Trends in U.S. irrigated agriculture: Increasing resilience under water supply scarcity

WHAT IS THE ISSUE? Growing urban populations and economic development intensify competition for the nation’s water resources. With surface water supplies largely allocated in most river basins of the Western United States and some river basins in the Eastern United States, emerging water demands from non-agricultural sectors must be met in many cases through a […]

Chemicals taint Biscayne Bay oysters. What FIU study says about our drinking water safety

Unlike some spots in the state, the oysters found in Biscayne Bay aren’t good for eating — they’re typically too scarce, too small and too tainted with pollution to be safe. But for researchers at Florida International University, the shellfish that grow in the briny bay also can serve an important and counter-intuitive purpose. They’re […]