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Farm Feeds Cows Candy Because Corn is Too Expensive

  It's been a rough summer for farmers across much of the United States. The worst drought in decades has destroyed millions of acres of crops, dried up water supplies, and forced the price of…

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4 Simple Ways To Help Hummingbirds

The drought that has gripped much of the United States is impacting hummingbirds as they begin their migration south, an annual event that usually goes from July to October. Once they move to the sout…

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Think About Replacing Lawns with Gardens

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger George Washington’s Mount Vernon was the first house in North America to incorporate a lawn into the landscape design. According to some estimates, 40 million acres …

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Mayan Civilization Doomed by Drought?

Researchers in Mexico say the mighty Mayan civilization that thrived in central America for 2700 years from 1800 BC, might have been brought down by climate change. Based on research deep underground,…

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Possible Cause for Bizarre Bird Migrations

Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter. Instead, they pecked around for a short time and flew back. Scientists believe it may be be…

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Why Cloudy Cities Are Good for Us

By Jeff Opperman, The Nature Conservancy Most people love blue skies and clearly prefer being drenched with sunshine rather than rain. The sunny regions of the country are booming as people move to…

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Mexican Drought So Bad, Even Drug Trade Is Taking a Hit

Severe drought reduces illegal marijuana and opium planting in Northern Mexico. The drought afflicting the area is described as the worst in 70 years. World News Videos by NewsLook var nl_ra…

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5 Nature Books to Read in 2012

Posted by The Nature Conservancy What's the best book you've read lately? We put that question to a cadre of scientists and staff at The Nature Conservancy. Their responses ranged from young adu…

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Baby Armadillo Drinks Water (Video)

About ninety percent of Texas is in a state of severe, extreme, or exceptional drought, according to Drought Monitor. Near the Rio Grande River and Laredo, most of the land has received less than two …

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Drought-Resistant Flower Varieties

by Jordan Laio, Networx Clean water is one of the fastest diminishing resources on the planet right now. Besides literally flushing it down the toilet, we also sprinkle a lot of it on our lawn…

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