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Environment

Poor irrigation has poisoned much of world's farmland with salts, study finds

The affected areas include the San Joaquin Valley in California and parts of the Colorado River basin.

Minnesota regains a top-tier ranking for policies promoting energy efficiency

The rankings are worth attention because ACEEE is a respected analyst as well as advocate on the subject of efficient energy use.

As U.S. struggles with poultry-borne disease, other countries offer lessons

Food-borne illnesses afflict more than two million Americans a year. So why do we lag behind so many other countries in prevention?