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Fertilizer Use Is Driving Man-Made Nitrous Oxide Emissions: Study

It’s not easy to admit, but agriculture is well-understood at this point to be a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
OPINION: We Can No Longer Pretend Climate Change Doesn’t Exist

Over the past five years our ranch has been affected by three major fires. The... (more)

Megan Brown
September 20, 2020
California Farmers Left to Battle Wildfires On Their Own

Kendall Richard knows how life can change in an instant. Nearly three weeks ago, she... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 7, 2020
Study Shows Climate Change Will Make Some Californian Crops Untenable

These days there is no shortage of research illustrating the threat of climate change on... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 1, 2020
Turning Toilet Water into Beer

Brewing beer uses a lot of water: from the irrigation needed to grow barley and... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 24, 2020
Is the Future of Wheat Farming Inside and Up?

Future wheat farmers might ditch their rolling fields for indoor facilities filled with bright lights,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 15, 2020
Agriculture Emits More Sulfur Than Any Other Man-Made Source: Study

Sulfur emissions, largely from coal plants, were pinpointed as a major cause of acid rain... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 14, 2020
Gully Washers

The following excerpt is adapted from Perilous Bounty by Tom Philpott, a new book that aims... (more)

Tom Philpott
August 12, 2020
Study Finds Bee Population Decline is Hurting Fruit Yields

It’s widely known, at this point, that many crops rely on bee pollination. But not... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 1, 2020
Building a Regenerative Farm for Willie Nelson

There might have been a time when Willie Nelson’s heroes were always cowboys, but these... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
July 29, 2020
15 States Move to Require Trucks and Other Heavy Vehicles to Be...

A coalition of 15 states, as well as Washington, DC, announced their intention to push... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 24, 2020