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Will I be able to get fries with that? A new approach for answering life’s big questions about the future of food

Posted by David Gustafson | October 22, 2021
It’s been a long, hot, dry, fiery, smoky summer in much of the American West. That’s where the U.S. gets most of its fruits and…

Would you lease your water rights? The devil is in the details

Posted by Nicole Bell | October 5, 2021
Climate change is expected to alter both the availability and demand for water. In the western United States, roughly 80% of surface water is allocated…

Here’s the Dirt on Carbon Sequestration Potential in Cropland Soils

Posted by Nicole Bell | September 20, 2021
In this era with record-setting temperatures multiple years in a row, scientists are looking for methods to sequester carbon to slow the process of climate…

What Can We Learn from the ‘Pacific Northwest Heat Dome’ of 2021?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 30, 2021
It wasn’t just hot in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) during the last week of June. It was extraordinarily hot. Temperatures at Oregon State University’s North…

Waste a Lot, Warm a Lot – Reducing Food Waste is Part of Climate-Friendly Eating

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 27, 2021
While many scientists, producers, and consumers recognize the importance of quantifying the carbon footprint of agriculture, most efforts focus on on-farm activities. The journey food…

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fryer: Climate Mitigation Opportunities for French Fries

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 5, 2021
Efforts to quantify the carbon footprint of agriculture are often focused on the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from on-farm activities, mostly from fertilizer production and…

What Does Climate Change Mean for Flooding in the Columbia River Basin?

Posted by Karen Hills | April 1, 2021
Previous posts by CSANR researchers on our sister blog, AgClimate.net, have focused on research related to anticipated climate change impacts on water availability and timing…

Pathways to Progress in Tackling Stormwater Runoff in Near-Urban Agricultural Areas

Posted by Kevin Hyde | February 18, 2021
Stormwater runoff, particularly from roadways, is one of the leading sources of water pollution in Puget Sound. Stormwater pollution impacts people and ecosystems in different…

Developing Biochar Markets in the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Embrey Bronstad | January 29, 2021
Biochar has the potential to provide a win-win for climate, soils, and forest health. Previous posts on the CSANR Perspectives in Sustainability blog have discussed…

Good news! U.S. fruit and vegetable supply chains are resilient

Posted by David Gustafson | December 17, 2020
We’re all exhausted. As we near the end of what feels like the longest year of our lives, we’re now being told that we can’t…
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