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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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As Tropical Storm Barry continues to weaken and move north, one might think New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico are past the brunt of the damage. However, the combination of rainfall from Barry (as high as 24 inches) and continued flooding...

source: Forbes

Conservationists are increasingly looking toward technology for aid. We are now better able to monitor forest change as result of deforestation or climate change, survey inaccessible areas for rare species using unmanned aerial vehicles...

source: Mongabay

Fresh water isn't unlimited. Rainfall isn't predictable. And plants aren't always thirsty. Just 3% of the world's water is drinkable, and more than 70% of that fresh water is used for agriculture. Unnecessary irrigation wastes huge amounts of water and contributes to the...

source: Phys.org

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being...

source: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg via ScienceDaily

With the Ogallala Aquifer being an invaluable resource for communities throughout its eight states, studies to keep the water levels steady are continuing across the South Plains and Panhandle in hopes of delivering more tools and technology...

source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Farm country is abuzz about the latest in carbon market opportunities. Boston-based agtech company Indigo Ag announced in June that its Terraton initiative will pay farmers $15 per metric ton for the carbon that they store in their...

source: Civil Eats


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