Climate Change

Food

Kenya is on the brink of approving GMOs

Most African countries have locked out GMO crops, but a few are beginning to open their doors.

Food

Climate change is making food more toxic

Mycotoxins and other poisons are cropping up in our crops.

Climate Change

Nestle, PepsiCo, and other big corporations promised to protect forests. Who’s following through?

Corporate sustainability promises get a crash test. Here’s who passed.

Food

Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Ethiopian farmers innovate to fight drought -- and win big.

Climate Change

A weekend of protests barely makes the papers

Protests in D.C., West Virginia, China, and Japan barely register on American media.

Food

Drought leads to ethanol backlash, finicky farm animals, and higher food prices for you

Some meat-producing states are fighting the feds' requirements for corn ethanol in gasoline, trying to bring down corn prices.

Climate Change

(Koch-funded) scientist changes opinion, finds warming due to humans (including Kochs)

Richard Muller, a long-time climate-change denier, did a big study of his own and found the same thing everyone else has: Humans are causing climate change.

Cities

As temperatures rise, cities are getting hotter, faster

The urban heat island effect is increasing in many American cities.

Climate Change

Extreme summer storms could tear us a new ozone hole

Strong thunderstorms may send moisture high into the atmosphere, where it combines with remaining CFCs to break down protective ozone gas.