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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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Climate-driven crop failures are driving up food prices: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

August 16, 2021
In case you missed it: Climate-driven extreme weather is wreaking havoc on farmers’ crops, rising sea levels are putting coastal communities in low-lying nations at risk of flooding and climate models are helping countries chart a path to net-zero emissions.
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New climate report is a ‘code red for humanity’: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

August 10, 2021
In case you missed it: A new UN report warns of climate doom, global warming is threatening emperor penguin populations and communities in flood-prone areas are expanding.
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Mid-altitude humid rainforest in Tolongoina, Fandriana Vondrozo corridor, Madagascar
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In cyclone-plagued country, forests help farmers recover

By Sophie Bertazzo

May 24, 2016
A new study explores the impacts of cyclones on Madagascar’s vulnerable smallholder farmers, who are often forced to turn to nature for survival.
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In recovery from massive typhoon, Philippine town struggles to balance complex motives

By Molly Bergen

April 7, 2016
Concepcion is adapting to the “new normal” — despite some contradictions.
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