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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 18, 2017)

Disaster struck Puerto Rico this week when Hurricane Maria crashed into the southeastern coast of the island, killing over a dozen and rendering an estimated 3.4 million people without power.<p>The strongest storm to hit the island in 80 years, Maria also knocked out much of the water supply. The …

Donald Trump

Beach audit reveals which brands are worst offenders for plastic waste

<b>Knowing where trash comes from is the first step in figuring out better, more sustainable solutions.</b><p>Freedom Island is a beautiful stretch of …

Sustainability

How Corn—and the People Who Grow it—Will Change With the Climate

There’s a paradox when you consider farming and climate change. Climate change may actually benefit some plants by lengthening growing seasons and increasing carbon dioxide, the lifeblood of anything that roots in the ground. Yet it’s important not to get distracted by these changes, which …

Agriculture

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could …

Agriculture

New Report Asserts the Earth’s Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion by 2050

Billions and Billions<p>The Population Reference Bureau has issued their 2017 World Population Data Sheet, and it asserts that the global population …

David Attenborough
Pollution

29 states just banned laws about seeds

amenic 181/Getty<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> Food and Environment …

We will not eat the bugs. Here's who should.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Even though insects are extremely nutritious and emit little greenhouse gas, they …

Agriculture

Tourism Saved Iceland, but Now It’s a Headache

North Atlantic nation strains under the weight of millions of visitors, a victim of its own success.<p>REYKJAVIK, Iceland—Iceland’s tourism push helped save the once-remote island from a deep economic crisis, but now that business is booming the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of …

Tourism

Farmers' Crops Are Rotting in the Fields Thanks To Trump

At this juncture it would be difficult, if not impossible, to list the myriad ways Trump has hurt America and, more importantly, Americans. Whether …

Agriculture

How Ebola Prepared Sierra Leone For A Massive Natural Disaster

The Ebola epidemic, which killed almost 4,000 people three years ago and became the West African country’s worst ever public health crisis, is now guiding the country’s latest disaster response.<p>DAKAR, Senegal — Sidi Tunis was on his way to work at Sierra Leone’s parliament in the capital of …

Disease

South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt

Within six months, 311,400 acres of land in Egypt will be transformed into an agriculture city. The $10 billion deal was signed on Tuesday by Egypt …

South Korea