Celery harvest in California's Salinas Valley, a center of the huge agriculture industry which uses most of the state's water.
Irrigation of tomato and vegetable fields near Everglades National Park, Florida, conflict of food production and ground water conservation for Everglades.
Luding Valley, Sichuan, China, example of intense terraced rice and vegetable farming for centuries in Asia.
Dying Spruce forest after warming-aided beetle outbreak, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
More than 40 million acres of forest from Alaska to New Mexico have been killed by species of spruce and pine bark beetles -- native insects helped by drought and warmer winters to overwhelm the forests. Front Range of Colorado.
Harbison Meadows, Rocky Mt National Park, Colorado. More than 40 million acres of forest from Alaska to New Mexico have been killed by species of spruce and pine bark beetles -- native insects helped by drought and warmer winters to overwhelm the forests.
Slash pine forests (Pinus elliottii) in Florida, habitat of the key deer and other endandered/threatened species, are being killed by salt water intrusion by sea level rise and storm surges. Everglades.
"Chicken" fire near Tok Near Tok, Alaska, 2004, a year of record fires in this State. AK DNR photo by Clinton NorthwayDepartment of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
Iowa, a leader in wind generation and turbine manufacture, ironically was center of the 2012 drought, losing corn crops to searing heat and lack of rain.
Expensive suburban homes cling to clifftop surrounded by Baker Rock Resources quarry, Beaverton Or -- symbolic of our landuse choices.
Hundreds of clearcuts fracture the boreal forests of Alberta Canada.
Bhutan's protected forests -- by constitution more than 60 percent of national area -- are key to its ecological status and positive carbon balance.
Rice is cultivated on about one and a half million hectares (3.7 million acres), more than 60 percent of Nepal’s arable land, from flat paddies in the Terai to narrow terraces in the highlands.
Outbreak of native spruce bark beetles due to warming killed mature white spruce trees on four million acres. This pair of images made on adjacent forest slopes near Homer, Alaska.
Field burning, here in Oregon, USA, and agricultural burning after logging and harvest is a worldwide issue causing local air pollution and health declines, and longer term global warming and black carbon deposits on glaciers.
Fire in the windy Columbia River Gorge threatened a small town in 2014. The American wildfire season 2014 was below normal except for Washington, Oregon and California. 2015, due to very low snowfall, is expected to be much worse.
A few tomatoes are left behind after commercial tomato field harvest, feed corn harvest continues near Isleton in the California Delta east of San Francisco.
A new almond orchard covers about 2 sq miles of rolling former grassland on I-505 north of Davis, California, part of an expanding market for this nut crop that now uses three times the water that Los Angeles consumes. May 2014.
Orchard almond trees near Modesto with branches heavy with the green nuts, which use a lot of water during California’s drought — more than three times as much as Los Angeles uses in homes. See Drought
Green almonds heavy on trees in an orchard near Modesto, California, where almonds are an expanding crop despite the heavy water use of the trees. See Drought