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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…

Compost Emissions – More Than Just a Matter of Smell

Posted by Karen Hills | October 20, 2020
Composting organic waste is, in many ways, a win-win scenario. It diverts waste from the landfill, while creating a valuable soil amendment (explored in my…

Boutique Biochars: Exploring Engineering Strategies to Increase Phosphate Adsorption

Posted by Karen Hills | August 10, 2020
Biochar is produced by pyrolysis of woody (technically, lignocellulosic) materials. By controlling the conditions under which it is produced, researchers can engineer biochar to be…

Check it out: Engagement as a Path Towards Greater Resilience to Climate Change

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | July 13, 2020
Our most recently published case study on resilience to climate change describes Brenda and Tony Richards’ family cow-calf operation in Murphy, Idaho. Over the last…
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