Climate Change Wreaking Havoc on the West’s Key Water Supplies

Fears over how climate change will manifest itself in the United States typically center on coastal areas, where predictions of a rising sea prompt predictions about disappearing beaches from Los Angeles to Miami to the Jersey Shore. But two recent studies make the case that the American West and its precarious water supply represents the true canary in the coal mine when it comes to the disaster of climate change.

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Scientists, UC Davis in Multimillion-Dollar Fight Over Strawberries

California-grown strawberries pull in $2.5 billion a year, and attorneys for two former UC Davis scientists sparred with a federal judge Monday over whether the scientists or the nation’s top agricultural research school own the intellectual property rights to some wildly popular cultivars.

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