With more factory farms, bigger meat processing facilities, and growing numbers of immigrant workers, it looks like Cargill and Co. might be priming the Midwest to produce meat for the world.
In the Bureau of Land Management's corrupt coal-leasing program, taxpayer-owned land is leased at "auctions" where companies like Peabody are often the only bidder.
The Earth Summit in Rio may be over, but just like spring break, the triumphs, tragedies, and terrible judgment calls will live on in memory. Here are some of our favorite moments captured in all …
There's no longer any question of preventing climate change. If we're smart, we can adapt enough to avoid too much suffering -- but it won't be easy.
A reader wonders about the best ways to beat the heat. Umbra has plenty of suggestions for this hot topic.
Through cause marketing programs like Pepsi Refresh, the beverage industry is buying good will, and protection from policy changes like New York's proposed soda ban.
On one side of Rio de Janeiro, world leaders debated the future of the planet. On the other, a grassroots gathering gave a glimpse of the realities of life in the developing world.
Climate change is global; climate change impacts and adaptation are local. We can look to locally appropriate solutions to inform a global response.
The listless conference in Rio came spontaneously alive for a few hours Thursday, when a youth-led demonstration turned into a mass walkout.