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  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Conservation Takes a Village

      Teri Allendorf applied for the Peace Corps in the early 1990s with an eye toward East Africa, where she was hoping to use her […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    Electrospinning Turns Tequila Byproduct into Water Filter

    Think of it as an environmental hangover. Tequila production in the Mexican state of Jalisco yields vast quantities of agave bagasse biomass, which poses serious […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Borneo and Papua New Guinea | The Sounds of Biodiversity

    It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. To Zuzana Burivalova, an audio recording is worth a thousand pictures. That’s the beauty of […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    Peru | New Potato Helps Farmers Weather the Frost

    In a country with more than 5,000 potato varieties, you might not expect the arrival of another one to be a big deal. But this […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Mali | CALS Researcher Offers Hands-On Training at Gamou Farms

    A native of Mali, Thierno Diallo takes great pride in his Fulani heritage. The West African ethnic group is well known for its tradition of […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Ancient Method Helps Feed Present-Day Communities

    In remote villages and rural towns from Guatemala to Costa Rica, horticulture professor James Nienhuis and his former grad student Erick Gutiérrez MS’17 are improving […]

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    The Poverty-Biodiversity Link in Western Amazonia

    In examining the loss of plant and animal life in the Amazon, scientists and the media often focus on the effects of deforestation. But a […]

  • Posted on March 7, 2018
    Corn Conundrum

    Highly productive corn varieties have more trouble adapting to changing environmental conditions, so more balanced breeding may be needed

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    Mongoose Tracker

    Imagine if squirrels were fearless and rabid and preyed upon your pets rather than the acorns in your yard. In Puerto Rico, this is quite […]

  • Posted on October 16, 2017
    Back to Farming Basics in Guatemala

    When Claudia Calderón touched down in the fertile highlands of western Guatemala, she was stepping into a sociological experiment already afoot. What brought her to […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    Unintended Consequences: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    For Dominic Parker, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, a research foray into mining practices in Africa dug up some unexpected findings. Parker wanted […]

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    “Interwoven tapestry” of lakes and land: Iceland

    Swarms of midges rise out of a lake in northern Iceland in such enormous numbers every spring and summer that they can impair breathing and […]