Stacker scoured data from Apolitical to take a closer look at 20 of the most influential environmental crusaders working in governmental positions, international organizations, and nongovernmental roles.
Using ratings from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), scientific studies, and other authoritative sources, Stacker compiled a gallery of 10 toxic cleaning products and their natural alternatives. All the natural items listed are highly accessible and utilize as little waste as possible.
To determine the 50 U.S. counties with the highest rates of food-insecure children, Stacker turned to Feeding America’s 2019 data, ranked here by child food insecurity rate. Ties were broken by the total child population.
Mining various news reports, organization and town websites, and championships data yielded 25 of the most unusual competitions from around the world. It seems there’s a contest for every imaginable skill, from belly-flopping to swimming in grits.
Upwards of 50,000 invasive species have been introduced to the United States to date. In this gallery, Stacker takes a more in-depth look at 20 communities using unusual, inspired methods for battling invasive species across the U.S.