Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

How good was the forecast for this week’s snow?

After any winter storm, armchair meteorologists complain about how bad the forecast was, how the National Weather Service and broadcast meteorologists blew it, and how disappointed they are.  Dr. Marshall Shepherd, UGA Geography professor, put together this side-by-side comparison to show that in this very tricky situation, the NWS did…
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Is grass-fed beef better for the planet? It’s complicated

The Washington Post posted an article yesterday discussing grass-fed beef and how production methods affect the balance of greenhouse gases like methane.  Since cows produce methane as part of the digestion process, and methane can increase global warming by absorbing infrared radiation being given off from the Earth, this is…
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Winter weather woes

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring.  But while we’re waiting for the next storm to hit northern parts of the Southeast tomorrow, here are a few stories about winter storms that might be of interest to you. Yahoo News has a story colorfully entitled “Why…
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