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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,...
Biodiversity loss

Scientists urge for drastic measures to mitigate biodiversity loss

A collection of scientists from bioDiscovery and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), outline their key framework to help relieve...
Rain frog

New species of rain frog named in honour of Greta Thunberg

Scientists discover a new species of rain frog in Panama and have named it after climate activist Greta Thunberg. In 2018, the Rainforest Trust celebrated...
polar bear

The worrying impact of sea ice decline on polar bear movement patterns

Due to ever-increasing climate change impacts causing sea ice to melt, polar bears are being forced to travel longer and more hazardous distances to...
Amazon Basin

Amazon basin approaches potential disastrous tipping point

Landmark report released at COP26 climate change conference forebodes a potential crisis for the Amazon basin. A first-of-its-kind scientific report detailing the natural disaster unfolding...
Studying the ‘potential’ of species to cope with environmental changes

Studying the ‘potential’ of species to cope with environmental changes

Professor Dr Jörns Fickel of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research explains the work taking place on species’ ability to cope with environmental changes.
Cell-based fish from a bioreactor: a novel alternative to fishing

Cell-based fish from a bioreactor: a novel alternative to fishing

Scientists at Bluu Biosciences are developing a method of growing cell-based fish, which could offer a sustainable alternative to fishing.
Mangroves endangered by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Mangroves endangered by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Marine ecologists from the University of Hong Kong have discovered that mangroves may be at risk by the low functional diversity of invertebrates.
green jobs UK

£40m in funding for boosting green jobs and nature recovery in the UK

Projects have received a total of £40m in grants to facilitate 2,500 green jobs, plant nearly one million trees and boost the UK's nature recovery.
fish welfare

The evolving face of fish welfare in the aquaculture industry

In the world of fish welfare, Flatsetsund Engineering pioneer technology needed to eliminate sea lice and save the salmon industry.
Fossil fuel emissions may be skewing data from marine ecosystems

Fossil fuel emissions may be skewing data from marine ecosystems

A novel tool has been developed that will enable scientists to determine how centuries of fossil fuel emissions may be distorting the data they collect from marine ecosystems.  
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.

CowManager: towards successful and sustainable dairy farming

CowManager is the best option to measure cow performance and achieve a successful and sustainable future in global dairy farming.
Preventing biodiversity loss microclimatic variability

Preventing biodiversity loss with microclimatic variability

Research on preventing biodiversity loss indicates that the population increase of endangered species of butterfly is largest in habitats with microclimatic variability.
ecosystems

Common plants and pollinators act as anchors for ecosystems

Common plants and pollinators play a central role in maintaining biodiversity, acting as anchors for ecosystems, and assisting against some of the impacts of climate change.
How do seabirds interact with aquaculture and fisheries?

How do seabirds interact with aquaculture and fisheries?

Researchers investigate the interactions between Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds and aquaculture and fisheries.
sustainable food production

Crop rotations with legumes offer more nutritious and sustainable food production

Researchers have found that growing more legumes could be a more nutritious and sustainable food production approach for European agriculture.
pesticide agriculture

Plants and insects threatened by pesticide use in agriculture

In new research that reveals potential consequences of pesticide use in agriculture, a group of scientists have found that applied pesticide toxicity in agriculture has significantly increased in plants and insects.
oyster meat

Warmer waters and low oxygen could impact young oysters’ ability to grow meat

Early exposure to conditions like warmer waters and low oxygen could impact oysters’ ability to grow meaty tissue on their shells.
Sustainable delousing: a necessity for growth in salmon farming

Sustainable delousing: a necessity for growth in salmon farming

Lars Georg Backer, CEO of Flatsetsund Engineering AS, outlines how its sustainable delousing solution is both cost effective and environmentally friendly.

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