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Brazil climate change report warns of failed hydropower and crops

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Mongabay: A comprehensive new study commissioned by Brazil’s government predicts severe drought and crop failures due to climate change by 2040.
Brazil now gets 78% of its electricity from hydropower, but decreased rainfall could cut river flows by 38 to 57% to the nation’s four biggest existing hydropower plants, sharply decreasing energy generation.
Reduced water flows to proposed dams in the Tapajós basin, as well as to the gigantic, under construction Belo Monte dam, could make hydroelectric power…
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ANC may pay as drought withers black South African farmers’ dreams

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Reuters: Cattle are the traditional asset by which Nampie Motloung, a subsistence black South African farmer, has long measured his wealth. But a blistering drought has made them a liability. “I have no choice but to sell some of my cows. I must do it before they die,” Motloung, 62, told Reuters as his 30-strong herd ambled in the distance across the parched landscape. “It pains me to do so. My cattle are my family’s inheritance,” he said. The wealth of small-scale farmers and the dreams of emerging black…
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Assessing ecosystem services: Increasing the impact on decision making

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ScienceDaily: Assessments of ecosystem services (ES), aiming at informing decisions on land management, are increasing in number around the globe, but only in a few cases recommendations are then applied by decision-makers in real life. In a new paper published in the journal Ecology and Society a team of researchers aims to bridge the gap between scientific research and policy needs, by providing a new step-by-step problem-oriented approach for informing land-use decisions. Often ES assessments are found to…
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