On superior farmlands, limited appetite for local food.

In hyper-fertile Central Illinois, sustainable farmers seek local support, but end up trekking their wares to Chicago.

In hyper-fertile Central Illinois, sustainable farmers seek local support, but end up trekking their wares to Chicago.

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Clean water vs. farm profits at heart of fertilizer-rule debate.

By Josephine Marcotty Star Tribune OCTOBER 9, 2017 — 10:24PM

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Climate

Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop.

Warming soils are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought, suggesting a potentially disastrous feedback mechanism whereby increases in global temperatures will trigger massive new carbon releases in a cycle that may be impossible to break.

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Joshua Mayer
Toxics

Strips of native prairie plants could reduce pollution runoff from farm fields.

Strips Of Native Prairie Plants Could Reduce Pollution Runoff From Farm Fields

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Climate

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too.

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

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Climate

In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow.

In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

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Climate

Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert.

With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.

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Toxics

Arkansas defies Monsanto, moves to ban rogue weedkiller.

Arkansas is on the verge of banning the use, during the growing season, of a Monsanto-backed weedkiller that has been blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops in neighboring farms this year.

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Toxics

Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high tableland from which there is a clear view across miles and miles of rolling plains to the coastal range of south-east Australia.

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Rusty Blazenhoff
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Growing clean cannabis to pass California's new rules.

Growing Clean Cannabis to Pass California's New Rules 

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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