Saturday, November 10, 2018
During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining: “A pigeon can still make a deposit on...
I’m going to take it as a prerequisite that you feel some sense of urgency about the need for change. The need to find your place in the resistance. The need to get onto the road that’s supportive of...
Classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization, glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and the world’s most widely used herbicide — has been found in a variety of best-selling American foods at disturbing levels, says a new...
First in a series on tackling global poverty while protecting the environment. Read the intro.  For the one in 10 people around the world living on less than $2 a day, life is an emergency. Every day, poverty kills an estimated 15,000 children under the...
Emerging markets are leapfrogging the developed world thanks to cheap panels. A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new...
Farmers in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, China’s top grain producer, will be prohibited from growing Genetically Modified (GM) crops, according to a provincial regulation passed on Friday.  Source: www.ecns.cn The regulation will become effective on May 1, 2017. Growing of GM corn, rice...
Look back, not forward, to connect with conservatives on climate, new study suggests. Lake Oroville in July 2011 (left) and January 2014 (right). CREDIT: California Department of Water Resources By Marlene Cimons Conservatives who dismiss science might see climate change differently if exposed...
Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States. Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon, researchers from...
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (Oceti Sakowin or Council of the Seven Fires Camp) – Today, the people won a major victory in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The US Army Corps of Engineers sided with the...
Editor's note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs, which are produced when plant breeders select genetic traits that may also occur naturally, have been around...

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