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March 28, 2014

 

Colorado-irrigaiton-crop

Recovering From Flooding, Farmers Hope For Enough Water

Colorado farmers that depend on water are scrambling to repair flood-damaged irrigation networks in time for the crucial spring planting season.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 

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Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

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First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

September 6, 2013

The Wet Stuff 

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Farmers Look To Do More With Less Water

The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.

July 2, 2012

Ice Cold! 

Close up chicken flock thirsty water

Keeping Your Chickens Cool

You think it's hot out? Just imagine if you were covered with feathers! Here are a few tips to help your birds beat the heat.

April 24, 2012

The Chickens Are Coming! 

chick calendar

Heat, Water and Food: A Recipe For Healthy Chicks

At last, your baby birds have hatched. Now what are you going to do?

March 2, 2012

Don't Knock It 'Til You've Tried It 

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Might As Well Go Eat Worms — Or Bugs

With more and more of the world's population craving meat, insects are starting to look a lot more appetizing.

September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Crisis 

A map illustrates the distribution of the use of phosphorus fertilizers around the world, in shades of purple, pink, and white.  Low concentrations are used across sub-saharan Africa and much of Russia, South America, and Australia.  The largest areas of use of highly-concentrated fertilizer are in central North America, Europe, northern India, and especially China. .

The Great Food Security Threat: Peak Phosphorus?

It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.

July 26, 2011

Unconventional Gardening 

basil plant in a cup of water

DIY: Grow Your Own Herbs On The Cheap

You can either plant your cuttings in soil right away or place them in water until they grow roots. Either way, growing your own herbs from cuttings is easy!

May 8, 2011

Green Thumb 

Watering Can Being Filled With Water

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Smart Maintenance

Your plants require daily attention, from regular watering to the occasional pinch and prune. Your diligence will pay off in healthier plants and fewer weeds.

May 3, 2011

Recycling Rain Water 

Rain Barrels

I’m Only Happy When It Rains: Harnessing Rain Water

With the help of his elaborate rain barrel system, Steven Janowiecki can water his garden in five minutes flat.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Building Raised Beds, Two Pictures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

February 12, 2011

Climate Change 

Wheat

Wheat For The Next Generation

Scientists are working to develop wheat that can resist drought and feed the 2.3 billion people predicted to live on Earth in the next 50 years.

October 20, 2010

Climate Change 

Drought

Massive Droughts Coming To In A Country Near You, Summer 2060

A new study warns that prolonged droughts are predicted within the century, which in turn will possibly lethally affect food production, water availability.

October 13, 2010

Fighting Hunger 

man preparing sorghum

What Will End Global Hunger?

With an ever expanding population added to the millions already experiencing hunger, how can individuals and governments feed everyone in the future?

March 4, 2010

Know Your Food 

a red barn

Five Reasons To Care About Where Your Food Comes From

We need to educate ourselves about food, nutrition, exercise, and now, more than ever, we need to know where our food comes from.

February 22, 2010

Bottled Water 

bottles of water

The Bottled Water Industry: Buy The Bottle Or Trifle With Tap?

The decision to buy bottled water or take your chances with tap water may be more loaded with consequences than you previously thought.

July 7, 2009

Food Labeling 

A pile of heirloom tomatoes

The “Organic” Label Again Finds Itself In Hot Water

New research indicates that foods with the "organic" label may not be as pesticide-free as you might hope.

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