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Coalition Slams EPA With Lawsuit for Letting Factory Farms Pollute the Planet

The world of farming as we know and recognize it has changed completely thanks to industrialized animal agriculture. Concentrated Feeding Operations, …

Agriculture

Photograph: John Giles/PA<p>An environmental campaigner protests against Monsanto in a field near Rothwell in Lincs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/28/1422450901973/319a68b5-cbf9-4811-86f7-ac77e43ed1c1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: John Giles/PA<p>An environmental …

Vocabulary

Dairy farming: No milk of human kindness left

Battered by climate change and bullied by supermarkets, dairy farms are struggling and farmers believe much more could be done to help them<p>A modest spread beside the velvety banks of the Severn estuary in Gloucestershire, Tump Farm has changed little during the four generations that Andrew Guest’s …

How Will We Grow New Farmers?

Growing Pains<p>The age of our farmers is steadily climbing, with not enough younger farmers stepping in to replace those who retire. According to the …

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 3 February 1915<p>The ploughman has been hard at work during the past few days, and the dryer and longer days have enabled him to make much better progress in preparing the seed-bed. If wheat is to be drilled no time should be lost. The great anxiety …

Farming

Can Seven Billion Humans Go Paleo?

Advocates of this meat-rich diet trend need to grapple with its impact on the environment

Let It Snow! 4 Tips For Super Snow Photos

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But photographing snow is so delightful!<p>It’s especially delightful when you know how to make the most of that …

A Brief Guide to Photographic Acronyms

Sometimes it seems like photography is just one big repository for acronyms. We buy a new lens, it is sold with OS or VR. Our cameras have very high …

Traveling and photography (Part 1)

How and why I create photo stories. <b>This RSS feed only shows excerpts. Please visit the website for the original article as intended:</b> Traveling and …

Are You Ready for 50 MP Cameras?

Later this week Canon will be announcing its first super high resolution cameras, the Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R, which will feature a 50.6 MP …

Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

On a mountaintop in Chile, excavators have just started work on a construction site. It will soon be home to a powerful new telescope that will have a good shot at finding the mysterious Planet X, if it exists.<p>"Planet X is kind of a catchall name given to any speculation about an unseen companion …

Universe

2015: The year of wireless power?

The potential of wireless charging created great excitement when it first came to prominence in 2007 when two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully powered a 60-watt light bulb wirelessly, using two copper coils two metres apart.<p>They went on to create …

Clark Specialty Grains creates link in non-GMO supply chain

By Ken Roseboro<br>Published: January 30, 2015<br>Category: Non-GMO Company Profiles<p>Clark Specialty Grains contracts farmers to grow organic and non-GMO blue …

Best of the visits: Big 12

It was a key recruiting weekend for Kansas and new head coach David Beaty as he tries to kick-start his tenure with a solid group of 2015 signees. …

Why You Should Learn to Love the Transmission That Never Changes Gear

Corvette geeks may hate them, but continuously variable transmissions aren't going away.<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and …

Nissan Leaf

Super Bowl Entertainment: In Pictures

Fields of Gold: GMO-Free Crops Prove Lucrative for Farmers

Non-Biotech Corn, Soybeans Fetch a Premium as Processors Respond to Rising Demand<p>Last spring, for the first time in 20 years, Indiana farmer Jim Benham planted his fields entirely with soybean seeds that hadn’t been genetically modified to withstand herbicides.<p>It wasn’t because the 63-year-old …

Agriculture

The scoop on Furious 7's $3.4-million mystery supercar

The Lykan Hypersport is the car Dom CGI-smashes through two skyscrapers.<p>Did you catch the explosion-and-jumping-car-packed <i>Furious 7</i> trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl? If so, you saw all the usual vehicular suspects—a smattering of McLaren/Lambo/Ferrari/Bugatti hypercars, Dom's beloved …

Researchers Say When You Eat Each Day May Be Crucial to Weight Loss

Mice on Time-Restricted Diets Had Lower Cholesterol, More Muscle Than Unrestricted Mice<p>Most diet advice focuses on calories and nutrients, but new research suggests that when you eat may be just as important.<p>That’s one conclusion of a new study by Dr. Satchidananda Panda, an associate professor at …

Holistic Medicine

Nazi Auschwitz camp officer, 93, to face trial over 300,000 deaths

Oskar Groening, a former death camp officer, will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder<p>A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp officer will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, a court …

World History

Amazon Prime is big, but how big?

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon Prime is big, but it may not be as big as Jeff Bezos says it is.<p>The popular membership program turned 10 on Monday.<p>That's 10 years of all-you-can-eat express shipping and access to digital movies, books and music for millions of members.<p>Just how many millions isn't known, …