The world needs robust supply chains that are founded on sustainability, collaboration, trust, transparency, visibility and diversification of supply.
By Adel Guitouni, Cynthia Waltho, Mohammadreza Nematollahi, The Conversation
One in two children in the U.S. have detectable levels of lead in their blood, cavers descend to the bottom of Yemen’s ‘Well of Hell’ for the first time and newly discovered fossil footprints show earlier human arrival in North…
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
After water, concrete is the most consumed substance on the planet and its production is expected to grow from 4.4 billion tons to 5.5 billion tons by 2050. But its production, which involves cement, comes at a huge environmental cost…
By Mori Rothman
A large-scale survey asked people exactly that. One use of recycled carbon dioxide stood out.
By Lucca Henrion, Joe Árvai, Lauren Lutzke, Volker Sick, The Conversation
By Jessica Thompson, David K. Wright, Sarah Ivory, The Conversation
Combining evidence from archaeology, geochronology and paleoenvironmental science, researchers identified how ancient humans by Lake Malawi were the first to substantially modify their environment.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Many of the products we use today, especially ones made from plastic, rubber or other long-lasting materials, will outlive us for generations. Researchers like chemical engineer and 2020 MacArthur fellow Paul Dauenhauer are working on solutions that can offer us…
By Mark Bittman, Melanie Saltzman, Steve W. Thompson
Each year, produce like corn and soybeans are grown on millions of acres of Iowa farmland. While the bulk of the farming is conducted by men, roughly half of the state's farmland is owned, or co-owned, by women. Mark Bittman…
There's a dire need to repair aging infrastructure in the U.S., and an innovative building material could be a game changer. Embedded with steel fibers, ultra-high performance concrete is about five to 10 times stronger than standard concrete -- and…
By Allison Aubrey, NPR
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, about 204 million pounds of turkey meat will be thrown away this Thanksgiving. That’s an estimated $293 million worth. As we continue our look at innovative solutions to food waste across the country,…
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