Stories by Richard Schiffman

Richard Schiffman is an environmental journalist, poet and author of two books. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Reuters, NPR and the Guardian, among other outlets. Follow him on Twitter: @Schiffman108  subscribe to Richard Schiffman's feed

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: The Guardian

If this sounds like fear-mongering from scientists, talk to the farmers.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Climate change denialists are suing scientists, seeking access to their private emails. It will stifle scientific inquiry.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Carved ivory elephants may already outnumber living elephants, which are being slaughtered at the unsustainable rate of 35,000 per year.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The King James Bible and more recent translations are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, according to the founder of Conservapedia.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Now that the whole bizarre episode appears to be over, it's a good time to look at what it cost American taxpayers – and the science which we collectively support.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Poverty rates have not gone down and hunger in our country may be at its highest levels since the Great Depression.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: Truthout

Farmers have always saved seeds from their harvest to sow the following year. But Monsanto and other big seed companies have changed the rules of the game.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The choices that we make (or fail to make) in the next few years may determine whether the human species survives, or goes the way of the wooly mammoth and the sabre tooth tiger.