July 23, 2010 Growing food in a region facing climate change has many daily challenges for its residents. In parts of eastern Africa this is compounded by deforestation, which has led to water run-off and erosion. The soils health has greatly diminished which has led to crop failure for many. Through a program overseen by […]
What is the proper role for government to play with our food system?
As manager of the 8,500-acre Cronin Farms in Gettysburg, South Dakota, Dan Forgey strives to build soil health—and yields—sustainably. Forgey has been using no-till management for more than 17 years and over that time, has developed a keen understanding of how his farming system works and where new challenges and opportunities exist.
“Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some literally being eaten into extinction.” One of the world’s leading primate authorities, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), issued a new, and alarming report, Primates In Peril: The World’s 25 […]
January 15, 2010 Number 7, in the Scientific Americans’ 10 biggest letdowns of the new millennium: Climate Still Changing The headline could easily have read instead: Human Civilization As We Know It— Imperiled: World Leaders Unable to Galvanize Appropriate Response Despite (by and large) a majority consensus amongst the world’s climate science experts (though far […]