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What impacts do the West Coast wildfires have on crops?

In the wake of weeks of poor air quality, grape and cannabis growers are trying to assess the impacts—to product quality as well as to human health—of ash and smoke on their crops.
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Recognizing the true guardians of the forest: Q&A with David Kaimowitz

David Kaimowitz describes his career as a "a 30-year quest to understand what causes deforestation," one that has brought him full circle to where he started: at the issue of land rights.

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Climate change makes Indian monsoon season stronger and more chaotic

Heavier rains that wash away crops could worsen hunger for a country in which farming makes up 20% of the economy.
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Will future electric vehicles be powered by deep-sea metals?

Mining companies and marine scientists want to know whether harvesting blobs of useful materials from the seafloor harms ocean life.
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Is a healthy environment a right? New CEPA bill says so

A new law could soon see toxic chemicals, including harmful plastics, undergo more rigorous assessments aimed at better protecting vulnerable Canadians, the Trudeau government has announced.

NJ Transit OKs $63M purchase of diesel buses, as activists clamor for electric

NJ Transit's board Wednesday approved a $63 million contract to buy 118 diesel buses.
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Ticks — and tick-borne risks — are creeping north to the Arctic as the climate warms

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece is the part of a series that explores zoonotic diseases and other hazards emerging in a warming and thawing Alaska.