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  • A green obsession

    Westerners, like most Americans, are deeply in love with their lawns – but in an time of increasing drought, the Kentucky bluegrass is going to have to go

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • A world built on groundwater

    In Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains, William Ashworth examines the effects of groundwater dependency in a dry land

  • Don't top that tree!

    The writer figures out why so many people "top" trees instead of pruning them

  • Finding hope in a new land

    Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America is the story of Rose Castillo Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley

  • Hope

    After 16 years of living in the shadows in Pasco, Wash., Wendy and Erendira Santana finally win legal residency

  • Corn ethanol isn't all it's cracked up to be

    The writer likes ethanol, but not when it's made with corn

  • Organics and biofuels bring independence

    More Montana farmers are starting to raise oilseed crops and produce their own biofuels to save on energy costs

  • In the orchards, questions about immigration reform

    In Yakima County, Wash., the California-based labor contractor Global Horizons is stirring up controversy among local Latino farmworkers by bringing in hundreds of guest workers from Thailand to pick fruit

  • Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports to America

    John Leland’s book, Aliens in the Backyard, discusses both the dangers and the benefits arising from the vast number of exotic species in North America – including human beings

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