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New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact

By Tom Laskawy Scientists can finally proves that overuse of fertilizer in industrial farming is a major cause of climate change. But whether or not this will make it possible to hold Big Ag accountable is another question.
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Ask a climate scientist: even if we reverse climate change, what damage can we expect?

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Rooted (4 years ago)

How do you prove climate change is a fact? And if it is, what damage can we expect? It’s a thoughtful and fascinating round of climate science questions today. Got a question about climate science? These next few weeks at Rooted we’... Read Post

Finally, a smoking gun connecting livestock antibiotics and superbugs

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (2 years ago)

By Tom Laskawy New science draws a straight line between antibiotic resistant staph (MRSA) and the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Now, if only our lawmakers would do something with the information. Read Post

New Science Reveals Agriculture’s True Climate Impact

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

by Tom Laskawy, via Grist When I examined the reasons agriculture often gets a pass in climate negotiations recently, I pointed to the fact that precise measurement of the climate impact of many industrial farming practices remains ... Read Post


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