Wits scientists debunk climate change myths

Feb 27, 2014
Johannesburg - Wits University scientists have debunked two big myths around climate change by proving firstly, that despite predictions, tropical storms are not increasing in
Wits scientists debunk climate change myths

Thesis colloquium Lotte Hobbelt

Feb 27, 2014
The mangrove forest in Lac Bay on Bonaire is deteriorating due to salinization. Fresh water fluxes and sediment fluxes towards mangroves influence the development and
Thesis colloquium Lotte Hobbelt

3D plant model now also considers spectral light

Feb 27, 2014
Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture uses 3D plant models to predict light interception, photosynthesis and growth of plants. The models, also named functional structural plant models
3D plant model now also considers spectral light

Cultivation on top of the soil reduces leaching

Feb 27, 2014
No longer growing crops in the soil but on top of it. This is the essence of revolutionary new cropping systems for a number of
Cultivation on top of the soil reduces leaching

Plants cry for help when attacked

Feb 27, 2014
Eggs of insect pests deposited on plants trigger the production of scents by plants that affect different plant community members probably helping the plant to
Plants cry for help when attacked

Zimbabwe’s farmers struggle to feed the nation

Feb 27, 2014
Zimbabwe needs 1.8 million tonnes of the staple maize every year to meet the needs of its people and livestock. Only 798,500 tonnes were produced
Zimbabwe’s farmers struggle to feed the nation

South Africa Delays Carbon Tax, Plans Levies on Acid Mine Water

Feb 27, 2014
South Africa’s government delayed the implementation of a planned carbon tax to 2016, while saying it may impose new levies on mining companies to help
South Africa Delays Carbon Tax, Plans Levies on Acid Mine Water

‘Cellphone’ farmers to lose offer letters

Feb 27, 2014
The High Court says beneficiaries of the land reform programme who are underutilising their land should have their offer letters withdrawn to pave way for
‘Cellphone’ farmers to lose offer letters

Water scarcity among critical food security issues in near east and north Africa – UN

Feb 27, 2014
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the
Water scarcity among critical food security issues in near east and north Africa – UN

Mozambique: Licungo floods destroyed over 1,300 homes

Feb 27, 2014
Maputo — Last week's flooding in Namacurra and Maganja da Costa districts in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia destroyed 1,340 houses, the spokesperson for
Mozambique: Licungo floods destroyed over 1,300 homes

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