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National Geographic reports that in the first dozen years of this century the world lost almost 35% more forest canopy than it gained…. and some of the greatest losses have been in tropical forests.

Stuart Davies, a tropical ecologist, explains how these forests are being studied and monitored and what their reduction could mean for the rest of the world.


Smithsonian To Feature Farms And Farmers In New Exhibit

Jun 3, 2013
Abbie Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media

Crops and cattle, soil and sweat. American agriculture has a proud history to share, a story to tell. But getting the attention of a tech-savvy nation that has mostly moved away from its farm roots has been difficult. Today, though, there is a glimmer of hope for farm fans. The plow, truth be told, looks a little lonely.

Top Of The Morning News: June 3, 2013

Jun 3, 2013

Kansas Legislature passes budget; KU unsure what state budget cuts will mean for the university; Smithsonian to create exhibit around farm themes.

Kansas Legislature Passes Budget In Final Hours Of Session