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Arctic areas of the Siberian taiga in northern Russia are no longer represented in the INTERACT project's monitoring system. Photo: Lyudmila LebedevaCC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 UnportedLyudmila LebedevaCC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Lack of data from Russia puts Arctic climate study at risk

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After the invasion of Ukraine, communications between Arctic stations in Russia and those located in Western countries broke down. And not without consequences, says a Danish study
Simulations indicate that compound droughts will be more frequent in the future due to climate change Photo: Sreyasvalsan CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalSreyasvalsan CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Drought limits carbon uptake more than expected

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A Chinese study challenges methods for detecting compound drought events affecting vegetation. The impact of these events is likely to increase in the future
The Ruki provides 20 percent of the dissolved carbon in the Congo River. Photo: International Rivers CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalInternational Rivers CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Analysis of a river in Congo reveals carbon dynamics

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As a tributary of the Congo River, the Ruki provides one-fifth of the dissolved carbon in the region's main waterway. A figure that suggests a lower sequestration capacity by the local forest, says a research
Historical yield study involved ten corn and soybean fields in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, in the agricultural region of the American Midwest.Photo: Dwight Burdette CC BY 3.0 DEED Attribution 3.0 UnportedDwight Burdette CC BY 3.0 DEED Attribution 3.0 Unported

Crop yield history reveals details of soil health

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A study by the University of Michigan reveals the link between agricultural yield and soil quality. Using a new metric, key information can be obtained to plan agricultural strategies while reducing environmental impact
Strategies such as extending the lifespan of infrastructure and recycling waste with subsequent transformation into inputs enable urban agriculture to largely reduce its climate impact. Credit: ©2015CIAT/GeorginaSmith CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic©2015CIAT/GeorginaSmith CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Urban agriculture generates an excessive carbon footprint. Here’s how to avoid it

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Agriculture developed in urban spaces can have six times the climate impact of traditional agriculture, explains a University of Michigan study. Some tricks, however, make it possible to solve the problem
In tropical forests, lianas tend to suffocate trees by restricting their growth. Photo: Andreas Kay CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 GenericAndreas Kay CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Lianas and climate change limit forest restoration

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In tropical forests, rising temperatures promote the spread of lianas that smother trees by limiting their growth, an Australian study says. With obvious consequences for carbon sequestration
During flood events, cover crops reduce the release of nitrate and phosphorus from the soil. SSGT Paul Griffin Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic FilesPaul Griffin Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Cover crops are a barrier against agriculture-based pollution

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According to a U.S. study, the application of cover crops on a share of cultivated land reduces the maximum concentration of ammonia and phosphorus by more than 30 percent. Whose accumulation is favored by floods
Adding biosolids to conventional fertilizers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil quality, according to a Canadian study. Photo: Jeffrey Beall CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Jeffrey Beall CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

New soil fertilizers can be made from pulp waste

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Adding biosolids to conventional fertilizers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil quality, according to a Canadian study. A circular solution that is good for plants and the environment
Plant diversity can stabilize soil temperature year-round. Photo: Pxhere CC0 1.0 DEED CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution requiredPxhere CC0 1.0 DEED CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution required

Biodiversity stabilizes soil temperature all year long

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In the parts of the soil characterized by greater plant diversity, there is a buffer effect that prevents excessive warming or cooling during the hottest and coldest times of the year, a German study says
Forest fragmentation is the process of dividing forested areas into smaller parts by cutting down trees Photo: Riccardo Pravettoni CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 GenericRiccardo Pravettoni CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

In the Amazon, forest fragmentation changes the shape of trees

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A study from the University of Helsinki highlights how trees in forests change their appearance to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Results are relevant on a global scale