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How Global Warming is Affecting Crop Nutrient Quality

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden revealed that the concentration of nitrogen in plants’ tissue is lower in air with high levels of carbon dioxide, regardless of whether or not the plants’ growth is stimulated. The study examines various types of ecosystems, including crops, grasslands and forests, and involves large-scale field experiments conducted in eight countries on four continents. Continue reading

In 2014, Global CO2 Emissions Stopped despite Economic Growth

For the last 40 years, whenever the world economy grew, so did the Earth’s carbon dioxide levels — until 2014, The Washington Post reports. The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that in 2014, the economy grew and global CO2 emissions levels didn’t. In the past, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions was due to an economic downturn. That’s because economic growth is often linked to increased energy use, which in turn increases emissions. The “decoupling” of the economy and carbon emissions was likely the result of efforts by energy companies to fight climate change, the IEA says. Continue reading

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