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ecological impacts

Scientists highlight the necessity of improving the ecology of the Amazon

An international research team, including Lancaster University, have discovered what actions are required to improve the Amazon’s ecology. An international team of scientists from Brazil...
synthetic polymers

Acylhydrazone-based polymers: The key to greater crop yields?

A research team from the University of Birmingham has discovered a group of acylhydrazone-based polymers, which may be critical in encouraging bacteria to form...
agricultural reliance

Reducing the UK’s agricultural reliance on overseas production

The UK Government has announced a ‘Food Strategy’ that intends to reduce the UK’s agricultural reliance on overseas production. Harnessing agricultural technology A strategy to direct...
Subsoil

Future food security is potentially threatened by subsoil compaction

Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have revealed that future food security in Europe, America, and Australia is threatened by subsoil compaction. What...
Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Researchers from Flinders University are investigating organic nitrogen fertiliser to return nitrogen to soil without the need for chemicals.
coral reef bleaching

Scientists analyse coral reef bleaching to see if they can self-restore

Scientists have discovered evidence that coral reefs in remote or protected areas can quickly recover from mass coral reef bleaching events. Two years after the...
Sustainable cattle farming

How sustainable cattle farming in Brazil could help to reduce carbon emissions

A research team from the University of Colorado Boulder, demonstrates the importance of customised assistance strategies to help Brazilian cattle ranchers adopt sustainable cattle...
Relocation of agricultural land

Relocation of agricultural land could greatly reduce carbon emissions

Scientists design a map to display the potential relocation of agricultural land to maximise long-term environmental benefits without compromising food security. Scientists have constructed a...
Ensuring food security is at the heart of sustainability measures

Ensuring food security is at the heart of sustainability measures

Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis have discovered risks associated with sustainability measures that could impact food security. It is very common...
Drosophila suzukii

Drosophila suzukii: an invasive fruit fly, investigated by scientists

A research team from Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) have emphasised the safety of a classical biological control agent against the invasive...
Fostering sustainable agriculture in Europe

Fostering sustainable agriculture practices in Europe

Dr Stephen Onakuse, President of Agrinatura, outlines the efforts of the organisation in its mission to achieve sustainable agriculture practices across Europe. Agrinatura, the European...
Black-eyed peas attract beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Black-eyed peas attract beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria

A novel study finds that black-eyed peas attract beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria, potentially removing the necessity of fertiliser. New research findings from scientists at the University...
nanofoams

Nanofoams could be key to surviving mass extinctions

Scientists analysed a high-resolution 3D study of conifer pollen to reveal nanofoams made by nature that could be the key to surviving mass extinctions. Scientists...
genetically modified crops

Genetically modified crops can have a positive effect on the climate

Researchers at the University of Bonn and the Breakthrough Institute have deduced that genetically modified crops in Europe could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The use...
rumen microbiome

Influencing the rumen microbiome

The University of Minnesota’s Dr Andres Gomez, Dr Isaac Salfer, and Dr Marshall Stern discuss how the rumen microbiome is influenced by non-nutritional factors,...
Restoration

Ecosystem restoration investigated by scientists

A team of researchers from Flinders University reveal lingering soil deficiencies after comparing results to a six-year native planting project in South Australia. What does...
Methane

Scientists reveal agricultural practices increase CH4 and N2O production

A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has discovered that with appropriate agricultural management, Methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) production...
Ultraviolet

Sunflower pollination attracts bees and aids in adapting to drought

A research team from the University of British Columbia (UBC) has discovered that the ultraviolet (UV) colours of sunflowers attracts pollinators, aiding in pollination,...
Ecosystems

Scientists reveal that ammonium is beneficial for pine root growth

Researchers from the University of Malaga (UM) conducted a study investigating the benefits of ammonium, one of which being the development of a specific...
sustainable diet

Substituting one food item per day can result in a more sustainable diet

According to a new study, people who consume beef could reduce the carbon footprint of their diet by as much as 48% to gain...

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