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Hurricane Season Spurs Hog Waste Worries in North Carolina

Hurricane Season Spurs Hog Waste Worries in North Carolina

By Cameron Oglesby As North Carolina heads into another hurricane season, some residents and organizations fear the stormy season will again flood communities with hog waste. The state’s hog waste management works by funneling feces, urine, and blood from hog farms into massive open waste lagoons, which let off foul odors and methane gas. When […]

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    Study: Climate Change Could Impact Your Favorite Cup of Coffee

    Study: Climate Change Could Impact Your Favorite Cup of Coffee

    Climate change could make it harder to find a good cup of coffee, new research finds. A changing climate might shrink suitable areas for specialty coffee production without adaptation, making coffee taste blander and impacting the livelihoods of small farms in the Global South. Published in Scientific Reports on Wednesday, the study focused on regions […]

    Beer Could Help Scientists Understand How Crops Adapt to Climate Change

    Beer Could Help Scientists Understand How Crops Adapt to Climate Change

    Researchers at UC-Riverside are investigating how barley, a key ingredient in beer, survives in such a wide variety of climates with hopes of learning what exactly makes it so resilient across climates. Barley was first grown domestically in Southwest Asia about 10,000 year ago and is grown around the world, from Egypt to Minnesota. Barley’s […]

    Could Floating Gardens Protect Flood-Prone Communities in Bangladesh?

    Could Floating Gardens Protect Flood-Prone Communities in Bangladesh?

    In flood-prone regions of Bangladesh, farmers and their families utilize a centuries-old tradition to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. Floating gardens — known as dhap, or locally as baira — have been used in south-central Bangladesh for 300-400 years, BBC reported. Farmers build their own floating gardens out of plants, and like rafts, the […]

    Climate Change Threatens Potato Chip Production, Global Food Storage

    Climate Change Threatens Potato Chip Production, Global Food Storage

    Climate change poses significant dangers to global food supplies as rising temperatures make storage more difficult, The Associated Press reports. Food around the world is stored outside after harvest, before processing, but rising temperatures and other altered weather patterns threaten to drive prices higher as more food is lost and producers are forced to install […]

    Behind the Lens of National Geographic’s New Feature on the Florida Panther

    Behind the Lens of National Geographic’s New Feature on the Florida Panther

    “How America’s most endangered cat could help save Florida.” As its headline promises, National Geographic’s latest feature on the endangered Florida panther explores the unspoken, symbiotic relationship between the big cats and the humans they must coexist with. The article also showcases intimate, rare photographs of the panthers, which took five years to capture. According […]

    The Best Produce Delivery Services for 2022

    The Best Produce Delivery Services for 2022

    If you’re looking to create a healthier lifestyle through an organic plant-based diet, produce delivery services offer all that you can buy in your local farmer’s market from the comfort of your own home. Plus, many of them are a great way to reduce food waste through rescued produce and pantry staples. The ability to […]

    ‘Plague’ of Mice Ravages New South Wales Farms

    ‘Plague’ of Mice Ravages New South Wales Farms

    Rural communities in the Australian state of New South Wales are battling a “plague” of mice that has struck the region. Thousands of mice are invading grain silos, barns and homes and infesting the farmers’ bumper grain harvest. Mice numbers boomed after unusually heavy summer rains fell across eastern Australia after years of drought, experts […]