Human Landscape

Actions, Activism, Agriculture, Human Landscape

Organic, unmodified carrots grown by the farm at Hell's Backbone Grill, Utah. (Photo by Benjamin Goldfarb.)

Organic on the Offensive: Nation’s Farmers Sue Big Ag

A group of farmers are waging a class-action lawsuit against giant GM seed company Monsanto. The farmers' argument? "An invention that poisons people is not patentable." Ben Goldfarb explores an ongoing case with the power to revolutionize the way America grows its food.
by × March 19, 2012 × 3 comments

Fisheries, Multimedia

Hauling in the Sound

Hauling in the Sound

In the wake of continually declining lobster stocks in Connecticut, Tahria Sheather follows one of the state's few remaining full-time lobstermen, Mike Theiler, out for a day of hauling to explore what it's really like to be a lobsterman these days in Long Island Sound and capture what is fast becoming an endangered livelihood.
by × March 7, 2012 × 1 comment

Human Landscape, Uncategorized

Rickshaws wait for passengers at the New Delhi train station.

Snapshot: Mass Transit in India

India's rapid development and rising wealth pose huge questions for the motorization of a country with more than one billion inhabitants. The subcontinent is on the move, and here Joshua Sperling considers some of the major implications.
by × September 12, 2011 × 0 comments