Scientists and farmers are collaborating on a quest for more efficient irrigation. Now, software is adding piles of new data to help manage water on the farm.
The debate over the death penalty is situated in a tragic little corner of the US "culture wars," where some Southerners insist that their moral beliefs require them to execute thy neighbor.
Zia Swim is an environmentalist, activist and engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a fellow at Truthout doing development work and environmental journalism research.