CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Dying forests, shifting farms, planting 1 trillion trees: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 1, 2020
In case you missed it: New research shows that old trees are dying at a rapid rate around the world, scientists stress the importance of keeping existing forests standing to end the climate crisis and the changing climate could disrupt growing conditions for corn and soybeans in the Midwest.
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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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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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Coffee giant changing the sustainability game, report shows

By Bruno Vander Velde

June 13, 2018
A Starbucks ethical sourcing program is brewing larger-than-expected changes across the coffee sector.
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