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nytimes.com - Soumya Karlamangla - How the Bay Area Became California's Latest Covid Hot Spot
How the Bay Area Became California's Latest Covid Hot Spot
The New York Times

Since the early days of the pandemic, the Bay Area has been seen as a model for how to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. The region instated the nation's first stay-at-home orders in March 2020, and has since consistently seen lower levels of…

lemonde.fr - Camille Lafrance - By better managing agricultural potential, food crises could be avoided' in the Horn of Africa
By better managing agricultural potential, food crises could be avoided' in the Horn of Africa
Le Monde

The specter of 2011, when famine killed nearly 260,000 Somalis, looms over the Horn of Africa. As rainfall has been lower than expected for three rainy seasons in a row, the eastern part of the continent is experiencing the worst drought in forty…

dailycamera.com - Ronda Haskins - Boulder County Farmers Markets: At the market: Community Supported Agriculture brings locally grown foods to your house
Boulder County Farmers Markets: At the market: Community Supported Agriculture brings locally grown foods to your house
Boulder Daily Camera

Who wouldn't want to pick up a fresh box of just-harvested veggies once a week? It's like you're on the TV show 'Chopped,' but every ingredient in your basket is delicious fresh produce. (Kirsten Boyer / Boulder County Farmers Markets) CSAs…

thehill.com - Karl Evers-Hillstrom - Coalition lobbies Congress to spur regenerative agriculture
Coalition lobbies Congress to spur regenerative agriculture
The Hill

A newly formed coalition is pushing to ensure that the 2023 farm bill focuses on regenerative agriculture, a practice that advocates say improves soil health, reduces harmful emissions and transforms small farms into profitable businesses.

desmoinesregister.com - Donnelle Eller - President Joe Biden picks Iowa native Alexis Taylor for top agriculture trade post
President Joe Biden picks Iowa native Alexis Taylor for top agriculture trade post
Des Moines Register

Farm groups are applauding President Joe Biden's plan to nominate Iowa native Alexis Taylor, an Iowa State University graduate and Army veteran, to a top U.S. Department of Agriculture trade post. As the undersecretary for trade and foreign…

cnbc.com - Brian Schwartz - Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns
Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns
CNBC

U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres saw two fundraising events organized by crypto-heavy investors after writing an industry friendly op-ed. Over $30 million has been invested into campaigns by crypto executives since the start of the 2020 election cycle.

dailysabah.com - Daily Sabah with AFP - Turkey's agricultural producer inflation hits new record in April
Turkey's agricultural producer inflation hits new record in April
Daily Sabah

Turkey's producer price index for agricultural products (Agriculture-PPI) increased by 17.76% in April from the month before, according to official data Tuesday. Year-over-year, the index surged 118.53%, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)…

forbes.com - Robert Hart - Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Fueling 'Catastrophic' Malnutrition Among Children, Unicef Warns
Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Fueling 'Catastrophic' Malnutrition Among Children, Unicef Warns
Forbes

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is fueling a “catastrophic” wave of malnutrition among young children, the United Nations' children's agency agency warned on Tuesday, urging governments to do more as war between two agricultural…

motherjones.com - Theo Whitcomb - Western US may be experiencing its worst dry spell in 12 centuries
Western US may be experiencing its worst dry spell in 12 centuries
Mother Jones

Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine. This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk…

nytimes.com - Peter S. Goodman - Poor Countries Face a Mounting Catastrophe Fueled by Inflation and Debt
Poor Countries Face a Mounting Catastrophe Fueled by Inflation and Debt
The New York Times

Before war ravaged Yemen, Walid Al-Ahdal did not worry about feeding his children. At his hometown near the Red Sea, his family grew corn, raised goats and relied on their own cow for milk. But for the last four years, after fighting forced them to…

belfercenter.org - Innovation, Investment and Policy in Regenerative Agriculture
Innovation, Investment and Policy in Regenerative Agriculture
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

According to the UN, we have an estimated 60 years of farmable soil left on the Earth, mostly due to unsustainable agriculture. With that, regenerative agriculture, which focuses on soil regeneration and provides solutions for some of agriculture's…

stripes.com - Pollution caused 1 in 6 deaths globally for five years, study says
Pollution caused 1 in 6 deaths globally for five years, study says
Stars and Stripes

In 2015, 1 in 6 deaths worldwide stemmed from poor air quality, unsafe water and toxic chemical pollution. That deadly toll — 9 million people each year — has continued unabated through 2019, killing more people than war, terrorism…

phys.org - Science X staff - Environmentally friendly insecticide selectively targets cotton pest
Environmentally friendly insecticide selectively targets cotton pest
Phys.org

An environmentally friendly spray that targets and kills one of cotton's (and the world's) most damaging agricultural pests—silverleaf whitefly—has been created by scientists at The University of Queensland. The breakthrough is part…

bbc.co.uk - Kamala Thiagarajan - The uncertain fate of Asia's monsoons
The uncertain fate of Asia's monsoons
BBC

Almost two-thirds of humanity live in a region heavily influenced by the monsoons. But for decades, they have been slowly drying up. In the months of March, April and May in 2020, at the peak of the Covid lockdowns across Asia, Indian scientists…

thedailynewsonline.com - USDA seeks comments on agricultural challenges
USDA seeks comments on agricultural challenges
The Daily News

WASHINGTON DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seking public comments by June 15 on a variety of agricultural issues. The USDA is seeking information about competition matters related to fertilizer; seed and agricultural inputs…

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