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Federal Government’s $20 Billion Embrace of ‘Climate Smart’ Farming

The techniques are a cornerstone of the Agriculture Department’s approach to addressing a warming planet, but it is unclear whether more widespread deployment of such methods can truly reverse the effects of climate change.


More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’

Small studies suggest that breast removal surgery improves transgender teenagers’ well-being, but data is sparse. Some state leaders oppose such procedures for minors.


A Year When Everything Is Going Right for Western Canada’s Farmers

This year’s harvest will be bountiful, with prices more than offsetting increased costs for items like fuel.


For Suburban Texas Men, a Workout Craze With a Side of Faith

In Katy, outside Houston, many men have taken up F3, a no-frills fitness group where members push themselves physically but also bond emotionally.


‘Sobering’ Study Shows Challenges of Egg Freezing

Data from a fertility center showed many women did not get pregnant because of the age at which they froze their eggs and because they did not preserve enough of them.


Alone in a New World With Vast Open Space, and Sheep

Latin American sheepherders, here on work visas, do the same nomadic work that European immigrants did before them. But do they have a shot at the American dream?


Shy Raccoons Are Better Learners Than Bold Ones, Study Finds

Wildlife management strategies focused on aggressive raccoons may be inadvertently boosting the proportion of more clever ones in cities.


When Teens Find Misinformation, These Teachers Are Ready

Media literacy efforts are intensifying, targeting students as they approach voting age. But some educators struggle “to push through that apathy.”


White House Orders Journals to Drop Paywalls on Publicly Funded Research

The policy, hailed by researchers as “transformational,” will be fully in place by 2026 and make publicly financed research available immediately at no cost.


Ivory Coast, a Big Cocoa Exporter, Tries to Move Up the Ladder

A new generation of Ivory Coast chocolatiers is striving to change an industry that has long left cocoa farmers in poverty.


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