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Crop Failure in the Andes 19.1.2018 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Kenneth Feeley, the Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology in the University of Miami’s Department of Biology, is an expert in studying the effects of climate change on tropical forests. From the mountains of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon, Feeley examines the ramifications of climate change on the trees and other species that comprise the diverse forests of these regions. Yet, recently, Feeley shifted gears from studying tropical forests to examining the impacts of climate change in rural farming communities in Peru.
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Crop Failure in the Andes 19.1.2018 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Kenneth Feeley, the Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology in the University of Miami’s Department of Biology, is an expert in studying the effects of climate change on tropical forests. From the mountains of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon, Feeley examines the ramifications of climate change on the trees and other species that comprise the diverse forests of these regions. Yet, recently, Feeley shifted gears from studying tropical forests to examining the impacts of climate change in rural farming communities in Peru.
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When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double 16.1.2018 Environmental News Network
When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields. Although many types of plants can repair pest damage while maintaining productivity, it’s rare to find species that actually overcompensate and increase productivity.
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Northern corn leaf blight genes identified in new study 16.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early. Resistance genes have been identified in corn, but the fungal disease has found ways to sneak around corn’s defenses. Now, researchers have figured out how the fungus is outsmarting corn, and they may be able to use this information to help corn fight back.“We were looking for genes in the fungus that trigger disease in corn. With this information, corn breeders could someday build more durable resistance in future hybrids,” says Santiago Mideros, plant pathologist in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois.
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Research aims to predict algae blooms on lakes, rivers 13.1.2018 Science / Technology News

There's a whole network of satellites, underwater robots and scientific tools watching for toxic algae on Lake Erie. But when it comes to predicting where and when harmful blooms will show up on the Ohio's rivers and reservoirs, there's still a lot of mystery.

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Blame it on the rain: Study ties phosphorus loading in lakes to extreme precipitation events 12.1.2018 Environmental News Network
While April showers might bring May flowers, they also contribute to toxic algae blooms, dead zones and declining water quality in U.S. lakes, reservoirs and coastal waters, a new study shows.
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New algae fuel cell packs a punch 11.1.2018 TreeHugger
Researchers have developed a bio fuel cell that is ultra efficient and cheap to make.
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Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations 10.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Major food retailer's sustainability program drives farmers' environmental practices 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
In one of the first analyses of a company-led sustainability program in the food and agriculture space, Stanford researchers found a major grocery chain fostered increased adoption of environmental practices at the farm level.
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US rivers and streams are compromised by increasing salt loads 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.
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US Rivers and Streams are Compromised by Increasing Salt Loads 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.
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Algae on Greenland Ice Sheet Significantly Hasten Its Melting 28.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Naturally occurring algae on Greenland’s massive ice sheet absorb large amounts of the sun’s energy and speed up the melting of the ice sheet even more than black carbon and mineral dust, according to a new study.
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Algae on Greenland Ice Sheet Significantly Hasten Its Melting 28.12.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Naturally occurring algae on Greenland’s massive ice sheet absorb large amounts of the sun’s energy and speed up the melting of the ice sheet even more than black carbon and mineral dust, according to a new study.
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Algae Growth Reduces Reflectivity, Enhances Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 21.12.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
New research shows algae growing on the Greenland ice sheet, the Earth’s second-largest ice sheet, significantly reduce the surface reflectivity of the ice sheet’s bare ice area and contribute more to its melting than dust or black carbon. The new findings could influence scientists’ understanding of ice sheet melting and projections of future sea level rise, according to the study’s authors.
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Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health 20.12.2017 Environmental News Network
The combined effects of pesticides and a lack of nutrition form a deadly one-two punch, new research from biologists at the University of California San Diego has shown for the first time.
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Reducing how much nitrogen enters a lake has little impact on algal blooms, find Canadian scientists 18.12.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading.Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms can fix atmospheric nitrogen dissolved in the water, and therefore water stewards should focus their efforts on removing phosphorus from lakes to combat algal blooms.
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From Alaska to Amazonia: first global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth 4.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Detailed global maps of key traits in higher plants have been made available for the first time, thanks to work led by researchers from the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).
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Belowground Fungal Interactions with Trees in Forests Help Explain Non-native Plant Invasions 1.12.2017 Environmental News Network
New research published by a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service and Purdue University suggests that tiny soil fungi that help and are helped by trees may influence a forest’s vulnerability to invasion by non-native plants.
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Cranberry Growers Tart on Phosphorus 29.11.2017 Environmental News Network
At Thanksgiving, many Americans look forward to eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and tangy red cranberries. To feed that appetite, cranberry farming is big business. In Massachusetts, cranberries are the most valuable food crop. The commonwealth’s growers provide one-fourth of the U.S. cranberry supply.
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Clean Sweep For Agriculture 28.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Agricultural research and development features prominently under “Clean Growth”, one of the four Grand Challenges of the government’s new “Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future”, announced today.
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