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10 Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward in 2018

10 Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward in 2018

Protecting the natural environment may seem overwhelming with increased natural disasters, melting sea ice, and threatened wildlife. But your choices can truly go a long way for your community and your health. Here are ten ways to be a better steward in 2018 and help others do the same! 1. Reduce the Carbon Footprint of […]

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    How Carbon Farming Can Help Solve Climate Change

    How Carbon Farming Can Help Solve Climate Change

    By David Burton Under the 2015 Paris agreement, nations pledged to keep the average global temperature rise to below 2C above pre-industrial levels and to take efforts to narrow that increase to 1.5C. To meet those goals we must not only stop the increase in our greenhouse gas emissions, we must also draw large amounts […]

    Tyson Foods Linked to Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History

    Tyson Foods Linked to Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History

    By Shana Gallagher What comes to mind when you think of Tyson Foods? A chicken nugget? A big red logo? How about the largest toxic dead zone in U.S. history? It turns out the meat industry—and corporate giants like Tyson Foods—are directly linked to this environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, and many others. […]

    Grass-Fed Beef Will Not Help Tackle Climate Change, Report Finds

    Grass-Fed Beef Will Not Help Tackle Climate Change, Report Finds

    By Daisy Dunne Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore. Indeed, research has suggested that grazing cattle can help offset global warming by stimulating soil to take up more carbon from the atmosphere. This process, known as soil […]

    6 Innovative Farmers That Will Change Your Perception of What It Means to Grow Food

    6 Innovative Farmers That Will Change Your Perception of What It Means to Grow Food

    By Tracie McMillan How do you feed a hotter, drier, more inequitable world? A new generation of American farmers are coming up with answers that rarely resemble the cornstalks and cattle pens of mainstream agriculture. Today’s American farmers are less white. They’re also increasingly experimental. Even as our biggest farms get bigger, small producers are […]

    8 Ways to Sequester Carbon to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

    8 Ways to Sequester Carbon to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

    By Mary Hoff Klaus Lackner has a picture of the future in his mind, and it looks something like this: 100 million semi-trailer-size boxes, each filled with a beige fabric configured into what looks like shag carpet to maximize surface area. Each box draws in air as though it were breathing. As it does, the […]

    We’ll Soon Be Using More Than Earth Can Provide

    We’ll Soon Be Using More Than Earth Can Provide

    By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on Aug. 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From Jan. 1 to Aug. 2, […]