Ranchers see water, labor as rotational grazing challenges

Moving livestock through different pastures or paddocks during the grazing season can help minimize overgrazing and more fully utilize forage. However, the number of ranchers adopting rotational grazing has stagnated despite ...

Locust invasion threatens wildlife and livelihoods in Kenya

Kenya is bracing itself for a humanitarian and conservation catastrophe in the wake of a desert locust invasion on an unprecedented scale. The infestation is already affecting more than a quarter of the entire country and ...

Bean tree plan to protect Amazon

Amazon deforestation could be slowed by planting bean trees that would keep soils fertile and help smallholders make a living.

Rapid intensification of global struggle for land

The earth's limited surface is expected to stretch to everything: food for soon to be nine billion people, feed for our beef cattle and fowl, fuel for our cars, forests for our paper, cotton for our clothes. What is more, ...

Researchers uncover a mechanism to explain dune field patterns

In a study of the harsh but beautiful White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered a unifying mechanism to explain dune patterns. The new work represents a contribution ...

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