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Pests Pose Increasing Risk to Food Security

In a world with ever more competition for food, pests may pose the biggest threat.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

Marine Economy Takes a Dive as Ocean Acidity Rises

A new study says growing acidification off Alaska’s waters threatens the state’s whole economy.

Expanding Existing Farmland Would Benefit Climate

Study shows expanding farmland may be better for the climate than cutting down forests for new farmland.

Ongoing Coverage of Historic Drought in U.S.

A roundup of coverage on the most extensive and intense drought to hit the U.S. since at least 1956.

What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee

Coffee's low genetic diversity plus a shifting climate leads to more risks of infestation from pests & diseases.

Win-Win Way Pinpointed to Aid Food Security & Climate

Scientists say they have found a way to feed billions of people, while reducing environmental stresses.

Celebrate NASA Satellite’s Birthday With 5 Amazing Pics

The longest continuously-collected satellite dataset in the world turns 42 years old today.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Genes Help Plants Handle Rising CO2 Levels

Discovery can give scientists new tools to engineer crops to deal with droughts and high temps.

Measuring Cow & Pig Emissions Goes to New Heights

Methane emissions from cows and pigs had a surprisingly large impact on climate change.

Deforestation Rate in Indonesia Surpasses Brazil

Indonesia lost nearly twice as much forest in 2010 as Brazil, despite only being a quarter of the size.

Warming Puts Emperor Penguins at Risk of Extinction

Tallest penguins at risk from climate change melting ice, which could wipe out third of the population by 2100.

Taking a Bite Out of Climate: 4 World Cup Snacks

A report chronicles how eating insects could cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here are 4 quick recipes.

Uncivil War Brews Over Summer Flounder as Waters Warm

A climate change battle erupts over "fluke," as its habitat drifts north in warming waters.

California’s Drought Just Got a Little Worse

One third of California is now in the worst stage of drought. The situation could worsen over the summer.

Grass is Greener for the Future of Biofuels

A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists can make biofuel from wild-growing switchgrass.

Climate Change Threatens Almighty U.S. ‘King Corn’

Heat waves and water shortages could devastate U.S. farmlands devoted to corn crop, a new report warns.

California’s Fog is Fading Away, Crops Could Suffer

A decrease in winter fog has made driving safer, but is hurting California's $15 billion fruit & nut crop.

Climate Could Spell the End for the Cutthroat Trout

Montana's native westslope cutthroat trout is cross-breeding with invaders as stream temperatures rise.

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Can Rain Cause More Fire? This graphic shows how volatile precipitation patterns can lead to more fires in some states. Produced by DuKode Studio.