Tag: sustainable agriculture

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.

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change?

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. Are they asking the right question? Glenn Prickett may have a better idea.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2011

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Did you get a spot at a Yosemite campground this summer? Lucky you…

  1. Why did Snorkel the gigantic loggerhead turtle get an MRI? (Extinction Countdown)
  2. One phosphate mine in the Saharan desert could disrupt the entire global food supply. (YaleE360)
  3. Take a look at some of the non-human passengers that have traveled on space shuttles. (Wired)
  4. Scalpers are running a racket at Yosemite campsites. (NPR)
  5. “Urban farming” sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s part of a rising sustainable agriculture movement. (Green Biz)

Follow Nathan: Recap of a Remarkable Journey

Written by | November 11th, 2009

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In August, we blogged here on the extraordinary cross-country bike journey of Nathan Winters (AKA, “Follow Nathan”) to raise money for The Nature Conservancy and raise awareness for climate change and sustainable agriculture. At that point, Nathan had just crossed the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, halfway through his journey from Maine to Washington State — a trek […]

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