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Man-made nitrogen could cause damage worth $441 billion
When reactive nitrogen from human activities leaks into the environment, it causes damage – many studies document the effect on human health, on ecology and on ... by admin last modified June 03, 2015 11:13 — Relevance: 1%
A climatic deconstruction of recent drought trends in the United States
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 4. A climatic deconstruction of recent drought trends in the United States. Darren L Ficklin, Justin T Maxwell, ... by admin last modified June 03, 2015 11:06 — Relevance: 1%
The impacts of future climate and carbon dioxide changes on the average and variability of US maize yields under two emission scenarios
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 4. The impacts of future climate and carbon dioxide changes on the average and variability of US maize yields ... by admin last modified June 03, 2015 11:04 — Relevance: 1%
Cropland/pastureland dynamics and the slowdown of deforestation in Latin America
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 3. Cropland/pastureland dynamics and the slowdown of deforestation in Latin America. OPEN ACCESS. Jordan ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 10:01 — Relevance: 1%
Pollen and clouds: April flowers bring may showers?
The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study shows that the grains might also seed clouds. by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:59 — Relevance: 1%
Loss of rainfall satellites will hamper flood management
Currently, there are 10 satellites dedicated to monitoring rainfall, but soon this number is likely to fall: four satellites have already passed their design ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:58 — Relevance: 1%
Soil nutrients may limit ability of plants to slow climate change
Many scientists assume that the growing level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will accelerate plant growth. However, a new study co-written by University ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:57 — Relevance: 1%
World food system has grown more vulnerable
Walk along the aisle of an average supermarket and it soon becomes evident how much of our food is imported: Canadian flour, rice from Pakistan, olive oil from ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:56 — Relevance: 1%
2°C climate change target 'utterly inadequate'
The official global target of a 2°C temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:56 — Relevance: 1%
Climate change could boost area suitable for double cropping
Double cropping – growing a second crop after harvesting a first – can bring farmers extra income. But in the northern US, the first autumn frosts limit the ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:55 — Relevance: 1%
Growing food locally cuts global nitrogen contamination
Researchers in France are urging us to "think globally, eat locally", because their work has shown that regional self-sufficiency tends to result in less ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:53 — Relevance: 1%
Scientists discover why flowers bloom earlier in a warming climate
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered why the first buds of spring come increasingly earlier as the climate changes. by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:53 — Relevance: 1%
Good luck reverses global forest loss
Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost the equivalent of 4 billion tonnes of ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:52 — Relevance: 1%
Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website
The EJOLT project recently launched a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive map cataloguing thousands of localised stories of ... by admin last modified May 29, 2015 09:50 — Relevance: 1%
How rain is dependent on soil moisture
It rains in summer most frequently when the ground holds a lot of moisture. However, precipitation is most likely to fall in regions where the soil is ... by admin last modified May 22, 2015 08:22 — Relevance: 1%
Space technology investigates large-scale changes to Africa's climate
University of Leicester researchers map climate and human impacts on Africa's land resources using satellite mapping technology by admin last modified May 22, 2015 08:22 — Relevance: 1%
Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition
Pastoralism-extensive livestock production in the rangelands-provides enormous benefits to humanity and should be supported as a key element of the global ... by admin last modified May 22, 2015 08:20 — Relevance: 1%
New in Journal Science: A Guidebook for Ecosystem Services
A team of investors, development organizations, conservationists, economists, and ecologists have published in the journal Science six natural science ... by admin last modified May 22, 2015 08:19 — Relevance: 1%
Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation dominates Chinese drought
For many years, China's climate patterns have been linked to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), a pattern of warming and cooling that shifts phases every ... by admin last modified May 22, 2015 08:18 — Relevance: 1%
Modern irrigation systems boost carbon emissions
As water scarcity increases in the Mediterranean, there is pressure on the agriculture industry to reduce water losses, improve efficiency and boost water ... by admin last modified May 22, 2015 08:17 — Relevance: 1%
Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies
Streams within approx. 40% of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. These were the results from the first global map to be ... by admin last modified May 20, 2015 08:49 — Relevance: 1%
The green lungs of our planet are changing
Are leaves and buds developing earlier in the spring? And do leaves stay on the trees longer in autumn? Do steppe ecosystems remaining green longer and are the ... by admin last modified May 20, 2015 08:48 — Relevance: 1%
Trees photosynthesized more slowly during 2010 Amazon drought
As climate changes the Amazon region could see more frequent and longer periods of drought. Now an international team has come up with the first direct ... by admin last modified May 20, 2015 08:47 — Relevance: 1%
Interaction of ocean oscillations caused 'false pause' in global warming
The recent slowdown in climate warming is due, at least in part, to natural oscillations in the climate, according to a team of climate scientists, who add ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:25 — Relevance: 1%
Heat and drought extremes likely to stress ecosystem productivity equally or more in a warmer, CO2 rich future
It is logical to expect that the impacts of today's heat and drought extremes are likely underestimates of what we can expect in the future with a high fossil ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:24 — Relevance: 1%
How model and input uncertainty impact maize yield simulations in West Africa
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 2. How model and input uncertainty impact maize yield simulations in West Africa. Katharina Waha, Neil Huth, ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:23 — Relevance: 1%
Termites can help prevent desertification
Termites can keep desertification at bay by adding nutrients and helping water infiltrate soil. But the vegetation patterns that result can confuse scientists ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:21 — Relevance: 1%
Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape
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 ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:20 — Relevance: 1%
Predicting plant responses to drought
A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants' vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:19 — Relevance: 1%
Intensity of heat stress in winter wheat—phenology compensates for the adverse effect of global warming
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 2. Intensity of heat stress in winter wheat—phenology compensates for the adverse effect of global warming. ... by admin last modified May 18, 2015 09:17 — Relevance: 1%