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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
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.
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