For more than a century, rural towns sustained themselves, and often thrived, through a mix of agriculture and light manufacturing. Today, however, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows that by many key measures of socioeconomic well-being, those charts have flipped.
It’s easy to get lost in some of the big numbers that get thrown around when it comes to legal marijuana sales. Colorado hit $1 billion in eight months last year. Medical marijuana sales in California last year topped $2 billion. And with the recent launch of legal recreational cannabis[…]Read More »
Groundwater is the Earth’s most extracted raw material, with almost 1,000 cubic kilometers per year (800 million acre-feet per year) of groundwater pumped from aquifers around the world. Approximately 70% of groundwater withdrawals worldwide are used to support agricultural production systems. Read MoreRead More »