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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. ┬áThe UNFF works to bring about the conservation, …

Fisheries, Multimedia

Hauling in the Sound

Hauling in the Sound

In the wake of continually declining lobster stocks in Connecticut, Tahria Sheather follows one of the state's few remaining full-time lobstermen, Mike Theiler, out for a day of hauling to explore what it's really like to be a lobsterman these days in Long Island Sound and capture what is fast becoming an endangered livelihood.
by × March 7, 2012 × 1 comment

Ecosystems, Oceans

Sage Briefs: Wrong Place, Wrong Clime–Will Marine Sanctuaries Falter as Temperatures Rise?

Sage Briefs: Wrong Place, Wrong Clime–Will Marine Sanctuaries Falter as Temperatures Rise?

Sunrise on the coral reef at Shark Island lagoon, French Frigate Shoals. Shark Island is part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Image credit: Lindsey Kramer/ USFWS

The golden promise of marine …

by × March 1, 2012 × 1 comment