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Water scarcity looms

Feb 14, 2005
A growing population coupled with diminishing fresh water supplies should force major changes in the way the world's farmers tend crops in coming decades, a recent study recommends. Since agriculture uses about 70 percent of the world's fresh water every year, farming should be the focus of intense conservation efforts, Cornell University professor David Pimentel said. "We in the U.S. waste a lot of water in contrast to other people," said Pimentel, whose ...

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