By Allison Aubrey, NPR
Over the next year, the average American household of four will spend roughly $1800 on food they don't eat. Why do we throw away so much in the kitchen, and how can we cut those losses? Now, the culinary industry…
By Courtney Vinopal
Organic agriculture is billed as better for the environment, but a wholesale shift to this farming practice could increase net greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reports.
By Yale Environment 360
Natural disasters forced 7 million people to be displaced in the first half of this year.
By Berly McCoy
Chemists have adapted emerging technology -- called nanocoils -- to dissolve microplastics and turn the pollution into food for algae.
By Nsikan Akpan
PBS NewsHour spoke to four researchers about what the U.S. stands to gain and lose from future crewed voyages to the moon.
By Cristina Quinn
Heating and cooling buildings consumes 40 percent of energy used across the world. As climate change continues to threaten the planet, rising temperatures may only increase the usage. Now, an architect in Boston is trying to change not just how…
By Jeffrey Brown, Jaywon Choe, Lorna Baldwin
The Netherlands has become a global leader in implementing the tenets of a “circular economy,” a radical new approach to sustainable living that focuses on reducing consumption, minimizing waste and reusing nearly everything. As Jeffrey Brown reports, some Dutch companies…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
In an attempt to “do it the right way,” developer Syd Kitson is building Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre planned community just north of Ft. Meyers, with hope that it can operate almost entirely on solar power. So far about 200…
By PBS NewsHour
Walmart says that 28 percent of domestic power at its stores comes from renewable sources. And 85 percent of companies in the S&P 500 are also reporting updates on sustainability in their annual reports for investors -- up from 11…
Last year, we broke the story of a robot being being developed to fight invasive lionfish. This spring, the prototype landed in the open ocean for the first time. Here’s how they took the idea from paper to practice.
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