Tag Archives: global warming

Researchers turn up the heat to prepare for global warming

Vicky Boyd

When you start looking at historical weather data, Arkansas and the rest of the Southeast haven’t seen a significant overall temperature increase since the early 20th century. What has changed in Arkansas and parts of the Southeast is how those temperatures are distributed, according to information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association National Centers for Environmental Information. Although the ... Read More »

Researchers find rice yields plummet, arsenic rises with global warming

E. Marie Muehe, stanford

Rice is the largest global staple crop, consumed by more than half the world’s population. But new experiments from Stanford University suggest that with climate change, production in major rice-growing regions with endemic soil arsenic will undergo a dramatic decline and jeopardize critical food supplies. These experiments exploring rice production in future climate conditions show rice yields could drop about ... Read More »