Laura Freeman

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What’s this Washington insider and billionaire’s wife doing in Alaska?

<b>As a hazy sun set over the Bering Sea</b> in a blaze of pink glory, a group of weary travelers clustered around a table inside the Twin Dragon, a weather-beaten restaurant on Front Street. It was 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside in Nome, Alaska. Among the diners clad in goose down and fleece was a woman …

The traits that make human beings unique

We’re all just animals… right? Not so fast, says Melissa Hogenboom, a few things make us different from any other species.<p>"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who helped to invent the atomic bomb.<p>The two bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in …

Chimpanzees

Organic farming is financially-sustainable worldwide, study finds

Organic agriculture occupies just 1 percent of cropland across the world. While organic sales continue to grow, a study has found that organic …

Agriculture

Bill Clinton has a rare speaking quirk, and the science behind it is fascinating

Early in his career, Tomatis discovered that the quality of our speech or singing is only as good as our ability to hear, monitor, and correct it as we produce it. Many famous singers, and announcers who were loosing their voices came to him, and he restored them by improving their brain's ability …

Not Just California: Droughts Extend Across Americas

Say “drought” and Americans are likely to think California, but the Golden State is hardly alone when looking across the Western Hemisphere: A dry spell has killed cattle and wiped out crops in Central America, parts of Colombia have seen rioting over scarce water, and southern Brazil is facing its …

Climate Change

There's Big Money in Organics. And It Starts with the Soil.

American farmers are torn between abundant demand for organic food and a scarcity of land on which to grow it. Enter Craig Wichner, co-founder and managing partner of Farmland LP, based in San Francisco. Farmland is a $62 million investment fund that buys up conventional farmland--the …

Farming

'Green Revolution' changes breathing of the biosphere: Stronger seasonal oscillations in carbon dioxide linked to intensive agriculture

The intense farming practices of the 'Green Revolution' are powerful enough to alter Earth's atmosphere at an ever-increasing rate, boosting the …

Small Family Farm Wins Slow Money's $60K Beetcoin Loan

Slow Money Alliance recently held its fifth annual conference in Louisville, including presentations by 21 food entrepreneurs. The winner: Bauman’s Cedar Valley Farms, an organic small family farm in Garnett, Kansas, looking to create what operations manager Rosanna Bauman calls a “feed hub”—a …

Perdue’s monumental chicken “hoodwink”: Meet the farmer exposing Big Poultry’s dirty laundry

<b>(Screenshot, CompassionUSA)</b><p>The farmer facing retaliation for letting the media into his chicken farm explains why he decided to speak out<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 10, 2014 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Craig Watts has been raising chickens for Perdue since 1992 — and he's had enough.<p>In recent years, the North Carolina …

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue sources for producers to use to address natural resource conservation challenges. These grants are part of the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to …

Secretary of Agriculture

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