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July 17, 2013
Changing Atmosphere Affects How Much Water Trees Need
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2013
Spurred by increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, forests over the last two decades have become dramatically more efficient in how they use water. Scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site report the results in this week's issue of the journal Nature. Harvard Forest is one of 26 such NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from deserts to grasslands, coral reefs to coastal waters, around the world. Studies have ... read more
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Is the ice in Greenland in growing decline?
The time period of satellite observations of the ice sheets of Greenland and the Antarctic is still too short to be able to say whether the accelerated loss of ice measured today will persist in the ... more


New study addresses trade-offs between food security and climate change mitigation
Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12% per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Let ... more
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Researchers Shed New Light on Supraglacial Lake Drainage
Supraglacial lakes - bodies of water that collect on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet - lubricate the bottom of the sheet when they drain, causing it to flow faster. Differences in how the lak ... more
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Nesting Gulf Loggerheads Face Offshore Risks
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Revealed the keys to reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change
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Study: Ancient Neolithic farmers used sophisticated growing techniques
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Beijing envoy, Hong Kong lawmakers in landmark talks
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Israel OKs Egyptian forces in Sinai as violence swells
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EU bans yet another pesticide harmful to bees
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Russia blocks bid for Antarctic sanctuary: NGOs
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