All that runoff in the middle of a drought begs the question — why can’t more rainwater be collected and stored for the long, dry spring and summer when it’s needed?
To make sure they can deliver enough water to California’s farms and cities going forward, water managers are focusing on shoring up local supplies.
But not everyone agrees on the best way to do that.
This year, my summer favorites like tomatoes, bell peppers, winter squash and cucumbers failed badly. This begs the question: What survives a drought? What thrives when the pasture grasses are baking and the thermometer sits at a hundred day after day?
Cowpea production has declined in the U.S. in recent decades. But with drought caused by climate change and depleted aquifers leaving farmlands in regions of India, the U.S., Africa and elsewhere high and dry, Close thinks the time is right to bring cowpeas back in vogue — and he’s doing his part.
We should be prepared for worsening conditions, if we do not act now to encourage farmers and growers to become more resilient to drought.
A new short film, Conservation Generation, offers a look into the lives of four young farmers and ranchers in Colorado and New Mexico who are following their passion for agriculture amidst historic drought, climate change, development, and heightened competition for water.
My worst imaginings are for uncertainties for which you can’t model an outcome.
As the report below…explains, ecologically safe engineering marvels of water conservation have existed in India for nearly 1,500 years…
My wish is for my baby son to live in a fairer world and for our stories to change leaders’ damaging decisions long after I’m no longer walking through the Paris streets and have returned home.
Residents of two very different neighbourhoods come together to learn to safely harvest, filter and store rainwater in the face of the worst drought on record.
The use of native shrubs can help feed water to neighboring crops. This article is a good reminder that strategic crop placement is important.
As perhaps the strongest El Nino on record forms in the eastern Pacific Ocean, public officials in California are preparing for a winter in which the state’s drought emergency might be interrupted by disastrous floods.