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Amazonia colombiana: El comercio clandestino de carne de monte sale a la luz

La noche en que su esposo salió a cazar y volvió con un gran tapir, Elsa Vargas<b>*</b> se sintió aliviada. Después de alimentar a su familia, le quedaría …

United Airlines is flying on biofuels. Here’s why that’s a really big deal.

On Friday, United Airlines will launch a new initiative that uses biofuel to help power flights running between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with eventual plans to expand to all flights operating out of LAX. It’s the first time an American airline will begin using renewable fuel for regular …

Nonorganic Foods Have Pesticide Residue—but Is It Bad for You?

On a recent snowy February morning, Melissa Green strolled through the grocery aisles with her family at a Whole Foods in Brooklyn, New York. Her …

Agriculture

The United States of Monsanto?

This week thousands of Americans took time out of their busy days to call their Senators to demand that they vote against the DARK Act, a bill …

Teaching Kids to Cook on $3.50 Per Meal: My Interview With Alli Sosna of MicroGreens

Chef Alli Sosna of MicroGreensOne of the things I love most about blogging and social media is being able to “meet” people all over the country doing …

Almost everything you buy, from cereal to mascara, is killing the rain forest

I’m an environmentalist, and I try to make green choices. I take public transportation, recycle and program my thermostat. But the care and keeping of our forests always seemed far removed from my urban self. At least, it did until I visited a coffee farm in the Ecuadorian rain forest. There, I saw …