If you oppose something produced as a result of scientific research, does that make you anti-science? GMO critics are often accused of this, but the accusation is really a smokescreen.
The Port of Los Angeles—the nation's largest port by container volume and cargo value—is building the world's first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewables.
At the birth of any industry, uncertainty abounds. So does opportunity, say Kentuckians like Joe Schroeder of Freedom Seed and Feed, who is among those growing industrial hemp and advocating for others in Appalachia to do the same.
Nothing illustrates the weirdness, injustice, and unpleasantness of the present economy more clearly than the misdirected attempts of government to reduce the price of food.
Such ingenious craft opened up new industries, crafts and food sources for ordinary hunters or farmers, allowing them to traverse lakes and rivers easily and travel between islands.
Talented designers and planners have shown us that it’s possible to retrofit suburbia.
On the streets of a Boston, MA neighborhood where one grocery store was vastly outnumbered by fast-food venues, and health reports consistently revealed staggering numbers of chronic disease cases, 17-year-old Shavel’le Olivier sought to become a force for change.
As more and more consumers get savvy about where they put their money, how do cooperatives expand their supply to meet the demand?
Money animates the institutions that shape every facet of our lives: political, economic, legal, occupational, social class, familial, and religious systems.
It takes systematic work and engagement to build up a reputation that gives one more influence and support for one’s project. The non-hierarchical relations imply a lot of self-responsibility but also a feeling of empowerment.
Are monofloral honeys all they're cracked up to be, or are they yet another empty money-making scheme, exposing vulnerable honeybees to the toxic environments of monocultures? [ Rights secured for all images]
Restoring the balance of water in South Florida and the Everglades is the focus of numerous federal and state initiatives, and has been since the early 1990s.
The shopping mall is the epitome of America's Suburban Experiment.
Companies around the world are exploring blockchain, the technology underpinning digital currency bitcoin. In this Blockchain unleashed series, we investigate the many possible use cases for the blockchain, from the novel to the transformative.
New alternative and complementary currencies are a growing worldwide trend, and many states in the US have created their own local curriencies.
In April, a massive explosion ripped through rural Salem Township, Pennsylvania when natural gas from a pipeline buried in a field suddenly ignited.
Occupying the same space (that ‘cannot be mapped in terms of a single set of three-dimensional coordinates’), this complex heterogeneous form (universal nature, the environment, and what I am calling ecologized nature—or nature recalcitrant to universality) allows for alliances …
In the wake of Christchurch’s massive earthquake, a series of social and creative projects bring new life to the battered streets.
There’s no such thing as a good place for an oil-train derailment, but this year’s June 3 spill outside Mosier, Oregon, could have been worse if the 16 oil cars had derailed and caught fire even a few hundred feet in either direction.
Leave it to Germany to build a bicycle autobahn that connect 10 cities within its borders.
When the Deepwater Horizon well operated by BP (formerly British Petroleum) exploded and contaminated the Gulf of Mexico with at least 650 million litres of crude oil in 2010, blue-smocked animal rescuers quickly appeared on television screens.