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Tag Results - AGRICULTURE

Fall Temperature Trends

Fall Temperature Trends

Sep 4, 2019

Fall is getting warmer for most of the United States, resulting in drawn-out mosquito and allergy seasons, and continued energy demands for cooling.

2019 Rain in Context

2019 Rain in Context

May 22, 2019

We analyze state rainfall trends and provide a year-to-date update, finding that average annual rainfall is increasing in most U.S. states.

Wettest Days Getting Wetter

Wettest Days Getting Wetter

May 15, 2019

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

Planting Zones Moving North

Planting Zones Moving North

Apr 10, 2019

Planting zones are shifting north as the climate warms, affecting farmers and backyard gardeners alike.

More Pollen Calling

More Pollen Calling

Mar 27, 2019

Warming temperatures have lengthened U.S. growing seasons by weeks or even months in cities across the U.S., extending the allergy season.

Your Changing Allergy Season

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Your Changing Allergy Season

Mar 27, 2019

Allergy season is starting up, and climate change means more time for plants to grow and send out pollen.

World Water Day

World Water Day

Mar 20, 2019

Happy World Water Day! We explore how the increased flooding, drought, and heat from climate change are impacting our water supply.

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Mar 13, 2019

After the wettest winter on record, we show how extreme precipitation is contributing to an upward trend in the NOAA/NCEI Climate Extremes Index. Also, we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day and how climate change affects beer.

Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

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Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

Feb 20, 2019

Climate change is already fueling disasters and contributing to flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and the spread of disease, with worse impacts ahead.

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

Feb 6, 2019

NOAA and NASA have released their global and national climate reports for 2018 — showing that last year was the globe’s fourth-hottest on record.

Roasted: Coffee at Risk

Roasted: Coffee at Risk

Jan 16, 2019

About half the world’s coffee-producing land will be unsuitable by 2050 due to climate change, which could lead to price hikes unless the industry can make production more sustainable.

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Dec 5, 2018

As the climate changes, we are seeing more extreme weather events with billion-dollar price tags and 2018 is no exception.

Seasonal Warming

Seasonal Warming

Nov 28, 2018

Winter is the fastest-warming season in most of the country, impacting agriculture and winter sports economies.

Carbon Saving Farming Practices

Carbon Saving Farming Practices

Jun 27, 2018

Healthy soil practices in farming and gardening help keep carbon in the soil and out of the atmosphere.

Flowers & Hummingbirds

Flowers & Hummingbirds

May 9, 2018

A family of key pollinators— hummingbirds — are at risk from climate change.

Climate of Local Brews

Climate of Local Brews

Mar 14, 2018

Climate change is impacting the core ingredients in beer. With craft brewers contributing more to local communities, individual state economies may be affected.

Fruit Trees Need Winter

Fruit Trees Need Winter

Feb 21, 2018

Milder, shorter winters from climate change are messing with fruit trees’ winter rest cycle, potentially reducing production.

First Frost: Frost-Free Season Getting Longer

First Frost: Frost-Free Season Getting Longer

Oct 11, 2017

In much of the U.S., the average date of the first freeze is coming later due to climate change, raising agricultural and public health concerns.

Algae Blooms

Algae Blooms

Aug 23, 2017

Algae blooms can damage aquatic ecosystems by blocking sunlight and depleting oxygen that other organisms need to survive. Climate change could be making them more common.

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Aug 9, 2017

In celebration of National Farmers Market week, we show how local farmers are helping the climate by using practices that reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Maple Syrup Season

Maple Syrup Season

Feb 22, 2017

Maple tapping season is beginning earlier in the year. The area suitable for tapping operations is also migrating farther north as the climate warms.

Valentine’s Day: Champagne and Chocolate

Valentine’s Day: Champagne and Chocolate

Feb 13, 2017

Chocolate and Champagne are both are at risk of being in shorter supply by 2050 due to climate change.

Thanksgiving Warming & Food Waste

Thanksgiving Warming & Food Waste

Nov 22, 2016

Thanksgivings are projected to become warmer this century because of climate change, and throwing away the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner can have an impact on the climate.

Frost-Free Season

Frost-Free Season

Oct 12, 2016

Climate change is increasing the length of the frost-free season — the time between the last frost in the spring and first frost in the fall — in much of the U.S.

Beer & Climate Change

Beer & Climate Change

Mar 16, 2016

Climate change is affecting the key elements in beer production: hops, barley, and water.

Spring Arriving Earlier

Spring Arriving Earlier

Mar 2, 2016

Spring is arriving earlier in the U.S., and on the current greenhouse emissions path, it may start an average of three weeks earlier by 2100.

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest

Oct 14, 2015

Climate change is bound to alter the length of the growing season.

Spring is Coming Early

Spring is Coming Early

Mar 18, 2015

Although an earlier spring has some appeal, it can disrupt the symbiotic relationship between animals and plants, and make plants more susceptible to late-season frost.