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Would fewer cows mean less methane emission?

Couple of thoughts: (The OP's article is a low quality source of info with either an interview taken out of context or an inappropriately vague or under-informed interviewee. Reasons why will become ...
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What is the non-local impact of a large-scale destruction of coral reefs?

Disclaimer: the question is too broad and speculative to some extent, and thus less likely to get complete answer (at least in a single post). As is already known, thousands (or millions) of species ...
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CO2 availability to phytoplankton in oceans and climate change impacts

Short Answer I do not believe that CO2 will become less available to phytoplankton on a global scale in the foreseeable future. Instead, I believe that rates of increasing concentrations of CO2 (and ...
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Why is livestock bad for the climate?

Short Answer I'll address the first two of your three sub-questions: Livestock are not climate neutral because different processes of the carbon cycle create different carbon-based molecules at ...
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Why is livestock bad for the climate?

Short answer Two factors playing a role in livestock's contribution to the greenhouse effect have to do with methane being a more potent greenhouse gas and the fact that the conversion of plant ...
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Can a second mass extinction by microbes happen?

First of all, let’s consider your Methanosarcina scenario in specific. Methanosarcina with those properties are still around. So, there is no reason to expect that introducing some ancient ...
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Will the climate change help the trees to grow?

I don't think anyone knows for sure. It will certainly depend on which spatial location, and which tree species, you're thinking of: while "global average effect on growth (e.g. measured by change in ...
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Is the Amazon forest O2 and CO2 neutral?

tl;dr We don't really know. A reasonable guess is that it's a weak sink, gradually turning into a source via increased drought frequency, but it's extremely hard to measure; carbon flux is highly ...
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How badly will warmer air affect birds' ability to migrate long distances?

I suppose it is (sometimes) exactly the same for birds as for planes. [same] Newton's second law tells us that Force = mass times acceleration, and Newton's 3rd law tells us that for every force there ...
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Is water vapour a product of fossil fuel oxidation?

Althugh water vapor contributes to greenhouse warming of the atmosphere, changes in atmospheric water vapor tend to follow rather than drive changes in temperature. Also, in the form of clouds, ...
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Why is livestock bad for the climate?

I have found an answer for your first question. The Global Warming Potential of methane is much higher than that of carbon dioxide. Because methane stays in the air for a shorter period of time than ...
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Species extinction attribution

Even though without focus on climate change, this paper is about extinction attribution in the sense that the relation between traits and extinction risk is investigated: A review of the relation ...
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What are examples of successful novel ecosystem integration?

I am still not 100% sure of what the intent is here, but I think that you should look into community assembly rules. The basic (not universally or even generally accepted) idea is that there is some ...
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Which one is better to use for water stress experiment GWAS or RNASeq?

bambara groundnut does not have a reference genome This is your biggest problem if you want to do any sequencing based analysis. Neither GWAS nor RNAseq data analysis are possible without a ...
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