"The biggest global agriculture companies are competing on a new front: enticing farmers to join programs that keep atmosphere-warming carbon dioxide in the soil."
"The Biden administration released several reports Thursday about climate change and national security, laying out in stark terms the ways in which the warming world is beginning to significantly challenge stability worldwide."
"At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19".
"In a new push to stop further depletion of California's shrinking aquifers, state regulators are turning to technology once used to count Soviet missile silos during the Cold War: satellites."
"Hampered by fear and deprived of resources, migrant farmworkers are unlikely to come forward and seek restitution."
"The EPA announced the creation of two internal scientific advisory panels after whistleblower accounts of internal corruption."
"The legislation aimed at regulating North Carolina’s huge and largely unregulated poultry industry seemed modest in scope, ... But as the legislative session in Raleigh came to a close in July, the bill had moved not an inch—and no one was surprised."
"Green fields of alfalfa and cotton rolled past as Brad Robinson drove through the desert valley where his family has farmed with water from the Colorado River for three generations. Stopping the truck, he stepped onto a dry, brown field where shriveled remnants of alfalfa crunched under his boots."