Editor’s Desk: How the EPA ignored science

Sharon and Kelvin Dordon, who farm in Bernie, Missouri, say this is what dicamba, which drifted from neighboring farms, did to their crops. Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht. Call it the dicamba debacle. FERN was aware that the dicamba herbicide, used in concert with genetically engineered soy and cotton, was causing widespread damage across farm… » Read More

FERN’s Friday Feed: An insect Armageddon?

Welcome to FERN’s Friday Feed (#FFF), where we share the stories from this week that made us stop and think. The troubling decline of insects Ensia You’ve read about the problems of bees and other pollinators, but a growing body of evidence suggests a broader decline among insect species, a troubling prospect given that “insects… » Read More