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Is another dust bowl coming?

In the 1930s, a bad drought and an economic malaise upended farming systems around North America causing the Dust Bowl. Could climate change and the persistent post-2008 economic doldrums do the same?

Soil blown by dust bowl winds piled up in large drifts on a farm

10 things you need to know about the global food system

There is enough food for everyone on the planet to lead a healthy and nutritious life, but the global food supply is deeply inequitable

Tea picking, Kericho region, Kenya

The trouble with bees

The problem is worse than we thought.

Bumblebee feeding on pollen from a yellow flower

The green monster in Lake Erie

The devastating effect of algae blooms and how humans caused them

Algae, from massive blooms in Lake Erie, washes up on the shore at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Ohio, on August 4, 2014.

Rise of the ‘hangry’

Preventing food riots in the future actually has little to do with food

Drones and dirt

The word evokes thoughts of covert military operations, but drones are proving to be a real asset to farmers

A drone flies over trees