As the majority of American farmers near retirement age, immigrant and minority farmers are stepping up in the face of adversity to take their places.
A reader wonders how to tell family and friends that their cards are making him crazy. Umbra offers one of her hallmark replies.
As tasty as it is beautiful, this recipe will make a perfect celebratory main dish or side dish for your next holiday meal.
The lovely old city floods regularly -- and scientists warn the area will experience worse-than-average sea-level rise. Sustainability chief Denise Thompson shares Norfolk's plans for staying dry.
Drought has brought water levels in the Mississippi close to historic lows, threatening to close this crucial transport route.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his dapper transportation czar are out to turn the Windy City into a mecca for the cycling crowd.
A reader wants to cut down on his winter electricity bill. Umbra warms up.
In his new book, "Future Perfect," Steven Johnson finds inspiration in internet-style collaboration. But what about the planet?
Seventy scientists spent two years putting together a complete picture of mercury in the ocean and in seafood. Will the results convince the U.S. to control emissions?