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Farming and the fate of wild nature

Farming is the greatest extinction threat to birds, mammals, plants and insects, and widespread land clearing, irrigation and chemical treatments have profoundly affected wild species and habitats the world over. But why ...

dateJul 19, 2011 in Ecology
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Two approaches for optimizing water productivity

Agricultural Research Service researchers in Bushland, Texas, are helping farmers make the most of their water supplies in a region where they depend on the Ogallala Aquifer, a massive underground reservoir under constant ...

dateApr 29, 2013 in Environment
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How much water does a steelhead need to thrive?

Pescadero Estuary, located an hour south of San Francisco, is a coastal habitat under intense pressure from several interest groups, some human, others wild. The 643 citizens of the nearby town of Pescadero need fresh water ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Environment
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