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News & Highlights. Here you can submit information on agrometeorological issues, happenings and other news in agrometeorology. [Send items you might have to the Web Editor.]

Contributions of open crop straw burning emissions to PM2.5 concentrations in China — Last modified February 22, 2016 08:25
Libo Zhang, Yongqiang Liu and Lu Hao.
Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces — Last modified February 17, 2016 13:37
The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has been publishing a series of articles on reconstruction efforts called "Tohoku Reconstruction Diary" in the Tokyo Shimbun Newspaper.
NUS study shows the causes of mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia — Last modified February 17, 2016 08:56
Rice production in Myanmar and the rise of palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia could pose future threats to mangrove forests.
A carbon sink that can’t be filled — Last modified February 16, 2016 13:29
Forests can store as much as 45 percent of the world’s terrestrial carbon, making them a critical part of the process of regulating climate change. As global temperatures rise, though, the organic matter in forests appears to break down more quickly, accelerating the release of carbon into the atmosphere.
Causes and trends of water scarcity in food production — Last modified February 12, 2016 09:46
Miina Porkka, Dieter Gerten, Sibyll Schaphoff, Stefan Siebert and MattiKummu. Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (2016) 015001.
Warm winter, dry soil hit rabi (winter) crops — Last modified January 11, 2016 10:41
Mint. New Delhi, 10 January 2016.
Mother Dairy, IL&FS tie up to sell organic compost — Last modified January 11, 2016 08:39
Business Line. New Delhi, 08 January 2016.
NASA study suggests carbon content of temperate forests overestimated — Last modified January 11, 2016 08:36
Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate U.S. forests, according to a new NASA study.
Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say — Last modified January 11, 2016 08:28
The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences as global demand for food soars, scientists have warned.
To save the Earth, better nitrogen use on a hungrier planet must be addressed — Last modified December 21, 2015 14:33
The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food security, but new research led by Princeton University shows that more efficient use of nitrogen fertilizers may address both environmental issues and crop production, but new research led by Princeton University shows that more efficient use of nitrogen fertilizers may address both environmental issues and crop production.
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