The Corn Belt's fertilizer habit releases a greenhouse gas with nearly 300 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide.
About 20 percent of the groundwater that Californians rely on to keep their taps flowing carries high concentrations of contaminants like arsenic, uranium, and nitrate.
Well, this is nuts.
Climate change will continue to dry out California. Could fruit and veggie farming find a home in the Cotton Belt?
Harvard University's endowment fund bought 10,000 acres in the famed Paso Robles wine region.
Something really, really terrible is about to happen to our coral.
It takes a gallon of water to produce one almond. And that's not the most insane fact about the hedge-fund-fueled race to plant thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought.
Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these maps.
Late-summer 2014 has brought uncomfortable news for residents of the U.S. Southwest — and I'm not just talking about 109-degree heat.