Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere – the planet’s cold regions – and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on August 8th, 2014
Agriculture, Climate, Earth Observation, Ecosystems, Featured Article, Technology, Water, Weather

The hidden farms of Chicago

NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city.

Posted on April 15th, 2014

10 innovative food projects reconnecting eaters and producers

Originally Published by The Guardian - Farming is obscure and cooking has become a spectator sport for many, but restoring lost traditions is possible.

Posted on March 10th, 2014

Dot Earth Blog: A Climate Analyst Clarifies the Science Behind California’s Water Woes

Originally Published by NY Times- A closer look at the science behind the fighting over whether global warming has shaped California’s drought.

Posted on March 6th, 2014
Agriculture, Climate

Windy City Hosts 2014 Annual Meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science

satellite This week, our writer Sarah will be lucky enough to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Sarah Frazier, posted on February 10th, 2014
Agriculture, Earth Observation, Quick Look

World Wetlands Day focuses on agriculture

Originally Published by ESA- The 2014 World Wetlands Day highlights the need for wetlands and the agriculture sector to work together. ESA’s GlobWetland II project assists Mediterranean countries in the sustainable use of these areas and demonstrates the evolution of wetlands and agricultural patterns over time.

Posted on January 31st, 2014

Farmers urged to do more over floods

Originally Published by BBC News- Farmers getting public grants should be forced to capture water on their land to prevent floods downstream, environmentalists say.

Posted on January 29th, 2014

Green news roundup: Greenpeace, aviation and marine photography

Originally Published Environment Research Web - Wildfires and insect outbreaks have wiped out millions of hectares of forest in western North America in recent years. In particular, the mountain pine beetle has destroyed vast areas of lodgepole pine forest, including more than 16 million hectares in British Columbia alone. But what kind of impact does this have on the carbon cycle?

Posted on October 9th, 2013

Pesticide risks need more research and regulation

Originally Published by ENS - Developing countries need stronger pesticide regulation and a better understanding of how pesticides behave in tropical climates, according to experts behind a series of articles published in Science today.

Posted on August 17th, 2013

Farmers Increasing Resilience to Climate Change by Diversifying Crops

Farmers Increasing Resilience to Climate Change by Diversifying Crops Originally published by - Climate change will shift the landscape of agriculture around the word in the coming years. Will farmers, policymakers, and scientists widely support “climate-smart” strategies in response to this shifting landscape?

Posted on August 16th, 2013