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A road destroyed by a landslide in West Pokot County, northwestern Kenya. November 23 2019. EPA/STRINGER

Kenya is experiencing strange weather. What’s behind it

The unusual weather can be attributed to the Indian Ocean Dipole. This is the difference in sea surface temperatures between the eastern and western tropical Indian Ocean.
The Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013. (USDA Forest Service, Chris Stewart)

Buried in mud: Wildfires threaten North American water supplies

Wildfires reduce the reliability of city water supplies in North America. But active forest management provides a key to the solution.
Planting cover crops, like this red clover in Sussex County, Delaware, can help return carbon to farm fields. Michele Dorsey Walfred/Flickr

Soil carbon is a valuable resource, but all soil carbon is not created equal

Storing more carbon in soil helps slow climate change and makes croplands more productive. But there are two kinds of soil carbon that are both important, but function very differently.
Buddhist Retreat, near Ixopo (2003) Santu Mofokeng/Santu Mofokeng Foundation

Santu Mofokeng: master photographer who chased down shadows

No South African photographer leaves a more substantial legacy than Santu Mofokeng. He was adept at mapping interior worlds through haunting images of black life and, above all, his landscapes.
An Indonesian traditional seaweed farm in Nusa Penuda, Bali. (Shutterstock)

Insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat could be the foods of the future

Awareness is increasing about foods like lab-grown meat, insects and seaweed. These foods may help address environmental challenges, but it's important to be aware of both the costs and benefits.

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