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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.
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.
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.
New in Journal Science: A Guidebook for Ecosystem Services — Last modified May 22, 2015 08:19
A team of investors, development organizations, conservationists, economists, and ecologists have published in the journal Science six natural science principles to ensure success of Payments for Ecosystem Services, mechanisms that have helped preserve carbon stocks stored in Madagascar's rainforests, maintain wildlife populations important for tourism in Tanzania, and protect watersheds in France by working with local farmers.
Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape — Last modified May 18, 2015 09:20
Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion.
MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use — Last modified March 25, 2015 10:36
The water we see in daily life is only a small part of the water cycle. A water footprint is an indicator for the visualization of invisible water. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published a collection of cases of water footprint with the aim of more effective water use.
Target for food: Reduce food waste $13, boost agri-R — Last modified February 09, 2015 08:17
The Copenhagen Consensus Center has just published a set of papers for our latest topic, Food Security and Nutrition.
Scenarios for the risk of hunger in the twenty-first century using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:51
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 1 . Tomoko Hasegawa et al 2015 Environ. Res. Lett. 10 014010 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/1/014010. Scenarios for the risk of hunger in the twenty-first century using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways . Tomoko Hasegawa, Shinichiro Fujimori, Kiyoshi Takahashi and Toshihiko Masui.
Reliance IARI in pact to commercialise technology in water use for farming — Last modified January 16, 2015 13:30
Business Line. New Delhi, 15 January 2015
The village that defied drought — Last modified January 07, 2015 09:51
The Indian Express. New Delhi, 29 December 2014
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