environment

Fertilizer prices are soaring – and that’s an opportunity to promote more sustainable ways of growing crops

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Farmers are coping with a fertilizer crisis brought on by soaring fossil fuel prices and industry consolidation. The price of synthetic fertilizer has more than doubled since 2021, causing great stress in farm country.

What is ‘committed warming’? A climate scientist explains why global warming can continue after emissions end

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Before people began burning fossil fuels to power factories and vehicles and raising methane-emitting cattle in nearly every arable region, Earth's energy budget was roughly in balance. About the same amount of energy was coming in from the Sun as was leaving.