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A public showdown. Two empty chambers. A fortune at stake. It’s not a wild west movie—it’s the escalation of political tensions that defined the 2018 Farm Bill. Passed roughly every five years since the Dust Bowl, this omnibus piece of legislat...

How Democrats Won the Farm Bill

A public showdown. Two empty chambers. A fortune at stake. It’s not a wild west movie—it’s the escalation of political tensions that defined the 2018 Farm Bill. Passed roughly every five years since the Dust Bowl, this omnibus piece of legislat...

Modern environmental regulation and debate tends to focus on electric and industrial production—how it pollutes and how it can be regulated. It makes sense: people across the world see tall smokestacks polluting the air on their way to work every d...

Saving Soil with Subsidies

Modern environmental regulation and debate tends to focus on electric and industrial production—how it pollutes and how it can be regulated. It makes sense: people across the world see tall smokestacks polluting the air on their way to work every d...

While the Department of Defense (DoD) may not commonly be seen as a leader in environmental sustainability efforts, the US military has been finding ways to combat and adapt to climate change. Much of the military’s efforts against climate change h...

Camouflaged Climate Control

While the Department of Defense (DoD) may not commonly be seen as a leader in environmental sustainability efforts, the US military has been finding ways to combat and adapt to climate change. Much of the military’s efforts against climate change h...

From the 12th to the 14th of September, the streets of San Francisco and the extensive ranks of the global environmentalist community buzzed with excited anticipation for the Global Climate Action Summit. The summit, spearheaded by California Governo...

Environmentalist vs. Environmentalist

From the 12th to the 14th of September, the streets of San Francisco and the extensive ranks of the global environmentalist community buzzed with excited anticipation for the Global Climate Action Summit. The summit, spearheaded by California Governo...

Helicopters with sniper rifles, cyanide landmines, and poison bombs dropped from the sky: The practices of Wildlife Services sound more like those of a fringe branch of the military than a small-budgeted domestic agency buried deep in the Department ...

America’s War on Wildlife

Helicopters with sniper rifles, cyanide landmines, and poison bombs dropped from the sky: The practices of Wildlife Services sound more like those of a fringe branch of the military than a small-budgeted domestic agency buried deep in the Department ...

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to clean drinking water, and called upon states and international organizations to provide safe, clean, accessible, and affordable drinking water for all. Despite this...

Opening the Floodgates: Water Security and Terror

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to clean drinking water, and called upon states and international organizations to provide safe, clean, accessible, and affordable drinking water for all. Despite this...