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Actions, Culture, Place

Could Doing Chores Save the World?

Could Doing Chores Save the World?

While laboring at a remote commune in the wilds of New Mexico, Emily Schosid learned what real sustainability means. And it’s not at all what you’d expect.

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Actions, Climate

Change Gamers

Change Gamers

Video games are maturing. Where players once practiced delivering newspapers or dispatching demons, they are now increasingly being asked to tackle real-world problems like climate change and war. Follow author Dylan Walsh as he surveys the scene and logs on to try to save the globe.

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At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Systems in Progress:  A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Systems in Progress: A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Every year the International Society of Tropical Foresters convenes a conference of members, scientists and tropical foresters at Yale University to discuss trends and issues in the management of the world’s tropical forests. This short summarizes the 2012 conference, which took place earlier this year at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.   e are well past the more »

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Agriculture, Human Landscape

Patterson: “Outrageous” That Farmers’ Lawsuit was Dismissed

Patterson: “Outrageous” That Farmers’ Lawsuit was Dismissed

Last week’s featured article, Organic on the Offensive, inspired strong reactions from people on both sides of the genetically modified agriculture debate. Among the responses Sage received was a letter from Don Patterson, a Virginian farmer and the man who helped catalyze the lawsuit.

by × March 21, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Activism, Agriculture, Human Landscape

Organic, unmodified carrots grown by the farm at Hell's Backbone Grill, Utah. (Photo by Benjamin Goldfarb.)

Organic on the Offensive: Nation’s Farmers Sue Big Ag

A group of farmers are waging a class-action lawsuit against giant GM seed company Monsanto. The farmers’ argument? “An invention that poisons people is not patentable.” Ben Goldfarb explores an ongoing case with the power to revolutionize the way America grows its food.

by × March 19, 2012 × 3 comments

At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Interview with the UN Forum on Forests’ Jan McAlpine

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Interview with the UN Forum on Forests’ Jan McAlpine

Jan McAlpine is Director of the United Nations Division on Forests and head of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat in support of all 193 countries in the United Nations.  The UNFF works to bring about the conservation, management and sustainable development of all types of forests. This includes a focus on the entire landscape—on people, soils, water, more »