The Amazon rainforest of South America is burning at an unprecedented rate. What can we to stop these forest fires from spreading?
Farms and farmers across the U.S. are adopting climate-friendly practices to improve soil quality and save water as global warming kicks in…
You call this a revolution? Spraying fields with synthetic chemicals to keep pests down is no way to take care of the planet and its inhabitants’ health.
Activists would like the U.S. government to ban a class of insecticides called neonics that they blame for wiping out the bees that pollinate a majority of our food crops.
Dear EarthTalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement […]
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? — William Persson, Glendale, OH It’s difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, but researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time. […]