Category: Agriculture

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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Hello there, March! Let’s ring in this new month with some green news.

  1. What did the one rat brain say to the other rat brain? (BBC News)
  2. The case of the disappearing bees — and say goodbye to crops, too. (Smithsonian)
  3. Wow. The most shocking photo of Beijing air pollution… ever. (Washington Post)
  4. On the green move: how to move houses without harming the planet. (Grist)
  5. The National Parks Service to lose $100 million+ due to the federal budget sequester. (Huffington Post Green)

Are We Close to Peak Farmland?

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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According to a new study, the world has hit peak farmland — which means we can stop converting nature to agricultural use. Is the report too good to be true? Our scientist delves into the details.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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We scour the ‘net each day for the top green news stories. Read on!

  1. My, what large feet you have! Fantastic new flying frog discovered. (National Geographic)
  2. You know all that smog in Beijing? What the heck is actually in it? (Guardian)
  3. The Hay Mafia — coming soon to a drought and wildfire-afflicted area near you. (TreeHugger)
  4. Another similarity between chimps and people: chimps can play fair, too. (TIME)
  5. Infographic: Each day, 1 million animals are struck by cars in the US. (Mother Nature Network)

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Written by | January 7th, 2013

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Until a few days ago, the name Mark Lynas was little known outside the environmental community, but that may be about to change.

Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?

Of Bats and Men

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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When it comes to bats and people, our relationship has been…complicated. People have shot them, destroyed them, reviled them. But now, citizen conservationists, coupled with the best science, may be the best hope for bat populations to emerge from the threats of white-nose syndrome.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2012

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Today’s cool stories are packed with fire and ice, and a liliger.

  1. Arctic sea ice melt goes far behind previous record levels. (TreeHugger)
  2. Study links genetically modified corn to massive tumors in rats, but is the science credible? (Discovery)
  3. Are we reaching the limits of plant life on the planet? (Green)
  4. Remember the fire tornado? Find out how common they are and how they form. (National Geographic)
  5. Alert Napoleon Dynamite: Meet Kiara, the world’s first liliger. (Huffington Post Green)

Its History of Conservation Success Makes America Exceptional

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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While conservation in America has changed over the years, one this is clear: the conservation of our natural resources is a foundation for the American way of life.

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

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