Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

Global Temperature Check

Atmospheric scientist John Christy says two decades of data don’t back up the mathematical models of global warming theory.

Renewable Energy Waste Conversion

Recycling human waste into fertilizer may seem like an indelicate topic for polite society, but it’s an important one nonetheless. Like most...

Nature in Decatur, Neighbor to Arts

Getting rid of bugs has been a Cook family passion for three generations. Now the family has endowed a museum to put those little...

The Pollinator

“See those bumblebees on the sunflowers?” Dr. George Koulianos asks underneath a blue sky near the southernmost tip of Alabama. “This is what I...

Black Belt Green

Teaming with former first lady Marsha Folsom, this Seattle couple, who made bamboo a mainstay in home flooring in the U.S., are forging another bamboo coup — in Alabama’s Black Belt.

Creating the Perfect Tractor for Cuba

Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal are at a tradeshow in Cuba this month to promote an Alabama-based tractor company they plan to build near...

An Economic History of Family Farming

Despite encroaching residential and commercial development, Baldwin County’s Belforest community remains predominantly a patchwork of family farms, most rooted in the late...

Obama EPA Gets Heavy

When it comes to the environmental regulation landscape in the United States, one thing can be said with absolute moral certainty — uncertainty...

Higher Yields with Social Media

Not so long ago, the big idea was for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System to build a website and populate it with content...

100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

In 2007, Ernst Cebert, Ph.D., a research scientist at Alabama A&M University, visited Bridgeforth Farms in Tanner. He wanted to...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.