Emily Lewman

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The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

University of Washington

The Plastic Fantasy That's Propping Up the Oil Market

Kenya's mountains of plastic bags might not seem central to oil's grand narrative, but they are. Last week, the East African country banned almost …

Pollution

3-hectare desert farm in Jordan can grow 286,600 pounds of veggies each year

Vegetables are sprouting in the desert at the Sahara Forest Project’s recently inaugurated launch station in Aqaba, Jordan. The project draws on the …

Elon Musk Says Humans Need to Read This Book to Prepare for A.I.

Elon Musk wants us to prepare for the worst. The tech entrepreneur recommended a new book released on Tuesday, written by MIT professor Max Tegmark, …

Artificial Intelligence

Climate change sets the world on fire

Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones - it seems like …

Wildfires

California Crops Rot as Immigration Crackdown Creates Farmworker Shortage

Vegetable prices may be going up soon, as a shortage of migrant workers is resulting in lost crops in California.<p>Farmers say they’re having trouble …

Making seawater into drinking water with the help of the sun

In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered …

Can you spot the bird in this picture? If not, evolution is not to blame

If you struggled to spot the bird in the picture above you may think you are witnessing a cunning example of evolutionary deception.<p>But, in fact, animals that rely on camouflage are so tricky to spot, not because they are superbly matched to their environment, but because they actively seek out …

The world has a surplus of food. So why can’t we eliminate hunger?

Never has there been so much food in the world. Farmers have grown far more this past year than all seven billion of us could possibly consume, so mountains of surplus foodstuffs are piling up in dozens of countries, including Canada. And the price of that food is falling fast.<p>Yet there is hunger. …

Millions may starve in Africa. The U.S. should do something about it.

THE UNITED NATIONS has rigorous and rarely met criteria for declaring a famine: 1 in 5 households in an affected area must be severely short of food; more than 30 percent of the population must be malnourished; and at least two starvation-related deaths must occur per day for every 10,000 members …

5 Lessons For Building A Sustainable Company From The Chief Executive Farmer Of Pete & Gerry's

If you ever buy organic groceries, you are no doubt familiar with Pete & Gerry’s eggs ­­— the largest free range egg producer in the country, in a consolidated industry dominated by Big Ag. Jesse LaFlamme returned to his family’s farm after graduating from Bates College in 2000, helping accelerate …

Agriculture

These Two Aioli Recipes Are Easy and Egg-Free

If you’re allergic to eggs, or just don’t eat them for whatever reason, you may feel left out from a few food categories, but creamy aioli doesn’t …

Fishing for a lift: Image of young fish taking refuge in the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish scoops the top prize in the British Wildlife Photography Awards

• <b>A stunning image of a Lion's mane jellyfish swimming off the coast of Scotland has claimed the top prize</b>• <b><br>Thousands of spectacular pictures were</b> …

Coca-Cola Says They ‘Replenished’ The Water Used To Make Its Drinks

Cousin to the increasingly ominous carbon footprint is the lesser known, lesser discussed water footprint. Water is, after all, a finite resource, and a majority of what covers the earth is undrinkable. (Remember that green water at the Rio Olympics?) An enormous amount of clean water is used by …

Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Treat Depression?

<i>This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There is growing evidence that inflammation—already known to be …

Not a fan of fermented foods? Try these tasty new ways to get your probiotics

Forget colonizing Mars. The microbiome—the collection of microbes that inhabit our bodies--is the next frontier. The human microbiome has different communities—we house microbes on our skin, our mouths, eyes, private bits and of course, our intestines. It’s this last area that has gotten so much …

Synthetic prawns: a bid to make ‘seafood’ that’s sustainable and slavery-free

How do you describe the taste and texture of a prawn? Sort of rubbery; elastic, even. Like chicken, only better. These unappetising phrases hardly capture what makes it so good—the precise reason why prawns (called shrimp in the United States) are one of the most consumed seafoods globally. But now …

Aquaculture

Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore

Twenty years after President Bill Clinton fulfilled his vow to “end welfare as we know it,” it’s fair to say: mission accomplished. The old U.S. …

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

The government's response to obesity and diabetes is insulting

Theresa May during her leadership campaign to become prime minister said she wanted to tackle health inequalities. As prime minister she could help protect the next generation from diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, as well as reduce the crippling burden of obesity on the NHS.<p>Instead, we have …

Diabetes

12 Futuristic Houses by Japanese Architects Photos

Innovative housing designs by such leading architects as Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, and Kengo Kuma are currently on display at the House Vision 2016 exhibition at Tokyo’s Aomi Station. Now in its second iteration—the first was held in 2013—House Vision pairs top Japanese designers with big-name …

Architecture

Dad makes amazing toast sculptures for his daughter with severe food allergy

Having toast every day for breakfast can easily become boring but, when you've got a severe food allergy there is not always much else you can eat.<p>One father whose daughter has severe allergies to dairy, eggs, and nuts has gone the extra mile to keep the most important meal of the day …

Breakfast

Millennials Will Be The Last Globalized Generation

If we had to describe the last 50 years of economic history in one word, <i>globalization</i> would be high on the list. Thousands of small, independent economies around the world fused into one nearly seamless whole.<p>The things we use every day—food, clothing, vehicles, furniture, electronic devices, even …

General Electric

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

Renewable Energy