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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.

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.

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.

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?

Blogs

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

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

“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.

January 5, 2015

The real tech revolution may not be in Silicon Valley but at a Nokia factory outside Chennai.

December 29, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

While the tech world fawns over the new iPhone 6, labor abuses abound at an Apple factory in China.

September 10, 2014