Soil N is an essential element for plant growth, but its mineral forms are subject to loss to the environment by leaching and gaseous emissions. Despite its importance for the soil-plant system, factors controlling soil mineral N concentrations over large spatial scales are not well understood. We used NH4+ and NO3− concentrations (0–30 cm depth) from 469 sites across Australia, and determined soil controls on their regional variation. Soil mineral N varied regionally but depended on the different land uses. In the agricultural region of Australia, NH4+ tended to be depleted (4.9 ± 4.8 vs.

GANDHINAGAR: The BJP-led Gujarat government which makes tall claims about its protection of cows, told the assembly by a written submission that 2,754 villages in Gujarat have no gauchar land (comm

Grazing livestock is linked to climate change. They can boost the sequestration of carbon in some locally specific circumstances. At the global level, they are responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, directly linked to global warming. The conclusion: Eat less meat and dairy products.

The report provides scientifically sound practical guidance for selecting SLM (Sustainable Land Management) practices that help address DLDD (Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought), climate change adaptation and mitigation, and for creating an enabling environment for their large-scale implementation considering local realities.

The Kenyan government has deployed troops to a central region to fight illegal grazing.

On the crowded streets of the Tanzanian capital, the sight of groups of men brandishing spears and clubs or hoisting wooden sticks used to herd cattle is no longer unusual.

The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to this report released by the Royal Botanic Gardens in London. An increase in international trade and travel had left flora facing rising threats from invasive pests and pathogens, and called for greater biosecurity measures.

This is the final report of the baseline and good practices study on water and fodder availability along the livestock trade routes in the Horn of Africa. This regional study aims to

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Luna Gram Panchayat & Other Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding construction of a KVA sub-station on grazing land (4,900 square meters) in village Luna, Vadodara, Gujarat. According to the counsel for the petitioners, the action at the behest of the authorities is arbitrary, because there is substantial barren land available in the village, where the sub-station can be raised.

There is great uncertainty over the timing and magnitude of the termination of the African Humid Period (AHP). Spanning from the early to middle Holocene, the AHP was a period of enhanced moisture over most of northern and eastern Africa. However, beginning 8000 years ago the moisture balance shifted due to changing orbital precession and vegetation feedbacks. Some proxy records indicate a rapid transition from wet to dry conditions, while others indicate a more gradual changeover.

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