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In the Dietary Guidelines for Soil, Pass the Carbon, S’il vous plaît

, agroecologist

Between New Year’s resolutions and the recent release of the US Dietary Guidelines, a lot of us have healthy foods on our minds. In that spirit, I’d like to give a shout out to the real hero behind healthy food: soil. Although eating dirt may not be trendy, there’s more and more evidence that healthy soils actually do produce healthy humans. Read more >

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Who Was 2015’s Got Science Champion? The Results Are In…

, president

Last month, we announced our annual Got Science? Champions: folks who stood up for science in 2015, often despite serious threats to their careers and reputations. Among our five winners, we asked you to pick your favorite. Hundreds of you responded, and the results are in. Read more >

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Climate Risks Are #1 Threat to Global Economy

, lead economist and climate policy manager

Last week the World Economic Forum released the Global Risks Report 2016, which contains a serious wake-up call to those affected by the state of the global economy. That would be… pretty much everyone. Read more >

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The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Heads to the Senate

, food systems & health analyst

After years of a partisan food fight, the Senate Agriculture Committee will vote tomorrow on bipartisan legislation reauthorizing federal child nutrition programs, including taxpayer-subsidized breakfast, lunch, and snack programs in the nation’s schools. The new act, Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, was introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this morning. Read more >

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Governor Brown Urges Water Managers to Plan for Climate Change

, climate scientist

Tasked with allocating billions of dollars to new water infrastructure projects, the California Water Commission recently approved regulations that include planning for climate change, but stop short of dealing with the “climate reality.” Read more >

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