Nathanael Johnson
the steaks have never been higher

Grass-fed beef sales jumped 40 percent in 2015.

People bought a lot more grass-fed beef last year. The climate implications are ... uncertain.

green thumb

Lawns are for suckers. Plant a garden — for the climate!

A new study finds home gardening could make major contributions to fighting climate change.

bog down

The fires of Indonesia aren’t just killing the planet; they’re killing people.

Smoke from the 2015 fires killed over 100,000 people.

merry-go-roundup

EPA weighs in on the cancer risks of controversial pesticide.

The agency found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, likely doesn't cause cancer.

Best coast

California has an ambitious plan to tackle climate change. Could it work?

Here’s your primer on California’s far-reaching climate plan.

Merge surge

Corporate giant Bayer just made a deal to buy Monsanto.

Here's why it might not go through.

fruits of their labor

Farmworkers just won big in California.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law guaranteeing farmworkers the right to overtime pay.

Tech down

How do we get off fossil fuels when we’ve always feared change?

People generally oppose anything that feels too new, which is a problem in a world that needs a lot of innovation.

... till proven guilty

A clear contrast of sustainable and unsustainable farming practices — in 20 seconds!

Video shows the huge difference between no-till and conventional farming.