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Sustainable Farming

For young farmers: No land, but plenty of climate change to go around

While making a documentary about young farmers in New Jersey, a filmmaker noticed that the extreme weather became the star of the show.

Climate Change

Rising waters: Close encounters with climate change on the Hudson

Two men set out by motorcycle to talk to everyday folks about their experiences with extreme weather. In this episode of Slow Ride Stories, an interview with a sailing captain and his crew.

Climate & Energy

Why is the U.S. government so bullish on coal predictions?

The Department of Energy has a more favorable outlook for coal than virtually any other major forecasting institution.

Locavore

Mapping the government’s local food work as a way to keep it alive

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass is more than just a window into the government's local food work. It's also an effort to ensure that work continues.

Climate Change

How’s the weather, America? We want to hear from you

This summer, we're getting a sneak peek at what the new climate normal could look like. If you have photos of this year's crazy weather, we’d love to see them.

Coal

A tragicomic tale of coal industry incompetence and disregard

Watch, as the operators of the Reid Gardner coal plant in Nevada are asked about coal ash and reveal astonishing levels of both insensitivity and incompetence.

Cities

Thinking outside the parks: Green space spreads in the Big Apple

When you think of parks in New York City, you probably imagine the big dogs -- Central Park, or Prospect. But the green is seeping through the city, and we’d be wise to take notice.

Sustainable Farming

A dry run from hell: Drought hits the smallest farms the hardest

This drought will give small Midwestern farmers lots of practice coping with climate change -- if it doesn’t bankrupt them first.

Renewable Energy

Why do ‘experts’ always lowball clean-energy projections?

Renewable energy evolves quickly and is hard to quantify, but experts' predictions last decade were way off. It makes you wonder what today's projections will look like in 2020.