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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.

America's kids will get less calcium because of our unabated appetite for gas-guzzling cars--and the wrongheaded belief that ethanol is the answer.

A delegation of church leaders traveled to the US, calling on corporate mogul Ira Rennert to clean up the smelters that are poisoning the children of Peru.

Here's a way to consume less oil: Eat locally! Video artist Molly Schwartz traces how far food travels from field to fork.

She cuts her lawn slowly with a push mower. I save time, hiring men to run machines, burn gas, kill the ozone. Who's the wiser?

Something very strange has happened to food in the richest country in the world:
It's fast, but it ain't good. And it travels way too far a distance from the field to your fork.

Blogs

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Tell your election officials to support a new rule that would help protect the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015