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Coverage of vegetation cover since July 16, 2020.

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New weather warning gauge

"...Australia, the driest inhabited continent, is prone to natural disasters and wild swings in weather conditions - from floods to droughts, heatwaves and bushfires..."

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Blight may increase public health risk from mosquito-borne diseases

"..."These two neighborhoods are very similar in terms of vegetation cover, human population and density of households. One of the main differences is blight. One neighborhood has a lot of blight in the form of abandoned residences, empty lots and mismanaged waste, and the other neighborhood does not..."

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Scientists use forest color to gauge permafrost depth

"...IMAGE: The Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest near Fairbanks, Alaska, covers an area north of the Tanana River and south of the Parks Highway, roughly in the center of this image. Researchers..."

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Belowground biodiversity in motion

"...Soil microorganisms play a critical role in the survival of life-sustaining ecosystems and, consequently, human well-being. Global assessments continue to provide strong evidence that humans are causing unprecedented biodiversity losses. However, existing information is strongly biased towards selected groups of vertebrates and plants, while much less is known about potential shifts in belowground communities..."

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Commodity farming accelerating climate change in the Amazon rainforest

"...Eduardo Maeda from the University of Helsinki and colleagues used satellite data to compare areas dominated by different land uses and farm sizes to evaluate their impacts on the regional climate. Although small rural settlements experienced no clear changes in rainfall during recent decades, areas dominated by commodity farms have become significantly drier. Areas of commodity farming also experienced a much higher increase in temperature, in comparison with small-scale rural settlements, largely due to intense management of commercial crops leading to reduced vegetation cover throughout the year and decreased plant transpiration..."

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Ecologists conducted a novel study on vegetation transpiration from a global network of 251 sites

"...Plants roots absorb water from the soil and transport through the stems up to their leaves thanks to a gradient of water vapor pressure. Once it reaches the leaves, water evaporates through leaf pores called stomata and gets into the atmosphere. The physical process by which water is released to the atmosphere by plants is called transpiration..."

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Late rainy season reliably predicts drought in regions prone to food insecurity

"...Shukla and colleagues hypothesized that the onset date of the rainy season, as calculated from precipitation data, could serve as such a warning. To explore this possibility, they analyzed the relationship between the onset date, drought conditions observed via satellite images of vegetation cover, and the risks of food insecurity based on quarterly reports on food insecurity in across Sub-Saharan Africa from April 2011 through February 2020..."

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Climate change caused mangrove collapse in Oman

"..."That this was the case has been well documented for several years," explains Decker. "Our results now indicate that this climate change had two effects: On the one hand, it caused salinization of the soil, which put the mangroves under extreme stress. On the other hand, the vegetation cover in the affected areas decreased in general due to the greater drought..."

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Trees and lawns beat the heat

"...In cities, humans replace the natural ground cover with roofs, pavement and other artificial materials that are impervious to water. These surfaces significantly change how the land absorbs and releases energy and cause the urban heat island effect, a phenomenon where developed areas get hotter than nearby rural areas. As climate change pushes many cities towards dangerous temperatures, planners are scrambling to mitigate excessive heat..."

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Ecologists confirm Alan Turing's theory for Australian fairy circles

"...Dr Stephan Getzin, Department of Ecosystem Modelling at the University of Göttingen, explains, "The intriguing thing is that the grasses are actively engineering their own environment by forming symmetrically spaced gap patterns. The vegetation benefits from the additional runoff water provided by the large fairy circles, and so keeps the arid ecosystem functional even in very harsh, dry conditions. " This contrasts with the uniform vegetation cover seen in less water-stressed environments..."

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High human population density negative for pollinators

"...Urbanisation is one of the main causes of biodiversity decline. This is due both to urban land expansion and to denitrification through infill development. The researchers wanted to study which factor affected the species richness of pollinators to the greatest extent ¬- population density or vegetation cover..."

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River plants counter both flooding and drought to protect biodiversity

"...Cornacchia: 'This more nature-based approach to the control of water levels harnesses natural processes rather than human control to maintain biodiversity hotspots. ' An approach that is especially relevant in the light of a predicted increase in heavy rainfall and drought through climate change. The vegetation's ability to adapt through self-organization shows great potential to mitigate the effects of both floods and low water levels..."

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Impact Assessment of Check Dam in the Pappiredipatti Watershed (South India) Using LULC and NDVI Signatures

"...The scarcity of rainfall causes physiognomic changes that can be identified by satellite images with reference to vegetation signature and land use and land cover changes..."

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Spatial-temporal variations of ecological vulnerability in the Tarim River Basin, Northwest China

"...As the largest inland river basin of China, the Tarim River Basin (TRB), known for its various natural resources and fragile environment, has an increased risk of ecological crisis due to the intensive exploitation and utilization of water and land resources..."

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Wildlife-friendly farming recouples grazing regimes to stimulate recovery in semi-arid rangelands

"...While rangeland ecosystems are globally important for livestock production, they also support diverse wildlife assemblages and are crucial for biodiversity conservation..."

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Sacred groves of India: repositories of a rich heritage and tools for biodiversity conservation

"...Groves help to improve soil quality, replenish water resources and are pivotal for biodiversity conservation of plants and animals including rare, endemic, threatened, vulnerable species and ethnobotanical species..."

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Study on habitat suitability and environmental variable thresholds of rare waterbirds

"...With the exception of D_far, Ponds and D_swa, rare waterbirds had response thresholds to each environmental indicator, and these results supported the restoration of landscape structure and function of each habitat site..."

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Towards the design of biodiverse green roofs in Argentina: Assessing key elements for different functional groups of arthropods

"...However, the characteristics of green roofs that could enhance arthropod biodiversity and ecological functioning are poorly known, especially for South American countries..."

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Contribution of remote sensing and GIS to analysis of the risk of flooding in the Zat basin (High Atlas-Morocco)

"...The rainfall analysis demonstrated that the Zat watershed has a trend towards drought along with extreme events such as floods..."

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Investigation on the potential of eco-friendly bio-char for amendment in serpentine soils and immobilization of heavy metals co

"...Recently, biochar amendments have emerged in the area of soil remediation technology with the suitability and potential to promote seed emergence, plant growth, biomass productivity, and vegetation cover on contaminated soils such as serpentine soil..."

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Assessing Long-Term Ecological Changes in Wetlands of the Bass Strait Islands, Southeast Australia: Palaeoecological Insights a

"...We use wetland fossil pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs and sediment geochemistry to reconstruct wetland development and compare it to existing records of terrestrial vegetation and fire regimes from the island..."

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Estimating the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2002 to 2016, as a tool for publi

"...Results also show that public policies in RJ should focus on jobs creation, investments in renewable energy and improving public transport, actions that are related to variables that, proportionally, most negatively affected the GPI..."

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Non-native shrubs and calcium availability are important for birds breeding in urban forests

"...Global increases in urbanization requires us to better understand how species are adapting to novel ecosystems in urbanized environments..."

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Impact of thermal condition on vegetation feedback under greening trend of China

"...Suitable vegetation coverage in urban land, banning deforestation, and cultivating land reasonably can decrease the local temperature by inducing negative vegetation feedback..."

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