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The new myth of herbicide rotation
It’s been a staple recommendation for years – rotate herbicides to effectively manage weed resistance. But troubling new research from the University of Illinois suggests that practice doesn’t really work.

“If you were to ask farmers what is the one thing you can do to delay resistance evolution, they’ll say rotate herbicides,” according to Pat Tranel, Ainsworth Professor in the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences. “This study shows that’s not true.”
ruokaturva  food  herbicide  agriculture  rotating  kiertotalous  luomu  anthropocene  hunger 
2 days ago by pelttari
Following Carbon in an Age of Fire - Eos
Wildfires release huge volumes of carbon into the air as carbon dioxide, but the blackened landscapes the fires leave behind are filled with pyrogenic carbon, organic materials that are charred but not fully destroyed by the fire. Pyrogenic carbon is an important part of the carbon cycle because it is supposedly more stable than other forms of carbon. It remains in its charred form rather than breaking down and continuing through the carbon cycle and eventually back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.
ilmasto_muuttaa_kaiken  carbon_cycle  wildfire  study  california  drought  anthropocene 
6 days ago by pelttari
Earth as hybrid planet: New classification places Anthropocene era in astrobiological context
For decades, as astronomers have imagined advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, they categorized such worlds by the amount of energy their inhabitants might conceivably be able to harness and use.
additivism  anthropocene  astrobiology  deep  time  environment  geology  hybrids  planet  stream 
10 days ago by therourke
Climate change is so dire we need a new kind of science fiction to make sense of it | Claire L Evans | Opinion | The Guardian
Star Trek was one way of dealing with the social anxieties of the 1960s. Since sci-fi mirrors the present, ecological collapse requires a new dystopian fiction Build an imaginary world in your mind, hanging in space. Spin it around a bit; kick the tires. Now change one thing about that world.
additivism  anthropocene  apocalypse  buffer  catastrophe  climate  change  earth  environment  fiction  figuration  figures  nature  sci-fi  stream 
10 days ago by therourke
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RT : American strategic response to climate change in the : "Pray for us."
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11 days ago by noahsussman
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14 days ago by roens
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RT : Demain/18h/La Maréchalerie/Rencontre Bruno Latour & Philippe Rahm
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17 days ago by mgprojekt
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21 days ago by mathpunk
engscisoc / Acceleration of Tranquility
Were we gods, we might be able to live well without rest and contemplation, but we are not and we cannot. Whereas our physical capacities are limited, those of the machine are virtually unlimited. As the capabilities of the machine are extended, we can use it--we imagine--to supplement our own in ways that will not strain our humanity. Had we no appetite or sin, this might be true, but our desires tend to lead us to excess, and as the digital revolution has quickly progressed, we have not had time to develop the protocols, manners, discipline, and ethics adequate for protecting us from our newly augmented powers.
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24 days ago by ayjay
No safe place except hope: Global struggles and the Anglican vocation
The old enclaves are simply not up to the demands of the era. Catholic and Protestant, Orthodox and Pentecostal: these are fading ecclesial relics, not without their eternal giftedness and bequests that demand safeguarding and hence continued institutional forms. But their exclusive finalities have been clearly subverted, and their demands made upon other Christians for conformity in return for acceptance are now vain. The very attempt to respond to the global revolution of human life through institutions themselves honed by the revolution’s pressures — an attempt that is the manifest face of all churches today — is bound to a dismal end.

It no longer matters what church we belong to. We can leave individual destinies to the secret purposes of God, but there is little reason to think that such destinies are tied to a person’s denomination. More broadly, there is but one people of God, whose membership is founded on baptism and whose integrity is given in faithful following of Christ.
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24 days ago by ayjay
No safe place except hope: A scriptural response to the Anthropocene
The Anthropocene epoch is unveiling the connection between human destruction and human self-centeredness. A proper understanding of humanity goes further than this insight, however, because it apprehends the fact of God’s assumption of human nature as an act of grace for this bereft and fallen creature. A true anthropocentrism, then, measures our lives by the self-revelation of God in Jesus Christ, no more and no less. This must take stock of the breadth of our finitude, our failure, and our frailty, which stands before God in the form of a creature showered by grace. Every moral responsibility and possibility flows from God’s assumption of this creature and this flesh as a sign of God’s sovereign over all creation. Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato sí (2015) has pointed to aspects of a proper Christian anthropocentrism. We should take up this vision with a refreshed vigor in our witness.
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24 days ago by ayjay
No safe place except hope: The Anthropocene epoch
Taken together, however, there are several common features tied to this huge Anthropocene shift, of which I will note only three: no one in the history of the world has ever lived the way we now live together; there is little evidence that human beings are happier than they once were, and violence and death are unabated; finally, almost every stable form for ordering the “arc” of the human lifespan that societies in the past have followed — including the Christian Church — has dissolved.

Second, there is a unique religious aspect to this new period of history. I am unqualified to say if in fact we have entered a new geological epoch. Scripture suggests, nonetheless, that periods of human history are divinely ordered (e.g., Daniel). These periods probably should not be seen as exclusively fixed chronological frameworks, but as descriptors of the ways that the Word of God relates to specific human collectivities and the ways these in turn respond. To understand our “time” in history, then, we discern something of its scriptural location, even if that location might apply to a range of “times.”

Anthropocene is a secular term. Yet it seems to stand in for such a scripturally explained period (one thinks of Hosea 10-13, along Isaiah 14, where Israel and Babylon have become one in their pride): we live in the epoch of the Anthropos, where everything has been excluded except the human.
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24 days ago by ayjay

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