User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
Last updated: Nov 26 2018 17:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Microbes in the crop rows: Soil's secrets may yield a new ag revolution 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U of M scientist is leading an international effort that explores the next frontier of science: Soil microbes. Her research could fundamentally change the way farmers grow the food we eat.
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Minnesota, U.S. land holds keys to staving off climate change 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study finds that changes in land use across the country could help mitigate climate change in a bigger way than previously known, without affecting land humans need.
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Dirt rich: Healthy soil movement gains ground in farm country 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's an approach to farming built around four basic rules: Never till the soil. Use cover crops so soil is never bare. Grow a more diverse mix of plants. And use fields to graze livestock.
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Farmers in southern Minn. test soil health with buried undies 28.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Burying underwear in a field isn't exactly a scientific test, but farmers have found burying underwear is a fun way to raise awareness around the importance of soil health.
Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old understanding of indigenous woodland residents can lead restoration efforts.
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Controlling wild plant use for matoli 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat After monitoring the matoli trade in Goa over the last two decades I have revised my opinion about the use of wild plants. There is now an urgent need to frame a new ecological ethic to be followed by all Ganesha worshipers. It is simple – We won’t use henceforth any plant ...
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$10M question: Are counties' efforts to fight aquatic invasives working? 21.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In 2014, the Legislature took the unusual step of setting aside $10 million each year to distribute to the counties fighting invasive species. Counties are using that money to expand boat inspection programs, but also trying some innovative approaches.
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How this skincare company is improving its products to save coral reefs 7.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
All Good's solution-oriented, activism-based business strategy means pushing for both environmental and employee well-being.
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The Mississippi River is Our Greatest Force for Building Land 25.7.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The Mississippi River is Our Greatest Force for Building Land
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Spring is springing sooner, throwing nature's rhythms out of whack 23.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A warming climate is knocking nature's rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Minnesota sweetens the pot to shift cropland into conservation 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Using a conservation program started last year, Minnesota is looking for landowners willing to permanently set aside farmland to improve water quality. Meet the Otter Tail County couple who were first to take advantage.
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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Flooding and rising seas threaten America's oldest farmland 2.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some of the oldest farmland in America is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But as sea levels rise, saltwater is killing crops and threatening a way of life.
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Good Job Destroying Wild Plants and Animals, Humans. Only 17 Percent Left to Go! 23.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according […]
A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for plants and animals, study says 19.5.2018 LA Times: Science

What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?

To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.

In a paper published Thursday in Science, researchers report that limiting global warming to 1.5...

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How Water World has gardened with its patrons in mind — no matter how many legs they have 18.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Sanctuary, by definition means a place of refuge or safety, a nature reserve, which is what Hyland Hills Water World has created as the park has evolved over nearly 40 years.
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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan embraces the 'new science' of psychedelics 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Author Michael Pollan, who experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, says: "I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic and weird."
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New public garden opens Sunday on former Haas estate in Villanova 9.5.2018 Philly.com News
Stoneleigh, the 42-acre Villanova estate belonging to the famously philanthropic Haas family, is the newest public garden in the Philadelphia region, which already calls itself - with more than 30 gardens within 30 miles of the city - "America's garden capital."
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