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Eye in the sky aids stocking rates

Satellite imagery of rangelands properties can help pastoralists determine pasture growth and plan appropriate stocking levels, according to research at Liveringa Station in the Kimberley.

dateMay 15, 2015 in Environment
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Forest canopies buffer against climate change

When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover. Adult trees have deep ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Environment
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Wetlands continue to reduce nitrates

Wetlands created 20 years ago between tile-drained agricultural fields and the Embarras River were recently revisited for a new two-year University of Illinois research project. Results show an overall 62 ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Environment
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