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New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

... crops may contribute to increased productivity in sustainable agriculture, according to a groundbreaking study p...or how we think about technology and the future of sustainable agriculture,” said Peter Kareiva, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy. According to lead a...

Male-killing bacteria makes female butterflies more promiscuous

...ies can get so low and yet the population is still sustainable and stable. You don't need many male butterflies to continue the population successfully. This is partly because the decision to mate is mainly under female control and because males have a high mating capacity." This study was carried out on Hypo...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...ch conveys to consumers that wild salmon come from sustainable fisheries. "Labeling helps consumers make informed choices," said Dr. Cathy Roheim, co-author of the study and professor of economics at the University of Rhode Island. The report also recommends: harmonizing regulatory food safety standa...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...ess will be enhanced by management that encourages sustainable uses of these ecosystems and the protection of critical habitats and species to help this process." ...

Fitness has fallen since the days of Ancient Greece

...xts were originally collected and used to estimate sustainable ship speeds in The Athenian Trireme (CUP, 2rd edit...r: "From these details we can estimate the average sustainable ship speeds. Then, using the reconstruction we measured the metabolic demands of the human engine re...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...medicines for their primary health care needs. The sustainable use of biodiversity's components will not only sav...overnmental organisation working to promote a more sustainable use of coastal and marine resources in oceanic and coastal areas in Latin America and the Caribbean,...

New biofuels process promises to meet all US transportation needs

...y," Agrawal said. "We could use H2CAR to provide a sustainable fuel supply to meet the needs of the entire U.S. t...rchers have estimated that the United States has a sustainable supply of about 1.4 billion tons of biomass each year that could be used specifically for the produc...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...ich aims to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals initiative, a global effort by member nations "to meet the needs of the world's poorest." The target is based...

The desert is dying

...roduction. This indicates that the traditional and sustainable indigenous resource management, which desert people have developed through millennia, is changing. Desertification has been recurrently discussed and questioned since the 1970s. The focus has been on desert borderlands, while changes in sparse but ...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

... effective marine protected areas (MPAs), and more sustainable eating habits for consumers of these fishes,?said ...outcome serves as another reminder of the need for sustainable fishing and consumption of important fish species. The threatened groupers are naturally vulnerable ...

Over a century after disappearing, wild elk return to Ontario

...ers and locations, so that elk can be managed in a sustainable manner, and in a way that minimizes conflicts between elk and humans." ...

Common cold virus may kill breast cancer cells

...for Breast Cancer Research and Funding, developing sustainable research collaborations, which could halve the time it will take to answer the big questions in breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Ms Sue Murray said NBCF funds are directed to the best research in Australia, unlimited by state bo...

Something new under the sun

.... In the new greenhouse, good climate control with sustainable energy resulted not only in an increased crop yiel...is lost and excess heat is reused. This means that sustainable energy can be used to control the climate in the greenhouse efficiently. Control system Va...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

...ver the past few years as demand has surged beyond sustainable levels for slow-to-produce shark populations and w...it appears that the catch rate is near the maximum sustainable level," says Clarke. "But such assessments were not available for other, less productive shark spec...

Ongoing collapse of coral reef shark populations

...ged, reef systems. For balancing conservation with sustainable use, the Great Barrier Reef is regulated through an extensive series of management zones in which different areas are open to different levels of fishing. In their study, the researchers determined the status of two species of reef shark—the whitetip...

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

...ars, permitting selective breeding for large-scale sustainable plantation forestry," said Dr. Sam Foster of the U.S. Forest Service. "This rapid growth coupled with conversion of the lignocellulosic portion of the plant to ethanol has the potential to provide a renewable energy resource along with a reduction of...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...visitors - possibly the only possibility to create sustainable tourism, thereby ensuring the necessary protection of the unique animal and plant world of the Galápagos....

Save the whales? Sure, but how many?

...on-consumptively (as in tourism.) Most models for sustainable use only conserve animals at the level of demographics, not ecology, Sanderson says. The highest standard for animal populations is achieving 'historical baselines' where species are restored to when humanity as a whole had significantly less impac...

UGA scientists engineer root-knot nematode resistance

... crops," Hussey said. The most cost-effective and sustainable management tactic for preventing root-knot nematode damage and reducing growers' losses, he said, is to develop resistant plants that prevent the nematode from feeding on the roots. Because root-knot nematode resistance doesn't come naturally in most...

A cleaner, greener rice industry

...upports ASEAN's commitment to achieve the goals of sustainable development envisaged in ASEAN Vision 2020 on the establishment of a "clean and green ASEAN." ASEAN Environment Year is celebrated every three years with the aim of promoting environmental awareness at all levels of society, highlighting ASEAN's env...

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