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Farmers are depleting the Ogallala Aquifer because the government pays them...

Matthew R Sanderson, Kansas State University; Burke Griggs, Washburn University, and Jacob A. Miller, Kansas State University A slow-moving crisis threatens the U.S. Central Plains,...

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major...

Pep Canadell, CSIRO and Rob Jackson, Stanford University The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report by...

Looser standards for showerheads could send a lot of water and...

Robert Glennon, University of Arizona For more than 25 years, Congress has directed U.S. government agencies to set energy and water efficiency standards for many...

Western wildfires are spinning off tornadoes – here’s how fires create...

Charles Jones, University of California, Santa Barbara and Leila Carvalho, University of California, Santa Barbara It might sound like a bad movie, but extreme wildfires...

Winter is coming: 5 essential reads about snow and ice

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation As cold weather settles in across North America, some communities have already started up their snowplows, while others keep watchful eyes...

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Patrick Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley Human-caused climate change is disrupting ecosystems and people’s lives around the world. It is melting glaciers, increasing wildfires, and...

Farmers are drawing groundwater from the giant Ogallala Aquifer faster than...

Char Miller, Pomona College Every summer the U.S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton, wheat and...

Does cloud seeding work? Scientists watch ice crystals grow inside clouds...

Jeffrey French, University of Wyoming and Sarah Tessendorf, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Water is a valuable resource that affects nearly all aspects of life...

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Hard evidence: why pump prices haven’t fallen as fast as oil...

Jay L Zagorsky, The Ohio State University Crude oil prices have dropped dramatically since last summer. Strangely, over the same time period, gasoline prices have...