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Delaying vote on California's Delta Tunnels gives estuary hope

The $25 billion California Water Fix proposes to construct several massive underground tunnels that will update California's water infrastructure by diverting more water, making the delivery more reliable and improving environmental...

source: By Megan Martens
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Soil is a vital part of the natural environment. It supports the growth of plants, is a habitat for many different organisms and is at the heart of nearly all agricultural production. It also plays an integral role in countless other...

source: The Conversation

Nature is breathing. Trees inhale carbon dioxide and store that carbon in their leaves and branches. After they die, microbes in the soil gobble up their carbon-rich leftovers and exhale carbon dioxide back into the air, a process...

source: Popular Science

Florida's governor this week made official what residents of southwest Florida already knew: The bloom of toxic algae that has darkened gulf waters is an emergency. The red tide has made breathing difficult for locals, scared...

source: The Washington Post

Staff members at USDA's Economic Research Service were blindsided by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's decision to move the agency out of Washington, and agricultural economists are concerned the department's economic research arm could be weakened by the changes.

source: Politico

According to the World Bank, agriculture uses approximately 70 percent of global water withdrawals, with as much as 50 percent being wasted due to overwatering and inefficient systems. Meanwhile, farmers continue to make...

source: Cleantech Group

We often hear that "cover cropping isn't a destination; it's a journey." Even the best "cover crop journeymen" make mistakes. To make sure you don't throw the brakes on your soil health journey with cover crops, here are four key items to jog your memory for this fall.

source: Ag Daily


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