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Outdoor Adventure: Authentic Adventure

By Flora TsapovskyWhat makes an adventure? Can a divorce be one? For Nicki Clark, the founder of Marin Outdoor Adventure, one turbulent escapade led...

Feature: Natural World

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt Diva“I’d rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.”—George WashingtonMy dad, a diehard New Yorker, enjoys...

Home & Garden: Science Marches On

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt DivaOut of the swamp and smack into a cesspool. It seems every day is alt-day with the new, wildcard...

Feature: Climate Solution

By Stephanie HillerThis year, the third warmest in recorded history, spring has come a month early, with regions all across the United States experiencing...
Independent farmers challenging chemical companies

Home & Garden: Seed Saving

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt Diva“When I first heard about the idea of patenting a seed, or any kind of plant, I was...

Nonprofit Issue: Two visions

By Molly OlesonBill McKibben is worn out.“Physically, and a little bit emotionally,” admits the founder of grassroots climate campaign 350.org to an audience that...

Feature: Rocky road

By Tom GogolaIt’s a hot and dusty day in Skyline Wilderness Park in the southern stretches of the city of Napa. You can hear...

Feature: Last stands

By Will ParrishAfter an era of relative quiet compared to the so-called timber wars of the 1980s and ’90s, conflict over logging in the...

Feature: Of water and wine

By Stett HolbrookThis article was produced with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a nonprofit investigative news organization.In the winter of 2015, a Hong...

Home & Garden: Super pollinators

By Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt DivaIn case you thought that flowers were just more pretty faces, they are, but they’re much more than that....