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Extreme Adaptation: Navigating the Troubled Waters of the ‘New Normal’

Water. H-2-O. It’s the dominant molecule of our lives. We are 60% water (on average). Life as we know it is only possible because our…

Building Better Biochar Breakthroughs: A Roadmap for Biochar Research

What is the first thing you think when you hear “Black Gold”? Is it the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies? A baritone “Texas Tea”?…

The ‘Carbon Market Bazaar’: Future Windfall for Producers or Just Hot Air?

I’m a fan of action movies, where a Middle Eastern bazaar is a popular place for high-speed chases. Even without the careening bullets and motorcycles,…

Recent News Stories on Agriculture and Climate Change – Why Now?

Perspectives on Sustainability and our sister blog AgClimate.net, we have been discussing impacts on agriculture resulting from a changing climate for years now. We also…

Will I be able to get fries with that? A new approach for answering life’s big questions about the future of food

It’s been a long, hot, dry, fiery, smoky summer in much of the American West. That’s where the U.S. gets most of its fruits and…

Would you lease your water rights? The devil is in the details

Climate change is expected to alter both the availability and demand for water. In the western United States, roughly 80% of surface water is allocated…

Here’s the Dirt on Carbon Sequestration Potential in Cropland Soils

In this era with record-setting temperatures multiple years in a row, scientists are looking for methods to sequester carbon to slow the process of climate…
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