Month: May 2018

Urban Food Gardens and the Sustainable Development Goals: blooming opportunities for local governance? — Blogue ATS

By Tainan Messina One of the first things that called my attention in Lisbon, when I first arrived from Brazil, was the amount of used and unused green areas available within city limits. As I disembarked straight from Rio de Janeiro, a city that struggles with land scarcity, real estate development and gentrification, Lisbon’s land […] …

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Soil microbes help plant species divide nutrients and promote community productivity — Functional Ecology – plain language summaries

Shan Luo, Bernhard Schmid, Gerlinde B. De Deyn, Shixiao Yu A fundamental prediction of ecological theory is that the maximum number of coexisting species cannot exceed the number of limiting resources. Plant species may have only 20 different limiting resources (light, water, CO2 and the same set of mineral nutrients), and at most three or […] …

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As CO2 Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious — Big4All.Org

One of the world’s most important food crops may be declining in quality due to greenhouse gas emissions. The results of a major study, published yesterday in Science Advances, suggest that rice—a crucial food source for billions of people—is less nutritious when grown under higher carbon dioxide concentrations. Its stores of protein, iron, zinc and …

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What considerations go into rehabilitating land back to native grasses? — Soils Matter, Get the Scoop!

Using native grasses is a great idea for new – or old – housing developments. Once the areas of native grasses are established, they will have thick surface coverage of healthy, green grass. Maintaining these grasses can be managed in the same manner as turf grasses. Mowing and weeding these areas will provide long-term stands […] …

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