Water

Irrigating Crops with Wastewater May be the Future of Farming

By using recycled wastewater as irrigation in agriculture, some farmers are hoping to mitigate the pressures of worsening droughts.

Agrivoltaics May Offer Fresh Way to Produce Food and Energy

Placing solar panels on America’s farms could generate more than 100,000 rural jobs and eliminate as much carbon from the atmosphere as taking 71,000 cars off the road each year.

Integrated Approach Is Needed for Food System Change, Says New Report

The FABLE Consortium’s recent report proposes strategies and pathways for 20 countries to develop sustainable land-use and food systems.

Monoculture Could Worsen Vulnerability to Climate Change

To boost agricultural resilience, research suggests, policymakers and producers must create more diverse farms by considering how single-species fields interact with water and feed into environmental threats.

Combating Water Scarcity on the Navajo Nation

Nearly one in three Navajo Nation households are without indoor plumbing. Yolanda Tso founded WATERED to bring handwashing stations to households to help fight COVID-19.

Native-led Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity on Reservations

Native-led Partnership with Native Americans is supporting rural reservations in the fight against food insecurity during the pandemic.

New on the Podcast: On World Oceans Day, Mark Zimring and Niaz Dorry Talk About Building Sustainable Fisheries of All Sizes

On Food Talk Live: Mark Zimring, who focuses on large-scale fisheries at The Nature Conservancy, talks about how to better monitor fishing practices around the world. Then, Dani is joined by Niaz Dorry, a community organizer and sustainability advocate who leads the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and the National Family Farm Coalition.

GRACE Communications Foundation Offers Free Lesson Plans to Help Students Understand Their Water Footprint

GRACE Communications Foundation released free, online lesson plans to help students understand and reduce their daily water footprint.

Opinion | There’s a Solution to the Fight Over Clean Water—and Trump’s Rule Isn’t It

The debate over clean water protections is missing an obvious answer that lies in the way we grow our food, says Jeff Moyer, CEO of Rodale Institute.

New Report Explores the Environmental Impact of Food Packaging

A new report says that we as consumers pursue healthy and sustainable eating habits, but still overlook the impact of food packaging on the environment.