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Dust Bowl Revisited?

Is a new Dust Bowl forming in the US Plains states and Southwest? State officials say “never again,” but agricultural practices in those areas could be creating the right conditions for another 30s-style loss of soil fertility.

November 19th

Growing Water Deficit Threatening Grain Harvests

  By Lester R. Brown Many countries are facing dangerous water shortages. As world demand for food has soared, millions of farmers have drilled too many irrigation wells in efforts to expand their harvests. As a result, water tables are falling and wells are going dry in some 20 countries containing half the world’s people. […]