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“That’s prime land. I’ve raised 294 bushels of corn an acre there before, with water and the Lord’s help. It’s over.” ASHLEY YOST, a Kansas farmer who drew water from the High Plains Aquifer, which is increasingly tapped out. Quotation of the Day for Monday, May 20 – NYTimes.com.

Dream City – Salon.com

Forget open land. Actual wild space is returning to cities — and these new swamps and wetlands might save money Since 1979, Eddee Daniel has been hiking Milwaukee’s Cambridge Woods, part of an 800-acre swath of wilderness now called the Milwaukee River Greenway. Back then, the forest, which cuts straight …

Lions stalk Nairobi’s suburbs | GlobalPost

Kenya’s urban sprawl is crowding out habitat for Africa’s king of the jungle. NAIROBI, Kenya — Lions prowled through posh suburban gardens here recently, frightening residents and reminding them that they live in Africa, after all. In the latest incident of growing conflict between humans and wildlife in East Africa, …