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Letter: Beating climate change means tough choices on solar and EVs – Financial Times

Martin Sandbu is an optimist. He thinks that daily life will pretty much stay the same in our ongoing battle against global warming (Opinion, April 26). I like optimism, but I see tough choices ahead. First, from where do we…

No, Biden isn’t coming for your burgers as he pushes climate-change agenda – MarketWatch

No, President Biden has not banned beef as part of an updated policy to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Read: Biden pledges to cut U.S. greenhouse gases 50% by 2030 — with major implications for oil…

Edible Food Wrap Developed From Algae and Cinnamon Compound May Be the Food Packaging Solution We Need

Scientists from India and Russia have created edible food wrap for packaging produce, bakery, poultry, meat, and seafood. Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans. The research, which was published in the Journal of Food Engineering, […]

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Global warming is making crop storage costly for farmers – Inhabitat

Global food storage is exposed to significant dangers following a rise in global temperatures. Farmers and food processor companies require foods to stay in their fresh state for several days, if not months, after harvesting. Most farmers store their food…

Michigan farmers have crop storage problem as global warming brings higher temperatures – Detroit Free Press

MECOSTA, Mich. — For generations, Brian Sackett’s family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S. About 25% of the nation’s potato chips get their start in Michigan, where reliably…

Step Inside the Magical World of An Ancient Tradition: Growing Rhubarb by Candlelight

A centuries-old tradition of harvesting rhubarb by candlelight has been captured in this series of otherworldly photographs. Farmer Jonathan Westwood’s great-great-uncle started the tradition of harvesting winter-forced rhubarb in the north of England in 1870. Now 59-year-old Jonathan is the latest in his family to grow rhubarb in a nine-mile-squared area dubbed Yorkshire’s ‘Rhubarb Triangle’. […]

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Recycling

Canada’s Tackling Plastics Recycling: Could the Same Ideas Help in the USA?

The Canadian government came up with a plan to eliminate plastic waste. By 2030, Canada hopes to achieve zero plastic waste. Right now, around 3 million tons of plastic waste are disposed of and less than 10% of that plastic is recycled. Much of it goes to the landfill, but an alarming 29,000 tons end […]

Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change – The New York Times

WINDSOR, Australia — Kelly Miller stood in her doorway on Monday, watching the water rise to within a few inches of the century-old home where she runs an alternative medicine business. The bridge nearby had already gone under in some…

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Breweries That Are Working to Stop Waste

Brewery giant Sierra Nevada gained some attention when it announced it was creating a recycling co-op for brewers. The co-op will help both breweries and small businesses in North Carolina recycle responsibly. If you think about the things a brewery uses every day, the list of potential trash becomes quite long. There are the grain and […]