Category: Environment

Posted in All Environment

Robin hushed: wind turbines are making songbirds change their tune

Mark Whittingham, Newcastle University Wind turbines are a leading source of green energy which could supply 12% of the world’s energy by 2020. But their…

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Posted in Environment Food

Beef or fish, Madam? Soon you might not have the choice

Kenny Black, Scottish Association for Marine Science The amount of aquaculture produce worldwide – including farmed fish and shellfish – has now overtaken global beef…

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Posted in Environment Health Living Medical

A lab-stage mRNA vaccine targeting ticks may offer protection against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases6

Andaleeb Sajid, National Institutes of Health The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea A new laboratory-stage mRNA vaccine…

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Posted in Beekeeping Environment Farming Food

Glyphosate pesticide does not cause mortality in bumble bees

by  Pensoft Publishers Glyphosate is the most commonly used pesticide in the world, and is widely used in agriculture. While glyphosate has been deemed ‘bee-safe’ by…

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Posted in Environment Food

Scientists convert plastic waste into vanilla flavoring

By Yasemin Saplakoglu June 18, 2021 In the future, your vanilla ice cream may be made from plastic bottles. In the future, your vanilla ice cream may…

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Posted in Environment Farming

Diversified agriculture enhances ecosystem services and maintain yields

by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  November 5, 2020 Increasing diversity in crop production systems benefits ecosystem services and biodiversity without compromising crop yields. An…

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Posted in Environment Farming Living

Drought is forcing farmers in Colorado to make tough choices

November 6, 202112:01 PM ET NINA KRAVINSKYTwitterLISTEN· 10:5010-Minute ListenDOWNLOADEmbed Not long ago, the red sandstone walls of the Dolores River Canyon in southwestern Colorado towered over…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

Talking dinosaur invades UN to give climate change speech in bizarre, yet brilliant, new video

By Harry Baker  10/28/2021 “Don’t choose extinction,” warns the CGI creature. A talking CGI dinosaur just gave an impassioned speech about climate change to world leaders in a new UN…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

A quick guide to climate change jargon – what experts mean by mitigation, carbon neutral and 6 other key terms

Wändi Bruine de Bruin, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you’ll…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

4 key issues to watch as world leaders prepare for the Glasgow climate summit

Rachel Kyte, Tufts University Glasgow sits proudly on the banks of the river Clyde, once the heart of Scotland’s industrial glory and now a launchpad…

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