Drought + food = instability?

Drought + food = instability?
As California parches, we look at drought in the "Arab Spring" and China's Great Leap Forward. How are drought and famine related? More »

Menace to monarchs

Menace to monarchs
Assisted migration efforts grow more desperate with new White House call for monarch butterfly “freeway” to parallel Interstate-35. More »

Mock meat: Fit for grilling?

Mock meat: Fit for grilling?

Soy protein: It may look like meat. Could meat be grown, cell by cell, in lab dishes. Could in vitro meat solve health and More »

Farming, Native American style

Farming, Native American style

Native agriculture could be a sophisticated response to a challenging environment. What were the secrets of permaculture, companion More »

Honeybees getting lost?

Honeybees getting lost?

As colony collapse disorder continues to attack honeybee hives, a new study shows that a common insecticide interferes with their More »

Soil and food crisis

Detail from schematic diagram

Classroom Activity Page Without soil, we starve. Unfortunately, throughout the world, human activities have degraded More »

Feeding 7+ billion

Feeding 7+ billion

The green revolution fed billions, but population keeps rising, water is short and the climate is changing. How will Africans feed More »

Farming in the city

Farming in the city

Urban farms are sprouting in the most unlikely places. Advocates say they help with nutrition, obesity and job training. More »

Pollinator crisis ahead

Pollinator crisis ahead
Pollinators are under threat from diseases and pesticides. They aren’t finding enough to eat. Their colonies are dying. What can we do? More »

NukeWar, Regional Version

NukeWar, Regional Version

What would happen to the global climate after a nuclear war between India and Pakistan? Study: the planet would be dark and cool. More »

Sick Spinach: Meet Killer E coli

Sick Spinach: Meet Killer E coli

Just months after contaminated spinach causes grave diarrhea, another outbreak. What is E. coli O157:H7, and why is it so dangerous? More »