LEAD FEATURE ❧ The automobile industry has more than doubled fuel efficiency under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program and is set to double it again by 2025. That is, until President Trump attacked the most successful ever greenhouse gas reduction program.
With SIDEBARs by an auto writer-lawyer and by the Automobile Alliance.
COVER STORY I ❧ It is time to take off the rose-colored glasses and see the agricultural biotechnology revolution for the disappointment it is. It has neither reduced pesticide dependence nor improved potential yields or food quality. Fortunately, traditional breeding points the way forward.
With SIDEBARs by a farmer who loves genetic crops and by a skeptical professor.
COVER STORY II ❧ By redesigning our food system to radically reduce all types of waste from farm to fork, we can meet the challenge of feeding the world without also compromising other human needs and encroaching on valuable remaining habitat.
With SIDEBARs by an agricultural sustainability expert and by the Farm Bureau.
PROFILE ❧ Rob Gramlich spent years promoting wind power as a top official of its trade group in Washington, D.C., at a time when investment nationwide surged. But in the middle of his career, he moved to electricitystarved East Africa to help jump-start a renewable energy revolution.
HEADNOTE ❧ The issue of deep seabed mining, how to manage it, and who benefits from it was a topic of intense debate during the lengthy period of negotiations to develop the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in the 1970s and 1980s. Now that mining is set to get underway, It is still a topic of heated concern, which is why here we present a cluster of articles on seafloor mining in advance of the July meeting of the instrumentality created by UNCLOS to regulate sea-floor mining, the International Seabed Authority.
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