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“The Plant: Corn’s Conquest” by Michael Pollan

Chapter 1 of The Omnivore’s Dilemma

War in Africa triggered by warming

Rising temperatures will spark more war in Africa—unless the link is broken through improvements in agriculture, a new study argues

Hot, flat, crowded—and preparing for the worst

In a clarion call to other developing nations, Bangladesh is girding itself against the hazards of a warmer world

Blurring the boundaries

In the face of uncertainty about coming climate change, a new book argues we should aim for resilience

Laughing gas biggest threat to ozone layer

The ozone-destroying gas comes primarily from rotting fertilizers on our farmland

Fifty ways to interrogate your dinner

Technologies to track your food back to its sources could help fight climate change and help sustainability

Toxicity-Resistant Crops

New genetic research could help scientists devise new crops that can thrive in soils that normally stunt growth


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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