Airbnb, an economic lifeline for many of its hosts, is encountering legal pushbacks from hotels concerned about the competition and from cities concerned that it removes affordable housing from the market.
It’s now legal to swap and collect seeds in California, making it the fourth state to loosen 80-year-old industrial regulations that hamper non-commercial seed libraries.
About 7.4 billion pounds of dirty plastic baby diapers pile up in landfills each year, yet cloth diapers offer clear environmental and cost advantages and even help with potty training.
Concerned citizens will unite on April 22 for a March for Science in Washington, D.C., and locations around the world to call on leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based standards in the public interest.
With 30 percent of shark species threatened with extinction, island nations are establishing bans on shark fishing in surrounding waters.
To replace plastic consumer waste, innovators have created a food wrap made of milk casein and a six-pack ring made of barley and wheat.
From Paris to Athens to Seattle, cities are struggling to counter vehicular pollution with car-free days and other strategies.
From New England to the West Coast, forests are under attack from an army of invasive insects that may eat several native tree species to extinction.
Spurred by rising consumer demand, organic farmland in the U.S. increased 11 percent in two years.
A South African girl has designed a super-absorbent polymer made of recycled avocado skins and orange peels that can store reserves of water hundreds of time its own weight.