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Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:39 EDT ~ New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil. Find out more...

Roadmap for measuring animal, plant traits to meet biodiversity goals

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:37 EDT ~ An international team of researchers has outlined a plan for how to measure changes in key traits of animals and plants and provide these data to policymakers to improve natural resource management and keep nations on track to meet global biodiversity and sustainability goals. Find out more...

How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:15:27 EDT ~ Scientists have discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides. Find out more...

'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought -- and could help spare habitats

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:43:50 EDT ~ New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the 'least bad' option for feeding the world while saving its species -- provided use of such 'land-efficient' systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland. Find out more...

Famous theory of the living Earth upgraded to 'Gaia 2.0'

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:20:50 EDT ~ A new twist has been given to the 'Gaia' theory that aims to explain why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve over billions of years. Find out more...

Appetite for shark fin soup serious risk to threatened sharks

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:38:41 EDT ~ Fishing pressure on threatened shark populations has increased dramatically in recent years and it is urgent that consumers reject shark fin products altogether, new study asserts. Find out more...

Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:35:02 EDT ~ Over 15 years, almost 13,000 scientific papers have been published in the leading conservation science journals. Yet biodiversity remains threatened at a global scale. Researchers have now focused on this worrisome paradox by taking a deeper look at this large volume of literature. One of the major problems is that decisions are usually more favorable to human activities than to nature protection. Find out more...

End of Colombia conflict may bring new threats to ecosystems

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:12:44 EDT ~ The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward. Find out more...

Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:06:35 EDT ~ Findings from studies of traffic-related abrasion particles point to tires, brake pads, and road materials as significant sources of environmental pollution with potential health implications. Find out more...

Marine aquaculture and the need to protect global food security

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:25:21 EDT ~ First analysis of impacts to marine aquaculture production warns proactive measures needed to protect global food security. Find out more...