Overpumping of Groundwater Is Contributing to Global Sea Level Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock

Drilling for water could account for as much as 7 percent of sea level rise.

California Is Pumping Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

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And it’s not going to be replaced any time soon.

Will Obama’s Ag Chief Wimpify the 2015 Dietary Guidelines to Please Big Meat?

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The industry’s new PR slogan: “Hands off my hot dog.” 

The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

Rebels prepare a mortar cannon to shell regime forces in Aleppo, Syria. Karam Almasri/ZUMA

New research links climate change to Syria’s devastating civil war.

Scientists Just Found a Way to Make GMOs Much Safer

Warning signs on the door to a Monsanto lab for GMO corn. Renee C. Byer/ZUMA

Biotech researchers think they’ve found a way to keep modified genes from escaping into other organisms.

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