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Historic ‘megadrought’ underway in California, American West, new study finds

By Paul Rogers, The Mercury News Highlights Nine Western US states have been experiencing an extended mass drought, called a “megadrought.”  Scientists studied over 30,000 tree rings to determine the amount of rainfall and soil moisture over the centuries. The West’s last extended drought period was between 1576 and 1603 and the 20th century was … Read more

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Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet

Lab Grown Food

Highlights: “Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made from microbes and water. It may save humanity’s bacon.” Natural disasters are threatening our food supply. “The UN forecasts that by 2050 feeding the world will require a 20% expansion in agriculture’s global water use.” RethinkX shows that proteins from precision fermentation will cost ten … Read more