If we nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of citizens and invest in key infrastructure like broadband, we can create the kind of sustainable rural economies that are buffered from the whims of global markets and faraway CEOs.
The benefits of living near nature include a reduced risk of type II diabetes, heart disease, preterm birth and premature death, researchers found.
The higher the quality of people’s diets, the more food they tended to waste. Fruits and vegetables are the most likely foods to be thrown out before being consumed.
The word “deal” appeared 13 times in Trump’s remarks about pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Accords. He likes that word. He talked much less about the threat that global warming might pose to life on earth.
Study participants who read about how environmental behaviors could help them in their personal lives were more likely to say they’d be willing to make such changes.
The repurposing of secondhand goods, with rare exceptions, confer little social status. In fact, such repurposing has become less popular in recent years.
A marginal increase in the truck weight limits would mean taking thousands of trucks off Minnesota highways. That means less traffic and less wear on our roads and bridges.
An announcement from a California-based consumer health watchdog group says no, chocolate isn’t good for you. Sorry.
Pew Research Center has found that the general public and scientists sharply disagree on several high profile science-related issues, including climate change, genetically modified foods and human evolution.
A discussion with Kathleen Schuler, a member of the Minnesota Public Health Association’s Policy and Advocacy Committee, who is calling for a formal health risk assessment of the proposed PolyMet mine.
The number of extremely hot days — ones with temperatures over 90 degrees — in Midwestern cities is likely to triple by 2046, a paper in JAMA says.
The data were collected from more than 7,500 people participating in an ongoing, nationally represented study in the U.K.
Military officials have reported rising sea levels, storm surges, wildfires, mudslides, and dislocated protected species — to deaf ears.
Nearly a half-century since Rachel Louise Carson published ‘Silent Spring,’ her impact can be seen in the Environmental Protection Agency, the lack of DDT use, and the modern environmentalist movement.
An investigation shows that gangs are felling vast tracts that once gave the Balkans their name.
Apples once again topped the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list, while avocados usurped asparagus for the “cleanest” spot on the “Clean Fifteen” list.
These ancient, gnarled, grizzled and stooped arboreal monsters are our oldest living links to the past.
Destructive policies include culling sharks, dumping near the Great Barrier Reef and eroding protection of a UNESCO World Heritage forest.
The disorders linked to phthalates and other chemicals include everything from compromised sperm quality to congenital malformations of the testes and urethra.
The same scientists, consultants and PR companies are being used to quash safety concerns, Mother Jones reports.