A new study from Food & Water Watch found that organic farmers across the U.S. worry about how GMO crops in nearby fields affect their own.
On Monday, I reported on the latest study to take a bite out of the idea of human rationality. In a paper just published in Pediatrics, Brendan Nyhan of Dartmouth and his colleagues showed that presenting people with information confirming...Show More Summary
t’s a common reaction among those taking their first look at the U.S.Geological Survey’s new interactive map that depicts the location of every utility-scale wind turbine in the country: Whaddup down South? read more
The Western diet of wheat, corn, and soy is spreading globally -- flattening the world's menus as it rounds out our guts.
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This adage, attributed to Chicago Mayor and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, seems especially apt regarding emergency legislation enacted by California lawmakers and signed into law last weekend by Governor Jerry Brown in response to the worst drought in recorded California history. That […]
His Berkshire Hathaway investment group owns lots of the flimsy rail cars used to transport oil, and it has vigorously fought tighter regulation.
One of the most majestic endangered species in the American Southwest, the jaguar, may get a little bit of breathing room, in the form of habitat protection across 764,207 acres (1194 square miles) of southern Arizona and New Mexico....Show More Summary
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — Federal wildlife officials Tuesday set aside nearly 1,200 square miles along the U.S.-Mexico border as habitat essential for the conservation of the jaguar, a species that hasn’t been spotted in New Mexico in eight years and one that has made only fleeting appearances on wildlife cameras in Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains. Show More Summary
(WASHINGTON) — NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter’s watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be life. The space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa. Show More Summary
West Virginia's tenure as the most obese state in America—a three-year run that no one ever called a dynasty—is over. According to Gallup, which just released its 2013 survey on obesity in America, 35.4 percent of Mississippians have a BMI above 30, giving the home of 3 Doors Down the highest obesity rate in the Union. Show More Summary
Men don't care about sustainability! They just want a condom brand that sounds like a monster truck rally.
There are easy steps the gas industry could take to plug methane leaks, but they probably won't do it until the EPA makes them.
Michiganians are loudly voicing their concerns about a 60-year-old oil pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac.
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — An asteroid is headed this way. But even though it will come closer than the moon, astronomers say it will pose no danger. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Here's one quirky solution to NYC's problem of trucking waste to landfills out of state.
An album of space images—including a poignant shot of a blacked-out North Korea—tell this month’s tale of our place in the cosmos.
Sunday's civil disobedience action put the emphasis on "civil," but students arrested in the snow intend to keep raising their voices.
All it takes is a trip to the closest Whole Foods to discover how much more varied the offerings of an American grocery store have become in recent years. Organic asparagus from Mexico, papaya from Hawaii, dry scallops from Nantucket Bay—the foodstuffs available to American consumers have never been more diverse. Show More Summary
This means marine life could fully recover from the BP oil spill in... let’s see... 2035!
The 19th century naturalist and political philosopher argued that slavery laid waste to the American landscape -- and not just in the South.