Climate Change: Fuzzy logic points to big changes in crop suitability

29 March, 2011 by (comments)

The tropics and sub-tropics could lose up to one-fifth of arable land due to climate change, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Illinois looked at different emissions scenarios to predict global land-use changes as a result of global warming, using “fuzzy logic modelling” to get around uncertainties in land classification. They found that regions ofRead More …

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China bolsters greening strategy with new targets

29 March, 2011 by (comments)

China has increased targets for industry to reduce carbon emissions and save water, as it works towards sustaining its economic growth at a lower environmental cost. The five-year plan is to cut carbon emissions and energy intensity by 18 per cent, and water use by 30 per cent. These goals form part of the country’s international pledge to reduceRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Regions