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Here’s How We Feed the World

Here’s How We Feed the World

By David R. Montgomery One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around the world. Other agricultural myths hinder recognizing the potential to restore degraded […]

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    5 Reasons Eliminating NASA’s Climate Research Would Be a Huge Mistake

    5 Reasons Eliminating NASA’s Climate Research Would Be a Huge Mistake

    By James Dyke Will President Donald Trump really slash funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) “politicized” climate change science? It certainly has been politicized, but not by the scientists conducting it. Blame instead the fossil fuel industry-funded lobby groups and politicians that have for more than a generation tried using doubt, obfuscation […]

    Why Sacred Sites Were Destroyed for the Dakota Access Pipeline

    Why Sacred Sites Were Destroyed for the Dakota Access Pipeline

    By Chip Colwell This summer, Tim Mentz Sr. told the world via a YouTube video, which has now been removed by the user, about the destruction of his cultural heritage. A former tribal historic preservation officer of the Standing Rock Sioux, Mentz wore a baseball cap, rimless glasses and two thin braids of graying hair. […]

    Why Seabirds Tragically Mistake Ocean Plastic for Food

    Why Seabirds Tragically Mistake Ocean Plastic for Food

    By Matthew Savoca Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food. Plastic debris can be found in oceans around the world. Scientists have estimated that there are more than […]

    How the Paris Climate Agreement Will Change Your Life

    How the Paris Climate Agreement Will Change Your Life

    By Chris Hope It should be a momentous occasion for the environment. On Oct. 5, 55 countries with 55 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions ratified the Paris climate change agreement. Today, it comes into force. It's Official: #ParisAgreement Becomes International Law https://t.co/VoVrMIk5rM @UNFCCC @sierraclub @greenpeaceusa @foe_us @NRDC — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) November 4, 2016 […]