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Dryland: Farmers
in Some of the Toughest Places to Do Agriculture Are the Ones Innovating for Climate Change

"Dryland" farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature delivers. In recent years some have been trying to innovate to protect their soils and conserve water to prepare for climate change. But they're getting pushback—not only from their neighbors and their own families—but also from the government.

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Sleeping Like a Log? What Trees Do—and Don't Do at Night

Trees—they're just like us. They sleep, they drink—and they even have a pulse. What the latest research can also tell us about whether they're stressed out.

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Gaming Gravity: How Farmers and Ranchers Are Using the Flow of Water to Power Operations on Their Land

Agriculture uses a lot of water. But what if that water were used for more than growing food? What if it could generate energy—renewable energy? It can, and a program in Colorado is helping farmers harness hydropower to lower costs, save time—and conserve the water itself.

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Headlines for the week
ending August 12, 2018

In a recent trial evidence showed Monsanto had suppressed and manipulated scientific literature about its Roundup® weedkiller.

It’s rare for U.S. Senate races to turn on environmental issues, but this one just might.

Ocean microbes will be used as a canary in a coal mine to warn about climate change.

Birds have been affected by climate change in the Mojave Desert as it gets warmer and drier.

Wool, I’ll be darned.

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