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Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle — Última modificación 09/12/2014 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 — Última modificación 04/12/2014 11:47
by Felix Creutzig
Coexist or perish, wildfire analysis says — Última modificación 08/11/2014 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 — Última modificación 04/11/2014 08:55
Richard McNally, Adrian Enright and Hans Smit. October 2014
No-till farming alone could cut yields — Última modificación 03/11/2014 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 — Última modificación 06/10/2014 08:12
Jamie McEvoy. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA; jamie.mcevoy@montana.edu
UNFPA programme to help turn climate information into action — Última modificación 02/10/2014 10:59
Dispatch. 24 September 2014
Rising water efficiency yields more crop per drop for China, finds new report — Última modificación 02/10/2014 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 — Última modificación 01/10/2014 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! — Última modificación 24/09/2014 09:25
By Tim Christophersen, Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | 4 September 2014
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