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Locavore

Locavore brew: Tapping into beer’s agricultural roots

What happens when small batch brewers discover the farm-to-table movement and run with it?

Farm Bill

Will this Farm Bill do enough for young farmers?

By the time the next Farm Bill expires in five years, 125,000 American farmers will have retired. This fact may well be the biggest threat to national food security, but you wouldn’t know it if you’ve been following this year’s Farm Bill hearings.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: How do I avoid cheap plastic spray bottles?

A reader says she’s littering the planet with her discarded spritzers. Umbra gets all misty eyed.

Biking

Romancing the bike: The seduction of pedal-powered transport

Why don’t Americans ride like the rest of the world? We don’t understand what other countries do: Biking isn’t just good for you, it’s fun, easy, and good for your love life.

Coal

Coal dependent: Pacific Northwest activists fight new export terminals

Local organizers are building big coalitions to keep the region from becoming a massive transfer station for toxic coal exports.

Food

Co-operative farming from El Salvador to Kentucky [VIDEO]

Meet a farmer who's brought the co-operative farming method from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Ky., where he coordinates a large urban farm.

Climate Skeptics

Nine out of 10 psychos agree: Heartland’s bonkers climate billboards need company!

The Heartland Institute's billboard campaign linking belief in climate change to mass murder and global genocide ended way too soon! We're remedying that. Herewith, more psychos and maniacs share moments of zen and proven wisdom.

Food

Cure and simple: How to make your own bacon and charcuterie

Want to learn how to preserve that local pasture-raised meat? These recipes for homemade bacon and green chile chicken sausages should get you hooked.

Food

Science says: Cut that steak in half to keep the climate in check

In their continuing efforts to go beyond CO2, some scientists have been looking seriously at the impact of nitrous oxide on the climate, and results point to a very familiar refrain: Eat more plants, less meat.