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Category: Impacts :: Agriculture
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How Minnesota's land use contributes to climate change 24.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Agriculture is the dominant use of Minnesota's land. But people don't directly eat most of what that land produces, which is symptomatic of a major worldwide climate threat.
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The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally.

The findings, described...

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The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
PFAS are on the agenda.
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Levees make Mississippi River floods worse, but we keep building them 21.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For more than 150 years, scientists have known that levees increase flood risk on the Mississippi River. That hasn't stopped local officials from building up levees in response to more severe floods.
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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Five myths about spring allergies 18.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Sorry, eating honey won’t help you.
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California's bold climate solutions 18.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Clean energy and soils as carbon-sucking factories, this week on Climate Cast.
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Your guide to the 5 propositions on California’s primary ballot 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

California voters are being asked to weigh in on new borrowing, new government restrictions and a drought-friendly tax break on the statewide primary ballots that will be counted June 5.

There are five propositions in all, a small menu of proposed laws all written by the California Legislature....

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MPs criticise government clean energy policies 16.5.2018 BBC: Business
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.
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Excess of lovemaking puts Marsupials at risk 15.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Species in Australia may face extintion
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The Energy 202: Coal allies call on Trump administration to use emergency powers to boost business 14.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Critics say that saving these plants is not actually a national security imperative.
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These Are the Countries That Will Have the Worst Temperature Swings in the Future 13.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The effects of climate change are already hitting hardest in the parts of the world that have contributed the least to our current state of affairs. That, we already know. Now, new research indicates these same regions, among the globe’s poorest areas, […]
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Karnataka’s blindspots 12.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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This is the Worst Way to Become Vegetarian 11.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Peter Coughlin was in his sophomore year at James Madison University in northern Virginia, he was besieged by a strange and unsettling illness. At random times throughout the night, Coughlin would wake up with hives, full body chills, and raging fevers. […]
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Seeds of hope 11.5.2018 BBC: Business
Seeds of hope; one social entrepreneur is using specially-coated tree seeds to restore Kenya’s lost forests.
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This grain fights climate change -- and makes a tasty Minnesota beer 10.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Kernza's a sustainable wheat that could revolutionize agriculture, if only farmers had a reason to plant it. Beer might just do it, and it turns out the Twin Cities is a hotspot for Kernza brew.
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Global travel may be good for the soul, but its huge carbon footprint means it's bad for the planet 7.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The people of Earth are traveling more often and farther than they ever have before, and it’s taking a toll on the environment.

For the first time, researchers have measured the carbon footprint of all aspects of global tourism, including air flights, car rentals, lodging and even the souvenir...

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