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kristine wong | MULTIMEDIA + VIDEO JOURNALIST
Will this get Big Chicken to clean up its act?
Will this get Big Chicken to clean up its act?

A Maryland effort to hold poultry companies responsible for their manure could be the first legislation in the nation to do so.

Billion dollar seafood waste upcycled into profits
Billion dollar seafood waste upcycled into profits

From wallets to antibacterial fabric, once discarded fish waste is undergoing a transformation.

New startup hopes to develop faster-growing crops
New startup hopes to develop faster-growing crops

Its approach appears to be what a plant breeder might do if collaborating with a microbiologist on speed.

Why Singapore won’t be going thirsty
Why Singapore won't be going thirsty

The island nation uses recycled water, desalinization and artificial reservoirs to meet water demand.

Does eating organic reduce pesticide exposure?
Does eating organic reduce pesticide exposure?

A new study in young children sheds new light on the importance of cumulative exposures.

Coal barge sinks in world’s largest mangrove forest
Coal barge sinks in world's largest mangrove forest

Environmentalists warn that such incidents could increase if a new power plant is built nearby.

Using nature’s designs to transform agriculture
Using nature's designs to transform agriculture

Entrepreneurs are creating cutting-edge agriculture systems using some of the world’s oldest designs.

Kids create street art that generates solar power
Kids create street art that generates solar power

A new installation in one of Pittsburgh’s toughest neighborhoods could be symbolic of a brighter future.

How schools are seducing students with food trucks
How schools are seducing students with food trucks

A new strategy is emerging in the effort to get students eating healthier food.

How one company is feeding farms with food waste
How one company is feeding farms with food waste

By transforming spoiled food into fertilizer, one startup is helping supermarkets become part of the solution to slow down climate change.

Farms without wildlife don’t produce safer food
Farms without wildlife don't produce safer food

Researchers find that sterile monocropping does not result in fewer pathogens in produce.

New kind of agrihood in Northern California takes root
New kind of agrihood in Northern California takes root

The Cannery is the area’s first housing development centered around a working farm.

Are small farms in India the key to taking tea organic?
Are small farms in India the key to taking tea organic?

In the world’s second largest hub for tea production, family farmers are working to get it on a greener track.

This stove cleanly burns plastic and charges a phone
This stove cleanly burns plastic and charges a phone

Two young entrepreneurs designed the device to cut deaths from indoor air pollution in the developing world.

Why saving lemurs will save this country’s rainforests
Why saving lemurs will save this country's rainforests

As lemur populations drop, the importance of their droppings to Madagascar’s rainforest health rises.

The bugs that can save the bees
The bugs that can save the bees

A university student has discovered a virus that searches out and destroys bacteria ravaging honey bee hives.

Robotic plants could be coming to your garden
Robotic plants could be coming to your garden

Scientists are developing technology mimicking intricate root systems to monitor pollution and improve food safety.

Space lasers could help count the carbon for the trees
Space lasers could help count the carbon for the trees

New technology is being developed to map the world’s forests, giving policymakers a better idea of how much carbon they really hold.

Are you ready for a 35-year drought?
Are you ready for a 35-year drought?

Scientists predict up to a 50 percent chance of a mega-drought in the American West this century—and it’s almost certain we’ll be hit with a decade-long dry spell.

Drought dowsing goes hi-tech
Drought dowsing goes hi-tech

Can a sonar device that measures water underground be a game changer for California’s severe drought?

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