Business & Technology

Food

What one farmer learned from surviving the ’80s farm crisis

Farming changes may be inevitable, but that doesn't make their human cost any easier to bear. You can hear it in this farmer's voice.

Food

Our crazy farm subsidies, explained

Once upon a time, we started subsidizing agriculture.

Living

How can I tell if a business is really “green”?

A reader wonders how to suss out a business's eco-cred. Umbra offers a few conversation starters.

Climate & Energy

CEOs to world leaders: Get off your asses and fix climate change

Executives from 43 major companies want real progress to come out of the U.N. climate talks in Paris this December.

Food

Finally, coffee pods that aren’t the absolute worst

A Portland-based coffee company has developed a compostable pod that's compatible with Keurig 2.0 machines.

Climate & Energy

4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

Future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began.

Business & Technology

Angry Birds wants to get you mad about climate change

The makers of the highly addictive game will announce on Earth Day that it is has a new mission: raising awareness about climate change.

Living

Watch us (poorly) ride the Transportation of the Future

We just had to try out the Solowheel.

Food

Think commodity corn farmers are evil? Meet a few of them

If you actually sit down and talk with a commodity farmer, they start to sound a lot like the typical small farmer -- only with a gazilion times more corn.

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