“Cow manure is a sticky problem for the climate”

“Dairy farms produce a lot of milk, but they also produce a lot of manure – more than one hundred pounds per day per adult cow. Many farms use large amounts of water to flush animal waste into… Read More

“Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants”

“As you clutch a cuppa for a bit of winter warmth, spare a moment to consider the elaborate process that goes into producing that seemingly simple sip of tea. In the biggest tea-growing region in India, the hazards… Read More

“How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites”

“Jiang and Ping represent one story of China and its farms. More than 90 percent of all farms in China are less than 2.5 acres, and the average farm size is among the smallest in the world. But… Read More

“Researchers continue studying ‘fish in the fields’”

“Preliminary results indicate that reviving and modernizing the simple, age-old practice of raising fish in rice fields can reap enormous benefits worldwide, according to spokeswoman Deborah Moskowitz, ‘dramatically reducing climate-changing methane emissions, protecting our ocean wildlife, supporting more… Read More

“The U.N.’s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?”

Even though the program’s budget is at a record high, it’s not enough to keep up with the number of refugees and people in other crisis situations who need emergency food aid. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/01/10/574597536/the-u-n-s-terrible-dilemma-who-gets-to-eat

“BioCarbon Engineering Seeks a Greener Earth and Wallet: Chart”

Founded by former NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, the Oxford, U.K.-based company uses drones to fire biodegradable seed pods into the ground, making planting 150 times faster than traditional methods. It seeks to scale up reforestation by planting 500… Read More

“Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You’ll Help The Planet”

“Researchers can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions and land used to produce various foods in different parts of the world. They’ve used that data to calculate the environmental impact of a shift in what people eat.” https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/04/568290624/across-the-world-if-you-eat-for-your-health-youll-help-the-planet

“Climate Change Threatens Mexican Agriculture”

“Mexican agriculture has begun to feel the impacts of climate change, affecting the productivity of some staple foods in the local diet.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/12/climate-change-threatens-mexican-agriculture/?utm_campaign=climate-change-threatens-mexican-agriculture&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss

“Beer can be used to create sustainable petrol, scientific study shows”

“Beer can be used to help create a sustainable form of petrol, according to a team of scientists from the University of Bristol. In fresh research published today (6 December) the academics said they had experimented with converting… Read More

“Jet Fuel Made From Sugar Cane? It’s Not a Flight of Fancy”

“Airlines are under pressure to reduce their carbon emissions, and are highly vulnerable to global oil price fluctuations. These challenges have spurred strong interest in biomass-derived jet fuels. Bio-jet fuel can be produced from various plant materials, including… Read More