Shortages and soaring cotton prices have prompted U.S. farmers to plant more cotton and less food. Hemp is much more versatile and less resource-intensive to grow. Unfortunately, outdated U.S. laws prohibit its production.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
What is organic cotton and how is it better than regular cotton? Read this article and have your questions answered.
Oil companies are hungry for more land to drill. But meanwhile they aren't drilling in numerous approved areas.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence is ready to shop for eco-friendly, organic cotton Loomstate clothing at Target this spring.
Random statistics on the painful price of gas for early July 2008.
Tips for learning to grow and spin cotton.
Today Ford announced a long overdue shift in its business emphasis: away from trucks and SUVs and toward small cars. Before setting this new direction, there has been plenty of struggle between old think and new think.
The low gas prices are something to celebrate in the short-run, but the cause is something that deserves a second, less optimistic outlook.
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Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not lower gas prices anytime soon. This summary of facts released by the Alaska Wilderness League exposes important pieces of the ANWR debate.
My low-fuel light came on. Gulp. Will it be a $50 filling?
Supply and demand have kept E85 gas prices low, and politics has played a role.
I've never been more excited for 2010.
Here's a rundown of the many reasons behind the recent rise in the price of gas.
Want more gas for your money?
Don't rip yourself off at the gas pump — stop topping off!
Cam considers one of the causes of high gas prices....
Amid rising gas prices, some people think offshore drilling in America is the answer, but is it worth it? Also, read an opinion piece by Mark Weisbrot.
Share the pain of rising gas prices together and join the discussion about what will finally motivate us to dramatically change our driving habits.
Everyone's talking about drilling in Alaska, so why learn some numbers to do some talking of your own? Here are some statistics about why drilling in Alaska may not be the saving grace some think it is.
OPEC annouced it would cut oil production to stop oil prices from falling, which might be the best way to reduce American oil consumption.
The price of food and oil are interminably linked. We are seeing this in our trips to the supermarket: every time we go, it's more expensive. What's a body to do?
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
Calculating your fuel economy is easy and can help you save big bucks at the pump.
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Renewable energy expert Dan Chiras warns us that building nuclear power plants is not the solution to our current energy crisis.
Aquifer depletion, rising temperatures, population increase and ethanol production are conspiring to send grain prices soaring and could lead to a world food crisis, Earthwatch Institute president Lester Brown predicts.
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
Solar industry analysts and executives say PV installations will surge in the next two years as prices continue to drop.
Locally grown, homemade, grass-fed, free-range and downright delicious food invades the 2011 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.