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Cattle, Cellulose, and a Changing Climate

The vast majority of scientists agree that human-caused climate change has played a major role in the recent wildfires and tropical storms that have devastated communities around the world.…

May 26, 2022
History of the Chesapeake
The Chesapeake Bay is the world’s third-largest estuary (CBF) and is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
May 19, 2022
What Is Ocean Acidification and How Does It Affect Marine Life?

It’s no secret that carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are driving global warming. What's less talked about is the direct impact that these emissions have on earth’s ocean.…

May 10, 2022
Ocean Dead Zones: What Are They and Can Dead Zones Recover?

The ocean might be the last thing on your mind when eating a hamburger or chicken nugget, but what we eat is more closely connected to the health of our oceans than many people realize.…

Apr 19, 2022
What Is Deforestation and What Are the Causes of Deforestation?
Deforestation is a major driver of climate change and biodiversity loss, but fortunately there are practical steps we can take to help prevent it.
Mar 15, 2022
What Is Climate Change and Is It Real? What Causes Climate Change?

You’ve most likely heard by now that we’re living in a climate emergency. While none of us can know for sure what the world will look like in 10, 20, or 50 years, we’re heading for disaster if our current emissions of greenhouse gasses go unchecked, and a large quantity of those emissions are caused by the systems we use to produce our food. …

Mar 08, 2022
Hidden in the Air: Factory Farming and Air Pollution

All around us is a part of the natural world we often take for granted: air. As the population has continued to rise, bringing with it increased human emissions, poor air quality has become the greatest global environmental health risk.…

Feb 17, 2022
What Is Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry? Is Land Use Change Bad?

In the Amazon rainforest, a howler monkey swings from tree to tree as a family of green winged macaws fly over the forest canopy below.…

Feb 08, 2022
Soy Farms: Is Soy Farming Bad for the Environment?

Early in the morning, a tractor arrives at the edge of a field and starts to make its way across the vast stretch of land.…

Jan 25, 2022
Factory Farming and the Environment: 11 Facts and Statistics

The climate impact of our food system is often overlooked. What we eat generally receives less attention than what we wear or how we travel.…

Jan 18, 2022
How do we save our water? It starts with our food.

The western United States is facing historic drought conditions. More than 95% of the region is experiencing drought, and some experts believe we are currently in the grips of a “megadrought”—extreme, prolonged droughts that have occurred throughout history and can last for up to 40 years.…

Jan 14, 2022
Animal Agriculture: How Bad Is It for Climate Change and the Environment?

Meat producers want you to believe that eating meat is natural, but there's nothing natural about factory farming, which imprisons billions of sentient beings and, like fossil fuel production, is a leading cause of large-scale climate destruction.…

Dec 07, 2021