Browsing the "agriculture" Tag

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Peak Water

All over the world, usable fresh water supplies are shrinking. Less and less water is available for agriculture, in other words, the food we eat. However, agriculture is often the lowest priority when governments allocate water.

July 15th

Drought Solutions: Rainwater Harvesting in Africa

In the horn of Africa, drought has been a way of life for decades. Lack of water makes it nearly impossible to grow food in many areas, and children in the area suffer from malnutrition. In this video, you can see how one charitable organization is helping villages in East Africa farm and feed themselves, using rainwater harvesting and irrigation techniques.

October 19th

Biologists Warn 3 Pesticides Harm Salmon

Three common agricultural pesticides carbaryl, carbofuran and methomyl are jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.  Federal biologists warn these pesticides can affect andronomous fishes’ abilities to smell, swim, grow, and avoid predators, and ultimately will kill them in certain concentrations.  The National Marine Fisheries Service is recommending restrictions and bans […]

May 15th