Friday, August 16, 2013


Ancient climate change picked the crops we eat today - environment - 15 August 2013 - New Scientist
All the plants grew larger under high levels of CO2, but the relatives of wheat and barley grew twice as large and produced double the seeds. This suggests the species are especially sensitive to high levels of CO2, Frenck says, making them the best choice for cultivation after the last ice age.
Twitter / carbonbrief: The government have spent £3.74 ...
The government have spent £3.74 million on marketing the Green Deal, according to this FOI -
Renewable Fuels Assn. says 2013 corn crop likely a record-breaker : Ag Weekly
August 12, 2013) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today projected that farmers will harvest a record corn crop of 13.76 billion bushels in 2013, up 28 percent from last year and 5 percent larger than the previous record crop.
Leiden University fires employee for research fraud, two retractions to follow | Retraction Watch
A researcher at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands has been fired for research fraud, and the university is retracting two papers, the Dutch press is reporting.
Atlanta breaks a century-old temperature record - CBS Atlanta 46
Atlanta's high temperature on Thursday was only 73 degrees which is the coolest high temperature on record for August 15th.

The previous record was a high of only 77 degrees from 1908.

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