Did you know ethanol producers use antibiotics to control the fermentation process? Then those drugs end up in the grain by-products we're feeding to livestock and dairy cows? We asked the FDA if they have any plans to put a stop to that pattern. Their answer: not any time soon.
The award-winning environmental historian says humans have had a massive impact on the environment for centuries. Is it different now, in the "Anthropocene"? Yes and no.
A new film offers an intimate look at the lives of farmers who become so mired in debt growing genetically modified seed they take their own lives.
When it comes to climate change, we should take a cue from Air Force trainers and "hug the monster": embrace our fear and turn its energy into action.
It's time to retire the trusty Roberts family minivan. What should replace it? A Prius v? The Ford C-Max hybrid?
The environmental movement’s approval ratings are going down the tubes, even as more Americans profess to live greener lifestyles. Here’s what’s up.
What happens when small batch brewers discover the farm-to-table movement and run with it?
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.
A reader says she’s littering the planet with her discarded spritzers. Umbra gets all misty eyed.