THE ENVIRONMENT

Technologies

Crab Shells Could Become the Plastic of the Future

Researchers have found that instead of going into the garbage, crab shells could be going into a new form of biodegradable packaging.
Lauren Rothman
7.26.18
straws

I Tried Every Type of Non-Plastic Straw So You Don't Have To

The war on plastic straws is here, and you're going to need to know what your options are.
Eve Peyser
7.11.18
meat

The World’s Largest Meat and Fish Producers Are Hiding Their Climate Emissions

Additionally, of the 60 meat companies assessed in the report, 46 have no plans in place to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics.
Lauren Rothman
6.1.18
wine

8 Million Bottles of Champagne Will Never Exist, Thanks to a Freak Hailstorm

RIP 40 million mimosas.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.31.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.10.18
pollution

Residents of the World's Most Polluted City Are Turning to 'Oxygen Cocktails' and 'Lung Teas'

Advertisements for one of the dubious drinks promise that “one oxygen cocktail is equal to a three-hour walk in a lush forest."
Jelisa Castrodale
5.2.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

California Bill Aims to Ban Plastic Straws

Restaurant workers could face fines of $1,000 or six months in jail if they offer plastic straws to customers.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Questionable Study Says Breakfast Sandwiches Are Killing the Planet

Some experts are calling BS on the notion that you should panic over your bacon-egg-and-cheese habit.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.29.18
meat

Massive Global Investors Group Says We Need to Stop Eating So Much Meat

FAIRR, the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return, is an investment initiative made up of 40 different groups with more than $1 trillion in assets under their management.
Kevin Farrell
9.28.16
seafood

Your Fleece Jacket Could Be Poisoning Your Favorite Seafood

Your workout gear is poisoning the world's oysters and mussels with microfibers—tiny shreds of plastic released by synthetic fabrics when they're washed.
Wyatt Marshall
9.9.16
mexico

Our Love of Avocado Is Destroying Mexico's Forests

We get it: You know guacamole costs extra. But in Mexico, the real cost of avocado farming is on the environment, too.
Hilary Pollack
8.16.16
THE ENVIRONMENT

This Government Report Warns that Climate Change Is Going to Screw Up Global Food Security

Let’s hope that those who control the major sources of these emissions take this report as seriously as it deserves. Otherwise global food security, to the extent it exists today, will surely be a thing of the past.
Alex Swerdloff
12.4.15