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Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'
...nable, he said. "Soil loss through conventional agriculture
is in a range of 10 to 100 times greater than the rate at which soil is created. No-till agriculture
brings it into the ballpark, surprisingly close to being balanced with soil creation," he said. M...
...d results in land clearing. These side effects of agriculture
can lead to regime shiftsor tipping points which i...f all others, explains Bennett. She notes that agriculture
is now one of the main driving forces of global environmental change. Bennett and other presenters ...
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...ogen deposition; continental-scale climate change; agriculture
and biofuels; ecohydrology; and climate change effects through the water cycle (rain or snow, permafrost, runoff). The focus of NEON complements the theme of the ESA/SER joint meeting, Ecological Restoration in a Changing World. Society depends on ...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...s, and off-road machinery such as construction and agriculture
equipment. There are opportunities for double benefits here, such as switching to electricity for freight handling or for overnight truck use, which reduces carbon emissions, air pollution and noise. Biofuel farmers and manufacturers: Growin...
ASU researchers partner with UOP to make biofuel for military jets a reality
... algae can be grown on land that is unsuitable for agriculture
and can use saline or brackish water, making the algae feedstock production system complementary rather than competitive to existing agriculture. Moreover, since algae can use carbon dioxide from waste or flue gases as a nutrient for growth, an ad...
Native fruits bear sweet antioxidants
...re also contributing to the growing need to ensure agriculture
becomes more sustainable. Co-author Dr Michael Netzel a post-doctoral researcher at Food Science Australia supported by Germanys Alexander von Humboldt Foundation says the native fruits were shown to be rich sources of antioxidants, with stronger...
Wider buffers are better
...n degraded or removed due to land use change (e.g. agriculture
and urbanization), there is need for further research to identify the most effective methods for restoration. This could lead to the enhanced nutrient removal and optimal riparian areas needed for restoration to have the greatest impact with minimum ...
Seawater intrusion is the first cause of contamination of coastal aquifers
...er be used for common purposes, such as human use, agriculture
or farming. That is the reason why salinisation of coastal aquifers mainly a consequence of an uncontrolled or deficient management is such a serious phenomenon. In Southern Spain, seawater intrusion is contaminating some of the most important aqui...
Borlaug is golden
... the father of a green revolution that transformed agriculture
in many developing countries in the 1960s has been...ess commended his bringing radical change to world agriculture
and uplifting humanity." Calling him a true American hero, the congress said Dr. Borlaugs scientific...
Plant diseases and issues that are of importance to California's economy and agriculture
...that are of importance to California's economy and agriculture
Find out the latest information on plant diseases and issues that are significantly affecting California's economy, agriculture, and environment at a news conference to be held Monday, July 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. PST. The news conference will be held ...
Chitin from lobster shell shows great healing and bio-stimulant properties
...n areas useful for this Caribbean country, such as agriculture
and biomedicine." Use in medicine These rese...ssfully used in several Cuban hospitals. Use in agriculture
The study, however, was not restricted to biomedicine. In cooperation with the Cuban National Cen...
Changing climate will challenge Northeast agriculture, CU expert warns
...de today could have profound impacts on tomorrow's agriculture
and natural landscapes, he said. In simultaneous p...essor of horticulture and lead author of the NECIA agriculture
chapter. While a warmer climate will trigger a longer growing season and the opportunity to experime...
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
...re engaged in timber extraction, clearing land for agriculture
or other land-use conversion. The frequency was based on fire detection data from NASAs satellite-based Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). The MODIS fire products enable us to monitor global fires and see how fire regimes are chan...
$125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research
...he two universities' complementary expertise from agriculture
sciences to microbiology to chemical engineering ...ch focus areas. Strong links between plant and agriculture
sciences and the agriculture
industry as part of its land-grant tradition, made stronger with its Mi...
University of Colorado invention may allow thirsty crops to signal farmers
... exciting technology, and the implications for the agriculture
industry are enormous," said Seelig. Based in large part on Seelig's 2005 CU-Boulder doctoral thesis in aerospace engineering sciences, the technology was optioned to AgriHouse in March by the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office, givin...
Improving plants' abilities to cope with saline conditions
.... The problem is largely exasperated by intense agriculture
and irrigation. Salinity drives the plant into water deficit and is accompanied by toxicity of sodium and chloride ions, resulting in restricted growth and reduction in yield. Moreover, salt stress causes a secondary oxidative stress, resulting in th...
Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering
...Agriculture and Life Sciences, has not only linked agriculture
and engineering with his interdisciplinary researc...over long distances in the atmosphere, threatening agriculture
in the United States from both inside and outside the borders of the country, Schmale said. An incre...
Human activities increasing carbon sequestration in forests
...ed by automobile engines, factories, and intensive agriculture
is often a key, limiting nutrient in forests and other ecosystems. Early forest growth puts a severe nitrogen stress on the ecosystem initially, and then the forest continues to grow and remove carbon from the atmosphere for the rest of the manage...
Major study predicts grim future for Europe's seas
... legacy of past phosphate and nitrogen loads (from agriculture
and industrial/domestic effluent) that have accumulated in soils, aquifers and sediments and continue to leak into the sea. This may be further exacerbated by nutrient loads accompanying intensification of food production in Europe. This combination ...
Rutgers: GM/GMO/Biotech crop containment strategy
...as been serious opposition to genetically modified agriculture
both in the United States and abroad, coming from concerns about foreign genes escaping from GM crops, crossing with and contaminating other crops and wild species, and disrupting the ecosystem. Pursuing the approach elucidated and advocated by the...
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