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November 27, 2014
Polyethylene mulch creates optimal conditions for soil solarization
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 26, 2014
Soil solarization, a process that uses solar radiation to rid the soil of pests, is most common in regions with high solar radiation and high temperatures during the summer season. An alternative to soil fumigation, the process is used either alone or in combination with fumigants. To accomplish solarization, solar radiation is used to passively heat moist soil covered with clear plastic sheeting, with the goal of increasing soil temperatures to the point where they are lethal to soilborne organis ... read more
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Sao Paulo drought issue for global concern
He cast his rod happily here for 30 years - but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land. ... more

Boosts in crop productivity modifying NH carbon dioxide cycle
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season. During the last 50 years, ... more

Grasshoppers signal slow recovery of post-agricultural woodlands
Sixty years ago, the plows ended their reign and the fields were allowed to return to nature - allowed to become the woodland forests they once were. But even now, the ghosts of land-use past ... more


In first, Ontario may regulate bee-killing pesticides
Canada's Ontario province announced Tuesday plans to restrict the use of controversial pesticides believed to be responsible for mass deaths of bees, in order to safeguard crops. ... more


Cambodian capital's only working elephant to retire in jungle
Phnom Penh's only working elephant was blessed by a crowd of chanting Buddhist monks Tuesday as she prepared for a life of comfortable jungle retirement after three decades of giving rides to tourists. ... more
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Bee populations decline as they lose favorite pollinating plants
Bee populations have declined in recent decades mainly due to a loss of biodiversity causing the disappearance of their favorite pollinating plants, according to a study published Monday. ... more

Decreasing the knowledge gap between men and women in Uganda
If an in-the-flesh Extension specialist isn't available to provide training, is a video of the specialist's presentation or a video of a new agricultural practice a good substitute? The answer, acco ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Making a sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip

The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons

Van der Waals force re-measured

London has faith in marine energy

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US top court to review power plant emissions rules


"Green Revolution" changes breathing of the biosphere
The intense farming practices of the "Green Revolution" are powerful enough to alter Earth's atmosphere at an ever-increasing rate, boosting the seasonal amplitude in atmospheric carbon dioxide to a ... more

Nicaragua $50 bn canal construction to start in December
Nicaragua said a Hong Kong-based company will start building a $50 billion waterway next month, despite opposition from farmers and environmentalists against the mega-project aimed at rivaling the Panama Canal. ... more

'Aquatic osteoporosis' jellifying lakes
A plague of "aquatic osteoporosis" is spreading throughout many North American soft-water lakes due to declining calcium levels in the water and hindering the survival of some organisms, says new re ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Wave of child deaths in Pakistan desert
Nearly 300 children have died this year in desert communities in southern Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, as poor monsoon rains and livestock diseases have combined to worsen malnutrition. ... more

Dutch cull ducks amid bird flu fears in poultry heartland
The Dutch authorities on Saturday ordered the preventative cull of 8,000 ducks amid fears that a bird flu outbreak could spread to the country's poultry heartland. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO 'very concerned' by Russian military build-up in Crimea

Republicans' next clash with Obama: Iran nuclear talks

Students of Uighur scholar in secret China trial: lawyer

The Islamic State: Existential or exaggerated danger??

NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge

Top contender for Pentagon job bows out: source

US drone strike kills at least eight in NW Pakistan


Cocoa crunch: The worldwide chocolate shortage
The trending topic in the food industry is that the world faces a shortage in chocolate due to the wide gap between global demand and the limited supply of cocoa. ... more

From hurricanes to drought, LatAm's volatile climate
Sixteen years ago, Teodoro Acuna Zavala lost nearly everything when Hurricane Mitch ravaged his fields, pouring 10 days of torrential rains on Central America and killing more than 9,000 people. ... more

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed
Under cover of darkness in the steamy jungles of the Seychelles thieves creep out to harvest the sizeable and valuable nuts of the famous coco de mer palm, but their activities are threatening its long-term survival. ... more

Great apes facing 'direct threat' from palm oil farming
The destruction of rainforests in Southeast Asia and increasingly in Africa to make way for palm oil cultivation is a "direct threat" to the survival of great apes such as the orangutan, environmentalists warned Thursday. ... more

Crops play a major role in the annual CO2 cycle increase
Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy into food is released back to the atmosphere in autumn and wint ... more

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Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm
Dutch officials have detected a second case of bird flu on a southern Netherlands farm, officials said Thursday, but could not yet say whether the strain was of a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week. ... more

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home
The first word Mr En learned when he started work on a construction site in Japan after moving from China was "baka" - "idiot". ... more
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DNA may survive suborbital spaceflight, re-entry

Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed Over Technical Problems

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Orion Teams on Track Heading into Holiday

Uwingu to Beam Almost 90,000 Messages to Mars

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

SAARC leaders call for deeper cooperation in space technology


World Bank proposes global epidemic fund in wake of Ebola


Insect-resistant maize increases yields and decrease pesticide use


WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry, urges vigilance


Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu


Ocean primed for more El Nino


Plants have little wiggle room to survive drought


Australia's Rinehart invests Aus$500 million in China milk deal


Insights into plant growth could curb need for fertilizers


Anti-organic: Why do some farmers resist profitable change?


Stolen or farmed, Greek mountain herbs take off

Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years ago

BAM-FX offers agricultural solutions across seven states

Using wheat as an energy source for beef cattle

Synthetic fish measures wild ride through dams

Details on the November ENSO forecast: slip-slidin' away?

NMSU professor experiments growing plants in highly saline water

Understanding of global freshwater fish and fishing too shallow

Sediment supply drives floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin

Genetic toolkit finds new maximum for crop yields

Europe has 421 million fewer birds than 30 years ago: study

Philippine typhoon widow grateful for cruel consolation

Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush

International donors pledge $3bn to save shrinking Aral Sea

Uzbekistan calls for help over disappearing Aral Sea

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

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