

Podcast: How the chicken industry got hooked on antibiotics.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Now that drugs have transformed chicken farming, is there any way to escape their dangerous cost?

Plastic in the sea smells like food to fish, finds new study.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Plastic starts to smell like food to fish after it has been in the sea, according to research that sheds new light on how the artificial, toxic substance is getting into the food chain.

Can we feed the world with farmed fish?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. But such volumes of fish and shellfish could not be grown without costs.

A soil app aims to get kids deep into dirt.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The Center for Ecoliteracy has developed a new tool to help kids understand where their food comes from.

Nearly one-third of bat species in North America are on the decline.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Scientists with NatureServe, an international biodiversity conservation NGO, looked at the conservation status of the 45 species of bat that occur in North America north of Mexico.

The bees are better, but they’re not all right.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Total population collapse? No. Weaker insects? Yes. Problematic pesticides? Probably.

Five die while using obesity devices, FDA says.

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

At least five people have died soon after being fitted with balloons aimed at helping them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Arctic waters get long-sought protection after Ottawa, Inuit group reach agreement.

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

An Inuit group and the federal government are creating a national marine conservation area in Lancaster Sound that will be – by far – Canada’s largest.

This beast kills at least 500,000 people a year. A Penn scientist is trying to stop it.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

In the fight against Zika, malaria, and other mosquito-borne killers, the answer could lie with the insect's immune system.

No guarantees: Sudies shed new light on the edc potential of BPA & BPS., Studies shed new light on the EDC potential of BPA & BPS.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

While bisphenol A is a known endocrine-disrupting compound (EDC), its substitute bisphenol S has been shown to be worrisome as well. Three new studies add more evidence that exposure to these EDCs early in life will likely lead to serious health issues...

Deaths from colon cancer are up in younger, white people.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

More Americans are dying from colon cancer at younger ages, and researchers are not sure why.

PODCAST: Access denied.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The indigenous people of northern Canada are suffering from food access challenges, leading to both poor diets and poor health outcomes. They need policy makers' help to find land-based food solutions. But if food access improves, will dietary choice f...

Your cat is killing the Earth – but you can prevent it.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

To honor cats on the International Cat Day, DW encourages their human companions to protect the planet we all share. From carbon pawprint to waste to wildlife - it is in our hands to take up better practices.

Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The little known Brokpa tribals of Ladakh, who claim to have been vegans for some 2,200 years of their existence, are slowly opting for an alternative diet including dairy products, eggs, and meat thanks to climate change.

Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Over the last two decades, scientists have found that warmer temperatures are quietly spoiling the mood, making it harder for plants and animals to reproduce.

Industrial meat production is killing our seas. It’s time to change our diets.

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

America’s addiction to cheap meat, fed on corn and soy in vast indoor factories, comes at a high cost to our own health and that of the planet.

Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here is what you can really do to save the environment.

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

As a sustainable lifestyle blogger, my job is to make conscious consumerism look good. Over the course of four years Instagramming eco-friendly outfits, testing non-toxic nail polish brands, and writing sustainable city guides, I became a proponent of ...