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Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period — Last modified July 31, 2015 14:11
The interval of Japan's history between 1603 and 1867 is called the Edo Period. During this era, Japanese society established a unique and sustainable society that operated within the capacity of its domestic resources by properly using plant-based materials without depending on overseas imports including fossil fuels.
To fight desertification, let's manage our land better — Last modified June 23, 2015 09:02
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Soil nutrients may limit ability of plants to slow climate change — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:57
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 of Montana researchers suggests much of this growth will be curtailed by limited soil nutrients.
Growing food locally cuts global nitrogen contamination — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:53
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 nitrogen contamination, on the global scale, than relying on massive international trade of food and animal feed.
Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:50
The EJOLT project recently launched a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive map cataloguing thousands of localised stories of resistance against projects which are damaging to the environment and the population. The new platform was launched at the closing meeting of the project in an international conference on Environmental Justice organised by the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels.
Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition — Last modified May 22, 2015 08:20
Pastoralism-extensive livestock production in the rangelands-provides enormous benefits to humanity and should be supported as a key element of the global transition to a green economy, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Trees photosynthesized more slowly during 2010 Amazon drought — Last modified May 20, 2015 08:47
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 evidence of changing rates of carbon absorption by rainforest trees experiencing reduced rainfall, finding that photosynthesis slowed by around 10% for six months.
Predicting plant responses to drought — Last modified May 18, 2015 09:19
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 the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect them from declines.
‘Spiderweb’ of land deals could propagate crisis — Last modified May 18, 2015 09:15
Throughout the 20th Century, trading commodities between countries was common. But at the start of the 21st Century an increasing number of nations also began to buy and lease land. Sparked off by rising oil prices and concerns over food security, land acquisition has surged over the last decade. Now researchers from Lund University in Sweden have used network analysis to study land deals between countries, and assess the dependencies that this new form of trade is creating.
Global Soil Week Considers Role of Soil Carbon in Uniting Post-2015 Land, Soil Science and Climate Agendas — Last modified April 30, 2015 13:29
A focus on soil carbon sequestration could offer a common entry point for improved collaboration among science-policy bodies dealing with different aspects of land management, soil science and climate change.
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