Almost everyone has a science experiment or two hiding in their refrigerator. (Say, is that last summer’s lasagna or an undiscovered species of mushroom?) But food waste creates more than scientific curiosities. It’s an environmental problem, too.
We’ve long been committed to supporting the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) efforts to ensure that palm oil production is legal, economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial.
There are a lot of things that contribute to our so-called “climate footprint,” the total amount of global warming greenhouse gas emissions that our lives create. Transportation is number one. Our homes clock in at number two. And would you believe the number three thing that’s eating up the atmosphere is food?
I don't buy clothes very often. In fact, I think I'm still wearing socks I bought in college. Back then, as now, I put a priority on buying clothes made with natural fibers like cotton, wool, and linen. Recently though, I had to restock my sock drawer for the first time in years, and I discovered to my dismay that things have changed. It's hard to find cotton socks!
Ever since the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vast gyre of floating trash, was discovered in the 1990s, researchers have been wondering just how much plastic the world’s oceans contain. Now research is providing the answer and some surprising good news.
First there was the USDA food pyramid, a helpful visual guide to healthier eating. Five years ago, the pyramid turned into a plate. Now there are rumors the plate may soon feature a diet that boosts the environment, too. But what exactly does our dinner look like when we eat with more than ourselves in mind?
There may be snow on the ground, but believe it or not the great annual monarch butterfly migration has only recently ended. Worryingly, it hasn’t been nearly as great in recent years as it should be, but the news from Mexico says there’s hope yet.
They say you never forget your first time, and I certainly remember mine: When I finally got my hands on an iPad, it was like holding the future. From smart home gizmos and music streaming to books and movies, it put the world in my hands and started saving it, too, with “green” apps that make it easy to live sustainably.
Last winter, white visitors from the north started showing up in the lower 48 in numbers never previously recorded. Young Snowy Owls born that summer in the Arctic wandered as far south as Florida, and as far east as the island of Bermuda. Bird lovers and birds alike had quite an eventful winter.
Nature is a big place. Its mountains and oceans are vast. Its forests and plains stretch forever. There’s a lot out there. But not as much as before because Earth has only half the wildlife today that it had just 40 years ago.