This week, ProPublica unveiled its 5-part series on “the truth behind the water crisis in the West,” beginning with this story on Arizona cotton. Every year, Arizona farmers plant 100,000 acres or more of cotton in the desert. And every year, the federal government hands out millions of dollars to support those farmers and those […]
Researchers say several new varieties of “heat-beater” beans—developed as crosses between common beans and the tepary bean grown for centuries in Mexico and the Southwest—could survive the effects of climate change. More from CGIAR.
Climate News Network reports this week on the threats that Borneo’s mammals face due to climate change and deforestation. More than half of all Borneo mammal species could lose a third of their habitat by 2080. But there’s even more to the story, not reported in this particular piece. As forests and mammals disappear, so […]
New research shows how the vast agricultural expansion that came with the Green Revolution has “tilted nature’s balance,” altering carbon dioxide levels at particular times of the year. It affects not just climate but seasons. More from Climate News Network.
Federal regulators canceled the Maine commercial shrimp season for the second year in a row, citing declining populations and warmer waters, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. More here.
New research from Durham University examines the possible connections between climate change and smaller size/weight loss among Alpine Chamois mountain goats in the past 30 years. Many other studies have shown climate change affects the amount of food available to wild animals. But in this case, researchers speculate goats are behaving differently – resting more […]