A closer look at cultivated land informs actions to protect the vitality of our soil.
Scientists model water table depth, soil texture, and weather conditions to identify how these variables interact to make or break corn yields.
Ice core data, archeological evidence, and other studies suggest humans had a significant influence on Earth's preindustrial climate.
Critics of biofuels like ethanol argue they are an unsustainable use of land. But with careful management, next-generation grass-based biofuels can net climate savings and improve their ecosystems.
A detonation of less than 0.03% of the current global nuclear arsenal could cause fires that clog the air with soot. This soot could block solar radiation, leading to worldwide crop shortages.
In trading trees for pastures, patchwork differences in vegetation heights increase cloudiness in downwind regions.
A decision-making model to turn seasonal climate forecasts into information farmers actually need.
Smoke from the residues, burned during October and November to ready fields for next year’s planting, emanate from Punjab, a region spanning northwestern India and eastern Pakistan.