A recent study puts forth a new factor for judging the flammability of forests: groundwater.
“Brown Is the New Green”—unless you’ve got deep pockets.
“Use it or lose it” clauses give farmers, ranchers, and governments holding water rights a powerful incentive to use more water than they need.
"The loss of cattle was fearful. The plains were strewn with their carcasses."
Irrigation and fertilization use varies across and even within cities. Sustainable management plans must rely on a more targeted approach.
Salt buildup in America's most productive farming area could idle thousands of acres. But there are, ahem, solutions ...