Don’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away

Read the full story at Lifehacker. Bee populations are in decline, and Cheerios wants to help. So far, so good. But they are sending free packets of wildflower seeds to people all over the country—and some of the flowers included are invasive species that, in some areas, you should probably not plant.

Biofuels can slash aircraft particle emissions and reduce contrails

Read the full story at New Atlas. By collecting and analyzing the contrails created by planes running on a biofuel mix, a NASA study has found that biofuels can cut particle emissions by as much as 70 percent. The benefits come not just from reducing carbon emitted directly into the atmosphere but by also cutting …

Seed Librarians Are Fighting to Protect the U.S.’s Resilient and Diverse Food System

Read the full story in Pacific Standard. As the industry consolidates, seed libraries are emerging like a parallel universe, offering local varieties for farmers and gardeners to test out, replant, and evaluate for other local users. Many are hosted by public lending libraries — adding a new sort of story to the many already on the shelves. …

I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Are So Confusing!

Read the full story from NPR. This month, I ventured to ask the man behind the counter at a Whole Foods Market what kind of shrimp he was selling. "I don't know," he replied. "I think they're just normal shrimp." I glanced at the sustainable seafood guide on my phone. There were 80 entries for …

A ‘Freedom Caucus’ for the environment?

Read the full story in E&E Daily. GOP membership in a caucus devoted to climate change has more than doubled since the start of the 115th Congress, growing from six to 14. According to a source, Republican Rep. John Faso of New York joined the Climate Solutions Caucus yesterday yesterday, the most recent addition to …