"You can't blame everything on neonics. Bees are hit by a whole host of things," McNeil said. "But I believe neonics are overused. If people knew more, I think they would use a whole lot less of them."
The world is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. This was not only the bloodiest war the world has ever seen but it saw the start of the West's involvement in carving up the Middle East and interfering in its politics for the sake of oil.
Many mornings, just before 7 a.m., a large tanker truck pulls up to the grand gates of Oprah Winfrey’s 40-acre estate in Montecito, California. Inside is neither merchandise nor produce – just water. A year ago, Oprah’s annual bill from the Montecito Water District was just shy of $125,000. This year, it is less than half. Like many...
Rob Stephenson shot gardens and farms with a large-format camera (you know, the kind with the giant hood that goes over the shooter’s head). The result is a gorgeous book featuring urban agriculture in all five boroughs.
A new Portland State University study that maps Portland's air pollution patterns highlights the air-cleansing benefit of urban trees. But an economic analysis of the detailed pollution map shows Portland's air quality may be more hazardous than previously thought.
Plastic is the boon and bane of our times. While its uses are numerous and at times, even critical, its waste and the resultant pollution clogs up our rivers and oceans and pollutes our lands. But recent advancements in packaging offer hope. One example is Stonyfield Farm’s collaboration with WikiFoods on edible packaging for frozen yogurt. Made from fruit skin, the WikiPearl technology that packages Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls protects food and beverages without exposing them to chemicals or unnatural ingredients.
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.