Climate change and development have undoubtedly increased fire risk in California, but if utilities don't pay the damages, someone else will.
Pacific Standard spoke with a psychologist about new guidelines to improve men's psychological and emotional health.
Ag-gag laws effectively criminalized undercover investigations for three decades, but now, the courts are turning the tide in favor of animal rights activists.
The USDA's support of the dairy industry has changed the American diet and welfare state forever.
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.
A legal expert on emergency powers weighs in.
Research suggests it can—but the real answer is more complicated.
The vast majority of poor, able-bodied adults without dependents using SNAP are employed—and for those who aren't, cracking down on benefits is not likely to help.
Research shows that having more women, more people of color, and more LGBTQ people makes for a more productive, bipartisan, and responsive legislature.
A total of 127 women were sworn in to the 116th Congress as part of the most diverse class ever.
The millions of Americans who buy a Christmas tree at a farm this year are agritourists too.
This week, protesters calling for President Emmanuel Macron to resign filled the streets from Paris to Bordeaux.
Hog farms in North Carolina produce 10 billion gallons of untreated, toxic waste each year—and much of it ends up in the state's waterways.
Open enrollment for ACA plans and some state Medicaid programs ends December 15th.
The proposal would endanger watersheds that sustain wildlife and supply drinking water for millions of Americans.
After a fierce partisan fight, Congress has reached an agreement on SNAP, forestry, and conservation programs.
A political scientist says restrictions on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could see challenges in 2019.
The Central Valley company faced $64 million in claims from the thousands of people who lost their homes in the Camp fire.
A rule requiring companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients is being finalized this week.
The Swedish anti-nuclear activist led the United Nations to adopt the first legally binding global nuclear ban. Now, she's changing the culture.
Negotiators are one step closer to a bill funding crucial food assistance and agriculture programs.
New farm bill provisions would eliminate environmental protections for forest management, without addressing the wildfires' biggest driver: climate change.
What research tells us about the impact of climate change, forest management, and more on California's fires.
To keep up crop production, farmers must continue to adjust to a warming climate.
Tom Emens couldn't hold his abuser accountable, so he's taking his fight to the entire state.
As more areas of the country are hit with the kind of flooding seen during Harvey, the role of the city will become increasingly important.
After the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, here's what research can tell us about the tragedy's effects on mental health.
The answer: pretty well.
Voters in Arizona will decide whether to move forward with a program that would allow all students to receive public money for private school.
While legislation that restricts agriculture can be a tough sell, appeals to animals' poor living conditions have had success with voters.
The agency's new plan retains several key limitations on animal biotechnology, despite language promoting innovation.
Social science (and history) shows that repealing birthright citizenship is rarely an effective solution for an overburdened nation.
The storm wiped out nearly a million acres of crops and caused $158 million in agricultural losses.
A new report identifies 212 priests accused of sexual abuse in the Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose dioceses.
Although research debunks white supremacists' claims about lactose intolerance, race has long played a role in American milk-drinking.
The latest ruling comes as a success for advocates of criminal justice reform.
Studies show that removing trees actually make fires more intense, wreaking further havoc on both human and wildlife habitat.
With Congress at an impasse, sustainability advocates worry the farm bill could cut funds for conservation and give more to agriculture's biggest polluters.
The proposed changes could put a fee on protesting in the nation's capitol.
Extreme climate events wreak havoc on agriculture, and farmers are trying to adjust—but entrenched industry and government practices may be holding them back.
The rule will impede family-based immigration, but its perceived effects are already widespread—and perhaps even more dangerous.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that false rape reports drastically exceed those of other crimes.