Full story - May 31, 2019
Tomato
In the US, food is often thrown out simply because it doesn’t look good enough. Recently, a crop of companies has popped up with an entrepreneurial solution to food waste: they sell less-than-perfect produce straight to consumers.
Full story - May 31, 2019
Dolphins playing
Every human language that’s been tested follows a similar pattern, called Zipf’s law. Now researchers are looking to see if non-human languages, like what dolphins and whales use, follow a similar structure.
Full story - June 11, 2019
European Parliament
Every five years, citizens of the European Union elect new representatives for the EU Parliament. In the elections that wrapped up on May 26, voters gave a clear signal that the environment was high on their list of priorities.
Full story - May 24, 2019
Alfred Brownell
When a palm oil development project tried to cut down the last major swath of tropical rainforest in Liberia, lawyer Alfred Brownell jumped into action — and almost lost his life.
Full story - May 24, 2019
dried mud in south africa
New research finds that since 1961, global warming has reduced the gross domestic product of poorer countries an average of 25%, while some richer countries have benefited.
Full story - May 17, 2019
NYC traffic and pedestrians
New York City just became the first city in the US to adopt a congestion pricing plan. The plan is expected to raise about $1.5 billion in revenue every year, mostly for its crumbling subway system.
Full story - May 17, 2019
Jacqueline Evans
Over 99% of the tiny Cook Islands territory in the South Pacific is ocean, and home to coral reefs and many threatened marine species. Now, thanks in part to activist Jacqueline Evans, the Cook Islands’ entire ocean territory is being managed for sustainability.
Full story - May 17, 2019
Julián Castro
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who is running for president as a Democrat, has made climate change one of his key issues on the campaign trail.
Full story - May 23, 2019
Linda Garcia, Goldman Prize winner
When a major export terminal project threatened to bring 360,000 gallons of crude oil per day through the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, along the Columbia River, Linda Garcia led a long fight against the project.
Full story - May 10, 2019
Coral reef
The United Nations recently released a shocking report on the state of the world’s biodiversity, warning that about a million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction due to human activity.

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