The Frightening Spread of Toxic Algae

Climate change is accelerating the spread of lethal algal blooms in American waterways—with devastating results for humans and animals alike. By Emily AtkinBen Depp August 28, 2019 Humans and animals who stumble across a brightly colored blue-green or red pool don’t...
Where’s the Waste?

Where’s the Waste?

Published Sept. 21, 2019Updated Sept. 24, 2019 CHICAGO — A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500-square-foot “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks like a space rocket. But it’s not. It’s an...

The Insect Apocalypse is Here

A vital, invisible living system is disappearing and when it’s gone there will be no coming back. Insects are vital to the cycle of decomposition and nutrient cycling, healthy soil function and a component of a balanced ecosystem. Current worldwide loss of...