Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 1/3 of world’s farms

Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. The researchers analyzed farms that use some form of “sustainable intensification,” a term for various practices, including organic farming, that use land, water, biodiversity, labor, knowledge and […]

Projected precipitation increases are bad news for water quality

Increased precipitation from a changing climate could pollute U.S. waterways with excess nitrogen, increasing the likelihood of severe water quality impairment from coast to coast, according to a new study by scientists Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Venkatramani Balaji of Princeton University. The results are published in this […]

Kate Spade’s business partner reveals she left behind four seasons of finished designs

The late Kate Spade’s close friend and business partner has revealed that she left behind four seasons’ worth of designs for her brand, Frances Valentine. The 55-year-old designer died by suicide on 5 June in New York. Kate Spade started her namesake handbag brand in 1993, selling it in 2006, before launching new accessories brand […]