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The high-tech desert


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When Bart Fisher returned home from college in 1972, his family’s alfalfa fields outside Blythe in California’s southeastern desert produced 7 tons of alfalfa per acre.

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Culture

Why salad basically sucks

It’s not that it’s rabbit food or that it’s the food our food eats, despite Ron Swanson’s best efforts to convince us otherwise. It’s all to do with that fact that salads are inefficient. 24 more words

Science & Technology

Oliver urges water conservation after irrigation system repair

The Town of Oliver and the B.C. government recently spent about $1 million to fix a damaged irrigation pipe that helped supply water to thousands of acres of orchards, vineyards and ground crops in the Oliver area. 113 more words

News

Elk Ridge residents worried about water restrictions after equipment failure

ELK RIDGE CITY, Utah — Thousands are stuck worrying where their water will be coming from during the next few weeks after an equipment failure took out Elk Ridge City’s main water supply. 337 more words

News

Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink

The water level in Lake Mead — the United States’ largest reservoir that serves as a source of water for over 20 million people — has dropped to an all-time low, the U.S.

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Politics

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Rainwater Harvesting Bill

Arizona has the same “first in time, first in rights” water law as Colorado. Historically, this water law has a significant impact on water rights for all.  444 more words

Water Management

Medellin, Colombia

Medellin was Colombia’s industrial capital. Pollution to the water supply means it took 15 years of special actions to recover water quality to safe standards.

Urban Environments