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More farmers are using cover crops, soil additives and crops suitable for drip irrigation in order to weather the drought.

Ban applies to commercial and recreational trawling, pawn and crab trapping and hook and line fishing for all groundfish types.

In the months leading up to the arrival of a strict new animal welfare law in California, headlines warned of aGreat California bacon crisis”. But so far, the pork apocalypse has yet to arrive.

The EIA estimates that by 2040, the weight of plastics in the ocean could be greater than the weight of fish. That’s a little disconcerting.

Mexico's top science agency has cut its recommendation for maximum glyphosate imports by half this year, urging agriculture businesses to take steps to reach a government target of phasing out the herbicide completely by 2024.

Ammonia has been widely used as a fertilizer for the last century. Now, using renewable energy and a new method for making ammonia, researchers and entrepreneurs believe "green" ammonia can become a significant clean fuel source.

Indigenous farming and ranching practices are once again being embraced in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources, and climate change.

Whether or not the Maldives can survive climate change, the country will never be the same.

Ash from a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific nation presents risks to drinking water and air quality, experts say. Quantifying them in real time is a challenge.
From Mexico to Greece, plant-centric hotels, restaurants and tours are proliferating.

Women, children and the elderly are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change in rural Zimbabwe, taking up a large share of the agricultural labor force and management of household nutrition.

A field trial found that levels of nitrogen oxides and ozone similar to those near roads led to a 70 per cent drop in the numbers of bees and butterflies on mustard plants

Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate, and end up weakened or dead in a process that takes months. Next criminals remove the remaining trees more easily and drop grass seeds by aircraft, consolidating deforestation.

With $35 million from PepsiCo, this new initiative wants to bring recycling capacity to where none exists—and expand the supply of recycled plastic.
After a year of protest and hundreds of deaths, Indian farmers won the longest nonviolent protest in India. But the history of resistance to agribusiness both there and in the U.S. suggests there is still a great deal of work ahead.
Dennis and Vicki Hopper spend Vermont's more temperate months at their lakefront home in Panton, which they purchased for $3.2 million in 2014. Their primary...
Maryland’s environmental chief vowed to make immediate reforms at his agency as he faced sharp questions Jan. 18 from state lawmakers frustrated with its performance over the past year.

A task force appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for research and investment in mitigation. Environmentalists say the real fix is cracking down on polluters.

As the climate warms, many species will need to change locations to stay within a hospitable temperature range. Half of the world’s plants are dispersed by animals, but as animals are lost from ecosystems, plants are not moving as far.

An oil spill on the Peruvian coast caused by the waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation of Tonga prompted dozens of fishermen to protest Tuesday outside the South American country’s main oil refinery.

Welcome to 2022 and the shiny new federal labeling rule that will require manufactures to disclose when foods are bioengineered! Sort of.

Fish fertilize the plants—and then become another income stream.

A two-year research project attempts to understand how litigation responding to decades of historic discrimination by government agencies has actually impacted Black farmers and their families.

At a Cracker Barrel in Tennessee, William Cronnon was served the chemical Eco-San, a cleaning agent in the kitchen, that has since caused him years of gastrointestinal issues, according to court documents.
Mink farms threaten to become a source of new coronavirus variants — and an object lesson in how ‘spillback’ can make deadly diseases even deadlier.
Pollution reduces property value — and property taxes. That creates an incentive to slow brownfield remediation, experts say.

Study calls for cap on production and release as pollution threatens global ecosystems upon which life depends.

It’s been dubbed the perfect invader, but the marbled crayfish may offer a sustainable food source and even help prevent disease.

Despite $100 million in recent investments, many of the state's 400,000 to 800,000 farmworkers live in cramped, unsafe conditions.

As the planet warms, wine regions like Napa are being forced to make some major adaptations. But that’s also presented opportunities for innovation.

The USDA is making it easier for farmers to market their meat as “low-carbon.” Not everyone is happy about it.

RNA interference could be better for the environment, professor says.

Damage to the UK’s food production, and to infrastructure, from extreme weather, and the risks of flooding, are all likely to cost more than £1bn a year each.

With the planet’s changing climate, insects, birds, and other animals are moving to more suitable environments. However, plants that rely on seed dispersers can face extinction if there are too few animals to move their seeds far enough to keep pace with changing conditions.

Fossil fuel emissions aren’t just driving climate change and worsening air quality, they’re also hurting crop yields enough to cause some $63 billion in annual losses in East Asia, scientists say.

The South American government will curb fishing in more than 20,000 square miles of ocean next to the archipelago.