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  • Prairies hit hard by drought

    April 9, 2021

    Canadian Drought Monitor – A new nationwide drought map released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Drought Monitor (CDM) is showing just how dry conditions are in the Prairies, especially in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Areas in southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan have experienced at least six months of drought conditions, according to CDM’s drought assessment […]

  • Beef industry can cut emissions with land management, production efficiency

    April 6, 2021

    Colorado State University – A comprehensive assessment of 12 different strategies for reducing beef production emissions worldwide found that industry can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 50 per cent in certain regions, with the most potential in the United States and Brazil. The study, Reducing Climate Impacts of Beef Production: A […]

  • Climate change probably increasing intensity in tropical storms

    March 30, 2021

    ScienceBrief News – Many tropical cyclone-prone regions of the world are expected to experience storm systems of greater intensity over the coming century, according to a review of research published on March 26 in ScienceBrief Review. Moreover, sea level rise will aggravate coastal flood risk from tropical cyclones and other phenomena, even if the tropical […]

  • UN marks World Water Day with annual report

    March 22, 2021

    UN-Water – On March 22, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on behalf of UN-Water, released the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2021. It states that the inability to recognize the value of water is the main cause of water waste and misuse. Despite the difficulty of attributing an objective and […]

  • Feds invest C$185 million towards climate-smart agriculture

    March 19, 2021

    Government of Canada – Farmers are on the front lines of worsening climate impacts and face increasing risk of wildfires and extreme weather events, such as floods and droughts. According to the federal government, the best way to build climate resiliency across Canadian agriculture’s diversity of realities and landscapes is by developing and deploying solutions […]

  • Melting glaciers could speed up carbon emissions into the atmosphere

    March 16, 2021

    University of Leeds – The loss of glaciers worldwide enhances the breakdown of complex carbon molecules in rivers, potentially contributing further to climate change. An international research team led by the University of Leeds has for the first time linked glacier-fed mountain rivers with higher rates of plant material decomposition, a major process in the […]

  • Weather giving little relief for crops in Brazil, Argentina

    March 9, 2021

    MarketsFarm– While both Brazil and Argentina are experiencing different sides of the same coin weather-wise, the conditions have affected their harvests and will continue to do so for the next week or later. In northern and central regions of Brazil, more than 100 mm of precipitation is expected to fall from March 8 to 16, […]

  • AccuWeather Canadian spring forecast mixed

    March 2, 2021

    AccuWeather – There will be increased in risk of flooding this spring in British Columbia, western Alberta and parts of Eastern Canada, according to a new seasonal report from AccuWeather. Meanwhile, dry conditions are expected to continue across the Prairies. In AccuWeather’s report, the private service forecast below normal temperatures for B.C. and western Alberta […]

  • Wet spring, warm summer in Prairies

    February 22, 2021

    MarketsFarm – Parts of the Canadian Prairies may see warm and dry conditions this summer, but not before a healthy amount of precipitation in the spring. Drew Lerner, founder, president and senior agricultural meteorologist for World Weather Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas, added that Alberta may see milder temperatures this spring while Manitoba and parts […]

  • Monsoon forecast model mostly accurate, but room for improvement

    February 16, 2021

    University of Reading – Seasonal monsoon rains are key to agriculture in India, with early forecasts helpful in reducing crop losses. New analysis of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) shows that the model used by the ECMWF is accurate a month in advance of the monsoon onset, although actual rainfall amounts were […]




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