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Cotton growers vs. urban farmers: Bitter partisan fight threatens farm bill

On Wednesday Senate Agriculture’s ranking member Debbie Stabenow said, “playing politics is not going to get a farm bill done.” | AP Photo/Paul Sancya Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Mounting tensions between [...]
Iraq Claims Victory in ISIS’ Last Urban Stronghold
The Kurdish independence vote has led to a bitter standoff between the Kurds and the Baghdad government, complete with Iraqi threats of military and economic reprisals. Turkey and Iran have also threatened retaliation, and both countries [...]
Too sunny in Philadelphia? Satellites zero in on dangerous urban heat islands
This article was originally published by Scientific American Cities around the world are getting hotter as the planet warms, and the consequences can be deadly. Researchers have linked heat waves like the one that hit Russia in 2010 [...]
“When you used to say ‘farmer,’ you wouldn’t have me as the picture.”: Urban farming in Sacramento
Chanowk Yisrael runs next door to surprise his neighbors with a bowl of cherries he just harvested with the help of 48 other members of the community. The harvest came from the school across the street, with which he has a Memorandum of Understanding [...]

Rise of an urban resistance: A weekend of protest proves that America’s cities will not be silent

At 8:30 on Saturday night, my friends and I called it a night. We’d been out all day, first at JFK airport and then at the federal courthouse on Cadman Plaza in downtown Brooklyn. It had been a whole day of protest against President Trump’s [...]