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Are Flooded Fields and Orchards the Answer to California’s Groundwater Shortage?

It’s a good water year in California. As of early April, the snowpack in the... (more)

Jennifer Cole
May 2, 2024
How Two Committed Conservationists Revitalized a River With Beer

The winding peaks and troughs of Arizona’s Verde Valley, weaving through jagged ochre mountains, dreamy... (more)

Ruvani de Silva
March 14, 2024
Swapping Seasons, Casting Shade: How Farmers Are Growing Food in the Fearsome...

When most people think about Phoenix, Arizona, they probably aren’t thinking about agriculture. The city—and... (more)

Callie Radke Stevens
February 19, 2024
An Ancestral River Runs Through It

Jeff Wivholm isn’t partial to mountains. He likes to be able to see the weather... (more)

Keely Larson, Reasons to be Cheerful
February 15, 2024
Birds are Vulnerable to Heat Stress, Even on Farms

In June of 2021, an extreme heatwave hit the Pacific Northwest. From British Columbia to... (more)

Lena Beck
January 8, 2024
Toxic PFAS are Everywhere, and Remain Largely Unregulated

The Haw River cuts through North Carolina’s Piedmont region from its source in Forsyth County.... (more)

Lena Beck
December 20, 2023
You’ve Already Been Exposed to Toxic PFAS. But You Can Take Steps...

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly abbreviated as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” are ubiquitous. They have... (more)

Lena Beck
December 20, 2023
‘A Silent Killer’: How Saltwater Intrusion is Overtaking Coastal Farmland in the...

Eerily empty, abandoned fields stretch across the coast of the southeast United States, replacing once... (more)

Peggy Chen
August 31, 2023
Could Hydroponic Fodder Solve the West’s Water Woes?

Agriculture sucks a whopping 80 percent of the Colorado River’s water every year. The largest... (more)

Sara Ventiera
August 8, 2023
At Last, States Reach a Colorado River Deal: Pay Farmers Not to...

This story was originally published by Grist. You can sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter... (more)

Jake Bittle, Grist
May 25, 2023
Climate Disruptions Force Salt Farmers to Reimagine Their Businesses

Salt is all around us—inside our oceans, beneath our feet, on our roadways, in our... (more)

Gia Mora
May 22, 2023