If the difficult litany of this year’s climate change news has you wondering when there will be a plague of locusts next, well, there is – and there’s no joke when it comes to how millions of the voracious, crop-eating
In Japan’s Shimane Prefecture, the rice is planted along the Lake Shinji watershed at the very beginning of May – in fact, two of the “planting week” days are public holidays as the month makes its transition from April. So
The Aztecs developed a water-saving agricultural system that is still used in Mexico today, and researcher Roland Ebel in the United States says there’s much that modern urban systems can borrow from the ancient techniques practiced in chinampa fields. The chinampas
Insects perform invaluable functions in ecosystems. They pollinate flowers, for starters.
Nuclear conflict may remain unthinkable in terms of the human cost, but research published this week in the journal Science Advances adds focus on the potential climate impacts if the unthinkable were to happen. The paper, from 10 authors led
Right from the get-go in plant domestication farmers made mistakes with long-lasting consequences.