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A group of around 400 demonstrators participate in a protest by burying their heads in the sand at Sydney’s Bondi Beach Nov. 13. Hundreds of protesters participated in the event, held ahead of the Nov. 15 G20 summit in Brisbane, which was being promoted as a message to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government that, “You have your head in the sand on climate change.”

Study finds farmers and scientists divided over climate change

Focusing on the cause tends to polarize and politicize the discussion, which delays adaptation

Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows. Associate professor of natural resource social science, Linda Prokopy and fellow researchers surveyed 6,795 people in the agricultural sector in 2011-12 to determine their beliefs about climate change and whether variation

Are Higher Commodity Prices The “New Normal?”

Higher commodity prices might be the rule rather than the exception in the coming years, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. While prices regularly rise and fall, they have trended upward in a way that suggests they’ve reached a plateau, said Mike Boehlje. He attributed much of the price movement to bullish export markets, weather-shortened