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JM Fortier wants to help more small-scale farmers grow vegetables in winter

In his latest book, the Canadian market farmer and educator hopes to inspire a new generation of small-scale farmers to extend their growing seasons in an effort to boost food sovereignty.
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Climate action to take in the kitchen

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.
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Coalmines pollute much more than their operators predicted when they sought approval

Whitehaven Coal's underground mine in northern NSW is polluting the atmosphere with more than three times the direct greenhouse gas emissions it forecast it would emit when it received environmental approval in 2015.

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Pennsylvania’s largest coal plant is retiring. What would it take to transition the site to renewables?

The largest coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania recently became the latest to announce its retirement plans, prompting questions about its future use and highlighting the debate over the state’s transition to a green economy.

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Warm winter: Great for farmers' greenhouses, livestock and pests

An unseasonably warm January and February has been a mixed bag for Pennsylvania farmers. Some livestock do well during warmer weather, as do pests.
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EPA restores Obama-era mercury rules for power plants, eyes more regulations in coming months

The Biden administration on Friday finalized a decision to reestablish Obama-era rules that require coal and oil-fired power plants to reduce toxic pollutants, including mercury and acid gas, that come out of their smokestacks.