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- Theory of 'smart' plants may explain the evolution of global ecosystems — Last modified January 11, 2016 08:33
- It's easy to think of plants as passive features of their environments, doing as the land prescribes, serving as a backdrop to the bustling animal kingdom.
- 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.
- Land-cover fragmentation can boost ecosystem services — Last modified January 11, 2016 08:27
- Controlling the fragmentation of land cover can boost the provision of ecosystem services such as pollination, pest regulation and recreation, even if the natural land cover itself is reduced, according to researchers in Canada.
- Preventing famine with mobile phones — Last modified December 21, 2015 14:33
- With a mobile data collection app and satellite data, scientists will be able to predict whether a certain region is vulnerable to food shortages and malnutrition. The method has now been tested in the Central African Republic.
- 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.
- Drought stops tree circulation — Last modified December 21, 2015 14:32
- Why trees die in a drought is a long-standing puzzle. Do they stop photosynthesizing, run out of food and starve? Or do they cease being able to transport water? Now researchers from the UK, Brazil, Sweden, Spain and Australia have found that water shortage can introduce air bubbles into the xylem tissue that transports water and minerals from trees’ roots to their leaves, preventing it from working properly. That can kill, with larger trees proving more susceptible.
- Implications of climate mitigation for future agricultural production — Last modified December 14, 2015 08:37
- Implications of climate mitigation for future agricultural production
- The most vulnerable countries miss out on climate change knowledge — Last modified December 14, 2015 08:35
- The most vulnerable countries miss out on climate change knowledge
- Research follow-up: assessing groundwater beneath Africa — Last modified December 10, 2015 08:10
- Alan MacDonald and colleagues published their map of African groundwater resources in Environmental Research Letters three years ago; since then there’s been much progress, including the commencement of the UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor) programme
- Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean — Last modified December 02, 2015 09:20
- Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate science community.