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Grassland management

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    Norway
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

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    Canada
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    Agriculture
    Agriculture and forestry
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    Industry

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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    France
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    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
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    Marine and Fisheries
    Water

    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues.

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    In recent years, farmers have been affected by increased climatic variability, reflected in periods of excessive precipitation and flooding and more intensive and frequent drought. Uruguay has long been considered on the forefront of natural resource management and conservation,  particularly soils.

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    This report reviews the current status of opportunities and challenges for grassland carbon sequestration. Based on these observations, the report then identifies components that could foster the inclusion of grasslands in a post-2012 climate agreement and the development of policies to improve grassland management.

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    This report examined the options for adaptation to climate change in management of prairie grasslands and recommends that government agencies use the list of adaptation options provided here to review their current policies and programs, with the aim of identifying those that could be modified or expanded to better address climate change. Adaptation options were structured according to the "three Rs": create resistance to change (short-term adaptation); promote resilience to change (medium-term adaptation); and enable ecosystems to respond to change (long-term adaptation).

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    The assumption that plants can absorb excessive fossil fuel emissions containing carbon dioxide because they need the gas in order to grow is challenged in this paper.These researchers report that increased levels of carbon dioxide (when combined with the other effects of climate change) actually suppress growth rather than helping plants to flourish. The three-year field experiment was unusual in looking at the effects of temperature, rainfall and nitrogen deposits, as well as carbon dioxide, in an attempt to mimic future climate conditions as accurately as possible.

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    The study area discussed in this article is the Upper and Middle Modder River basin situated in a semi-arid area of central South Africa. According to the article, this is an important catchment because of the relatively large nearby towns of Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu. The area of land suitable for in-field rainwater harvesting (IRWH) in the basin is estimated to be 80 667 ha, of which 15 000 ha are located in the communal land.