Gabriel Grinstein

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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

If you think the United States is every immigrant's dream, reconsider. Sure, in absolute numbers, the U.S. is home to the most foreign-born people — 45.7 million in 2013.<p>But <i>relatively,</i> it's upper-midpack as an immigrant nation. It ranks 65th worldwide in terms of percentage of population that is …

Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car

Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola converted a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind- and solar-powered car perfect for the country’s extreme weather. A student …

Movie on a Mission: Cowspiracy

An inconvenient truth for environmental organizations, according to the documentary film Cowspiracy, is animal agriculture's role in despoiling the …

Pluot Summer Salad

A lot of the fruit salads this time of year are sweet. Juicy, ripe fragrant fruit with a sweet dressing - summer bliss bite after bite. These …

Recipes

How Rooftop Farms Yield 20 Times More Produce Than Traditional Farms

As more and more people move to cities, the demand for access to fresher, more nutritious foods continues to rise. Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens builds greenhouses on urban rooftops. Inside the greenhouses, the company grows vegetables that don't have to make the long journey most food makes from …

Urban Agriculture

The most promising technology for cleaning up ocean plastic is a giant wheel

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>There are at least one million tons of plastic in the ocean. Creative solutions abound, but few strike marine conservation experts as practical or praise-worthy. Too often, says ecologist Andrew David Thaler, projects like floating plastic-filter machines amount to little …

Pollution

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

A Miracle Rice Could Save Millions Of Lives

Around the world, 250 million children are vitamin A-deficient, including about a third of the world's preschool-age population. This simple deficiency kills or blinds millions of women and children each year. In places like the United States, where vegetables like carrots are neither expensive nor …

Agriculture

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken<p>Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way …

6 shocking facts about seafood production

Gone are the peaceful afternoons of waiting for a fish to bite the line. The seafood industry is a vicious and brutal one, both for animals and …

Houston’s one-bin-to-rule-them-all recycling plan smells a little like racism

Integration is a good thing, except when it comes to trash, says Melanie Scruggs, the Houston-based program director for Texas Campaign for the …

The Fight To Protect Whales Against The Navy's Noise Pollution

The author of a new book that criticizes the U.S Navy’s excessive use of active sonar in the ocean spoke with HuffPost Live about how the noise pollution is harming whales.<p>Joshua Horwitz spoke with host Ricky Camilleri about his new book <i>War of the Whales</i>, which reveals how the Navy pumps huge …

Five reasons why kelp could be the next kale

Eating kelp sounds gross. But even the mighty kale was once largely regarded as a leathery, bitter garnish. Look how far that leafy green has come …

Top food films to make you think

Films have a unique ability to inspire and educate. The SFT team have curated a list of our favourite food documentaries exploring some of the most …

Cashew + Coconut Creamer

This creamer recipe is quite simple, and the recipient of mucho praise from our team of testers for the upcoming companion volume to Veg Subs. I …

Recipes

41 Nutrient-packed Superfoods Ranked in New Study

Who’d have thought it? An unassuming leafy green often used as decorative garnish might just be the healthiest food you can eat. Researchers at …

Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest Obama And Environmentalists

"Coal Rollers" are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate's Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, "rolling coal" has begun to take on a …

Coal

Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells

Dramatic, awful changes occurred on my generation’s watch — and it amounts to a fiendishly successful conspiracy<p>That nostalgic time of year for newly minted college grads and their professors has now concluded. I admit to being affected by the academic robes I pull out for commencement, not to …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

University of Michigan will open fake city to test self-driving cars this fall

The University of Michigan will open the doors to its unique Mobility Transformation Facility this fall to test automated and wirelessly connected vehicles. The 32-acre research center will give researchers at the school access to roadways, a four-lane highway, city streets with road signs and …