Doug Palen, a fourth-generation grain farmer on Kansas’ wind-swept plains, is in the business of understanding the climate. Since 2012, he has choked through the harshest drought to hit the Great Plains in a century, punctuated by freakish snowstorms and suffocating gales of dust. His planting season starts earlier in the spring and pushes deeper […]
Do biofuels harm the planet more than gasoline? A new study suggests that biofuels can mitigate only 37 percent of the CO2 released by burning the biofuel. …from the story–“We should not be trying to make biofuels at all, any time soon,” DeCicco tells the [Christian Science]Monitor. “It is much better to reforest and restore […]
The Government of Canada posted the following on their website, identifying ‘ aspirational goals’ which could lead Canada towards a more sustainable future. Will this public committment help to spur action in support of the Paris summit, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the direction of more public and private efforts towards sustainability at all levels. […]
Food Shocks: how environmental risks could affect a country’s economy What happens when increasing populations and incomes lead to higher demand for resource-intensive food while climate change and resource scarcity disrupt food supply? A new report released today by Global Footprint Network and the UNEP Finance Initiative finds that this growing imbalance of food demand […]
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