Last week, the USDA fully deregulated herbicide resistant sugar beets. And while the shift isn't a surprise to most advocates, it does hint at larger problems within the system.
Sustainable food advocates don't like the farm bills drafted by the House or the Senate, but they're pushing Congress to pass a final bill before the current one runs out Sept. 30 anyway.
The EPA doesn't know where most factory farms are, nor what they're polluting -- and yet it just reversed a rule that would have helped clean water regulators find out.
A reader asks if it does the planet any good to buy a used computer rather than a new one. Umbra takes a byte out of the question.
The cities are winning! No, the ’burbs are! Why do we bicker about census numbers?
A request for advice on biking with kids elicited a flood of enthusiastic and inspiring insights from parents about the joys of cycling with little ones.
While making a documentary about young farmers in New Jersey, a filmmaker noticed that the extreme weather became the star of the show.
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.
The Department of Energy has a more favorable outlook for coal than virtually any other major forecasting institution.