The Chesapeake Bay is beset by manmade waste and overfishing. And it is laced with diseases that take the lives of countless oysters and striped bass and with chemicals that are changing the sex of male smallmouth bass. But the return of sturgeon is a sign that the bay can recover.
Cows have long been castigated for their methane-belching, manure-producing ways, one of agriculture's top contributors to climate change. Now, a high-tech project aims to help cows produce far less methane and far more milk.
Mark Monette, chef and co-owner of Boulder's iconic Flagstaff House restaurant, is among many local chefs who have worked to help Boulder put its best culinary foot forward at the Chefs Collaborative's summit that brought together 350-plus chefs and other food professionals Sunday to work together on improving the country's food system with an […]
It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world. But once you're there, there's no need for fossil fuels at all.
Sun, wind and water now rule an area that was once polluted and derelict. In the Swedish city of Malmo, an old shipyard has been converted from industrial wasteland to spotless eco-district, setting a world class example for sustainable living.
Concrete is the most-used construction material in the world and a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. But by using a different chemical formula to make the material, new research suggests it's possible to significantly reduce concrete's carbon footprint.
The World Health Organisation said on Friday it expected to begin small-scale use of two experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa early next year and in the meantime transfusions of survivors' blood may offer the best hope of treatment.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, is the most far-reaching zero deforestation policy ever established, covering Cargill's sprawling global empire of businesses, including palm oil, sugar, soy, cattle, and cocoa.
The National Marine Fishery Services once predicted that the Gulf’s red snapper population wouldn’t rebound fully until 2032. But with a new management system in place since 2007, and a growing emphasis on sustainability, both fish and fishermen are now flourishing.
A western city with a Republican mayor, Oklahoma City might seem like an unlikely candidate to become a beacon of weight-losing, pedestrian friendly urban design. But to attract millenials and keep citizens healthy, you have to take drastic measures.
Two views of multinational corporations and their role in the climate crisis clashed in the world's financial capital Monday. As protesters rallied to 'stop capitalism,' corporate leaders plotted a path to a low-carbon future.
As global investments in clean energy sank 11 percent to $245 billion last year, banks found a new opportunity: funding, advising and leading the initial public offerings of renewable-power investment firms called yield companies.
We know: Beginning a series on current ocean news seems like a bleak proposition. Between the expanding garbage patches and relentless rise of warming seas, positive stories aren't exactly growing on trees. So we've gone to the trouble to net you 36 whole reasons to be excited about the future of the high seas.
Jones Falls, whose watershed is home to about 200,000 people and spans some 40 square miles from Garrison to the Inner Harbor, is set to begin a series of restoration and maintenance projects to improve recreational conditions and overall stream health.
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