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Last modified September 26, 2008 08:27

Under "New information for agrometeorologists" we mention relevant new web sites (before they become only routine links), data bases, software, CDs, trends, issues and other information in agrometeorology [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor.]

Nitrogen meeting offsets its own emissions — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:49
The idea of a carbon footprint is now a common one and international environmental conferences will often strive to be carbon neutral by asking delegates to make a donation towards offsetting their carbon footprint.
Will the gold boom lead to a rainforest bust? — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:48
The global economic crisis has seen the price of gold soar as investors seek a relatively safe haven. While this may be good news for gold miners, it’s bad for tropical rainforest – the rates of deforestation in South America due to gold extraction have risen significantly since 2007.
Dirty pool: Soil's large carbon stores could be freed by increased CO2, plant growth (Nature Climate Change) — Last modified January 12, 2015 09:06
An increase in human-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet – soil.
Peat fires – a legacy of carbon up in smoke — Last modified January 12, 2015 09:05
It reads like a movie script – ash falling from the sky, thick smoke shutting down airports and businesses, road closures trapping remote northern villages. But this is not from a script; rather, it is study involving the University of Leicester of what could happen through peat burning.
Emitters and their grandchildren will benefit from greenhouse-gas cuts — Last modified December 09, 2014 10:00
Contrary to popular belief, it takes just 10 years for the maximum greenhouse warming from a particular emission of carbon dioxide to take hold. As a result, a carbon emitter who cuts down or stops their output could benefit themselves rather than helping only their grandchildren.
IU biologists collaborate to refine climate change modeling tools — Last modified December 04, 2014 11:44
A new climate change modeling tool developed by scientists at Indiana University, Princeton University and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration finds that carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere owing to greater plant growth from rising CO2 levels will be partially offset by changes in the activity of soil microbes that derive their energy from plant root growth.
Does it help conservation to put a price on nature? — Last modified November 08, 2014 16:55
Putting a price on the services which a particular ecosystem provides may encourage the adoption of greener policies, but it may come at the price of biodiversity conservation. Writing today (30 October) in the journal Science, Professor Bill Adams of the University's Department of Geography argues that assigning a quantitative value to nature does not automatically lead to the conservation of biodiversity, and may in fact contribute to species loss and conflict.
50 year trends in nitrogen use efficiency of world cropping systems: the relationship between yield and nitrogen input to cropland — Last modified November 03, 2014 16:44
Luis Lassaletta1, Gilles Billen1,2, Bruna Grizzetti3, Juliette Anglade1 and Josette Garnier1,2. 1 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), UMR 7619 Metis, 4 place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris, France 2 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 7619 Metis, 4 place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris, France 3 European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), via E. Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity — Last modified October 28, 2014 09:15
International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity. George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 20-24 October 2014. Final Declaration
Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops — Last modified October 24, 2014 12:29
Plant scientists are working to improve important food crops such as rice, maize, and beans to meet the food needs of a growing world population. However, boosting crop output will require improving more than what can be seen of these plants above the ground. Root systems are essential to gathering water and nutrients, but understanding what's happening in these unseen parts of the plants has until now depended mostly on lab studies and subjective field measurements.
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