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Envirothink · 1W ago

Online shopping is choking our landfills when we could recycle better

Last week’s news about Amazon purchasing Whole Foods has left consumers in a tizzy. On the one hand, it will make high quality food even more accessible. On the other hand, as is always the ...
Envirothink · 1M ago

Roundup without Glyphosate? They have it, just not in the U.S.

Roundup and Monsanto have been taking some pretty hard hits from environmentalists, farmers, scientists and others because of the highly toxic main ingredient glyphosate. Even though the EPA...
Envirothink · 3M ago

Bridging the Disconnect – Schoolkids Learn about Growing Food

Editor’s Note:  The following article was published in the March-April 2017 issue of AgMag magazine. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley used to mean being surrounded by citrus orchards and ...
Envirothink · 3M ago

Compost – a Smart Way to Better Soil Health

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the December-January issue of AgMag magazine Compost – a decaying mixture of organic matter that can include dead leaves, food waste, anima...
Envirothink · 4M ago

U.S. growers can’t keep up with consumer demand for organic and non-GMO grains

A growing number of consumers are looking for healthier choices, particularly when it comes to grains. According to a new report from CoBank, a $120 billion cooperative bank that provides lo...
Envirothink · 5M ago

Recycle that old (unused) cell phone today on National Phone Recycling Day

Let’s face it. Almost everyone has at least one old cell phone stuck in a drawer or cabinet somewhere just gathering dust. A lot of us have a few of them – think small flip phones and other ...
Envirothink · 5M ago

We can come together as a Nation – and our future depends on it

I had stepped away from posting for these past few weeks for a variety of reasons. These included family responsibilities as well as other factors. But one big reason – and the thing that ha...
Envirothink · 6M ago

New York City’s Lowline striding forward to becoming reality

New York City is famous for many things – Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty and, for those in the know, the High Line. This last is an above-ground park on the city’s West side th...
Envirothink · 6M ago

San Francisco’s recycling center gets a upgrade in time for the holidays

San Francisco is known for many things, the Golden Gate Bridge among them. But its San Francisco’s recycling efforts that have brought this amazing city into the national spotlight. In 2002,...
Envirothink · 7M ago

26 Puget Sound (Washington) cities to plant cloned Coastal Redwood trees

Trees are vital to life. They provide oxygen, store huge amounts of carbon and provide critical habitat and food for wildlife. Yet the world’s forests are dying. In California alone, over 10...