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Human activities are increasing pandemic risks, new study finds

Human activities are increasing pandemic risks, new study finds

A recent study highlights how human-induced environmental changes are amplifying the spread of diseases, posing potential pandemic threats.

Scott Dance reports for The Washington Post.

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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.

Andrew Nikiforuk: The 10 chilling laws of pandemics

We’re stumbling blindly through a dangerous present towards an even grimmer future.
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Plant pandemics threatening global food supplies, scientists warn

Climate change, globalisation and armed conflict are facilitating the spread of plant pandemics and threatening the production of food on which billions rely, scientists have said.

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Carbon dioxide emissions reached a record high in 2022

Communities around the world emitted more carbon dioxide in 2022 than in any other year on records dating to 1900, a result of air travel rebounding from the pandemic and more cities turning to coal as a low-cost source of power.

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Eagles are falling, bears are going blind

Bird flu is already a tragedy.
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FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agricultural Organization and other United Nations agencies.