Julia Travers
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Julia Travers is a writer, artist and teacher in Virginia. She often covers science, culture and creative responses to adversity, from gardens in refugee camps to street art programs for seniors. Her work appears with NPR, APR, YES! Magazine, Discover Magazine, Earth Island Journal and other publications—read more at jtravers.journoportfolio.com.

Can Measuring Evaporation Help Farmers Save Water?

Farmers often rely on rainfall estimates from radar stations to effectively manage their crops. But what if those estimates are wrong? Scientists from the University of Missouri are developing new weather models that account for evaporation in order to improve rainfall measurements.

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