Tag: farming

Worldview: Doce River Disaster

“The Bitterness of the Doce River—One Year Later” By Lise Sedrez It was way worse than I thought. Over the last three days, with a group of colleagues, I looked at the Rio Doce and asked myself how we could have done this to…

Snapshot: Trip to Herrmannsdorfer Farms

Environmental Studies Certificate Program students, with RCC staff and fellows, were lucky enough to take a tour of Herrmannsdorfer, a network of around 70 organic farmers and manufacturers in the Munich region.

Snapshot: Farmers’ Protest in Munich

By Katharina Müller Around 3,000 despairing farmers rally at Munich’s Odeonsplatz against the milk price drop. A farmer needs at least 40 cents per liter in order to operate sustainably, receiving an average of 26 cents: this threatens the existence of around 80,000 farms in Germany. The German Association of…

Photo of the Week: Val Berros

Cicadian Rhythms: How Suburbs Saved – and Threaten – the US’s 17-Year Cicadas

Post by Christopher Sellers With piercing red eyes and a song like the soundtrack from a 50’s science-fiction film, the 17-year cicadas have stormed up out of the soils of the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. for their single month or so of adult…