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Catherine M. Odell
25 February 2020
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
The University of Notre Dame installed three Grind2Energy systems, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste from the campus’ dining halls. The systems process the waste and send it to a local dairy farm where the...
21 February 2020
Malta, Montana, United States
Over 3000 Words
According to the WWF, 69 percent of the Northern Great Plains remains untilled, providing great opportunity for making sure that land remains untouched. Two conservation organizations, the Nature Conservancy and the A...
17 February 2020
Norfolk Island, Australia
As countries wrestle with how to reduce their carbon emissions, grassroots carbon rationing experiments are taking shape around the word. On an Australian Island of 800 people, a quarter of them participated in a test...
The Philadelphia Citizen
Jessica Blatt Press
12 February 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A workforce development initiative, PowerCorpsPHL, pays participants to learn skills and gain hands-on experience for jobs that offer long-term career opportunity in the field of environmental sustainability. Particip...
6 February 2020
An unusual mixture of biochar — a charcoal-like substance that is produced by burning organic matter — and dung beetles is one way farmers could reduce their cows’ methane emissions to combat climate change, while als...
3 February 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Collecting data about environmental risks and resiliency projects facilitates investment and funding. The Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Cities Program and Cities Vulnerability Assessment encourage participating ci...
22 January 2020
In an effort to get back to the roots of climate change, Plants for the Planet and other international initiatives plant millions of trees each year to help capture the massive amounts of carbon being released into th...
Kerry Rose Graning
20 January 2020
Louisiana, United States
Martin Ecosystems uses recycled plastic bottles to manufacture artificial islands and shorelines, allowing native vegetation to grow and preventing land erosion, which has restored Louisiana’s wetlands and barrier isl...
10 January 2020
Bozeman, Montana, United States
Outdoor enthusiasts make effective citizen scientists. In Montana, Adventure Scientists pairs outdoor adventure-seekers with scientists looking to collect data in remote locations. The volunteers gather data that info...
17 December 2019
Port Stephens, Australia
In Australia, scientists have developed a method to seed the ocean floor with healthy plants as a way to regrow dying ocean forests vital to the ecosystem. They have also crowdsourced the process, with volunteers coll...
9 December 2019
Over 3000 Words
As the agriculture industry faces crop and profit loss due to catastrophic weather events, many farmers and ranchers are being catalysts for conversations with politicians, scientists, and environmental groups about h...
16 November 2019
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Broadcast TV News
Planting perennial grains for human consumption retains more nutrients in the soil, prevents soil erosion, and traps carbon. Farmers and researchers have been working to develop a commercially viable perennial grain, ...
13 November 2019
Laporiya, Rajasthan, India
Under 800 Words
The people of a small village on the edge of the Thar Desert have managed for decades to resist "desertification" -- degradation of arid land to the point that it is uninhabitable -- by storing monsoon waters for use ...
4 November 2019
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
In the morning, before the city’s cleaning crew makes its rounds, volunteers of the Lights Out Baltimore chapter are counting the number of birds that fly into buildings. Each year, for four months, they monitor 25 bu...
29 October 2019
Green burials—the practice of burying a body in the earth with the intention of it decomposing naturally—are becoming more popular across Canada as people become aware of the high prices and environmental damage that ...
25 September 2019
Athens, Georgia, United States
Grocery stores across the nation have explored creative solutions to recycle plastic bags, including melting them into new bags and even using the material to build compact lumber and playground equipment. In Athens, ...
16 July 2019
As people around the world become increasingly aware of the harmful nature of plastic use, bioplastics have risen in popularity. But the term “bioplastic” actually means different things and the type of bioplastics ou...
2 July 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Creating and supporting local food systems requires public-private partnerships in urban planning. Across the United States, nonprofit organizations such as Trees Atlanta in Georgia successfully work with cities to op...
26 June 2019
Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
A New Jersey nonprofit, Sustainable Jersey, is taking a collaborative approach to environmental health, action, and sustainability. The organization is primarily a certification program, giving New Jersey towns guidel...
20 May 2019
Over 15 Minutes
Buildings with permeable surfaces increase energy efficiency, mimicking natural structures. In Harare, Zimbabwe, the Eastgate Centre employs methods borrowed from termite mound construction to efficiently regulate the...
9 May 2019
Milton, Delaware, United States
A coastal recovery project in Delaware Bay is using a technique that they call "engineering with nature" to bring back the 4,000 acres of wetlands from the disastrous effects of human interference and climate change. ...
2 May 2019
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Across the world, research is being done to figure out if probiotics – live bacteria that hold numerous health benefits – can help animals other than humans. Thus far, such treatments have yielded success in labs work...
25 April 2019
Community-based monitoring and communication systems allow farmers to monitor environmental threats in real time. Volatile weather patters have caused spikes in salinity, caused when there is an influx of salt water. ...
24 April 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
A Florida Gulf Coast University graduate and his brother started a fishing apparel company where they plant a mangrove tree for every item sold. Mangroves are a key species to combatting climate change, providing a ha...
9 April 2019
Ejido La Mesa, Mexico
The monarch butterfly is a migratory species that winters in central Mexico. However, warming temperatures have threatened the forests that house the butterflies. Scientists have responded by creating a greenhouse to ...
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