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Are legumes better than fertiliser in developing countries? — Last modified March 02, 2015 07:53
Many developing parts of the world – including China, India and Pakistan, as well as much of Central America and North Africa – can’t expect greater agricultural yields from increased nitrogen fertilization without a "disproportionate" cost to the environment. That’s the conclusion of researchers in France and Italy, who say that nitrogen fixation by legumes can be much more efficient on large scales.
Monocropping to hurt cotton farmers in Gujarat — Last modified January 28, 2015 13:31
Business Line. New Delhi, 27 January 2015
Doubling farm production should be done with sustainable methods — Last modified January 28, 2015 13:30
Business Line. New Delhi, 27 January 2015
Wildfires boost Australia’s carbon sink — Last modified January 12, 2015 09:04
As climate change causes wildfires to become more prevalent, you’d expect a net increase in atmospheric carbon. But that’s not the result from a computer model of Australian vegetation, which suggests that extended burnt areas will actually enlarge the country’s carbon sink. The results – which are due partly to a phenomenon called carbon dioxide fertilization, and partly to the ability of certain trees to recover quickly after forest fires – are likely to apply to other savannah and semi-arid regions of the world, the study’s authors believe.
Disaster looms if loss of Amazon rainforest continues — Last modified January 12, 2015 09:02
The relentless destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest will endanger the global climate unless it can be stopped and restored, says a new report by a leading climate scientist.
Cold truth! Veggie prices send chills down household budgets — Last modified January 07, 2015 09:54
Vegetables seem to be the latest casualty of the biting winter chill. The dipping mercury and extreme cold wave has hit consumers hard as prices of vegetables have once again gone through the roof this winter.
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle — Last modified December 09, 2014 16:28
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season.
Assessing bioenergy for climate change mitigation — Last modified December 04, 2014 11:47
by Felix Creutzig
Coexist or perish, wildfire analysis says — Last modified November 08, 2014 16:54
Many fire scientists have tried to get Smokey the Bear to hang up his "prevention" motto in favor of tools like thinning and prescribed burns, which can manage the severity of wildfires while allowing them to play their natural role in certain ecosystems.
Finding the Right Balance: Exploring Forest and Agriculture Landscapes — Last modified November 04, 2014 08:55
Richard McNally, Adrian Enright and Hans Smit. October 2014
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