HEADLINES: Fossil‐fuel technologies have saved at least 20 percent of global land area from agricultural conversion, Indur Goklany writes in Conservation Biology. Agricultural productivity is necessary to avoid turning wildlife habitat into farmland, and fertilizer and synthetic pesticides are needed to sustain productivity . . .
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“Instead of increasing over the past century, the data show that drought magnitude and duration in East Africa have actually declined.” CO2 Science reviews a technical paper in Agricultural Water Management.