What are scientists doing to help us grow crops as the climate changes?

Question: What are scientists doing to help us grow crops as the climate changes? Answer: There are several factors to address with your question. The first is that we are expecting to continue to feed the world on less land each year. As we continue to build towns and cities on former farm land, we … Continue reading What are scientists doing to help us grow crops as the climate changes?

Why are cities using retention basins and rain gardens?

Longford Pond in Fitchburg, WI, retains sediments flowing between Dunn's Marsh and nearby Lake Waubesa. Credit: Susan Fisk Q: As I watch various commercial or residential real estate development projects in my community, I observe more features related to storm water management as compared to older developments--retention basins, rain gardens, concrete lined channels, and pumping … Continue reading Why are cities using retention basins and rain gardens?