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Will climate change cause another dust bowl? | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The snowbanks piled along roads, once white or gray, would turn black. The culprit was…

New Shipping Material Made From Popcorn Can Replace Styrofoam ‘Peanuts’

In a stroke of scientific genius, a German researcher enjoying a box of popcorn in a dark movie theater realized that the overpriced, butter-soaked concession had the exact same size and consistency as Styrofoam packing peanuts. Considering Styrofoam is made from polystyrene, which requires fossil fuel extraction and takes centuries to break down into yet […]

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Climate change boosts risks to crops from pests – Successful Farming

Plant diseases and invasive insects already take a huge toll — up to 40% — on global crop production, with annual losses worth nearly $300 billion. Climate change could make that worse by opening up new areas to plant pests,…

What You Need to Know About Climate Change – AARP

Risk: Chaotic farming conditions Impact: More expensive groceries Think you spend a lot at the supermarket? Consider that last summer, at least a third of Iowa’s corn, soy and other crops were wiped out by powerful derechos, which caused devastating wind damage…

The Sky Spectacle of the Year With Full Lunar Eclipse and Super Moon Coming This Week

May 26, a Wednesday—or ‘Woden’s Day’ for you two or three pagans in the audience—will feature both a total lunar eclipse and a full super moon. This year, in many parts of the world, the eclipsing of the sun’s light by Earth will shadow our lunar neighbor, turning it an impressive red—hence the name Blood […]

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bneGREEN: Global warming will open up Russia’s Far North to agriculture over next two decades – bne IntelliNews

The global climate crisis has a silver lining for Russia at least. Over the next two or three decades large swathes of Russia’s frozen northern regions will become warm enough to grow crops, according to the Natural Resources and Environment…

Here’s why we should reduce methane emissions to slow down global warming – The Star Online

Taking action now to scale back our methane emissions could not only be a game-changer in the fight against global warming, but is also something completely within our reach, says a new United Nations study. According to the report, this…

based solutions can help cool the planet — if we act now – Nature.com

COMMENT 12 May 2021 Analysis suggests that to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and invest now to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future. Cécile A. J. Girardin Cécile A. J. Girardin is science…

LETTER: Reader urges people to compost, fight global warming – BarrieToday

BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at news@barrietoday.com. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication).************************* As an individual, you can do something every day which may seem insignificant, but it can have a powerful impact in helping to…

Climate change: NOAA’s “new normal” climate report is anything but normal – CBS News

Just a quick glance at the new U.S. Climate Normals maps published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday is enough for most climate scientists to say, “I told you so.” And it’s not just because the…