Jill Richardson

10/01/2015 - 2:30pm

    I greeted the pope’s visit with enthusiasm. I might not be Catholic, but I appreciate Francis for his humility, his kindness, and his call for action to address the climate crisis.

    Then I heard the shocking news: During his visit, Pope Francis...

09/28/2015 - 5:55pm

    When I began writing about agriculture nearly a decade ago, I learned quickly that people generally believed that Roundup, the best-selling weed killer made by Monsanto, was relatively harmless.


09/24/2015 - 1:33pm

    McDonald’s made headlines recently by announcing it will transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. Hooray: You can feel better about eating that Egg McMuffin.

    Or at least you can a decade from now. Less...

09/17/2015 - 11:05am

    Most of us care about conservation, at least a little. But sometimes we miss the forest for the trees — or in this case, the AC.

    Take the hostel I recently stayed at in California.

09/10/2015 - 3:40pm

    For many Americans, the only connection between Labor Day and labor is that you don’t have to do any of the latter as a result of the former. In other words, it’s just a day off work — an occasion to barbecue or go out of town for a three-day weekend...

08/27/2015 - 8:35pm

    On August 7, an experienced hiker was found dead and half eaten by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The offending bear was later euthanized.

    A week later, a black bear injured a man...

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