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Is irrigation masking our warming climate?

Irrigation has made it possible to feed the world’s population, and it may also be temporarily counteracting the effects of climate change in some regions, say scientists in the Journal of Geophysical Research. “Irrigation can have a significant cooling effect on regional temperatures, where people live,” said the study’s lead author, Michael Puma, a hydrologist […]

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Saltwater irrigation trial a success

Take an arid field riddled with salty soil. Irrigate it with salty water and plant a salt-tolerant grass along with a salt-sucking companion plant and what do you get? A crop that successfully replaces corn as cattle feed, contend researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU). Central to the success of the trial was the identification […]

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