A Last (Chemical) Gasp for Bees?
by Shannan StollMay 24, 2012
- Colony collapse disorder threatens food crops valued at $15 billion a year. New research says farm chemicals put our food system at risk.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena ChristianMay 03, 2012
- Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
Free Your (Eco)Mind
by Frances Moore LappeApr 20, 2012
- This Earth Day, think like an ecosystem—and you just might save the world.
What’s the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe?
Mar 21, 2012
- Ask an astrophysicist.
Farmers Go Wild
by Abby QuillenFeb 06, 2012
- Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops.
Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World
by Madhu Suri PrakashJan 27, 2012
- While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.
Hope for Salmon as Dams Come Down
by Jennifer KayeDec 26, 2011
- The destruction of two Washington State dams will restore depleted fisheries, create jobs, and maybe even change how we manage our rivers.
Girl Scouts Take Aim at their Own Cookie Ingredients
by Jen HortonDec 20, 2011
- Two seventh-graders set out to save orangutans—and ended up changing the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
Wes Jackson: A Perennial Revolution in Agriculture
by Ken MeterNov 30, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Revolutionizing agriculture with crops that grow like a prairie.
Can We Restore the Prairie—And Still Support Ourselves?
by Wes JacksonNov 22, 2011
- Since ripping open the prairie for modern monocultures, we're losing soil and fertility. Agricultural pioneer Wes Jackson says there's another way.
Farming With the Wild
by Dan ImhoffNov 05, 2011
- Photo Essay: How agriculture and wildlands can both flourish—together.
Removing the Elwha Dam
Nov 01, 2011
- Plans to restore the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state begin with the removal of a dam that's stood for almost a century.
Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghOct 10, 2011
- With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline
Oct 07, 2011
- Nebraska isn’t known for environmental activism—but an oil pipeline that would cross the Ogallala aquifer is changing that.
by Rebecca BurgessAug 19, 2011
- We often think about local food—but what about local fabric? Photos from one woman’s quest to know her “fibershed.”