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05 Mar 2015

Perennial Rice: In Search of a Greener, Hardier Staple Crop

by WINIFRED BIRD
Scientists have long sought to create a perennial rice that would avoid the damage to the land caused by the necessity of planting annually. Now, Chinese researchers appear close to developing this new breed of rice, an achievement that could have major environmental benefits. READ MORE

03 Mar 2015

How Climate Change Helped Lead to the Uprising in Syria

by DIANE TOOMEY
A new study draws links between a record drought in Syria and the uprising that erupted there in 2011. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Colin Kelley, the study’s lead author, discusses how the severity of that drought was connected to a long-term warming trend in the region. READ MORE

09 Feb 2015

As Extreme Weather Increases, A Push for Advanced Forecasts

by CHERYL KATZ
With a warmer atmosphere expected to spur an increase in major storms, floods, and other wild weather events, scientists and meteorologists worldwide are harnessing advanced computing power to devise more accurate, medium-range forecasts that could save lives and property. READ MORE

05 Feb 2015

Agricultural Movement Tackles Challenges of a Warming World

by LISA PALMER
With temperatures rising and extreme weather becoming more frequent, the “climate-smart agriculture” campaign is using a host of measures — from new planting practices to improved water management — to keep farmers ahead of the disruptive impacts of climate change. READ MORE

02 Feb 2015

Climate Consensus: Signs of New Hope on Road to Paris

by DAVID VICTOR
After years of frustration and failure, a more flexible approach to reaching an international strategy on climate action is emerging – and it could finally lead to a meaningful agreement at climate talks in Paris later this year. READ MORE

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e360 digest

05 Mar 2015: Shifting to Electric Power From Oil Not Always the Greener Choice

04 Mar 2015: Hurricanes Help Spread Invasive Marine Species, Researchers Find

03 Mar 2015: Interview: How Climate Change Helped Lead to Conflict in Syria

02 Mar 2015: Emperor Penguins Had Few Refuges During Last Ice Age, Study Finds

26 Feb 2015: Heat-Trapping Effects of CO2 Measured in Nature for First Time

19 Feb 2015: New York City Set for Major Sea Level Rise By 2050, Report Concludes

18 Feb 2015: Disease-Carrying Ticks Expand Range and Emerge Earlier in Warmer Climate

16 Feb 2015: Space-Based Measurments Can Track Global Ocean Acidity, Researchers Say

13 Feb 2015: Study Says U.S. Southwest Set To Face Unprecedented Drying This Century

11 Feb 2015: Learning About Geoengineering Spurs More Agreement on Climate, Study Says


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