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Grouped under “NEWS”, there first is "What's new”, where you will find hot items of interest that have recently come up. Subsequently there is a section "News and Highlights" for which you can submit information on agrometeorological issues, happenings and other news in agrometeorology. [Send items you might have to the Web Editor.] Under "Meetings, Congresses, Conferences & Training" information is provided on such forthcoming events. This may include courses that are given annually and they should be announced annually. [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor well in advance, as early as possible.] The "Call for papers" speaks for itself [Idem.] Under “Vacancies” you will find information on employment possibilities for agrometeorologists. [Again, send items for inclusion to the Web Editor well in advance, as early as possible.]

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Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower — Last modified March 14, 2016 14:24
Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fukui Prefecture. People have been living in this district since the Jomon period (from approximately 14,000 to 3,000 years ago). Until around 1964, its population was about 1,200, but over the following 50 years it dropped to less than one fourth that, with only 250 persons in 100 households.
Does loss of natural landscape boost insecticide use? — Last modified February 22, 2016 08:28
If an alien were to land in the Midwestern United States, chances are they'd land in a field of corn. The region used to be grassland, but now 40% of the world's corn is grown here, with fields stretching to the horizon in every direction. But crop pests like the "corn belt" too, and farmers rely heavily on insecticides. Now a study indicates that crop pests pour in when landscape diversity is lost.
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.
Trees employ similar strategies to outcompete their neighbors — Last modified February 16, 2016 13:30
How more than 1,000 tree species may occur in a small area of forest in Amazonia or Borneo is an unsolved mystery. Their ability to coexist may depend on how trees get along with their neighbors. A new study based, in part, on data from the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) network shows that trees worldwide compete in some of the same ways, making simpler models of forest response to climate change possible.
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.
Boosting farm yields to restore habitats could create greenhouse gas ‘sink’ — Last modified February 12, 2016 09:29
New study using UK data is first to show that raising farm yields and allowing ‘spared’ land to be reclaimed for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming industry to meet national target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050.
Drought or no drought, farm sector adapts to low rainfall — Last modified January 13, 2016 13:36
Business Standard. New Delhi, 11 January 2016.
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