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Harvest Public Media visited the Fort Knox of our country’s seeds.

Harvest Public Media visited the Fort Knox of our country’s seeds.

This is the stuff of Will Smith-smith fueled action movies.

The power, reach and influence of the Central Intelligence Agency is a staple of conspiracy theories.

If you’ve ever been curious about small space living, there’s a new opportunity to try is out, even for just a night. The Caravan tiny house hotel — the first of its kind in the U.S. — has just opened in Portland, Ore. (Portlandia episode is surely forthcoming…)

In the current issue of Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodell has a great report on why Jason Box’s radical approach to climate science is changing our understanding of the unprecedented rate of glacier melt in Greenland.

Fast forward to Year 2050, and assuming Prince George takes after his environmentalist grandfather, he’ll be grappling with the reality of an increasingly uninhabitable planet for over half of the global population. Based on the most conservative predictions for business as usual - even if we meet all our emissions reduction pledges - we are heading for about 3 degree Celsius rise in global average temperatures by that time. Let’s not even bother thinking about the impact of amplifying feedbacks that most climate models ignore.
In a different look on the new royal baby, Nafeez Ahmed imagines the world environment for a 30 year old Prince George in 2050. Will be need to be an eco-warrior?
An orca nabbed this fisherman’s salmon right off the line.

An orca nabbed this fisherman’s salmon right off the line.

This is not a doom and gloom story; it’s more of a cautionary tale. We do not live in a precipitation limited environment by any means. The shifts in precipitation will be expressed in streamflow, but we’re fortunate. We have water. But we might have to change our decisions in how we use that water, especially the timing.
Oregon State University Researcher Eric Sproles has just released a climate study that says rising temperatures will reduce the peak snowpack in the Cascades slopes east of Eugene, Ore. by more than fifty percent.

An interesting examination of conservation as a practice.

A new look at preserving biodiversity