Tag Archives: Drought

Early drought

Europe is suffering from extremely early spring drought. And again, as every year, our water use is back on the agenda. And it should be: water availability might become one of our society’s biggest problems. In fact, it already is: … Continue reading

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Global risks

Each year, at the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Global Risks Report is published. The Global Risks Report is created by experts and decision-makers from all over the world, and this year’s version covers more risks than … Continue reading

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So dry

It is dry in Western Europe. Extremely dry. Dry enough for me to to write a blogpost about it for http://www.eoswetenschap.eu, our local popular science journal. They asked me if the current drought could serve as proof that the climate … Continue reading

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During with the nice and persistent heath we were experiencing in Belgium, we started our drought experiment on the university campus. With the help of some very welcome extra hands, we put ten by twenty meters of plastic foil over our greenhouse … Continue reading

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There we go!

This week, I officially launched the new fieldwork season outside the office by installing my plots on the experimental field site at the university. Two days of digging holes, putting labels and seeding a mind-blowing amount of 15.000 seeds, resulted … Continue reading

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Drought in the lake

California currently experiences the most extreme drought in the history of the state. It is so dry that they started desalinating the water of the ocean on a large scale (an interesting newsflash I learned from CNN at the airport). … Continue reading

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