Stories tagged "agriculture"

May 16, 2019

One Cool Job Thing: Environmental Jobs Pay Well!

It’s graduation season and we will end the week on a high note!  Yahoo Finance recently reported that in today’s hot job market, it’s possible to find a good job that pays at least $60,000 right out of college even with no experience.  On a salary...

May 7, 2019

Climate change coming for our bananas

The conditions that are ideal for growing bananas–sunny, humid, tropical environments–are also an ideal incubator for the fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis, more commonly known as Black Sigatoka disease. As Phys explained, Black Sigatoka disease emerged from...

April 24, 2019

Changing our mentality around food waste

Food waste is not only a terrible thing when 15 million U.S. households are food insecure but the one-third of our food supply that we waste is a major contributor to climate change. Yesterday was Stop Foodwaste Day and while most people likely they don’t think...

March 4, 2019

Saltwater intrusion a ticking time bomb for NC farms

As climate change is causing sea levels to rise, this salty water’s encroachment inland means that drinking water, native plant species, and agriculture are all coming under threat. The Washington Post reported that “rising seas, sinking earth and extreme...

January 22, 2019

U.S. Farms Poisoning Drinking Water Supplies

The Wall Street Journal published a stinging critique of big agriculture’s impact on rural drinking water supplies, which they say are being spoiled “by fewer, more-intensively worked farms, bigger cows and shifting crop mixes.”  These large farms...

January 18, 2019

Commission Calls for Global Agricultural Revolution

As if we needed another reason to eat right, a new study published Wednesday found that climate mitigation and human health are deeply intertwined. According to a global commission convened by the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, In order to meaningfully reduce...