What comes after the end of factory farming?

Factory farming only really began 40 years ago, and it seems unlikely to continue for another 40 years in its current configuration. Even leaving aside the massive, huge ethical problems with abusing our fellow sentient creatures, the logic behind factory farming is based on some assumptions that won't be true for much … » 12/14/12 2:17pm 12/14/12 2:17pm

Your pillow is a lot like a toilet seat, microbially speaking

Most of us like to think that we are shielded against the elements inside the walls of our home or office buildings. This may be true for weather, but it's certainly not the case with fauna. Swarming around us at all hours of the day is what theoretical ecologist Jessica Green calls "the wildlife in the air." Inhabiting… » 10/22/12 6:20am 10/22/12 6:20am

Hungary's river of death, as seen from space

Here's an aerial view of Hungary's toxic spill, which threatens to become an international environmental disaster, from NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. Click through for a close-up that shows the devastation more clearly. » 10/13/10 4:00pm 10/13/10 4:00pm