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The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.

By BRUCE FINLEY | bfinley@denverpost.com

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Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop.

26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures.

Warming soils are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought, suggesting a potentially disastrous feedback mechanism whereby increases in global temperatures will trigger massive new carbon releases in a cycle that may be impossible to break.

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Hey Saskatchewan, let's talk about the 'ugly side' side of oil.

It is time for people in oil-producing communities to start speaking up about the noxious gasses that are poisoning their health, the spilled salt water and oil that contaminates their fields, and the infractions that oil companies commit in their everyday operations.

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Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too.

It’s not just animals, many seed crops are also endangered. So why is agrobiodiversity so overlooked? This valuable source of affordable, nutritious food could disappear if we don’t act.

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

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In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow.

As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming expansion.

In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

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Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert.

With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.

With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.

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Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food.

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high tableland from which there is a clear view across miles and miles of rolling plains to the coastal range of south-east Australia.

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