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Irrigation and Climate Change

What does irrigation have to do with climate change?  Possibly a lot. According to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, irrigation has increased agricultural productivity by an amount roughly equivalent to the entire agricultural output of the United States.  That’s a lot of increased productivity! All of those growing plants take up more […]

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Harvesting Planets

On September 12, 2011, a team of scientists announced that the HARPS telescope has identified more than 50 new planets; this is the largest number of planets ever announced at once. The HARPS telescope works by detecting the movement of stars.  A star with an orbiting planet will be pulled towards the planet as it […]

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