News and Features
A Canadian philosopher surveys some of the livelier flashpoints in America's battle over evolution.
Remembering an eminent scientist who fought tirelessly to protect human health from the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.
What began as an attempt to help financially strapped farmers in the Reagan years has grown into a visionary political and social movement rooted in the agrarian values of the American Revolution.
Don't believe the hype that "clean coal," "clean nuclear power" and biofuels will solve the environmental crisis.
Wary of government efforts to silence global warming research, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Goddard Space Flight Center are going to court to block new security rules.
A new way to fight global warming and corporate agriculture: Eat only locally grown food, and call yourself a localvore.
As he shapes the Senate farm bill, Tom Harkin should heed progressives and forge legislation that ends subsidies and gives a fair shake to family farmers.
The bipartisan farm bill making its way through Congress offers real hope to feed the hungry at home and abroad and improve nutrition for poor kids. But it faces a likely presidential veto over, you guessed it, taxes.
From Providence to Los Angeles and even the Bronx, urban rivers that were polluted and even paved over are being restored.
Local food projects and community gardens are springing up in urban areas all over the country, cutting a promising new path to empowering the poor.