Irrigation – and Dwindling Water Supplies – on the Horizon for Midwest Corn Farmers

A warming climate and bigger corn yields mean Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to switch to irrigation by midcentury if current trends continue, possibly setting off a battle royale for dwindling water supplies, new research released Monday suggests.

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Southern California ‘Super Bloom’ Draws Crowds, Chaos

Over the last few weeks, thousands of wildflower enthusiasts have descended on a small Southern California town to experience the “Super Bloom” of California poppies and other wildflowers brought on by a very wet winter. But the chaos of managing the crowds caused the city to temporarily close access to the hills to the public Sunday.

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