News tagged with agricultural lands

UN report sounds alarm on farming land-use crisis

To feed the world's burgeoning population while saving it from exhausting natural land resources, the United Nations today issued a report for policymakers, "Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption With Sustainable ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Environment
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Plugging water's effects in an Earth system model

( —Connecting several data pipes in a popular land model, a research team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory simulated how irrigation from both surface water and groundwater affects the Earth's water ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Environment
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Minimising water use, maintaining productivity

As the climate warms up, more and more farmers in Switzerland need to irrigate their crops. This is problematic because many rivers carry less water. If the increase in water use is limited, agricultural production will not ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Environment
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Ecological Armageddon in forest fragments

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide's Professor Corey Bradshaw has found that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously assumed.

dateSep 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Seeing more than carbon for the trees

'Best practice' carbon farming that considers more than just the carbon in trees is needed if the full benefits of trees in the landscape are to be realised by farmers, landholders, and the community.

dateSep 24, 2013 in Environment
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Solving the bottleneck in biogas production

Agro-biogas plants produce renewable energy, extracting gas produced in the anaerobic fermentation of animal manures mixed with organic wastes from the food sector. One by-product of this fermentation process is a thick liquid ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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