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New Mexico is the driest of the dry

Published: 
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Water

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.

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Our Coming Food Crisis

Published: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:06pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. 

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Fracking Tests Ties Between California ‘Oil and Ag’ Interests

Published: 
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Scattered on either side of Shafter Avenue just north of the town center here, new oil pump jacks, some bobbing and others thrusting, tower above this corner of California’s prime farmland.

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Livestock Falling Ill in Fracking Regions, Raising Concerns About Food

Published: 
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

In the midst of the domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. 

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As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

Published: 
Mon, 01/14/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

GUATEMALA CITY — In the tiny tortillerias of this city, people complain ceaselessly about the high price of corn. Just three years ago, one quetzal — about 15 cents — bought eight tortillas; today it buys only four. And eggs have tripled in price because chickens eat corn feed.