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The Global Food Crisis

Food is scarce in the developing world, and prices are soaring in industrialized nations. Does science hold the key to the next green revolution?

<i>SciAm</i> and CNN keep an eye on a <i>Planet in Peril</i>

SciAm and CNN keep an eye on a Planet in Peril

Here at Scientific American , the fate of Earth is an important part of our coverage, from our new publication, Earth 3.0, to a grand plan for solar energy, to daily reporting on climate change.

December 9, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

Facing the Freshwater Crisis

As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon

August 1, 2008 — Peter Rogers