Drought conditions are so bad, fish hatcheries are trucking their salmon to the ocean and ranchers are worried about having enough water for their livestock.
Soil underpins Australia's economy – yet since Europeans arrived, the natural asset has steadily been degraded. A new national plan aims to change that.
The US has one of the highest groundwater use rates in the world. When wells run dry, households may opt to conserve water, find new sources or sell and move.
The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the climate at the same time.
Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet.
Installing solar panels over California's 4,000 miles of canals could generate less expensive, renewable energy, save water, fight climate change – and offer a solution for the thirsty American West.
Imagine constantly living with mice. When you go to sleep they run across your bed, the stench of dead mice fills the street. As an expert on mouse outbreaks, let's look at the issue in more detail.
For decades Somalia has been in a near-constant state of food insecurity. This is due to a combination of stagnant crop production, a rapidly increasing population and political unrest.
Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets.
Malawi's revamped subsidy regime is designed to reach many more farmers. But a granular look shows that women aren't reaping the benefits.
Drilling instead of tilling the soil to plant seeds could help the ground store more carbon.
Nanotechnology, which approaches materials at the scale of atoms and molecules, has numerous applications for food production. Applying nanotech could revolutionize the agricultural sector.
Legumes have a superpower: they can convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use to grow.
Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there's sufficient rain.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
Stenophylla's black cherries have brightened prospects for a coffee supply that can withstand rising disease, pests and droughts.
Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
If a bill before the US Congress succeeds, it would further suppress global demand for kangaroo products and lead to more animal suffering, not less.
To overcome food insecurity, especially in a pandemic, Nigeria's emergency preparedness requires a total overhaul of it's agri-food supply chain.
Misconceptions of rural realities can have serious implications. Better use of data can help avoid this and lead to policies that will help rural communities recover in the post-pandemic.