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Posts tagged climate change

March 2, 2017

 

broccoli, zucchini, cabbage

Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines, Serious Thoughts

Bad weather caused a brief shortage of veggies in the U.K. Prices went up and people panicked. Now they are thinking harder about where their food comes from.

February 20, 2017

 

Jeanne Crumly

Nebraska Landowners Revive Fight Against Keystone XL

When Keystone XL was last up for approval, Jeanne Crumly and a group of other local landowners sued to block TransCanada from seizing land by eminent domain.

February 13, 2017

 

farmer with millet

A Forgotten Group Of Grains Might Help Indian Farmers

Faced with water shortages, one Indian state is re-introducing drought tolerant millets to people's diets.

February 7, 2017

 

Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo

Climate Change Disrupts Mayans’ Traditional Farming Practices

Climate change has brought erratic rainfall to Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, forcing local Mayan farmers to modernize their centuries-old farming practices.

January 25, 2017

 

Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado

Ag Department Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research

The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.

January 24, 2017

 

A worker holds fronds of sugar kelp

Kelp Is On The Way

Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.

January 13, 2017

 

Helen Dahlke

California Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture water by filling groundwater aquifers.

November 17, 2016

 

Trees absorb carbon in the Amazon rainforest

Study Says Earth’s ‘Greening’ Is Slowing Rise Of CO2

A new study shows that the “greening” of Earth under warmer temperatures has slowed the rate of increasing CO2 over the last decade – though only by a little.

November 10, 2016

 

cows

Study: Climate And Health Benefit From Beef, Dairy Tax

An Oxford University study says taxing beef and dairy products at the cost of their impact on the climate will reduce emissions and improve consumer health.

June 3, 2016

 

cary fowler

An Issue Of Balance: Productivity Vs. Diversity In Modern Ag

Cary Fowler is a Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust. On this week's show, he talks about unintended consequences of the rise of big agribusiness.

June 2, 2016

 

The chairperson of a small farmer's co-operative in Northern Uganda holds a handful of harvested finger millet.

Study Says Climate Change Increases Food Toxins

A new United Nations report shows that food crops produce more toxins as they adapt to changing weather, a problem that will worsen as global temperatures rise.

May 24, 2016

 

monarch butterflies

To Save The Monarch Butterfly, Many Are Turning To Milkweed

Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.

May 23, 2016

 

Liz Carlisle's Lentil Underground

Coastal Foodies And Montana Farmers Meet Over Lentils

Liz Carlisle's "Lentil Underground" tells the story of the changing ag landscape in Montana, but the lessons are applicable to farmers and consumers everywhere.

April 4, 2016

 

hands holding quinoa

Your Quinoa Habit Did Help Peru’s Poor, But Trouble Ahead

Headlines once warned the quinoa boom was putting the crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest, but bad news looms.

March 1, 2016

 

farmers Famuer Rasmussen and Jules Van Thuyne

What Are We Really Talking About When We Talk About GMOs?

When we think we’re talking about GMOs, are we really talking about them at all? Or do they serve more as a proxy?

December 30, 2015

 

bio methane gas pipe

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

December 2, 2015

 

cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

October 12, 2015

 

A worker monitors samples at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Arctic Seed Vault Hits Milestone With First Withdrawal

Civil war in Syria has triggered the first withdrawal from a global seed storage bank to replace genetic stock of crucial crops.

August 5, 2015

 

Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

July 2, 2015

 

flooded farmland

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

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