Environment

Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification, and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits, while improving biodiversity and human livelihoods in rural areas around the world. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control, water purification, and climate stabilization, among other valuable services.

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Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control,…

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The Day the World Burned 12,800 Years Ago

When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene…