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Dryland plants drive variability of terrestrial carbon sink

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all content

Study finds wetter, cooler years boost vegetation growth in semi-arid ecosystems, increasing carbon sink.

Saving coffee from extinction

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction

Some California Farmers to Cut Water Use to Ease Drought

Originally Published by New York Times

Ever since the Gold Rush, California farmers have staked their claim to water and ferociously protected the rights to use it to irrigate the crops that have made the state the grocer for the nation.

‘Nightmare’ California oil spill damages rare coastal ecosystem

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Activists say accident is soiling Gaviota coast, a Mediterranean-climate region of which there are only five in the world, and will be closed off for weeks or months Continue reading…

Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya

Originally Published by EarthSky

Scientists in northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years. They are now the oldest stone tools yet discovered. Their makers may or may not have been some sort of human ancestor. They may challenge the notion that our own most direct ancestors were the first to bang two rocks together to create a new technology.

Obama just unveiled a big new plan to save the honeybees

Originally Published by The Vox

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