“Study: Climate Change Threatens Major Crops in California”

“California currently provides two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts, but according to a new study published Tuesday, by the end of the century California’s climate will no longer be able to support the state’s major crops, including… Read More

“Why rooftop gardens cool cities”

“City rooftops are getting a makeover. Instead of concrete, many are now covered by grasses, flowers, and even small trees. Andy Creath, president of Green Roofs of Colorado, says green roofs are not just pretty. They benefit the… Read More

“Michigan farmers, residents praise wind power”

For those committed to farmland conservation programs, Mills said, wind farms and wind turbines help keep farmers living on their farm lands, help attract and retain younger people, and help provide diversified funding streams. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/michigan-farmers-residents-praise-wind-power/

“Here’s When (and Why) You Should Opt for Organic Groceries.”

“You will still get the same amount of healthy antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber from your produce that is not organic,” https://www.brit.co/should-you-shop-organic-foods/

“Add cow manure to your list of renewable energy sources”

The average Holstein cow produces over 100 pounds of manure a day. It’s a lot of poop. It’s also a lot of potential power. https://www.chron.com/business/article/Add-cow-manure-to-your-list-of-renewable-energy-12755644.php

“To feed the nation, California farmers must adapt to a warming climate, study says”

“‘Understanding climate change and how it is impacting agriculture can help us develop relevant adaptation strategies and enhance agricultural resilience to climate risks,’ said Tapan Pathak, the lead author on the paper, which was published on Agronomy.” http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/water-and-drought/article203139594.html

“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