How Paris will become ‘100% cyclable’

The French capital is dramatically expanding its network of segregated bike lanes and more than tripling bicycle parking spots as part of a massive new investment.

A river’s right to flow

Indigenous communities and conservationists around the world are challenging the view of water as a human commodity, and fighting to keep this precious resource in the ecosystems it sustains. Can the same approach work in the United States’ arid Southwest?

Coal stocks rise, even as the planet warms

As the prospects for strong government action to curb climate change grow less certain, energy shares, and especially coal mining stocks, are generating astonishing returns.

LISTEN: Respecting Earth and Indigeneity in the Grand Canyon

Let’s lend our ears to Daniel Pawlak, the Cultural Demonstrator Program Manager at Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is a beautiful, sprawling landscape of mesas and rock formations. But Dan describes a thriving series of desert ecosystems, much more...

Is there a constitutional right to food? Mainers to decide

Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies, and turn urban neighborhoods into cattle pastures.

Peter Dykstra: We have met the enemy, and he is us

Is anyone really, truly surprised that President Biden’s relatively ambitious plan to address climate change is being axed so quickly from his infrastructure package?A poll this month by Cambridge University found less than fifty percent of citizens in seven...

Permafrost thaw could release bacteria and viruses

Read the full story from the European Space Agency. When considering the implications of thawing permafrost, our initial worries are likely to turn to the major issue of methane being released into the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming or issues for local...

Disneyland Resort pilots new program aimed at reducing food waste

Read the full story from Spectrum News 1. Disneyland Resort has rolled out a pilot program aimed at reducing food waste. The program is being tested at Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland, which has separate bins for trash, food waste and mixed recycling, including...

Climate change is causing problems for puffins

Read the full story from NPR. Maine’s population of rare Atlantic puffins took a hit this year, as the number of chicks to survive a tough summer plummeted. The state’s coastal bays and the Gulf of Maine is among the fastest-warming large water bodies on the planet,...

Google turns its AI on traffic lights to reduce pollution

Read the full story at Engadget. Poorly timed traffic lights don’t just waste precious minutes. Like Google’s chief sustainability officer Kate Brandt pointed out at a media event yesterday, they’re also bad for the environment and public health. The company unveiled...

GHub: The new place to be for ice sheet scientists

Read the full story from the University of Buffalo. With NSF funding, ice sheet and computer scientists have created a new online platform that aims to reduce bottlenecks in research on ice sheets and sea level riseRead more →

Is upcycling the answer to America’s food waste problem?

Read the full story at Food Processing. Joining the Food For Thought podcast this week is Pulp Pantry’s Kaitlin Mogentale here to talk about the upcycling food movement and how the process of taking one company’s food waste can turn into another company’s product...

Team discovers invasive-native crayfish hybrids in Missouri

Read the full story from the University of Illinois. In a study of crayfish in the Current River in southeastern Missouri, researchers discovered – almost by chance – that the virile crayfish, Faxonius virilis, was interbreeding with a native crayfish, potentially...

Rusty patched bumble bee stalls construction over Bell Bowl Prairie

Read the full story from WNIJ. The discovery of a foraging rusty patched bumble bee stalled construction on an expansion project at the Chicago Rockford International Airport — but only for a while. Environmental advocates want the delay to be permanent. They say the...

Every Picture Tells a Story: Telehealth

Telehealth and digital healthcare have become buzzwords for corporate types and consultants and an increasing reality for many patients. What do the corporate leaders believe should be our path forward?

Finding bright spots in the global coral reef catastrophe

The first-ever report on the world’s coral reefs presents a grim picture, as losses mount due to global warming. But there are signs of hope — some regions are having coral growth, and researchers found that corals can recover if given a decade of...

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