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Combating carbon emissions with soil microbes

A new study highlights the relationship between seasonal climate variability and soil microbial communities.

Climate change is projected to drive down seasonal extremes, which would decrease soil microbe productivity, impact plant and forest growth, and reduce carbon emissions from soil, according to a new study published in Global Change Biology.

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Hurricane season spurs hog waste worries in North Carolina
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Hurricane season spurs hog waste worries in North Carolina

As North Carolina heads into another hurricane season, some residents and organizations fear the stormy season will again flood communities with hog waste.

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Paris climate agreement overlooks wood pellet loophole

With the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, and with governments across the country evaluating how they can cut carbon emissions, a question remains about one contentious "carbon neutral" energy source: wood pellets.

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Earth Day 2021: Looking back at an unprecedented year for the planet

This day last year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, was supposed to be complete with international summits, events, and celebrations.

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How climate change is stunting farm production

Since 1960 about 21 percent of global agriculture production, including livestock, tree farming, and traditional crops such as corn and soybeans, has been negatively impacted by climate change, according to a new study.

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