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Newswise: Path to 2060: UVA Darden Report Explores Low-Carbon Technologies to Sustainably Feed the World

Article ID: 717936

Path to 2060: UVA Darden Report Explores Low-Carbon Technologies to Sustainably Feed the World

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

A new report from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business explores best practices and new technologies that hold promise for decarbonizing global agriculture.

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23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 717928

The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating

Frontiers

With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away nearly as much food as the entire net production of sub-Saharan Africa - about 230 million tonnes per year.

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23-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717926

'100-Year' Floods Will Happen Every 1 to 30 Years, According to New Flood Maps

Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a one-percent chance of happening every year.

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23-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717924

Study Shows Some Exoplanets May Have Greater Variety of Life Than Exists on Earth

Goldschmidt Conference

A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has.

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23-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717916

Of Leaves and Light

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Imagine getting an entire health workup just by having your picture taken—no invasive poking or prodding, not even a pinprick blood test. That’s a goal ecologists have for monitoring the health of plants. Their cameras would be high-resolution sensors mounted on drones or satellites, capable of capturing much more than what’s visible to the naked eye.

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23-Aug-2019 9:35 AM EDT
Newswise: Focusing computational power for more accurate, efficient weather forecasts

Article ID: 717914

Focusing computational power for more accurate, efficient weather forecasts

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Penn State researchers are using artificial intelligence to pinpoint those swift-changing weather areas to help meteorologists produce more accurate weather forecasts without wasting valuable computational power.

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23-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Big Brains or Big Guts: Choose One

Article ID: 717913

Big Brains or Big Guts: Choose One

Washington University in St. Louis

A global study comparing 2,062 birds finds that, in highly variable environments, birds tend to have either larger or smaller brains relative to their body size. Birds with smaller brains tend to use ecological strategies that are not available to big-brained counterparts. Instead of relying on grey matter to survive, these birds tend to have large bodies, eat readily available food and make lots of babies.

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23-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Eight species of fungus cause corn root rot

Article ID: 717912

Eight species of fungus cause corn root rot

South Dakota State University

As many as eight species of a common soil fungus can cause root rot in South Dakota cornfields. Identifying the pathogens will help researchers test seed treatments and breeders develop resistant varieties.

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22-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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