Blame Your Chicken Dinner for That Persistant Urinary Tract Infection

E. coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infections, has been growing resistant to antibiotics, and chickens may be to blame

Climate Change Will Mean the World Eats Rice

The future under climate change indicates that rice will become an even more abundant staple, thanks to a boost in carbon dioxide that make crops thrive

Countess Markievicz in uniform with a gun, circa 1915

Daughters of Wealth, Sisters in Revolt

Gore-Booth sisters, Constance and Eva, forsook their places amid Ireland's Protestant gentry to fight for the rights of the disenfranchised and the poor

How Our Food System Could Be Radically Better in 2032

A Midwest field circa 1936

70 Percent of Illinois Is In A Drought (And It’s Better Off Than Indiana)

John D. Lee, seated on his coffin, moments before his execution.

The Aftermath of Mountain Meadows

The massacre almost brought the United States to war against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but only one man was brought to trial: John D

President Ulysses S. Grant with First Lady Julia Dent Grant and son Jesse in 1872.

General Grant in Love and War

The officer who gained glory as a warrior in the Civil War also had a domestic side.

Coya Knutson campaigning for Congress

Friends in the House, Hostility at Home

Coya Knutson won a seat in the U.S. House in 1954 but was undone by a secret she brought to Washington

Farmerettes of the Woman's Land Army of America took over farm work when the men were called to wartime service in WWI.

Before Rosie the Riveter, Farmerettes Went to Work

During WWI, the Woman’s Land Army of America mobilized women into sustaining American farms and building national pride

Women assemble tagua jewelry at the Tagueria in Bogota.

Colombia Dispatch 8: The Tagua Industry

Sometimes called "vegetable ivory," tagua is a white nut that grows in Colombia that is making a comeback as a commodity worth harvesting


Kenneth R. Fletcher on "Four for a Quarter"

35 Who Made a Difference: Jane Mt. Pleasant

Iroquois tradition plus Western science equals a more sustainable future

35 Who Made a Difference: Wes Jackson

In Kansas, a plant geneticist sows the seeds of sustainable agriculture


The Man Who Invented Elsie, the Borden Cow

Shelburne Farms, Vermont

A Pastoral Preserve Faces the Future

At Vermont's Shelburne Farms, a 19th-century showplace fulfills a quest to teach love for the land

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