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Fukushima Cotton's Appeal — Última modificación 08/04/2015 09:54
The Fukushima Organic Cotton Project started its third year of cultivation in its cotton fields, and like previous years, many volunteers are coming to help with the work each weekend. There are many repeat volunteers, some of whom are enjoying reunions with one another in the cotton fields.
Are legumes better than fertiliser in developing countries? — Última modificación 02/03/2015 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 — Última modificación 28/01/2015 13:31
Business Line. New Delhi, 27 January 2015
Doubling farm production should be done with sustainable methods — Última modificación 28/01/2015 13:30
Business Line. New Delhi, 27 January 2015
Wildfires boost Australia’s carbon sink — Última modificación 12/01/2015 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 — Última modificación 12/01/2015 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 — Última modificación 07/01/2015 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 — 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.
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