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News & Highlights. Here you can submit information on agrometeorological issues, happenings and other news in agrometeorology. [Send items you might have to the Web Editor.]

Data: Use of TRMM data greater than ever before — Last modified May 25, 2006 16:16
Over the last few months the GES Data and Information Services Center (DISC) has seen a huge increase in the usage of TRMM data. Currently, an average of 140 files or 7 GBs of TRMM data are being archived per day... 30 to 40 times this amount are being distributed.
All hail the backyard weather watchers — Last modified May 15, 2006 12:44
The Brigham family is using a $25 rain gauge, their home computer and cheap squares of foil-covered Styrofoam to help weather scientists better understand hailstorms that hit the Great Plains this time of year.
The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries revised the Law for Promoting the Introduction of Sustainable Agricultural Production Practices — Last modified May 10, 2006 14:17
The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries revised the Law for Promoting the Introduction of Sustainable Agricultural Production Practices in January 2006, designating four more farming methods as sustainable farm technologies. The ministry provided information on this revision and invited comments from the public through February 18.
A new system developed to warm greenhouses for vegetables and flowers using water heated by solar energy — Last modified May 02, 2006 13:14
Beginning in 2006, the National Institute of Floricultural Sciences (NIFS) of the National Agriculture and Bio-oriented Research Organization (NARO) in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, has been testing a new system developed to warm greenhouses for vegetables and flowers using water heated by solar energy.
Towards a Sustainable Japan--Corporations at Work Article Series No. 39 — Last modified April 04, 2006 14:23
Towards a Sustainable Japan--Corporations at Work Article Series No. 39 What Can a Global Food Company Do Toward Sustainability? - Ajinomoto's Story
The coming resource wars — Last modified March 20, 2006 12:13
It's official: the era of resource wars is upon us. In a major London address, British Defense Secretary John Reid warned that global climate change and dwindling natural resources are combining to increase the likelihood of violent conflict over land, water and energy. Climate change, he indicated, “will make scarce resources, clean water, viable agricultural land even scarcer”—and this will “make the emergence of violent conflict more rather than less likely.”
Minister of Environment Appointed President of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change — Last modified March 17, 2006 16:24
Canada 's Minister of the Environment Rona Ambrose has assumed the duties of President of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This appointment honours Canada's international commitment that was made during the Montreal Conference of the Parties to hold the presidency for a one-year-term.
The Austin Bourke Silver Medal — Last modified March 06, 2006 17:55
The Irish Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology (AGMET) is pleased to announce that The Austin Bourke Silver Medal for outstanding contribution to agrometeorology and related sciences has been awarded to Mr Tom Keane.
Information of Interest: USDA-ARS Wind Erosion Research Unit in Manhattan, Kansas. — Last modified February 20, 2006 17:55
At some point in the past, you may have shown an interest in the USDA-ARS Wind Erosion Research Unit in Manhattan, Kansas. The following information may be of interest.
Our Canadian colleague Wolfgang Baier died last Monday — Last modified January 18, 2006 19:55
We were informed that Dr. Wolfgang Baier, the long time retired but still internationally very active famous Canadian agrometeorologist, died on Monday 16 January from cancer.
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