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  1. photo of an ice stupa fountain in India’s Ladakh region
    Environment

     How to build better ice towers for drinking water and irrigation

    “Ice stupas” emerged in 2014 as a way to cope with climate change shrinking glaciers. Automation could help improve the cones’ construction.
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  2. a team working to destroy an unexploded missile. Two people stand around a small post in a dug-up portion of field, with a blue vehicle in the distance
    Science & Society

     Russia’s invasion could cause long-term harm to Ukraine’s prized soil

    War will physically and chemically damage Ukraine’s prized, highly fertile chernozem soils. The impacts on agriculture could last for years.
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  3. a photo of an Indian farmer in a field harvesting rice. There are solar panels behind him.
    Climate

     Farmers in India cut their carbon footprint with trees and solar power

    Planting trees near crops and pumping water with solar power in India is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
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  4. Mussels on dinner plate
    Agriculture

     These six foods may become more popular as the planet warms

    Millet, kelp, Bambara groundnut and cassava are resilient, sustainable and nutrient dense — good options for future dinner plates.
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  5. a photo of several bottle of plant milks on a table
    Agriculture

     Oat and soy milks are planet friendly, but not as nutritious as cow milk

    Plant-based milks are better for the environment, but nutrition-wise they fall behind cow milk.
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  6. a customer surveys the meat section in a grocery store
    Climate

    How much does eating meat affect nations’ greenhouse gas emissions?

    How much meat eating affects worldwide greenhouse gas emissions comes clear in new country-by-country analyses.
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  7. photo of a tractor tilling a field
    Agriculture

     More than 57 billion tons of soil have eroded in the U.S. Midwest

    Researchers discovered startling soil erosion rates in the Midwest. Farming has worsened erosion, but no-till practices and cover crops can help.
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  8. an aerial photo of rice fields
    Climate

    Rice feeds half the world. Climate change’s droughts and floods put it at risk

    Rice provides sustenance for billions who have no alternative, and climate change threatens to slash production. Growers will need to innovate to provide an important crop as climate whiplash brings drought and floods to fields worldwide.
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  9. a cow enters a bathroom stall
    Agriculture

     Potty-trained cattle could help reduce pollution

    About a dozen calves have been trained to pee in a stall. Toilet training cows on a large scale could cut down on pollution, researchers say.
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