Meat (tomwieden from Pixabay)

Climate impacts of food production not reflected in prices

WNM | Feb 26, 2021 at 11:13 AM

If the consequential costs of the greenhouse gases emitted are determined and added to current food prices, animal products such as milk, cheese and especially meat would have to become far more expensive. The price difference between conventional and organic products would also be less.

Caspian Sea (StockSnap from Pixabay)

Climate crisis is causing lakes to shrink

WNM | Feb 22, 2021 at 12:18 PM

While global sea levels are rising due to the climate crisis and threatening near-coastal infrastructures, higher temperatures in other areas are having exactly the opposite effect.

African women (jason sackey from Pixabay)

Empowering women could help address climate change

WNM | Feb 11, 2021 at 7:15 AM

Current and future damages of climate change depend greatly on the ability of affected populations to adapt to changing conditions. Building capacity to adapt to such changes will require eradicating inequalities of many sorts, including gender.

plastics (Jasmin Sessler/Unsplash)

Plastics pose threat to human health, report shows

WNM | Feb 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health. An new report describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from EDCs in plastics.

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Bioplastics in the sustainability dilemma

WNM | Feb 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM

Scientists found out that the sustainability of plant-based bioplastics depends largely on the country of origin, its trade relationships and the raw material processed.