Brian J. Barth

Brian J. Barth writes about the environment, culture, policy, food, agriculture, urbanism, design and more. @brianjbarth


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At an “underground” watering hole in Pocahontas, Iowa—they serve fair-trade coffee, not homemade whiskey—hope grows for the tiny town’s left-wing minority. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Environmental advocates may find that an unlikely ally—big business—helps them erect a firewall against the most damaging aspects of a polluter-heavy Trump administration’s agenda. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Donald Trump’s climate denial has fired up environmental activists who have launched an early and aggressive voter turnout effort that could help Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Meet the Environmental Defense Fund’s Robert Parkhurst, the man working to create a market for farm-based carbon sequestration. Read more

Energy and the Environment