It's a crucial election season for taxes on sugary drinks. At least four cities, including Boulder, Colorado, will vote on whether to enact the tax, giving public health advocates hope that they'll soon be headed to a ballot near you.
After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels from the U.S. government and the World Health Organization are having a hard time agreeing whether glyphosate, the most common weed killer in the United States, can cause cancer. Known by the brand name RoundUp, glyphosate is sprayed on farm fields and lawns all across the country.
Nestled among acres of wheat fields and rows of corn, the Land Institute of Salina, Kansas, may seem an unlikely Mecca for environmental activists. After decades of leading the charge to develop alternative ways of raising grain, the facility still attracts crowds hunting for hunting for sustainable agricultural solutions.
Some rural electricity cooperatives want to produce more electricity locally and from renewable sources, but that has ignited a high-stakes legal battle that could help define the future of electricity generation in rural communities
Watching Our Water, part 5: Farming in the fertile Midwest is tied to an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are studying new ways to lessen the Midwest’s environmental impact.