Jul 08, 2021

The heatwave that devastated farmers and farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest last week also wreaked havoc on crops, livestock and wildlife in parts of Canada.  It was so hot in Western Canada that an estimated billion sea creatures were reportedly cooked to death along the coast of British Columbia.  Chris Harley, a marine biologist with […]

Jul 08, 2021

Over the past few decades, as farm equipment has become more expensive and computerized, it’s also become harder to fix. Farmers, who shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for tractors, combines, sprayers and more, have been stymied by a combination of factors that prevent them from repairing their own dang equipment. While the tech […]

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. As North America enters its peak summer growing season, gardeners are planting and weeding, and groundskeepers are mowing parks and playing fields. Many are using the popular weed killer Roundup, which is widely available at stores like Home Depot and Target. In the past two […]

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