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daily link  Wednesday, June 30, 2004


Climate threat to rice crop: "An average daily temperature increase of 1 degree Celsius results in a 10 percent reduction in the rice crop, says a study that shows global warming could be bad news for one of the world's most important crops. Increased nighttime temperatures were associated with significant declines in crop yield at the International Rice Research Institute Farm in the Philippines, according to a report in Monday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This new study was a direct measurement of yields under field conditions using practices that good farmers would employ, said lead researcher Kenneth G. Cassman of the University of Nebraska...

rice production has stagnated in recent years in some key producing regions of Asia."That's something that hasn't been on the radar screen and needs to get more attention," Cassman said.

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Juan Cole on Farenheit 911:  Good review, spotlighting good bits (iraq and patriot act coverage), and bad bits (inaccurate saudi-bashing).  6:13:23 AM  permalink  

"Kick-ass Software Developer looking for work": Excellent essay, with good commentary as well, on what makes a good programmer and how things have changed.  5:56:50 AM  permalink  

 

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