Urban farming: From floating food forests to vacant lot crops

A growing movement is spreading throughout U.S. cities that is feeding people, providing jobs, and helping the environment—urban farming. This is a lot bigger than putting some tomato and zucchini plants in your backyard. These are local efforts, city by city, neighborhood by neighborhood, to convert vacant land in America’s cities into small farms. Sometimes […]

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The environmental consequences of cheap oil

The economic effects of plunging oil prices is a bad news/good news story. The bad news is that world stocks are taking a beating, especially those of energy companies, with crude oil selling for less than $30 a barrel. The good news is that gas is cheaper at the pump: The national average for a […]

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