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Article ID: 719731

Assessing the Effects of Climate Change on Future Wheat Production

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Wheat is the world’s largest rain-fed crop in terms of harvested area and supplies about 20% of all calories consumed by humans. A new study has found that unless steps are taken to mitigate climate change, up to 60% of current wheat-growing areas worldwide could see simultaneous, severe and prolonged droughts by the end of the century.

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27-Sep-2019 3:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New Feedback Phenomenon Found to Drive Increasing Drought and Aridity

Article ID: 718399

New Feedback Phenomenon Found to Drive Increasing Drought and Aridity

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A new Columbia Engineering study indicates that the world will experience more frequent and more extreme drought and aridity than currently experienced in the coming century, exacerbated by both climate change and land-atmosphere processes.

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3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718048

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Fires in Amazon Rainforests

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With numerous fires raging in ecologically priceless Amazon rainforests, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Laura C. Schneider can comment on current fire patterns (the number of fires and their location), linkages to tropical rain forest ecology and changes in Brazilian land use policies around deforestation.

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27-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717057

How the Pacific Ocean influences long-term drought in the Southwestern U.S.

University of Washington

Analyzing the full life cycle of long-term droughts and how they relate to El Niño and La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean could eventually lead to better prediction of damaging, multiyear droughts in the Southwestern U.S.

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6-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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16-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

Article ID: 715678

Researchers to investigate drought-tolerant vines

University of Adelaide

Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

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12-Jul-2019 3:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715191

UCI, UC Merced: California forest die-off caused by depletion of deep-soil water

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2019 – A catastrophic forest die-off in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range in 2015-2016 was caused by the inability of trees to reach diminishing supplies of subsurface water following years of severe drought and abnormally warm temperatures. That’s the conclusion by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and UC Merced outlined in a study published today in Nature Geoscience.

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1-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    24-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714638

How trees affect the weather

University of Utah

New research led by University of Utah biologists William Anderegg, Anna Trugman and David Bowling find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions—“spending” precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the process, making droughts more intense. The findings are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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