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December 8, 2017

 

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Soil Carbon Sequestration–A Partial Climate Change Solution

Capturing and storing carbon in soil is an easy solution to global climate change - but is it enough?

November 10, 2017

 

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On Food and Connection, Earth Eats Talks With Alton Brown

"It keeps you from dying and it connects you." Alton Brown talks about food's power to connect, and how media and technology impact that relationship.

November 10, 2017

 

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Government Report Contradicts White House On Climate Change

A U.S. government report says human industry is “very likely” the primary cause of climate change.

September 22, 2017

 

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As Climate Changes, So Does Quality Of Food 

Plants are absorbing more carbon dioxide from the air, increasing both the process of photosynthesis and levels of glucose found in their products.

August 30, 2017

 

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Climate Change Could Cut Output Of Staple Crops

A new study found that staple crops like corn and wheat will likely see negative impacts from rising global temperatures.

August 30, 2017

 

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Alarm Raised Over President’s Choice For USDA Top Science Job

Political observers see Sam Clovis' nomination to undersecretary as payback for his loyalty to Trump, but here’s the rub: he’s not a scientist.

August 29, 2017

 

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When Oceans Give You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into Chips

Scientists think human pressures on oceans could cause more jellyfish blooms. What to do? Eat them.

August 25, 2017

 

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Does Sustainability Help Environment Or Just Ag’s Public Image?

Big food companies want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer, but the best-known program to accomplish this may not have much effect.

August 4, 2017

 

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Waste Not: New Jersey Law Mandates Food Waste Plan

New Jersey lawmakers want to tackle climate change and hunger by reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

July 19, 2017

 

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What’s The Difference Between Famine And Hunger? A Food FAQ

We asked our readers what they wanted to know about world hunger? So many thoughtful questions came in that we did a roundup of queries about hunger and famine.

July 10, 2017

 

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Great Plains Sees Massive Increase In Wildfires

Wildfires can be started by neglected campfires or cigarette butts. They can ignite from prescribed burns run amok or launch from lightning strikes.

June 23, 2017

 

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Cary Fowler: Plants Are On The Front Lines Of Climate Change

Cary Fowler of Global Crop Diversity Trust talks to us about climate change and what crop diversity used to look like before we started privatizing seeds.

June 13, 2017

 

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What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda’s Coffee Farmers

Journalist Tim McDonnell spent three months reporting in Uganda. His photos illustrate climate change's impact on the country's coffee farmers.

June 2, 2017

 

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Carrots, From The Roots To The Greens

On this week's show, new ideas for enjoying carrots. Daniel Orr mixes the root veggies with orange juice and garam masala, and Arlyn Llewellyn makes pesto.

May 30, 2017

 

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Uncertainty Ahead For Government Climate Research

Farmers may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change.

May 16, 2017

 

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Apocalypse-Proof Bunkers On Great Plains Sell For $3 Million

The business of helping people prepare to survive the next big calamity has changed substantially in the age of President Donald Trump.

May 11, 2017

 

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Barack Obama Gives Food Security Warning At Milan Summit

Former President Barack Obama called for big changes in agriculture and food policy to help curb climate change during a sustainability summit in Milan, Italy.

May 6, 2017

 

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Here’s What Sonny Perdue Said On Climate Change, Immigration

Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.

April 20, 2017

 

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Study: Climate Change Forces New Choices For Farmers

The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.

March 8, 2017

 

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Study: Agriculture Should Ramp Up Response To Climate Change

New research identifies the Corn Belt as the region where climate change could have the biggest impact on overall farm productivity.

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