Spread says it will open the fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process Source: Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm | Environment | The Guardian
The EPA is considering whether to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, an insect killer that can cause serious damage to human health. Source: Farmworkers demand ban on a toxic pesticide. | Grist
Climate change is reshaping land and lives in India’s Sundarbans region, where paddies are being overrun by saltwater. But resilient varieties of rice may let vulnerable families stay a while longer. Source: Salt-Resistant Rice Offers Hope For Farmers Clinging To Disappearing Islands : The Salt : NPR
The state legalized recreational use of marijuana before a commonplace water conservation tool. Source: Colorado Legalizes Rain Barrels | ThinkProgress
A team of scientists argue Earth has now entered a distinct age from the Holocene epoch, due to the colossal changes humans have made since the mid-20th century. Source: Signs of the ‘Human Age’ – The New York Times
A coalition of environmental and justice groups filed a lawsuit with a Wyoming federal court to challenge a controversial new trespass law. Source: Wyoming Made It Illegal To Take A Photo Of A Polluted Stream. Now They’re Being Sued For It. | ThinkProgress
Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds | Environment | The Guardian.