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The Dangers of Runoff From Land

The Dangers of Runoff From Land

With #PlasticFreeJuly upon us, there has been a necessary, global focus on curbing plastic pollution and other trash that comes from land and often ends up in the sea. Now, in partnership with Plastic Oceans International, EcoWatch is highlighting the dangers of another land-based source of ecological harm: runoff. According to the United States Geological […]

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    First Human-Composting Funeral Home in the US Is Open for Business

    First Human-Composting Funeral Home in the US Is Open for Business

    For those who have dedicated their lives to heal and protect the planet, how do you honor that sacrifice after death? This is a question that has been on the minds of environmental activists for decades. Both cremations and traditional burials cause environmental damage that is not easy to reconcile. However, that is all changing […]

    Chipotle Launches Tool to Tell You the ‘Foodprint’ of Each Ingredient

    Chipotle Launches Tool to Tell You the ‘Foodprint’ of Each Ingredient

    How does your burrito impact the environment? If you ordered it from Chipotle, there is now a way to find out. The chain on Monday launched a first-of-its kind sustainability tool called the Real Foodprint, which allows customers to see how each of its 53 intentionally sourced ingredients compares to the industry average when it […]

    ‘Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution’: New Paper Outlines Vision for Climate Action

    ‘Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution’: New Paper Outlines Vision for Climate Action

    By Andrea Germanos A white paper out Friday declares that “there is hope right beneath our feet” to address the climate crisis as it touts regenerative agriculture as a “win-win-win” solution to tackling runaway carbon emissions. “Humans broke the planet with grave agricultural malpractice,” Tom Newmark, chairman of The Carbon Underground and a contributor to […]

    Synthetic Fertilizers Are Heating the Planet. But There’s an Alternative.

    Synthetic Fertilizers Are Heating the Planet. But There’s an Alternative.

    From raising livestock to growing vegetables, farmers help put food on our plates. But agriculture also creates emissions that warm the climate. And the most warming is caused by nitrous oxide, an especially potent global warming gas. “The use of synthetic fertilizers is the biggest source of nitrous oxide emissions,” said Lauren Snyder, an education […]

    5 Things You Might Not Know About Forests – But Should

    5 Things You Might Not Know About Forests – But Should

    By Douglas Broom “Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people,” said former U.S. president, Franklin Roosevelt. Covering almost a third of the Earth’s surface, forests are home to eight in 10 animal and plant species. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the […]