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Growing broccoli under solar panels has some surprising benefits

Growing broccoli under solar panels has some surprising benefits

Agrivoltaics is the use of land for both solar power and agriculture, and it can mean more money for farmers—and more appealing produce for consumers.
California towns scramble to prevent next wildfire catastrophe

California towns scramble to prevent next wildfire catastrophe

Wildfires loom all over, but the rural counties with poor and elderly residents face the greatest threats.
An encroaching desert intensifies Nigeria's farmer-herder crisis

An encroaching desert intensifies Nigeria's farmer-herder crisis

How climate change and human activity are driving violence between farming and pastoralist communities.
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Beth Hoffman: What I learned from White Oak Pastures—and what other farms can, too

Beth Hoffman: What I learned from White Oak Pastures—and what other farms can, too

I saw first-hand the difference intentional, human-powered farming can make for the land—and for the vibrancy of rural communities.
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Rural Alaska has a bridge problem

Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state, and that’s causing problems, a team of bridge engineers and social scientists explains. The infrastructure bill in Congress would offer some help.
Prince Charles says cheap food and industrial farming are ruining the planet

Prince Charles says cheap food and industrial farming are ruining the planet

His entry into a political conversation marks him as a potentially different sort of monarch than Queen Elizabeth II.
Many states use outdated rainfall predictions when designing roads, bridges and dams

Many states use outdated rainfall predictions when designing roads, bridges and dams

Lack of a current, national rainfall database means some states are using outdated data - some as much as 60 years old - as they design new roads, bridges and dams. That's a dangerous problem as the climate changes.

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