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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,...

Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing...

Barbara Demmig-Adams, University of Colorado Boulder The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. What’s the big idea? Current industrialized food systems were optimized...

Christmas tree shopping is harder than ever, thanks to climate change...

James Robert Farmer, Indiana University If you’re shopping for a live Christmas tree this year, you may have to search harder than in the past....

Christmas tree shopping is harder than ever, thanks to climate change...

James Robert Farmer, Indiana University If you’re shopping for a live Christmas tree this year, you may have to search harder than in the past....

Iowa’s farmers – and American eaters – need a national discussion...

Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses bring the state a lot of political attention during presidential election cycles. But in my view,...

Ghana’s cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

Michael E Odijie, University of Cambridge The chocolate industry is worth more than $80 billion a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West...

The Amazon is burning: 4 essential reads on Brazil’s vanishing rainforest

Catesby Holmes, The Conversation Nearly 40,000 fires are incinerating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the latest outbreak in an overactive fire season that has charred 1,330 square...

Can artisanal weed compete with ‘Big Marijuana’?

Ryan Stoa, Concordia University School of Law You’ve heard of Big Pharma and Big Tobacco. How about Big Marijuana? The drug’s growing legalization is raising...

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Could a recession be just around the corner?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, American companies are earning record profits...