Sarah Gibbens
Sarah Gibbens
Environment journalist @NatGeo | Previously at National Journal | Tejana | send tips/questions ➡️ sarah.gibbens@natgeo.comSource
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Will warming spring temperatures slow the coronavirus outbreak?

Will warming spring temperatures slow the coronavirus outbreak?

Whether the coronavirus that’s quickly spreading around the world will follow the flu season and subside with spring’s arrival is unsatisfyingly uncertain, and many scientists say it’s too soon to know how the dangerous virus will behave in warmer weather. Dozens of viruses exist in the coronavirus family, but only seven afflict humans. Four are known to cause mild colds in people, while others are more novel, deadly, and thought to be transmitted from animals like bats and camels. Health officials have labeled this new virus SARS-CoV-2 and its disease COVID-19. The prospect that summer...

March 10, 2020
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How to compost—and why it’s good for the environment

How to compost—and why it’s good for the environment

About a third of the food produced around the world goes to waste, and much of it ends up in landfills—where it becomes a source of methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Eliminating waste is the ultimate solution, but some will always remain. For that there is a solution that nearly anyone can do: composting. Composting turns rotting garbage into a valuable soil enhancer that helps plants thrive. Farmers call it “black gold.” And whether you compost in your backyard or at a community facility, experts say it will reduce your trash and in a small way help fight...

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