Food & Health
A Canadian pipeline company asks the EPA for more time to dredge a Michigan river where it spilled tar sands oil more than three years ago. Request: denied.
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
Introducing OnEarth’s first-ever theme month, exploring the ways in which cutting-edge ideas about sustainability have been influenced by wisdom from previous generations.
As we race toward the Next Big Sustainable Idea, it's worth pausing to check the rearview mirror.
Ten things you probably don’t know about the turkey, America’s favorite holiday bird.
Are you raising 'Generation Toxic?' Here’s how to keep your kids safe from some of the worst chemicals that could damage their development.
We’ve known for years that lead seriously impairs early childhood development. Now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals.
Climate change could bring more runoff and toxic algal blooms to Lake Erie.
Anaerobic digestion enlists microbes to gobble up the organic waste that typically goes into landfills. Could it also turn our rotten melons into fresh megawatts?
Drugs given to humans and livestock may be creating superbugs in nature.
Climate change is bringing blood-sucking nightmares that can carry dengue and yellow fever to California.
A Koch brothers company is piling huge mounds of toxic petcoke—the black, dusty remnants of tar sands oil—along the Calumet River. Chicagoans (obviously) want it out of there.
Leaked documents reveal that a "science" group—which defends fracking, junk food, BPA, and pesticides—has been taking money from big business. Anyone surprised?
A family that has been fishing Alaska’s wild waters for three generations is now shipping sockeye salmon to the heart of brownstone Brooklyn. Can it help save Bristol Bay?
The insatiable and destructive Asian carp is reproducing in the Great Lakes watershed for the first time—now what?