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A man of letters and soil

A man of letters and soil

Farm director and writer Scott Chaskey balances his winter season between composing poetry and challenging the national organic standard

His cotton beard flutters in the February wind as poet and farmer Scott Chaskey wades through fresh, deep powder on his way to a chicken coop at the bottom of a gently sloping hill. It’s his daily trek on Quail Hill Farm. And it’s been a long winter in Amagansett, New York, More…

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From pollution to power

From pollution to power

Scientists are working on turning harmful algae blooms intro practical energy sources

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Cows munching grass instead of corn could cut nitrogen pollution

Avian cholera strikes geese

Avian cholera strikes geese

Roughly two thousand sick birds collapse in Idaho: Should chickens be worried?

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

A chemist flies through smoke plumes to better understand global warming

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

A community restores vitality to a superfund site in New York City

Stories in the sediment

Stories in the sediment

Tom Cronin stumbled into studying deep ocean floors, and hopes he can help others find the same curiosity for the unknown

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

The debris littering this historic island is just a tiny part of a global littering problem