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Termites can help prevent desertification — Last modified May 06, 2016 13:15
Termites can keep desertification at bay by adding nutrients and helping water infiltrate soil. But the vegetation patterns that result can confuse scientists by resembling those formed just before an ecosystem collapses.
Predicting plant responses to drought — Last modified May 06, 2016 13:13
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.
Maharashtra drought situation turns grim — Last modified April 04, 2016 11:34
Business Line. Mumbai, 03 April 2016
Mixing crops with livestock could make climate-adaptation cheaper — Last modified March 30, 2016 08:38
On a global scale, mixing crops with livestock-production systems can substantially reduce climate-adaptation costs, and slow down deforestation by lowering agricultural land requirements. That's according to a team from Austria and Germany, who says that livestock production – the world's largest user of land and biomass – is an important risk-management strategy for vulnerable communities, but its adaptation options are still under-examined.
A new study puts temperature increases caused by CO2 emissions on the map — Last modified March 30, 2016 08:34
Concordia research findings can be used to show the impact of human activity on local climate.
New pesticides approved for tea gardens — Last modified March 07, 2016 09:52
The Assam Tribune. Guwahati, 05 March 2016
Cheap agriculture loans to cushion impact of weather shocks, droughts — Last modified March 07, 2016 09:44
Hindustan Times. New Delhi, 02 March 2016
Opt for crop insurance scheme: PM to farmers — Last modified March 02, 2016 09:12
The Tribune. Bengaluru, 29 February 2016
Study reveals your nitrogen footprint – and who it is impacting — Last modified February 22, 2016 08:27
You’ve heard of managing your carbon footprint. But how about your nitrogen footprint? Emissions of reactive nitrogen into the environment have increased more than 10-fold over the past 150 years, contribute to deaths from air pollution and water pollution, and have countless other impacts including acid rain and degradation of ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef.
Subfield profitability analysis reveals an economic case for cropland diversification — Last modified February 17, 2016 13:29
E Brandes,GS McNunn, LASchulte, I J Bonner, DJ Muth, BABabcock, B Sharma and EAHeaton.
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