Category: Farming

Posted in Beekeeping Environment Farming Food

Glyphosate pesticide does not cause mortality in bumble bees

by  Pensoft Publishers Glyphosate is the most commonly used pesticide in the world, and is widely used in agriculture. While glyphosate has been deemed ‘bee-safe’ by…

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Diversified agriculture enhances ecosystem services and maintain yields

by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  November 5, 2020 Increasing diversity in crop production systems benefits ecosystem services and biodiversity without compromising crop yields. An…

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Posted in Environment Farming Living

Drought is forcing farmers in Colorado to make tough choices

November 6, 202112:01 PM ET NINA KRAVINSKYTwitterLISTEN· 10:5010-Minute ListenDOWNLOADEmbed Not long ago, the red sandstone walls of the Dolores River Canyon in southwestern Colorado towered over…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Farming Food

Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries, and regions

Xiaoming Xu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Atul Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Producing enough food for a growing world population is an…

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Posted in Climate Change Farming

A program that pays farmers not to farm isn’t saving the planet

A decades-old program that pays farmers to leave land fallow is being heralded by the Biden administration as a climate solution, but environmentalists don’t see…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Farming Food

IPCC climate report: Profound changes are underway in Earth’s oceans and ice – a lead author explains what the warnings mean

Robert Kopp, Rutgers University Humans are unequivocally warming the planet, and that’s triggering rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans and polar regions, and increasing extreme…

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234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the upcoming IPCC climate report – here’s what you need to know and why it’s a big deal

Stephanie Spera, University of Richmond This week, hundreds of scientists from around the world are finalizing a report that assesses the state of the global…

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How plants distinguish between good and bad microbes

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer In a new study from the American Phytopathological Society, researchers are shedding new light on how plants distinguish between microbes that…

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The Definitive Field Guide to Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

By Riley Fortier Earth.com staff writer. 4/15/2021 Gymnosperms and angiosperms are two groups of plants that constitute the seed plants, sometimes referred to as “Spermatophytes”. Seed…

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Mixed farming could increase food productivity and reduce emissions

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 6/3/2021 In a new study published by PLOS, geophysicist Dr. Gidon Eshel has demonstrated that mixed farming methods could reduce greenhouse…

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