News tagged with agricultural irrigation

Image: Proba-1 images Calanda reservoir

The blue of the Calanda reservoir amid the rugged landscape of northeastern Spain, as seen by ESA's oldest – and one of its smallest – Earth-observing missions, Proba-1, midway through its 15th year of operations.

dateApr 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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The cooling effect of agricultural irrigation

Previously, scientists have suggested that agricultural irrigation affects mean climate in several regions of the world. New evidence now shows that this cooling influence is even more pronounced when it comes to climate ...

dateApr 12, 2017 in Environment
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Video: The farm of the future?

There's a new trend in agriculture called vertical farming. As humans learned to farm, we arranged plants outside in horizontal fields, and invented irrigation and fertilizer to grow bumper crops.

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Environment
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Protecting food, energy and livelihoods in Punjab

The state of Punjab spearheaded the Green Revolution that has transformed Indian agriculture. Encouraged by price guarantees, expanded irrigation and the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, Punjabi farmers have ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Environment
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Plugging water's effects in an Earth system model

(Phys.org) —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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