Algae blooms in the mouth of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Va., on July 31, 2010. Rain, high temperatures, and pollution from agricultural runoff made for ideal algae bloom conditions.
Maryland farmer Josie Johnson listens to a lecture on extending the farming season using caterpillar tunnels. The lesson was part of a conference for young farmers held in Tarrytown N.Y., in early December.
Jameson Small uses a late-1800s seeder to plant lettuce at Tuttle farm in Dover, N.H. Small is part of a group of young farmers who are taking care of the land as the owners await a buyer.