‘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.”
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.
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.
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.
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Darjeeling Tea Is Climate Change’s Latest Victim
Tea entrepreneurs are trying to save the "Champagne of teas".
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Is It Okay That My Kid Sometimes Eats Dirt?
There are a billion bacterial cells per gram of soil.
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The Most Useful Tool on the Modern Farm is Data
Data miners are now courting the agriculture industry in a big way.
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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.
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.
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.
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This Is the Shit: Sewage Could Help Restore Depleted Farmland
Humans produce an average of 900 pounds of feces a year, which could be used to help reverse a global decline in the amount of arable land.
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.