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New Science Reveals Agriculture’s True Climate Impact

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 difficult and controversial. This is especially true when it comes to synthetic nitrogen fertilizer. The effect of excess fertilizer [...]
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Da yoots take over Maverick Farms

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (6 years ago)

By Tom Philpott Some Grist readers may have noticed that I've been writing on the blog nearly every day, while keeping up the Victual Reality column. How can I do all of that and farm, too? The truth is, I went full-time at Grist la... Read Post

The worst job In America

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (6 years ago)

By Jason D Scorse Many posts on Grist detail the negative environmental impacts of factory farming and the meat and dairy industries overall. Bottom line: There is probably no personal act more effective at benefiting the environmen... Read Post

The Power of Science

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (6 years ago)

Via C & L comes a stunning announcement with the potential to change everything: TimesOnline -- To be more precise: the genetic alteration of bugs – very, very small ones – so that when they feed on agricultural waste such as woodch... Read Post


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