ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Helping growers mitigate costly droughts

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Helping growers mitigate costly droughts Posted: 18 Jun 2014 09:20 AM PDT The Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, or ARID, used more than 100 years of climate data to reasonably predict drought levels in crops on several farms in Florida and Georgia. Scientists say …

World Day to Combat Desertification Bulletin – Vol. 4 No. 2 – World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event – Briefing Note

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Atmospheric and Soil Carbon and Halophytes

Robert C. Hendricks, NASA, Glenn Research Center Dennis M. Bushnell, NASA, Langley Research Center   Abstract World population is anticipated to grow 40% within 40–50 years (2008 baseline) with unprecedented demands for energy, food, freshwater, and clean environments. At 43% of the total landmass, exploiting the Earth’s arid and semi-arid …

Ceres Newsletter: The Cost of Corn

  Ceres Newsletter – June 2014 Press and Media Press Release: New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary WidelyNews Story: More solar energy powering Corporate America (USA Today)Blog: The Quest For Sustainable Corn In Iowa (National …

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …