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The role of cattle and other ruminants in reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint in North America

03.17.16
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  The role of ruminants in reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint in North America (pdf) MARCH/APRIL 2016 —VOL. 71, NO. 2 Teague et al  doi:10.2489/jswc.71.2.156 http://www.jswconline.org/content/71/2/156.full.pdf W.R. Teague, S. Apfelbaum, R. Lal, U.P. Kreuter, J. Rowntree, C.A. Davies, R. Conser, M. Rasmussen, J. Hatfield, T. Wang, F. Wang, and P. Byck Abstract: Owing to the methane (CH4 […]

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Conservation Science News Mar 3 2016

03.07.16
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March 3, 2016 Focus of the Week – The Mystery of the Expanding Tropics; Tracking the 2C Limit   1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS with special DROUGHT section 3- ADAPTATION, NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS and HOPE 4- POLICY 5- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 6- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 7-OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  8-IMAGES OF THE […]

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The solution to climate change that has nothing to do with cars or coal– FORESTS

03.03.16
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  Tom Lovejoy seen at a forest fragment of Amazon rainforest on Dec. 31, 2015. (Photo by Harvey Locke) The solution to climate change that has nothing to do with cars or coal Washington Post February 11 2016         …. Of all the components of the recent Paris accord on climate change, the […]

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Droughts may be harming forests, causing death spiral


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  Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images A firefighter monitors a backfire as he battles the King Fire on Sept. 17, 2014, in Fresh Pond (El Dorado County), east of Sacramento. Drought’s harm ravaging forests, researchers find By Peter Fimrite February 1, 2016 Updated: February 2, 2016 5:45pm Worsening drought conditions may be doing more damage […]

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Study: Atmospheric river storms can reduce Sierra snow


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    Animation of an atmospheric river storm that occurred on Jan. 28 through 30, bringing half an inch to an inch of rain to many locations in central and southern California. Credit: University of Wisconsin/CIMSS. Study: Atmospheric river storms can reduce Sierra snow NASA March 2, 2016 A new study by NASA and several […]

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Eating less meat might not be the way to go green, say researchers focused on Brazil’s grasslands


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    Eating less meat might not be the way to go green, say researchers January 19 2016 Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world’s biggest beef producing regions, new research has found. The finding may seem incongruous, as intensive agriculture is responsible for such a large proportion […]

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The Climate Ahead: Consequences of 21st Century Policy for Multi-Millennial Climate and Sea-Level Change


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    Science, Tech & Health / Earth, Environment & Sustainability | February 11, 2016 GRAPHIC: The projected melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets throughout future millennia produce an average sea-level rise illustrated on the left. In the center, the impact of global deformation – prompted by the conversion of ice to seawater […]

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Decline of Species That Pollinate Poses a Threat to Global Food Supply, Report Warns


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  Beekeepers using a smoker to calm colonies before transferring them to another crop near Columbia Falls, Me. Plants that depend on pollination make up 35 percent of global crop production volume with a value of as much as $577 billion a year. Credit Adrees Latif/Reuters Decline of Species That Pollinate Poses a Threat to […]

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The Blob disrupts what we think we know about climate change


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        The Blob as captured in NOAA imaging in 2014.  The Blob’ Disrupts What We Think We Know About Climate Change, Oceans Scientist Says By Judith Lavoie • Saturday, January 23, 2016 – 12:30 Deep in the northeast Pacific Ocean, The Blob is acting strangely. When the abnormally warm patch of water first appeared […]

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Global Warming Intoxicates Fish


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    Warming Ocean May Bring Major Changes for U.S. Northeast Fishery Species NOAA Fisheries Service Releases First Regional Climate Vulnerability Assessment February 4, 2016 NOAA scientists released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable U.S. marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate change. The study examined 82 species that […]

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