News & Events – Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Under the blistering sun of Southern California’s Imperial Valley, it’s not surprising that subsurface drip irrigation is more effective and efficient than furrow (or flood) irrigation, a practice in which up to 50% of water is lost to evaporation. But a recent study also concludes that drip irrigation can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from soil – which contribute to climate change and unhealthy air quality in the region – without sacrificing yields of forage crops alfalfa and sudangrass. “It was really exciting to see,” said lead author Holly Andrews, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. “The crop yield was at least maintained and in some cases increased, but the water use and gaseous emissions were especially decreased under drip irrigation.”
ADB Expands Circular Economy with SUS’s Low Carbon Eco-Industrial Parks in People’s Republic of China
ADB signed a $100 million loan with Shanghai SUS Environment Company Limited to finance a portfolio of innovative and socially inclusive waste-to-energy facilities.
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Cooper Tire Recycles More than 75% of Waste Annually, Sustainability Report Says
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