You call this a revolution? Spraying fields with synthetic chemicals to keep pests down is no way to take care of the planet and its inhabitants’ health.
Wave power could account for a quarter or more of U.S. electricity needs if we work to develop its potential around our coastlines, and could also provide other countries with a readily available renewable and free energy source.
Hawaii has become ground zero for testing and trials of genetically engineered crops, and environmentalists worry about the implications for ecosystems throughout the islands and beyond…
What advantages do vertical farms have over traditional gardens and farms? Agricultural may finally be growing up
Dear EarthTalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement […]
Submersible fish pens and new developments in fish food are finally making sustainable aquaculture possible — and may solve multiple environmental problems.
Blowin’ in the Wind: Genetically Modified Seeds As Environmental Contaminant? Organic Farmers Seek an Answer to the Problem of GM Contamination
Blowin’ in the Wind: Organic Farmers Seek an Answer to the Problem of Contamination by Genetically Modified Seeds and Crops…
Meet the Fakers With the Popularity in Farmers’ Markets Have Come Unscrupulous Sellers Big and Small
Emily Achenbaum Harris arrived at the local farmers’ market in Charlotte, North Carolina, just as vendors were opening their stands. As she walked from stall to stall, she noticed Dole boxes tucked under tables and watched as a farmer dumped blueberries out of plastic supermarket containers into the blue felted containers ubiquitous at local farm […]
The Seaweed and Shellfish Solution Using Nature’s Filters to Help Curb Pollution and Fish Farm Waste
When runoff from fertilized lawns, farms & sewage treatment plants reaches our rivers & coasts, it causes water pollution known as eutrophication.