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Huntsville Invests in Downtown Nature Preserve

Conservation efforts in Huntsville have received a boost from its local citizens, expanding by 13 percent a downtown nature preserve established with contributions from big corporate employers.

Branding the Locally Grown Movement in Alabama

Looking for locally grown food? Now you can look for the Sweet Grown Alabama logo and know that the product is grown by an...

Eat the Invaders: A Restaurateur’s Take on Restoring Nature’s Balance

An accomplished chef on Alabama’s beachfront is introducing diners to the delights of an invasive species.

Should Irrigation-Fed Farming Increase in the Deep South?

Only about 4 percent of farmland is irrigated in Alabama, but the state is also the fourth wettest in the nation.

Roundup Lawsuits Rock Bayer

International giant Bayer is reaping a whirlwind of hurt after its buyout of Monsanto, maker of Roundup. Attorneys with top Alabama plaintiff firms wade into the tsunami of product liability claims.

Is a Global Food Shortage Looming?

Trend watchers have noticed weather playing some cruel tricks on farmers around the world, leading some, like geopolitical trends analyst F. William Engdahl, to...

A Shortage of Loggers Looms in the U.S.

Dr. Tom Gallagher, the Regions Bank Endowed Professor of Forest Operations in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, comments on the potential shortage of loggers in the timber industry.

Carpet Makers Want Pollution Trials Moved out of Alabama

Alabama Supreme Court hears arguments on environmental suits

Calling All Alabama Local Food Growers

Approximately 200 farmers, gardeners, community leaders, young people and other advocates for local and sustainable food will convene in Fairhope this December for the Food & Farm Forum.

Flashback: Alabama’s King Cotton Merchants

In the March issue of our first year of publication, 1986, staff writer Bessie Ford took us on a tour of the rarely seen...

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