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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Loosening of Offshore Drilling Safety Rules Prompts Lawsuit

Fearing a rollback of offshore drilling rules will threaten worker safety and coastal waters, nine environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday, claiming weaker standards could lead to another catastrophe like the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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