As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased from around 280 parts per million preindustrially to near 400 parts per million in 2012, the scientific community has been diligently working to predict how much warmer the earth’s atmosphere will become. It is well known that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased due mainly [...]
What does the bottom of the ocean really look like? Ask a child to draw the seafloor, and she’ll likely draw something that looks like the bottom of a swimming pool with seaweed growing in towers. The deep seafloor is intriguingly more complex than this, of course, and no one knows that better than Maya Tolstoy. [...]
Some news on the international ag production front. As background on the article, stem borer is obviously a kind of pest we are familiar with, but the Striga pest mentioned in the article is a parasitic weed with varied species that use their roots to steal nutrients from corn, sorghum, millet, and cowpeas (aka black-eyed [...]
We are excited to have Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, as a speaker at Nobel Conference 45, H2O: Uncertain Resource. Dr. Pachauri was elected chair of the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2002 and re-elected in 2008. The IPCC is an international body that assesses the current status and causes [...]
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