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No-till farming alone could cut yields — Last modified November 03, 2014 16:39
No-till farming has been touted as one of the three pillars of the conservation agriculture that could bring us sustainable food growth. The environmental and economic benefits are relatively clear but there’s been debate about whether the farming technique improves or decreases crop yields.
Desalination and Water Security: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Fix to the Water Crisis in Baja California Sur, Mexico — Last modified October 06, 2014 08:12
Jamie McEvoy. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA;
UNFPA programme to help turn climate information into action — Last modified October 02, 2014 10:59
Dispatch. 24 September 2014
Rising water efficiency yields more crop per drop for China, finds new report — Last modified October 02, 2014 10:50
Despite China's many environmental woes, a new report suggests that the country has made impressive progress in using less water to grow more food for its 1.35 billion inhabitants.
Carbon dioxide concentration surges — Last modified October 01, 2014 09:38
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action against accelerating and potentially devastating climate change.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Help save the climate and alleviate poverty? Plant trees! — Last modified September 24, 2014 09:25
By Tim Christophersen, Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | 4 September 2014
Soil Fertility and African farmers — Last modified September 24, 2014 09:19
[NAIROBI] African farmers could double or even triple crop yields from their farms if they embrace integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), a new report shows.
The African Landscape Action Plan — Last modified September 24, 2014 09:17
With so many heads of state, intergovernmental organizations and ministries planning major high-level commitments to climate action this week, and the planned announcement and inaugural meeting of the Global Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance, we need to ensure that all this climate action doesn't undermine our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Conservation scientists asking the wrong questions when considering the impacts of climate change on wildlife — Last modified August 17, 2014 16:24
Scientists studying the potential effects of climate change on the world's animal and plant species are focusing on the wrong factors, according to a new paper by a research team from the Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Queensland, and other organizations. The authors claim that most of the conservation science is missing the point when it comes to climate change.
Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants — Last modified August 13, 2014 11:58
Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the seeds in banks or botanical gardens in hopes of preserving some genetic diversity.
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