It takes a significant amount of water to create energy, and a significant amount of energy to move and treat water.
Many people know that power plants are a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gasses; however, few are aware that many of those same plants kill and injure fish and other aquatic life.
Find out more about how water is a part of your daily life through your habits inside and outside of your home, the food you eat, the products you buy and even energy use.
Freshwater is literally the lifeblood of agriculture. Learn why water is important to agriculture and how agriculture can impact water.
As a result of the industrialization and consolidation of agriculture, food production has become increasingly dependent on energy derived from fossil fuels. Food crops are also becoming fuels themselves.
Most food in the US is now produced on large-scale industrial crop and livestock operations. Learn how this differs from sustainable agriculture - and why it matters.
The ocean covers 71 percent of our planet and drives our climate and our economy. It’s also in trouble. Here’s an easy, and different, top ten list of ways to help the ocean out.
Helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina is an important national goal, but it should be achieved through new ways of thinking that will make the city healthier and more resilient. Two organizations-the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the
If you’re from Maryland or ever lived in Maryland you’ve probably been to a crab feast (or crab "pick" in Virginia) and you know that Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs are the best in the world. I was lucky enough to indulge in this summer rite of passag
Sustainable food advocates are still watching with baited breath to see whether the FDA will really approve AquAdvantage, a transgenic (read: genetically engineered) salmon for human consumption. Although industry - and the FDA, apparently - would h
Paul Greenberg’s new book chronicles the past and future of four fish that dominate the modern seafood market: salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.
What issue could create such an unlikely fight - fish vs. people - for the public’s support? Surprisingly, the debate over cooling systems used at power plants.
For many, fish oil supplements have always been unfortunately paradoxical. The health advantages of fish oil and omega-3s are well documented, but so is the damage sustained by our ecosystem from the over fishing of some of our oceans most important
Despite the potential environmental threat posed by genetically engineered fish, biotech corporation, AquaBounty has received more than $2.4 million in federal research grants since 2003 to support its GE salmon project.
Much like an organic farmer, small fishermen face a similar risk - their livelihoods are at the mercy of the ocean, where there is no guaranteed steady income (not to mention the immense challenge of competing with the big distributors).
Chances are good you’ve never ordered river herring or menhaden off of a menu, but these important fish are disappearing. Are they finally about to get the help they need?
Clam and scallop shells show detrimental effects from increasing levels of carbon dioxide, and even when grown under current levels. Carbon dioxide will have major impacts on shellfish.
Sea to Table, a family business cofounded by Sean Dimin and his father Michael, connects fishermen from small-scale, sustainable fisheries with chefs all around the country.
85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. Yet oyster lovers can still gorge themselves on a sustainable supply of these briny delights. What gives?
Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization who’s mission is reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi
"The Feast of the Seven Fishes." The very name conjures up images of medieval ladies and gents dressed in their finest, sitting at a comically long table laid out with ornate seafood dishes on gilded serving platters. Or at least that’s what I tho
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
Ted Danson spent the last 25 years actively working on the environmental challenges facing our oceans, most notably by founding Oceana and now he’s published a book by the same name.
Given the depletion of wild fish populations, the unsustainable practices commonly used by fish farms, and the contaminants now found in many fish, choosing seafood can be difficult. Find out which options are best.
Want to make ocean-friendly choices when you visit a fish shack this summer? Here’s a guide to the many online sustainable seafood guides to help you along.
A new global map illustrates the size and location of 400 oxygen-deprived oceanic "dead zones," most of which are triggered by fertilizer runoff.