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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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The farmer’s dilemma: cut down virgin forest or convert existing pasture — Last modified December 02, 2015 09:15
Consider two oil palm plantations in Peru: row upon row of leafy fronds swaying gently in the breeze. To all intents and purposes the trees at both plantations look the same, the yields achieved are similar and the resulting products are high quality. But dig deeper and some major differences emerge. One of these plantations was, until recently, a tropical forest, and has resulted in much more global warming than the other, which was converted from abandoned pasture land.
Industry responsible for many fire emissions from Sumatra and Kalimantan — Last modified December 02, 2015 09:12
Many fire emissions from the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan are associated with industrial concessions for timber and oil palm. That's according to scientists from Columbia University and Harvard University in the US.
Warming slow-down is climate pause — Last modified December 02, 2015 09:10
A slow-down in global warming is not a sign that climate change is ending, university researchers have found.
Oceans slowed global temperature rise, scientists report — Last modified December 02, 2015 09:03
A new study of ocean temperature measurements shows that in recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, thus accounting for the slowdown in the global surface temperature increase observed during the past decade, researchers say.
Study suggests organic farming needs direction to be sustainable — Last modified November 26, 2015 09:36
Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, says a University of Oregon researcher.
Oil palm deserves government attention in Brazil — Last modified November 26, 2015 09:35
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Should abandoned croplands stay that way? — Last modified November 26, 2015 09:02
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991, approximately 19 million hectares (Mha) of cropland, or 54%, were abandoned in Kazakhstan by the year 2000. Many people believe this land should be re-cultivated to increase the country's agricultural production and contribute to regional and global food security. But researchers from Germany, Denmark, the US and Kazakhstan instead want to see it used for conservation, preservation of ecosystem services and traditional extensive livestock grazing.
A regional look at HANPP: human consumption is increasing, NPP is not — Last modified November 25, 2015 09:53
Steven Running reckons the regional trend in analysis of human appropriation of net primary production (HANPP) can quantify increasing vulnerability of the local populations to any shortfall in NPP as demand approaches supply, providing an early warning system.
GlobalFAMS, the Global Federation of Agrometeorological Societies — Last modified October 26, 2015 15:00
In Bucuresti, October 7, 2015 the Global Federation of Agrometeorological Societies was born.
Dryland plants drive variability of terrestrial carbon sink — Last modified October 21, 2015 09:09
Each year, vegetation on land takes up around one-quarter of the carbon dioxide that man spews out into our atmosphere. And each year the size of that carbon sink varies. Now an international research team has found that semi-arid ecosystems have a big influence on this inter-annual variation.
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