Six new books to read while maintaining social distance. Yellow Earth; Socialist Practice; Friedrich Engels; Chicken History; Traveling Plants; Coal and Empire
A socialist biologist explains the tight links between new viruses, industrial food production, and the profitability of multinational corporations.
“We are protecting our land and the life on it. We have to preserve this life for our children’s future.”
Nnimmo Bassey: Africa will face calamitous roasting unless radical social and ecological transformation starts soon
Joint Cuba-U.S. study finds sustainable agriculture in Cuba keeps river pollution far below levels in U.S. waterways
Once again, authorities are scrambling to deal with a fast-spreading disease after the fact, while the systemic causes remain in place.
“We have been mortgaging the health of future generations to realize economic and development gains in the present”
Cuba’s experience suggests that urban farming can help stave off potential famine when the climate crisis cuts food production
Within three decades, almost 80% of the lands that depend on groundwater will start to reach their natural irrigation limits as the wells run dry.
Part Three of Ian Angus’s examination of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
Activists make the case that this widely used pesticide is wreaking havoc on the earth, killing not just weeds but multiple species, including our own
Summary of new UN report that documents the impact of climate change on land and agriculture — and how land misuse accelerates climate change.
Warming the climate and polluting the sea is leading to explosive outbreaks of new infectious diseases
Some writers imagine that machines can feed the world. They ignore the damage caused by industrial agriculture, and don’t value the work of people who feed most of humanity today.
Marxist environmental essays … Science and the Anthropocene … Is disaster avoidable? … Capitalism at sea … Beef and class struggle … Climate and the biggest volcano
Two views of food and farming. The origin of climate science denial. The high cost of living well. And a socialist who mostly disagrees with ecosocialism
Part Two of Ian Angus’s examination of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
Ethanol and biodiesel boost corporate profits while doing nothing to solve the world’s growing social and environmental crises
Forget jokes about crossing the road. New research identifies chickens as a vivid symbol of the transformation of the biosphere in our time