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March 27, 2015
WATER WORLD
Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century
Durham NC (SPX) Mar 24, 2015
Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds. Using a delayed-feedback mathematical model that analyzes historic data to help project future trends, the researchers identified a regularly recurring pattern of global water use in recent centuries. Periods of increased demand for water - often coinciding with population growth or othe ... read more
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New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently
Published recently in the journal Advanced Materials, the new membranes will supply clean water for use in desalination and water purification applications. Sandra Kentish, Professor in the De ... more
FARM NEWS

Discovery of heat-tolerant beans could save 'meat of the poor' from global warming
Amidst fears that global warming could zap a vital source of protein that has sustained humans for centuries, bean breeders with the CGIAR global agriculture research partnership announced the disco ... more
WATER WORLD

The Salton Sea: a time-bomb amid California drought
At first sight the Salton Sea looks putrid, with dead fish scattered among patches of fetid water in a vast salty lake in the middle of the Californian desert. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Microchip backpacks help track bee behavior
Measuring just 4.8 millimeters by 8 millimeters, bee backpacks can't hold much of anything. But strapped to the back of bees, scientists hope they can help solve the mystery of bee decline. ... more


FARM NEWS

Researchers develop detailed genetic map of world wheat varieties
Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a complex, two-year study of the genomic diversity of wheat that creates an important foundation for future improvements in wheat around ... more
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FARM NEWS

African cattle parasite tamed by its less lethal cousins
African cattle infected with a lethal parasite that kills one million cows per year are less likely to die when co-infected with the parasite's milder cousin, according to a new study published in S ... more
FARM NEWS

Food-delivery process inside seeds revealed
Inside every seed is the embryo of a plant, and in most cases also a storage of food needed to power initial growth of the young seedling. A seed consists mainly of carbohydrates and these have to b ... more
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Physicists solve low-temperature magnetic mystery

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FARM NEWS

Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations
Flower strips sown into farmers' fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers, new University of Sussex research has shown. A two-year study of farms in West Sussex and Hampshire in ... more
FARM NEWS

New low-calorie rice could help cut rising obesity rates
Scientists have developed a new, simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half, potentially reducing obesity rates, which is especially importa ... more
FARM NEWS

Survival gardening goes global via cellphone animations
Subsistence farmers in Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean are learning how to construct raised planting beds and install drip irrigation systems to boost their agricultural productivity, conserv ... more
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Season-long nutrient supply in soybean a low-hanging fruit
Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean. Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever ... more
FARM NEWS

Cultivated papaya owes a lot to the ancient Maya
A genetic study of papaya sex chromosomes reveals that the hermaphrodite version of the plant, which is of most use to growers, arose as a result of human selection, most likely by the ancient Maya ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

Army tests missile launch demonstrator

Japan launches replacement spy satellite

Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

Taiwan protesters scuffle with police over China flight route

UK data hub will maximize benefits of Europe's EO program

N. Korea says US missile system seeks to contain China, Russia

FARM NEWS

Pesticides not the sole culprit in honey bee colony declines
Colony declines are a major threat to the world's honey bees, as well as the many wild plants and crops the bees pollinate. Among the lineup of possible culprits--including parasites, disease, clima ... more
FARM NEWS

Lombardy, the new Caspian for caviar
With pools 85 times the size of the nearby pitches where Rugby Calvisano plays, the company Agro Ittica Lombarda is putting this northern Italian town on the map again - as the world's top caviar producer. ... more
FARM NEWS

Neither more food nor better food -- still, fish biomass increases
To increase the biomass of fish, contemporary ecological theory predicts that either the amount of food or the quality of the food has to increase. In a recent experiment, researchers at Umea Univer ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

As lakes become deserts, drought is Iran's new problem
Nazar Sarani's village in southeast Iran was once an island. It is now a desert, a casualty of the country's worsening water crisis. ... more
FARM NEWS

Olive tree disease in Italy alarms EU
Brussels called for "complete vigilance" Monday to stop the spread of a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in southern Italy, the European Union's second biggest producer of olive oil. ... more

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FARM NEWS

China imposes new curbs on Norway salmon imports
China has imposed new restrictions on imports of Norwegian salmon citing fears of a fish virus, Norwegian authorities said on Monday. ... more
FARM NEWS

Dairy industry making strides toward reducing its carbon footprint
Agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) make up 8.1% of total U.S. GHG emissions. The dairy cattle farming industry is being challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or increasing ... more
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WATER WORLD

Unaweep Canyon and Earth's deep-time past

FARM NEWS

Greater-than-additive management effects key in reducing corn yield gaps

WATER WORLD

Thousands march against Irish water charges

FARM NEWS

Cropping Africa's wet savannas would bring high environmental costs

FARM NEWS

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SINO DAILY

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Penn researchers show how rivers creep and flow to shape landscapes over time

Dartmouth-led team identifies circadian clock gene that strengthens crop plant

Early herders' grassy route through Africa

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Chinese cyber-dissident takes farmers' land fight online

Protecting crops from radiation-contaminated soil

How healthy is genetically modified soybean oil?

Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown

Warming temperatures implicated in recent California droughts

Israel says doubling water supplies to Gaza

China plans rural land reform trial

Ripe for business: Chinese students learn about wine

Diamantino Sforza - Gentleman Farmer of Prince George's County

Heavy toll as Australian farmers struggle through drought

Greenpeace rebukes paper giant over farmer's death

China media pooh-pooh Japan's luxury lavatories

Aggressive plant fungus threatens wheat production

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