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Organic farming is on the rise in the U.S.

There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, according to the latest available data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This represents a 56% increase from 2011, the earliest comparable year. And while California remains king when it comes to the number of organic farms, several other […]

How fast fashion hurts environment, workers, society

The overabundance of fast fashion—readily available, inexpensively made clothing—has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis. "From the growth of water-intensive cotton, to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, to worker's low wages and poor working […]

Promoting eco-positive sanitary hygiene practices

Resurgence, a social enterprise founded by Mashiyat Rahman, Naziba Naila Wafa and Rafayet Khan from BRAC University, started off in February 2017. It aims at spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene amongst the underprivileged community of our society by manufacturing low-cost, biodegradable sanitary napkins made out of kochuripana (water hyacinth), which is easily available across Bangladesh. […]

The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019

Wildlife didn’t have an easy go of it in 2018. We lost the last male northern white rhino, the vaquita porpoise continued its slide toward extinction, poachers kept targeting pangolins and other rare creatures, and through it all the Trump administration kept trying to whittle away at key protections for endangered species. So with that rough […]

Feeding wildlife during winter does more harm than good

As Colorado enters the depths of the winter season, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds citizens that feeding big game in Colorado is not only illegal but can also harm them.“Native species are well adapted to survive the winter months on natural food sources,” said J Wenum, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in […]

Floating parks made from plastic waste could help communities tackle pollution

The equivalent of one truck of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean every minute, but what if it could be caught and removed before it drifted out to sea?One such solution, called the Recycled Park Project, is being floated. Developed over the last five years, the idea is turning plastic waste into islands. The Recycled Island Foundation and […]

Farmlands lose fertile topsoil to brick fields in Lalmonirhat

The topsoil of vast areas of farmlands in the agriculture based northern district is being used for manufacturing bricks, which is having a harmful impact on agriculture and the environment. Farmers are aware in this regard, but they are forced to sell the topsoil of their farmlands to brick kiln owners. Around 40 brick kilns […]

When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

The fall lasts long enough that I have time to watch the blue ice race upward, aeons of time compressed into glacial ice, flashing by in fractions of seconds. I assume I’ve fallen far enough that I’ve pulled my climbing partner, Sean, into the crevasse with me. This is what it’s like to die in […]

Lake Baikal: how climate change is threatening the world’s oldest, deepest lake

Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest, deepest lake, is feeling the temperature of human-induced climate change. Situated in southern Siberia, Baikal occupies one of the fastest warming regions on the planet and, as a result, the lake itself has got warmer, seasonal ice is present for a shorter period of time and has got thinner, and its waters […]

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2018

Last year was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with every state and territory recording above average temperatures in 2018. According to the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement, the nation’s average temperature last year was 1.14C above the average for 1961-1990, making 2018 slightly warmer than 2017. “When we look across all of Australia in […]

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