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Potty-training cows to curb climate change: 3 stories you may have missed

By Will McCarry

September 20, 2021
In case you missed it: Bovine potty-training technology could help curb harmful greenhouse gases, extreme weather is leading to more contact between people and animals, and scientists say sprinkling fields with rock dust could make agriculture more climate-friendly.
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To stop climate catastrophe, look to soil: study

By Kiley Price

March 18, 2020
Conservation News spoke to the co-author of a groundbreaking new study reports that the secret to sustainable agriculture lies in the soil — or more specifically, in the carbon stored in the soil.
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Study: Climate breakdown is moving the farming frontier

By Bruno Vander Velde

February 12, 2020
A new study finds that as climate change forces agriculture to higher latitude areas such as Russia and Canada, there is potential to release 177 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — the equivalent of over a century of U.S. carbon emissions.
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New UN climate report is bleak, but there's a solution: trees

By Kiley Price

August 8, 2019
The UN report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of detrimental environmental consequences if land use management does not become more sustainable.
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A shortage of beer and fries? Climate change hits Europe where it hurts

By Olivia DeSmit

October 10, 2018
Europe may have a shortage of beer and fries due to climate change.
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