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UK science funding boost worth £113m will support future science leaders

UK science funding boost worth £113m will support future science leaders

Almost 100 of the UK’s next-generation of science leaders will be granted a total £113m science funding boost to facilitate the commercialisation of their innovations and tackle global challenges from the climate crisis to chronic illness.
biomass

Switzerland’s first pilot plant for indigenous forest biomass extraction

BFH and Schilliger Holz AG's pilot plant for producing extracts from indigenous forest biomass revolutionises the forestry and wood industry.
Protecting crops from insects with innovative compound solution

Protecting crops from insects with innovative compound solution

Researchers have developed a novel compound solution – based on the odours released by predator insects – to repel herbivorous insects and protect crops.
crop-killing bacteria

Detection of cellular-level process behind crop-killing bacteria

A group of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has discovered a key process through which dangerous crop-killing bacteria can infect plants.
water pollution

Additional support for farmers tackling water pollution

The UK government are to offer farmers further advice, support, and funding to facilitate tackling the challenge of water pollution.
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.

Utilising smart farming devices to enhance sand dune habitats 

Cattle in Lincolnshire have been equipped with novel smart collars to aid the enhancement of important sand dune habitats. 
Utilising tamarind shells as an energy source for vehicles 

Utilising tamarind shells as an energy source for vehicles 

An international consortium of scientists has discovered a novel way to convert tamarind shells into an energy source for vehicles. 
Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Researchers at Texas A&M have discovered a way to use agriculture byproducts to produce sustainable bioplastics.
deforestation in the Amazon

Commercial farming’s deforestation in the Amazon increases temperatures and reduces rainfall

Researchers investigating deforestation in the Amazon report that commercial farms cause temperature increases and less rainfall.
tropical forests

Illegal agriculture driving worldwide decrease of tropical forests

A study from Forest Trends has indicated that the decline of tropical rainforests is due to the prevalence of illegal agriculture.
sustainable cities

Designing sustainable cities with Urban InVEST software

A new free to use, open-source software may potentially aid in designing sustainable cities worldwide, saving countries billions of pounds.
Using plant probes to enhance sustainable farming

Using plant probes to enhance sustainable farming

Researchers at KAUST have developed microneedles in several plant-friendly polymers that could enhance sustainable farming.
tree-planting

Natural woodland regeneration: an economical tree-planting alternative

A long-term passive rewilding study has indicated that UK tree-planting targets could be attained via natural woodland regeneration methods.
greenhouse gas emissions

Food systems exacerbating greenhouse gas emissions

A global study has revealed that food systems have far more substantial impacts on greenhouse gas emissions than previously anticipated.
Farmed seafood is a climate smart form of agriculture

Farmed seafood is a climate smart form of agriculture

With over 125 years’ experience in supporting the nation’s fisheries, NOAA Fisheries shares some of the work it is doing to ensure aquaculture has a positive impact on environmental, social, economic development.
Rubisco

Rubisco enzyme investigation may improve crop yields

A novel investigation into the Rubisco enzyme that is vital in plant photosynthesis may lead to methods that enhance crop yields and growth.
plant biotechnology

Global co-operation on plant biotechnology and genetic resources

T-PIRC’s Professor Kazuo Watanabe explains how the centre is developing both the next generation plants and plant biotechnology.
Animal health Europe

The challenges facing animal health in European farms

Innovation News Network's International Editor, Clifford Holt, spoke to Roxane Feller, Secretary General of AnimalhealthEurope, about some of the challenges and opportunities facing animal health in Europe today.
Multi-stakeholder agricultural co-operatives and sustainability

Multi-stakeholder agricultural co-operatives and sustainability

Dr Thomas W Gray, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Co-operative Programs, explains why multi-stakeholder co-operatives may be able to bequeath more democratic organisational models and organisations to future generations that can help address sustainability questions and dilemmas.

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