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Deforestation may hurt U.S. agriculture, affect monsoon cycle

Mongabay: Unchecked deforestation will have far-reaching impacts on temperature, rainfall, and monsoon cycles in regions well outside the tropics, affecting agriculture and water availability, warns a new report published by Greenpeace International. The report, titled An Impending Storm: Impacts of deforestation on weather patterns and agriculture, is a synthesis of dozens of recent scientific papers that assess the effects of forest cover loss on weather patterns, local climate, and agricultural productivity…. Continue reading

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‘Climate’ genes in plants studied

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Sugar cane ethanol cools climate when it replaces cattle pasture

Mongabay: Sugar cane ethanol cools climate when it replaces cattle pasture Converting cattle pasture and cropland in Brazil to sugar cane helps cool local climate reports research published in Nature Climate Change. Continue reading

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Sugar cane ethanol cools climate when it replaces cattle pasture

Mongabay: Sugar cane ethanol cools climate when it replaces cattle pasture Converting cattle pasture and cropland in Brazil to sugar cane helps cool local climate reports research published in Nature Climate Change. Scientists with the Carnegie Institutions’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University and the University of Montana analyzed temperature, reflectivity, and evapotranspiration from satellite data across 733,000 square miles–an area larger than the state of Alaska Continue reading

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