September 27, 2011:The world’s 7 billionth person is due to be born next month, into a world ill-equipped to support another consumer. It could be our columnist’s child. Here’s why she’s not feeling guilty about it.
June 28, 2011:In May of 1999, a 52-year-old cardiologist and his 22-year-old daughter sat down for lunch in upstate New York. The man ordered his favorite sandwich, a BLT. They talked about her upcoming college graduation. The man stopped... read more >
May 26, 2011:Toxic chemicals plague our lives. Now the nation’s leading school of chemistry is teaching a new generation of students the mantra of the future: "benign by design."
(June 9, 2011):
Hi, Erica. Thanks for your kind feedback. I found many references to the five regulated chemicals, but you're right, the list is not easy to come by on the web. Our source was Mike Wilson at Berkeley's Center for Green... Read More >
May 14, 2011:One-third of all food produced globally -- 1.3 billion tons -- is lost or wasted every year, a new study says. In 2010, OnEarth contributing editor Laura Wright examined her own trash bin and asked how we can all cut back on what we throw out.
A Brooklyn-based journalist, Laura is a contributing editor to OnEarth and former senior editor at the magazine. With degrees in environmental science and geology, and stints at Scientific American and Discover, she's also our favorite science geek.