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Reuters Invents Fake Seaweed Crisis As Harvests More Than Double

Reuters published a March 30 article claiming climate change is causing a crisis in seaweed growth and harvesting. However, the facts say just the opposite. According to a 2018 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, the global seaweed harvest…

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‘The losses could be profound’: floods wreak havoc on wildlife

For 900 years, Lugg and Hampton wildflower meadows in Herefordshire have bloomed into a wash of colour in spring. These fertile meadows were highly prized, and the Norman lords who owned them used the hay crop to help fund Hereford’s…

Plant protection: Communication instead of poison

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Increasing drought and heat seriously affect plants. In the Upper Rhine area, for example, climate change results in the development of new plant diseases, an example being Esca, a disease that causes vines to die. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and partners have now launched the DialogProTec project that focuses on new approaches to plant protection without herbicides and fungicides. In collaboration with colleagues from Germany, France, and Switzerland, the researchers are conducting research in dialog with winegrowers, farmers, and industry.

Researchers Study How Forests Are Changing in Response to Global Warming – Noozhawk

Warm sunshine streams through the canopies of two blue oaks in central California. (Anna Trugman) As the climate is changing, so too are the world’s forests. From the misty redwoods in the west to the Blue Ridge forest of Appalachia,…

Another Coronavirus Victim: The Green New Deal

What will happen next with the coronavirus epidemic is unknown, but it seems certain to claim one very high-profile victim: the so-called Green New Deal. Good riddance. The current crisis in the U.S. economy is, in miniature but a concentrated…

If a warm U.S. winter was ‘a preview of global warming,’ what part did a polar vortex play? – Getaka.co.in

The winter that just ended was the sixth-warmest on record in the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And one feature of that winter was a strong zonal, west-to-east flowing polar vortex. Wait, what? Usually…

Causes of global warming: How scientists know that humans are responsible – Yale Climate Connections

Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station on Monday, September 2, 2019. (Photo credit: NASA) You likely have heard about global warming in the news, at school or from a friend. And so you probably have questions such…

Ancient warming threw this crucial Atlantic current into chaos. It could happen again – Science Magazine

Meltwater from Greenland, like this iceberg off the eastern coast, once disrupted the Atlantic Ocean’s “conveyor belt.” imageBROKER/Alamy Stock Photo By Paul VoosenMar. 26, 2020 , 2:00 PM The Atlantic Ocean’s “conveyor belt,” a powerful current that drags warm water…

Reducing reliance on nitrogen fertilizers with biological nitrogen fixation

(American Phytopathological Society) Crop yields have increased substantially over the past decades, occurring alongside the increasing use of nitrogen fertilizer. While nitrogen fertilizer benefits crop growth, it has negative effects on the environment and climate, as it requires a great amount of energy to produce. Many scientists are seeking ways to develop more sustainable practices that maintain high crop yields with reduced inputs.

Track latest hydrological situation across the UK via new portal

(UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ) The new UK Water Resources Portal provides the most up-to-date available data on river flows, rainfall, soil moisture and groundwater levels from a local to a national scale. The free, interactive online tool has been developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).