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How Neonics Harm Earthworms

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Dr. Daniel Rath, Daniel Raichel, Lucas Rhoads

Neonics harm earthworm growth and reproduction in exchange for uncertain benefits

Reducing Water Loss Requires Upgrading Aging Ag Water Infrastructure

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma
California’s ag sector will continue to struggle with unsustainable water use until it addresses broader inefficiencies across its aging water delivery system. Upgrades to California’s water delivery system, such as lining canals to reduce seepage, pressurizing water delivery pipes, installing…

EPA Announces GGRF Awards

Expert BlogUnited StatesAdam Kent
The GGRF will direct long-overdue funding to projects that reduce pollution, lower energy costs for families across the United States, and create good-quality jobs – all while catalyzing an unprecedented wave of private sector investment.

EPA Enters the Clean Car Era

Expert BlogUnited StatesKathy Harris

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest clean car rules will provide over $2 trillion in air quality, health, climate, and economic benefits.

Reducing Food Waste for the Climate, Nature, and People

Expert BlogUnited StatesAndrea Collins
Reducing food loss and waste offers an opportunity to address many of our world’s existential challenges, including combating the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, improving environmental health protections, and fighting racial injustice.

Cover Crops Are a Smart Investment

Expert BlogUnited StatesClaire O'Connor, Lara Bryant

White House FY25 budget requests funding for cover crops to support clean water, fight climate change, and build resilience on farms.

Kern County’s Self Imposed Deja-vu

Expert BlogCaliforniaAnn Alexander

Kern County's violations of environmental law result in a second courtroom defeat for its industry-friendly oil drilling ordinance. 

USDA Grants for Food Waste Reduction 

Expert BlogUnited StatesMadeline Keating
Composting and food waste reduction cooperative grants provide critical federal funding for cities and counties.