Breeding Strategies to Adapt Crops to a Changing Climate

Abstract Climate change is expected to reduce global crop productivity, although the impact will vary region to region. At many locations, particularly those at lower latitudes, the environment will become drier and hotter, which will reduce crop yields and potentially change the incidence of insect pests and diseases. These climatic changes are also expected to alter the nutritional properties and processing quality of crop products. This chapter describes breeding approaches that may be employed to mitigate the effects of increased heat and drought in the crop production environment.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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