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Leafy green vegetables are produced in a growing facility in Western Cape Province, South Africa.
January 9, 2018
When grocery stores tout sustainable products, consumers may take their claims at face value. Yet few studies have analyzed whether or not companies... Read More
December 12, 2017
Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) gathered to discuss transforming food production... Read More
Grassland fire
December 11, 2017
Frequent burning over decades reduces the amount of carbon and nitrogen stored in soils of savanna grasslands and broadleaf forests, in part because... Read More
vertical wind turbine in Alaska
November 17, 2017
With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use... Read More
Traffic passes through polluted air in Ningbo, China.
November 13, 2017
Policymakers at this week’s international climate negotiations in Germany meet amid sobering news that gives their work new urgency. After three... Read More
Fish in the waters of Palmyra Atoll
November 9, 2017
The Trump administration is considering rolling back federal protections for a number of national monuments. While most are on land and relatively... Read More
Hal Mooney
November 2, 2017
Stanford ecologist Hal Mooney was 18-years-old and taking a break from working as a “mess boy” aboard a Norwegian cargo ship when inspiration struck... Read More
hand turning sink faucet handle
October 25, 2017
“A number of water utilities that we work with observed unprecedented and unexpected water conservation levels during the recent drought in... Read More
A white-lipped peccary
October 9, 2017
Trees in tropical forests are well known for removing carbon dioxide from the air and storing the potent greenhouse gas as carbon in their leafy... Read More