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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

July 19, 2016 — International research has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof ... read more

July 11, 2016 — With a growing world population and a changing climate, understanding how agriculturally important plants respond to drought is crucial. A team has discovered a strategy employed by grasses in ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Breeding populations of white-naped cranes have decreased by 60 percent in Ulz River basin, an important stronghold for the species in Eastern Mongolia, a new study ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin's carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study has ... read more

July 5, 2016 — A combination of characteristics is the key to success for the genetic improvement of beans to make them resistant to droughts, say scientists, whose research can improve crop yield in Central and ... read more

June 30, 2016 — The Mediterranean Basin has been witness to increased droughts for at least five decades, but has this always been the case? A research team has been successful in reconstructing, for the first time, ... read more

El Niño Could Drive Intense Season for Amazon Fires

June 29, 2016 — The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Scientists have analyzed the genomes of plants that grow in harsh, serpentine soils to find out how they survive . It appears that they have used two strategies: adapting to their environment through ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Future food security depends on a variety of factors -- but better soil data could substantially help improve projections of future crop yields, shows new ... read more

Which Animals Will Cope With Climate Change Droughts?

June 21, 2016 — Scientists believe the current rate of climate change is unprecedented in Earth's history and will lead to more and worse droughts in many areas. Now a research team may have found a way to ... read more

Animal Hormone Is Involved in Plant Stress Memory

June 17, 2016 — Regulating melatonin production in plants via drought priming could be a promising approach to enhancing abiotic stress tolerance of crops in future climate scenarios, report ... read more

June 15, 2016 — As many as 2 billion leaves on a sequoia vie for resources. Established leaves that live for up to 20 years draw water up the tree's trunk and send nutrients down, while the trunk amasses wood ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Environmental scientists have found beech forests across western Europe are increasingly at risk from drought -- with areas of southern England worst ... read more

Water Yields from Southern Appalachian Watersheds in Decline Since the 1970s

June 1, 2016 — Newly published research shows water yields from unmanaged forested watersheds in the southern Appalachian Mountains declining by up to 22 percent a year since the 1970s. Changes in water yield were ... read more

Researchers Identify Critical Factors That Determine Drought Vulnerability of Wheat, Maize

May 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified critical information about the environmental variables and agronomic factors that determine the vulnerability of maize and wheat production to ... read more

May 25, 2016 — How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to research. The approach is to study how many species there are in an ecosystem and what proportion of ... read more

Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

May 17, 2016 — Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate is the focus of a new research study. The project is part of the new Bavarian alliance "BayKlimaFit" aimed at finding ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Nitrate concentrations and loads in the Illinois River from 1983 to 2014 were correlated with agricultural nitrogen use efficiency and nitrate discharged from Chicago's treated wastewater, say ... read more

May 3, 2016 — A combination of drought and fire has put the Arizona black rattlesnake on an “extinction trajectory,” according to researchers. The Arizona black rattlesnake is found at higher elevations in ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — The warm spring of 2012 in the U.S. caused plants to absorb more carbon, thereby compensating for reductions during the subsequent summer drought, researchers have ... read more

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