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November 19, 2012

The recent drought experienced throughout much of the United States has many similarities to the conditions during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s....

November 12, 2012

After emerging sometime before 1000 BC, the Maya rose to become the most advanced Pre-Columbian society in the Americas, thriving in jungle...

November 06, 2012

Raised in northern Wisconsin, Kevin Sullivan spent every possible moment outdoors. He made time for hunting, fishing, and even some hay bailing...

October 17, 2012

When Australian police were alerted to the disappearance of two women from their home outside the city of Adelaide in September 2000, they found...

October 03, 2012

On the wall of Alfred Hartemink’s office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hangs a framed picture from 1960. The World Congress of...

Brenda Buck
September 17, 2012

Hiking, horseback riding, and working on her family’s remote Montana ranch as a child, Brenda Buck was filled with questions: Why does a...

September 12, 2012

As drilling for natural gas in deep shale rock continues to expand in Pennsylvania, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural...

July 17, 2012

Across the western United States, deserts creep outward in all directions.  Dry winds shuttle clouds of sand across the landscape, leading...

June 25, 2012

The reuse of treated wastewater has become a valuable resource in arid regions around the world, with water being reclaimed for a variety of...

Daniel Hillel
June 11, 2012

An Israeli-American scientist and 52-year member of the Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy has been named the 2012...