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Company Brings Toilets To Kenya Slums, Turns Waste Into Fertilizer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

This company is turning poop into profit. Sanergy installs toilets in impoverished areas in Nairobi, Kenya and then turns the human waste into organic...

Bees Pollinate Possibilities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees whose projects range from arts and animal rights to environmentalism and education. ...

Drones, Data and Insects: How Innovation Can Make the Food System More Sustainable

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

Ag tech is booming, and it has the potential to redefine how and where we farm, including on fish farms like this one. (GoodLife Studio/IStock) Here ...

How Nanotechnology Can Help Us Grow More Food Using Less Energy and Water

The Conversation US | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

This idea is part of the evolving science of precision agriculture, in which farmers use technology to target their use of water, fertilizer and other inputs. Precision farming makes agriculture more sustainable because it reduces waste.

Growing Summer Savings in the Garden

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

I love the outdoors and I use any excuse that I can to get out and experience nature. However, during the worst of winter, it can be tough to even rec...

5 Fertilizer Facts That Dispel the Myths

Pedro A. Sanchez | Posted 08.14.2015 | Green
Pedro A. Sanchez

While fertilizers are a vitally important way to maintain healthy soils, the topic has remained a polemical issue. Are mineral or organic fertilizers better for the environment? What is even the difference between the two?

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Propose Tougher Chemical Safety After Disaster In West, Texas

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal working group released a report Friday that details how the government can improve chemical plant safety and security, more th...

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

Town May Build Another Fertilizer Plant Just A Year After Deadly Blast

Reuters | Lisa Maria Garza | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

WEST, Texas, April 15 (Reuters) - Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless ...

Rockweed: Failing Down the Food Chain

Peter Neill | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This weed constitutes shelter for such species, an incubation place for plankton, sea urchins, periwinkles, and other shellfish, young adult lobsters, and other coastal animals, above and below the waterline, that forage there for nutrition.

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

Jared Gilmour

Companies Are Nuts For Cheap Natural Gas. Here's Why That's A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Companies are so excited about cheap natural gas that they're on an expansion spree, which might undo some of the good we've done by swi...

Kate Sheppard

Shutdown Delays Critical Safety Rules Requested After Deadly Texas Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The 16-day government shutdown earlier this month has delayed the new chemical safety rules that President Barack Obama called for in ...

New Life For The 26,000 Fish Killed In The Honolulu Molasses Spill

Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and when it gives you 26,000 dead fish, make fertilizer. The fish victims of the Honolulu Harbor molass...

'Green News Report' - September 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which One Leads to Healthier Grass?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic i...

Manure Hit Farms WAY Earlier Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

| Michael Balter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science

Europe's first farmers helped spread a revolutionary way of living across the continent. They also spread something else. A new study reveals that the...

How to Keep Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waterways

Phil Dwyer Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Phil Dwyer Ph.D.

With the first day of summer just behind us, many around the country are reveling in these longer days by spending time on nature's carpet -- turf gra...

Atlas Has Shrugged: West, Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

West, Texas might be the latest failure of our commitment to provide the resources to protect our communities and our environment but there is no shortage of similar examples. The BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to destroy sea life, was a product of lax enforcement, infrequent inspection caused by staffing shortages, and an intermingling of personnel between the regulated industry and the federal oversight agency. Generations from now the Gulf of Mexico will still be suffering and people may find it hard to understand what we allowed to happen in order to hold down our tax burden and to let industry create jobs and find energy without government meddling. How many times do we have to see these images and fail to connect cause and effect?

Why Bother Composting?

Vivian Liao | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

While composting is not difficult, it takes more effort than tossing a glass bottle into the recycling bin. So why should people bother? Here is a list of the benefits of household composting.

Books Or Food: Which One Will Put An End To Poverty?

Neil Parmar | Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

If you set out to help eradicate poverty, what would be your weapon of choice: more access to books or food? Raju Agarwal pondered what his arsenal ...

Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options

Donald Carr | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Zombie Keyst...

Does Your Plant Really Need Fertilizer?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: My houseplant seems to be unhappy as of late and I have gone through every step to make sure that I am following all of its light and water require...