Blue agaves, like these nearly mature plants at a Patrón plantation in Atotonilco, Jalisco, are conventionally treated with herbicides and other chemicals to keep down weeds and pests.

Heart of Agave

How a renegade optometrist is defying Big Ag and saving Mexican farms— with the finest tequila you’ll ever taste

Pacific sardines schooling in Kelp Forest Exhibit. Courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium.

A Little Fish In Big Trouble

Scientists are concerned that a sardine fishing ban has come too late

An elephant and an antelope drink in the Luangwa river bed.

Zambia: Wildlife Poachers Trade Guns for Gardens

Many anti-poaching strategies aim to kill or jail hunters — but this project puts them to work

A worker waters a tomato field near Huron in California's Central Valley.


For Central American migrants, the promise of work in the fields of California has dried up.

Carolyn Leadley founded Rising Pheasant Farms in Detroit.  Urban farming has been her sole source of income for several years now.

Urban Farming is Booming, But What Does it Really Yield?

City-based agriculture produces up to 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition.