Food waste is a growing problem contributing to our strain on natural resources. However, food waste can be eliminated or at least reduced with our help. Small steps can make a significant difference if we pay more attention to our relationship with the food we purchase and consume.Continue reading “10 Keys to Reducing Food Waste”
According to hundreds of thousands of scientists, research bodies, and global indicators, our climate is changing at a rapid rate. It is something that many of us have a hard time seeing in our day-to-day lives. Something that many of us chalk up to a freak event, a strange spring, or just a result of essential development.
However, many of the negative impacts that we see are at least partially the result of climatic changes. Wildfire season may be normal, but the size and scale of the fires are influenced in part by a hotter climate. Likewise, it may be normal to have the occasional wet spring but some of those torrential downpours were fueled by more water evaporating off the ocean.
The land and environmental impacts are not the only tolls of climate change though. The individual health of people is also altered by the climatic conditions we live in. And not all people are subject to the same living conditions, meaning that certain populations are most certainly going to be more negatively impacted by climate change than others.Continue reading “Climate Change Vulnerability and Global Health Disparities”
With warm weather, some of us start dreaming of summer picnics and parties. But not all of the foods we typically associate with summer are good for us. Below, you’ll find the summer foods to avoid — and the ones to embrace for health and happiness.Continue reading “The Best and Worst Summer Foods [Visual]”
Who among us hasn’t had a bunch of bananas go from perfectly ripe to practically rotten overnight? And when it comes to avocados, well, sometimes it seems like you could blink and miss that magical moment between not-quite-ripe and brown mush. With rotten produce in hand, we feel bad about all the nutrition we’ve missed out on, and we’re essentially tossing money straight into the compost pile.
Certain kitchen staples are just notorious for spoiling quickly, but with a few tricks, you can keep many of them around for a few days longer.Continue reading “Quick Tips for Produce Storage [Visual]”
While it may not be the first activity you consider exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gardening does in fact qualify as exercise. Not only does gardening impact our physical health, but it supports our mental health as well. Here are just a few of the many benefits gardening has on our health.Continue reading “How Gardening Benefits your Mind and Body [Visual]”