Harvard is Buying Up Vineyards in Drought-Ridden California Wine Country

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The university’s massive investment fund has invested millions in a parched growing region.

Scientists Just Found a Way to Make GMOs Much Safer

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

WATCH: Drought-Hardy Barley Could Save Your Beer

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Just in time for Oktoberfest, genetic research on barley could save a staple crop from drought… and keep the beer flowing.

CHART: How Climate Change and Your Wine Habit Threaten Endangered Pandas

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Global warming is shifting wine country straight onto sensitive habitats.

Drought That Ravaged US Crops Likely to Worsen in 2013, Forecast Warns

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NOAA predicts tough spring for already struggling farmers as growing demand for water leaves US more exposed dry seasons.

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