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Influence of management and environment on Australian wheat: information for sustainable intensification and closing yield gaps — Last modified April 14, 2014 08:58
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 4. Influence of management and environment on Australian wheat: information for sustainable intensification and closing yield gaps. By B A Bryan, D King and G Zhao.
Observed magnified runoff response to rainfall intensification under global warming — Last modified March 13, 2014 09:28
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 3. Jr-Chuan Huang et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 034008 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/034008. Observed magnified runoff response to rainfall intensification under global warming.
CO2 Monitoring of Tropical Peatlands Shows Disturbance Comes with Climate Price — Last modified February 25, 2014 14:09
Hokkaido University announced November 21, 2013, the results of a long-term monitoring study of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from tropical peatlands, the world's first such CO2-emission monitoring effort. It was a joint project by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Indonesia's University of Palangka Raya.
Japanese institute launches website to help us calculate, visualize carbon sinks in soil — Last modified January 22, 2014 07:51
Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) announced on October 2, 2013, that it has developed and launched a website that helps visualize the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission/removal from soil.
National contributions to observed global warming — Last modified January 16, 2014 09:33
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 1. H Damon Matthews et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 014010 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/1/014010. National contributions to observed global warming
MODIS observes progressive development of air pollution crisis in China — Last modified October 31, 2013 13:13
The NASA Giovanni data analysis system and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol optical depth data were used to observe the development of the recent air quality crisis in northern China.
Three More Agricultural Sites in Japan Designated as GIAHS — Last modified October 09, 2013 11:33
At the International Forum on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) held in Ishikawa Prefecture on May 29, 2013, three more sites in Japan were designated as GIAHS: Kakegawa in Shizuoka Prefecture, Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, and Kunisaki in Oita Prefecture. This follows the designation in 2011 of Sado in Niigata Prefecture and Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture, resulting in five agricultural heritage systems in total in Japan.
NIAS identifies how legume protein NIN works. This may contribute to cutting nitrogen fertilizers — Last modified August 20, 2013 14:47
The National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) in Japan announced on March 19, 2013, that it has determined the function of nodule inception (NIN), a protein that plays a key role in the formation of root nodules, which legumes require to use nitrogen gas from the atmosphere.
Kanazawa university draws connection between honeybee losses and neonicotinoidpesticides — Last modified August 20, 2013 14:42
Prof. Toshiro Yamada of the School of Natural System, College of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University, presented a study on September 2, 2012, that drew a close connection between neonicotinoid pesticides and the mass fatality of honeybees, called colony collapse disorder (CCD).
Volunteers building 'Great forest wall' tsunami barrier from earthquake Debris — Last modified July 22, 2013 16:35
In the spring of 2013, two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, work has gotten underway to make use of earthquake and tsunami debris to build a natural seawall in the disaster area.
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