soil

Anthropocene

‘Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession

“Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage.”
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
climate change

Plants are Losing Their Capacity to Absorb Human CO2 Emissions

A team of Columbia researchers finds that the climate tipping point may come sooner than we think.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.23.19
Metalhead

Hard Rock Is Good, Hard Rock Is Bad, Hard Rock Is Forever

As extreme metal ascends, bands like Seether, Wednesday 13, and Black Map are still out there playing turn-of-the-century hard rock to a hardcore faithful.
Christopher Krovatin
7.11.18
environment

More Than 75 Percent of Earth’s Land Areas Are ‘Broken,’ Major Report Finds

Once-productive lands have become deserts, are polluted, or deforested, putting 3.2 billion people at risk.
Stephen Leahy
3.26.18
The Darjeeling Limited

Darjeeling Tea Is Climate Change’s Latest Victim

Tea entrepreneurs are trying to save the "Champagne of teas".
Esha Chhabra
9.19.17
Asking for a friend

Is It Okay That My Kid Sometimes Eats Dirt?

There are a billion bacterial cells per gram of soil.
Christina Stiehl
7.6.17
Farming in 2017

The Most Useful Tool on the Modern Farm is Data

Data miners are now courting the agriculture industry in a big way.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
3.7.17
machines

MIT Wants to Turn Everyone Into a Farmer With Its Food Computers

Anyone can build their own food computer with MIT’s open-source agriculture project.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.16
composting

This Startup Wants to Turn Diaper Waste into Fruit Trees

German startup Dycle, founded by artist Ayumi Matzusaka, aims to tackle the massive amount of diaper waste produced each year by converting it to nutrient-packed soil and planting fruit trees with it.
Elizabeth Rushe
10.3.16
Munchies

I'm in an Open Relationship with My Compost

There were two weeks where I didn’t turn her because I was pissed off at her. I turned her last week. You can’t believe how much it stresses me out if I don’t turn her. I seriously think about her every day.
Matt Orlando
1.30.16
war

The Syrian War Is Causing a Dust Bowl in the Middle East, Researchers Suspect

Fighting in Syria is creating conditions similar to those that caused the Dust Bowl.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.19.15
garden

Welcome to the MUNCHIES Garden

We’re inviting some of our favorite chefs, bartenders, and personalities in the world of food and drink to come and treat our garden like their very own edible playground.
Munchies Staff
10.8.15
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