Andrew Nikiforuk
Efficient irrigation systems have not conserved water but encouraged the expansion of irrigated land, resulting in more havoc with the global water system. Image via Shutterstock.

Apr. 11, 2024

Two recent studies show human activity is drying up the planet’s lakes, rivers and aquifers.

“When you drink the water, remember the spring.”
— Ancient Chinese proverb

Andrew Nikiforuk
John Pomeroy crunched sobering data. ‘It’s going to make it challenging to decide who gets the water, when do they get it and who can’t have it.’ Photo via University of Saskatchewan.

Apr. 3, 2024

The noted hydrologist projects a harsh shift in the region’s climate and water supply.

David Fridley, Richard Heinberg
Solar panels in Oregon vineyard
March 15, 2024
originally published by Independent Media Institute

Radical societal transformation is inevitable; a plan could make a difference between catastrophe and progress.


Wyatt Myskow, Lee Hedgepeth
Cell-cultivated chicken is made in the pictured tanks at the Eat Just office on July 27, 2023 in Alameda, Calif. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mar. 12, 2024

Restricting the sale of protein cultured from animal cells, developed as a way to raise meat without the climate impacts of livestock, has become a trendy right-wing legislative focus in states from Arizona to Florida.

Months in jail and thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees—those are the consequences Alabamians and Arizonans could soon face for selling cell-cultured meat products that could cut into the profits of ranchers, farmers and meatpackers in each state. 

anessa Buschschlüter
Many Cubans struggle to get hold of milk and even children who are entitled to the subsidised rations have been going without

Feb. 29, 2024

Cuba's government has for the first time asked the UN's food programme for help as food shortages on the Communist-run island worsen.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said it had received an unprecedented official request from the Cuban government for help providing powdered milk to children under seven years of age.

The request is a sign of the seriousness of Cuba's economic crisis.

Angela Giuffrida
Crickets: The market for edible insects in Europe is forecast to reach €2.7bn (£2.3bn) by 2030. Photograph: Gary Calton/The Guardian

Jan. 31, 2024

Italy gives go-ahead to insect flour for human use

Nutrinsect defies Italian food purists with cricket flour that can be incorporated into range of foods

A company that produces flour made from crickets has become the first in Italy to be given the green light to sell food made from insects for human consumption, defying Italian food purists and even a government attempt to curb its use.


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