• Climate and Environment
  • How 3-D Ocean Farming Can Save the Seas

    The 21st-century farm, envisioned by Bren Smith. With the constant news about overfishing, ongoing acidification and the garbage cluttering the world’s oceans, the outcome for the world’s marine environment certainly looks bleak. The aquaculture industry insists that farmed fish can help address this problem. But critics point out that a monoculture at sea poses analogous challenges […]

  • Climate and Environment
  • Engine Emissions and the Auto Industry

    By Bob Panora Environmental and health concerns drive the need for emissions standards and controls.  Despite advancements in solutions for cleaner energy, manufacturers of engines – from stationary to automotive – have historically failed at meeting the mandated guidelines over time and under varying operating conditions. The most recent example of this is “dieselgate,” the term the […]

  • Climate and Environment
  • Why GMO Labeling Matters

    General Mills says it will start disclosing GMOs on labels soon Once upon a time, there was a scientific development called “biotechnology.” As it advanced during the 1980s and 1990s, this new development was often seen as a way to cure world hunger. The debate at first was whether these genetically modified crops would make […]