All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems.
The threat to insects and other small creatures from rainforest clearance and the consequences for the environment in tropical regions are recognised.
As nations prepare to mitigate climate change, decision makers need to understand how land use fits into the climate equation.
As crop production plans are adapting to the declining water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, cotton is playing an increasingly important role in water conservation.
The 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire in north central Washington was the largest contiguous fire in state history.
Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois shows the practice can boost soil microbial abundance by 27%.
Without forest fires or controlled burns, woody residues build up in a thick, highly combustible layer on the forest floor.
Professor works together with crop breeders to plan ahead for drought and warmer temperatures brought on by climate change.
Whether small-time farmers across the world get swept away by globalization or ride a wave of new opportunities depends largely on how much control they can get, according to a new study that takes a new, big-picture look.
Diners may soon find more farmed oysters and fewer Atlantic salmon on their plates as climate change warms Canada’s Pacific coast.
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