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The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

21 reasons why forests are important

Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem oblivious of that. Humans…

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Reduce, reuse, recycle: The future of phosphorus

When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his mistake was a very important scientific discovery. What Brandt couldn’t have realized was the importance of phosphorus to the future of farming.

​It's time to stop hugging your chickens

If you’re an urban or suburban chicken farmer, there’s a chance you may consider your egg-producing, feathered friends family. You may have even given your chickens names, and you certainly care about them deeply. But do you cuddle and kiss…

New Studies: Cold-Related Deaths Rising, 10-20x More Common Than Heat Deaths

Since the 1980s, deaths attributable to excessive heat have declined, whereas deaths attributable to cold weather have not. Rising energy poverty with wind and solar energy penetration Heating a home in the United Kingdom became 63% more expensive in the…

Your 2019 fall foliage guide

As the temperature drops and autumn sets in, Mother Nature is painting the treetops in vibrant hues of red, orange and gold, and many people are planning their leaf-viewing vacations. SmokyMountains.com created a prediction map for the year’s fall colors…