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Tag: Climate Change

As climates change, prepare for more mosquitoes in winter, new study shows

In temperate climates, mosquitoes are generally inactive during the winter because temperatures are too cold As climate change makes winters shorter and warmer, scientists want to know how these shifts might affect mosquito activity A new study shows… Read More

Seeds of change, grant will help farmers face challenges of climate change

Farmers around the world face unique challenges in their effort to provide abundant, safe and flavorful food. One often overlooked issue for farmers is climate change. “The environment has a huge impact on plant health and reproduction,” said… Read More

University of Florida student selected as Farm Foundation Cultivator

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lacey Lingelbach, a 2021 environmental science graduate from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), has been selected as one of six Farm Foundation® Cultivators for June 2021. Farm Foundation®, an… Read More

Earth Day 2021

What is Earth Day? Earth Day is not any old holiday. We don’t celebrate with feasts and presents or balloons, but often through volunteerism and activism. Initially, Earth Day was a day of advocacy and civil action paired… Read More

UF researchers develop corn that can weather warming planet

Climate change will affect many agricultural crops, and field corn is likely no exception. Field corn, the starchy cousin of sweet corn, is a globally important cereal grain used in livestock feed and other products. And it has… Read More

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, you might… Read More

Some climate change questions answered as hurricane season peaks, wildfires rage

Wildfires out west? Check. Tropical storms or hurricanes hovering – seemingly everywhere? Check. Those are just two of the potentially catastrophic events caused in part by climate change, say University of Florida experts. “Our climate is changing and,… Read More

Success story: A new approach to climate change

French version Training helps Haitian farmers adapt to increasingly variable weather and climate conditions Travel to Haiti’s countryside and you’ll inevitably hear farmers express worry about the changing climate and increasingly variable weather conditions. They say that their… Read More