The Buffalo River was everyone’s – industries’ and individuals’ – dumping ground for most of the last century. But when finished at year’s end, the $44 million cleanup of the waterway will allow residents to use the Buffalo River in ways no one thought imaginable.
Marilyn Grossman and her husband, Brad, are making soap from goat's milk and non-GMO (non-genetically modified organism)ingredients like coconut oil, Shea butter, emu oil, soybean oil, lye and, of course, goat milk.
About two dozen species of fireflies – members of the Lampyridae family – call Ohio home, and despite years of concern about their supposedly declining numbers in the Buckeye State, they're back in a big way this summer, depending on where you live.
In Portland, Oregon, entrepreneur Franklin Jones has embraced the future of urban transport. Never mind that the future closely resembles early 20th-Century Britain. Jones, the owner of B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, uses the same technology relied on by postal carriers in Victorian England, or by Good Humor ice cream vendors in postwar America.
Oral rehydration solution — a simple but life-saving beverage of water, salt and sugar formulated in the late 1960s by American and Bengali doctors and researchers working in Dhaka — has saved an estimated 50 million lives worldwide, particularly children.
Bee colonies are dying off in alarming numbers in rural Minnesota and across the country, sparking worries about global food production and environmental health. It's a different story, though, in the hives on the roof of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. They're healthy, breeding and making lots of honey.
White Lake, a West Michigan lake that once made headlines as being on a "Toxic hot list," is said to cleaned-up and will be delisted as an “Area of Concern” in the eyes of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Earlier this year banker Richard Kauffman rolled out a state-owned financing startup with $1 billion in assets called N.Y. Green Bank. The hope is that, through strategic lending, the state can give the private sector the incentive to help transform New York State’s power system. If it works, the project could provide a template for other states.
During her career at the EPA, Ramona Trovato has been a critical transformation agent in the area of environmental health, addressing the effects of pollution on children and helping the agency become better prepared to handle the challenges of the post-9/11 era.
We were just outside of town when we saw the thing we'd been most hoping to see. "Bald eagle! Bald eagle!" I shouted as the bird emerged from around the trees that reached out over the river. It flew just over our heads, its white head and brown body clear against the blue sky.
Humpback whales and great white sharks are surging in numbers in the waters around New York City this summer, in a wildlife bonanza that is delighting naturalists, environmentalists and fishermen - if not necessarily bathers.
Many people toss those cardboard boxes that bring goodies from Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers into the recycling bin without a second thought. But the cardboard may soon be coming back in the form of a cozy blanket of insulation lining the inside walls of homes around the country.
At a Saturday-morning farmers’ market in the underprivileged East New York section of Brooklyn, Joanna White is buying a bundle of freshly harvested beets, even though she’s pretty sure her teenage daughter will never agree to taste them.
The tobacco raised by Western North Carolina farmers once provided a good cash crop for a product deemed unsafe by the U.S. Surgeon General. Now farmers could make good money raising herbs for better health through traditional Chinese medicine.
Chris Holman and Kriss Marion are accidental farmers, since getting into full-time agriculture was not part of their plan. What Holman and Marion have in common now, though, is they're enrolled in the Beginning Farmers Institute, a national program meant to develop leaders in a career field that faces scores of retirements.
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