Centre for dairy and animal husbandry

Animal and dairy husbandry real meaning to support and extend sustainability of animal life till their natural death. Animal should kept exactly as human keeps his own family, if kept along with for mutual benefit by serving them, otherwise they should be freed to their natural habitat. The life is life and it’s equal whether it is of human or of animal. Animal are bound to live on earth as free as human. Human do not have right to play with animal life , burn their food and snatch their habitat . Persistent   offenders causing suffering to the animals leading to universal subject matter. Today’s animal husbandry is getting practiced not only for milk purpose rather business with lives. Business houses, agricultural universities and research institution based on scientific and economic and other intelligent nonsense, and lot many more are in action…. Playing with lives of animal is intolerable at unified control system of the universe and is subject matter of action as per unified field of time and action. Objective of center for animal and dairy husbandry is to disseminate the light towards this and will act on fruitful human and animal coexistence research and information center for the benefit of animal and human both.

Following application area are facilitated Minor irrigation ,Land development ,Organic  farming ,Biofuel ,Agribusiness / agriclinic ,Forestry and wasteland ,Plantation & horticulture Farm  fertilization ,Bio technology ,Dairy & animal husbandry ,Post harvest technology ,Rural enablement ,Capacity building 

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Organic News -- ScienceDaily

Microbes rule in 'knee-high tropical rainforests'

Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical rainforests', support another 20 percent of all plants. In both, plants team up with soil bacteria or fungi to gather nutrients more efficiently. The plants' choice of microbial teammates influences a suite of other plant-soil interactions that help explain why such different environments are so biologically diverse. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Long-distance survival: Effects of storage time and environmental exposure on soil bugs

Are soil organisms still risky after a year in the sun? International researchers placed trays of soil in and around sea containers, as well as in cupboards, to count the creatures in them every few months. They showcase some of the risks presented by soil contamination, while observing which unwanted microbes, insects and plants died faster when exposed, and which -- when protected in closed cupboards. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Scientists zero in on biological diversity in 'poor man's rainforest'

Leftover DNA from dead organisms -- known as "relic DNA" -- has historically thrown a wrench into estimates, causing scientists to overestimate microbial diversity by as much as 55 percent. Posted: Tue 20th of December, 2016

How miniature predators get their favorite soil bacteria

Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers has discovered that these predators -- called protists - 'eavesdrop' on the bacteria's communication. It's a discovery that opens up perspectives for agriculture. Posted: Thu 8th of December, 2016

Vast carbon residue of ocean life

The oceans hold a vast reservoir -- 700 billion tons -- of carbon, dissolved in seawater as organic matter, often surviving for thousands of years after being produced by ocean life. Yet, little is known about how it is produced, or how it's being impacted by the many changes happening in the ocean. Posted: Wed 19th of October, 2016

Do breakfast cereals contain endocrine-disrupting pesticides?

The worrying results a survey 7 on a breakfast food, muesli, show the ubiquity of cocktails of hormone disrupting chemicals, also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the everyday environment. The findings highlight the need for the EU Commission to revise its recently proposed criteria to identify EDCs so that they become effective in protecting health, say experts. Posted: Fri 14th of October, 2016

Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage

Microbes improve soil quality by cycling nutrients and breaking plant residues down into soil organic matter. In an effort to detect consistent patterns across a large geographical area, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 62 studies examining the effect of tillage on soil microbes. No-till systems had greater soil microbial biomass and enzymatic activity. Tilled systems that used a chisel plow were equivalent to no-till systems, in terms of microbial biomass. Posted: Tue 4th of October, 2016

Intercropping: Intersection of soil health, production

Plant diversity in intercropping leads to more diversity below ground too. Researchers are working to find the right combination for optimal crop and soil performance. Posted: Wed 21st of September, 2016

Soil management may help stabilize maize yield in the face of climate change

How will we feed our growing population in the face of an increasingly extreme climate? Many experts suggest the answer lies in breeding novel crop varieties that can withstand the increases in drought, heat, and extreme rainfall events predicted in the not-too-distant future. But breeding is only part of the equation, according to new research. Posted: Tue 20th of September, 2016

Organic panic: Finding the right combination

Farmers have been using a mix-and-match approach to practices for growing their organic veggies. Which combination of practices was best, however, was uncertain. Recent research sheds light on long-term effects of different combinations to productivity and soil. Posted: Wed 14th of September, 2016

Unlocking the mysteries of plant root function, from Alaska to South Africa

It is easy to study what you can see. Researchers know a lot about how plants work aboveground, but what happens out of sight under the surface may control more than we once thought. Posted: Thu 25th of August, 2016

Predicting plant-soil feedbacks from plant traits

In nature, plants cannot grow without soil biota like fungi and bacteria. Successful plants are able to harness positive, growth-promoting soil organisms, while avoiding the negative effects of others. Which plant traits can predict these interactions, or the success of a plant? Researchers and plant breeders would like to know. Posted: Wed 24th of August, 2016

New method for quantifying methane emissions from manure management

The EU Commision requires Denmark to reduce drastically emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture. But it is currently not possible to quantify emissions of methane from livestock manure -- and to document effects of changes in management. A new research article addresses this challenge and proposes a method which could be an important step towards quantifying methane emissions. Posted: Wed 17th of August, 2016

Do eco-friendly wines taste better?

It's time to toast environmentally friendly grapes. A new study shows that eco-certified wine tastes better -- and making the choice even easier, earlier research shows it's often cheaper, too. Posted: Tue 2nd of August, 2016

Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture

What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while reducing leaching. Posted: Tue 26th of July, 2016

Vineyards adversely affect soil quality, researchers determine

Biologists are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan's grape industry is affecting soil quality. A research team delivers its findings after spending the better part of three years studying soil samples from more than 15 vineyards throughout the Okanagan. Posted: Thu 14th of July, 2016

Humans are not the only ones who produce halogenated organic pollutants

Organohalogens like perchloroethene and trichloroethene are prominent groundwater pollutants due to their industrial use as dry cleaning and degreasing agents and their widespread release into the environment. Volatile organohalogens like chloromethane strongly influence atmospheric chemistry and thereby Earth's climate by causing ozone depletion when released into the atmosphere. For a long time it was assumed that these compounds are only produced and released by human activity. However, in recent years, over 5,000 naturally-occurring organohalogen compounds have been identified, and evidence suggests that the cycling of halogens e.g. chlorine, bromine in soils is largely driven by microbial processes. Posted: Fri 1st of July, 2016

Microbes, nitrogen and plant responses to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide

Plants can grow faster as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase, but only if they have enough nitrogen or partner with fungi that help them get it, according to new research. Posted: Thu 30th of June, 2016

Bioplastic, biofabric tested for cucumber production

Trials in field and high tunnel cucumber cropping systems compared performance and decomposition (after use) among two bioplastic films and four experimental spunbond, nonwoven biofabrics. Results suggested that biofabrics would be most useful to growers when soil warming is not necessary (e.g., in warm climates), but when moisture conservation and weed control are critical. Permeable biofabrics may also be useful to growers who are dependent on sprinkler irrigation or rainfall to meet crop water demands. Posted: Wed 22nd of June, 2016

Researchers to study how to reduce carbon dioxide in ranch soil

Researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil microbes. Posted: Wed 22nd of June, 2016

Agriculture and Food News -- ScienceDaily

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses

A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops -- such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits -- to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Simultaneous water, nitrogen use can enhance sustainability

Researchers have studied diverse techniques to enhance the water- and nitrogen-use efficiency in cropping systems. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Pig gene advance could boost sperm stocks from prized animals

Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing sperm that contains the genetic blueprint of sought-after pigs. Researchers say the breakthrough will allow farmers to preserve sperm from prized animals in perpetuity. Posted: Fri 13th of January, 2017

Arabica coffee genome sequenced

The sequencing of the genome of Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, has now been announced by researchers. Posted: Fri 13th of January, 2017

New pest threatens crops in West Africa

The moth Spodoptera frugiperda, commonly known as fall armyworm moth, was first registered in Africa in 2016. It is not certain how it arrived, but DNA-analyses show that it is likely to have been more than an introduction. The species is a native of Latin America where it is a well-known pest. It can attack more than 80 different plant species, including important crops such as maize, rice, sugarcane, sorghum, grains and other plants in the grass family. Posted: Fri 13th of January, 2017

Can we produce a better wheat crop to feed the world? Single to multiple wheat genomics

Entering a ‘wheat pan-genomics’ era from single to multiple wheat DNA references, a research team aims to diversify one of the world’s most complex genomes to improve yield quality and increase wider production of this critical food crop. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Can the 'greening' be greener?

The EU introduced the new 'greening' instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy in 2015, with the intention to slow the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas. A group of scientists examined how effective the flagship greening measure called 'Ecological Focus Areas' actually is. Their conclusions are sobering: Ecological Focus Areas are implemented in a way that provides little benefit for biodiversity or farmers, and yet come at a high price to tax payers. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

Double fish production while preserving biodiversity: Can it be done?

A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre (NADC) in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition, say researchers. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

'Gene-silencing' technique is a game-changer for crop protection

Ground-breaking research based on nanotechnology promises to help conquer the greatest threat to global food crops – pests and diseases in plants, report scientists who have developed a non-toxic, degradable spray which is capable of disabling specific genes in plant. ‘BioClay’ spray protects plants from disease-causing pathogens without altering their DNA, they report. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

Grasslands hold potential for increased food production

Managing grazing on grasslands in a more efficient way could significantly increase global milk and meat production or free up land for other uses. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

Duckweed: Tiny plants with huge potential

Wolffia globosa, a tiny, rootless duckweed, or water lens, apparently has what it takes to achieve great things, report scientists. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production by two months, decreasing the cost of each gallon of fuel and increasing profits by as much as 30 percent. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Eastern Russian plant collection could improve cold hardiness in miscanthus

Winters in eastern Russia are intensely cold, with air temperatures regularly reaching -30 degrees Fahrenheit in some locations. It is a seemingly inhospitable climate, but native plants have found ways to thrive there. A plant geneticist suspected one of these plants may hold the key to breeding cold-tolerant food and biomass crops. To find out, the modern-day botanical explorer set off across eastern Russia to collect specimens of the perennial grass Miscanthus sacchariflorus. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Pretty in pink: Some algae like it cold

Scientific efforts are aimed at learning more about the effects of pink snow algae on glaciers and snowfields covering Pacific Northwest stratovolcanoes. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

NASA study finds a connection between wildfires, drought

For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel -- a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert and stretching coast-to-coast across the continent, from Senegal and Mauritania in the west to Sudan and Eritrea in the east. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Secret new weapon of insect-transmitted viruses exposed

Findings by a team of scientists could provide critical knowledge to attack deadly viruses transmitted by arthropods such as mosquitoes and aphids. Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Two virus-carrying mosquito species discovered, nine new ones in a decade

Researchers have found two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito species found in Florida in the past decade. Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Species diversity reduces chances of crop failure in algal biofuel systems

When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a new study. Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Open-source plant database confirms top US bioenergy crop

Scientists have confirmed that Miscanthus, long speculated to be the top biofuel producer, yields more than twice as much as switchgrass in the US using an open-source bioenergy crop database gaining traction in plant science, climate change, and ecology research. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Hot weather not to blame for salmonella on egg farms

New research shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Drought News -- ScienceDaily

Pressures from grazers hastens ecosystem collapse from drought

Ecosystem collapse from extreme drought can be significantly hastened by pressures placed on drought-weakened vegetation by grazers and fungal pathogens, a new study finds. The study's experimental evidence shows that the natural enemies of plants play a major role in lowering resilience to drought and preventing recovery afterward. The finding may be applicable to a wide range of ecosystems now threatened by climate-intensified drought, including marshes, mangroves, forests and grasslands. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

NASA study finds a connection between wildfires, drought

For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel -- a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert and stretching coast-to-coast across the continent, from Senegal and Mauritania in the west to Sudan and Eritrea in the east. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Will climate change leave tropical birds hung out to dry?

The future of the red-capped manakin and other tropical birds in Panama looks bleak. A research project spanning more than three decades and simulating another five decades analyzes how changes in rainfall will affect bird populations. The results show that for 19 of the 20 species included in the study, there may be significantly fewer birds if conditions become dryer. Posted: Tue 3rd of January, 2017

Turfgrass research focuses on irrigation efficiency, drought tolerance

Subsurface drip irrigation is the newest method in turfgrass efficiency. Two projects will test these research findings: A subsurface drip irrigation system in several tee boxes at a golf course, and a city park, where a subsurface drip irrigation system has been installed on half of the park. Posted: Wed 14th of December, 2016

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are quickly changing. Satellites are particularly well-suited to observe habitat transformation and help scientists forecast what animals might do next, suggest experts. Posted: Mon 12th of December, 2016

New study of water-saving plants advances efforts to develop drought-resistant crops

As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates. Posted: Tue 6th of December, 2016

How tequila could be key in our battle against climate change

Agave – the cactus-like plant which forms the base ingredient of tequila – has a nocturnal ‘body clock’ which allows it to ‘breathe’ at night and withstand the driest of conditions, new research has shown. Posted: Tue 6th of December, 2016

More than 100 million dead trees in California from drought

The U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million on 7.7 million acres of California's drought stricken forests. In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died, representing more than a 100 percent increase in dead trees across the state from 2015. Millions of additional trees are weakened and expected to die in the coming months and years. Posted: Fri 25th of November, 2016

Emergence of winter moths has scientist worried about another spring of defoliation

Winter moths are creating a nuisance and laying eggs that may lead to another spring of defoliated and dying trees, report investigators. Posted: Wed 23rd of November, 2016

Soybean plants with fewer leaves yield more

Using computer model simulations, scientists have predicted that modern soybean crops produce more leaves than they need to the detriment of yield -- a problem made worse by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide. They tested their prediction by removing about one third of the emerging leaves on soybeans and found an 8 percent increase in seed yield in replicated trials. They attribute this boost in yield to increased photosynthesis, decreased respiration, and diversion of resources that would have been invested in more leaves than seeds. Posted: Sat 19th of November, 2016

Large forest die-offs can have effects that ricochet to distant ecosystems

Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape. say scientists. Wiping out an entire forest can have significant effects on global climate patterns and alter vegetation on the other side of the world, they say. Posted: Fri 18th of November, 2016

How land use change affects water quality, aquatic life

Using 20 years of data from federal and state agencies, a fisheries biologist and a scholar are tracking how land use changes have impacted the water quality and aquatic life in lakes and streams in northeastern South Dakota. These environmental impacts can put pressure on aquatic ecosystems that, in the short term, can have a more dramatic effect than climate change. Posted: Mon 7th of November, 2016

Molecular conductors help plants respond to drought

We can tell when plants need water: their leaves droop and they start to look dry. But what's happening on a molecular level? Scientists have made a leap forward in answering that question, which could be critical to helping agriculture adapt to drought and other climate-related stressors. Posted: Thu 3rd of November, 2016

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. Posted: Tue 1st of November, 2016

Adapting to climate change a major challenge for forests

Climate change is happening so quickly that a question mark hangs over whether forests can adapt accordingly without human interference and can continue to perform their various functions such as timber production, protection against natural hazards and providing a recreational space for the public. Posted: Mon 31st of October, 2016

New MutChromSeq technique makes valuable genes easier to find

Scientists have applied an innovative technique to the analysis of wheat and barley genomes that makes it easier to pinpoint specific genes that might be used in crop improvement programs. Posted: Mon 31st of October, 2016

Study reveals which genes are critical to a plant's response to drought

Because plants cannot relocate when resources become scarce, they need to efficiently regulate their growth by responding to environmental cues. Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant growth and crop yield, which makes insights into a plant's drought response highly valuable to agriculture. A new study has provided major insights into how plants cope with water-limiting conditions, which can direct advanced breeding and genome engineering efforts to create high-performing, drought-tolerant crop plants. Posted: Tue 25th of October, 2016

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed

An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought. Posted: Mon 24th of October, 2016

Scientists trace plant hormone pathway back 450 million years

Scientists got a glimpse into more than 450 million years of evolution by tracing the function of a hormone pathway that has been passed along and co-opted by new species since the first plants came onto land. Posted: Mon 24th of October, 2016

Drought-tolerant species thrive despite returning rains in the Sahel

Following the devastating droughts in the 70s and 80s in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert, vegetation has now recovered. What surprised the researchers is that although it is now raining more and has become greener, it is particularly the more drought resistant species that thrive instead of the tree and shrub vegetation that has long been characteristic of the area. The conclusion is that not only rain but also agriculture and human utilization of trees, bushes and land affect the plants recovering. Posted: Wed 19th of October, 2016

Sustainability News -- ScienceDaily

Conservation practices may leave African indigenous populations behind

Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to research. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Double fish production while preserving biodiversity: Can it be done?

A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre (NADC) in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition, say researchers. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

Summer heat for the winter

Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Within a European research consortium, scientists have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each other. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Changing rainfall patterns linked to water security in India

Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in India. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air

Scientists have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to combat global warming. Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Species diversity reduces chances of crop failure in algal biofuel systems

When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a new study. Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed

Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, commercial institutions and markets needed to bring solar electricity to their communities. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Turning up the thermostat could help tropical climates cool down

New research done in Singapore shows that slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while maintaining employee comfort. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Worries about food waste appear to vanish when diners know scraps go to compost

Diners waste far less food when they're schooled on the harm their leftovers can inflict on the environment. But if they know the food is going to be composted instead of dumped in a landfill, the educational benefit disappears. Posted: Tue 3rd of January, 2017

High-severity wildfires complicate natural regeneration for California conifers

A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of the study areas five to seven years after fire. Of the nearly 1,500 plots surveyed, nearly half showed no natural conifer regeneration at all. The study provides tool to help foresters prioritize their efforts. Posted: Wed 21st of December, 2016

China: Carbon dioxide footprint of wealthy households reaches European level

Between 2007 and 2012 the overall carbon dioxide footprint of Chinese households increased by 19 per cent. 75 per cent of this gain can be attributed to increased levels of consumption by the middle classes and the wealthy. The top income groups have now reached the level of the average European, while two thirds of the population remain on the very lowest level. As a result of the changing Chinese lifestyles, there is now a need for political interventions, in order to manage the impact on climate change, say experts. Posted: Tue 20th of December, 2016

Can Africa feed itself?

In 2050, when the population of Africa is two and a half times larger than now, the continent will scarcely be able to grow enough food for its own population. Even if much higher yields are achieved on all current cropland, further expansion into uncultivated areas is likely and very risky due to biodiversity loss and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Posted: Tue 13th of December, 2016

People willing to pay more for new biofuels, study finds

When it comes to second generation biofuels, research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel. Posted: Thu 8th of December, 2016

Keeping electric car design on the right road

Pushing nanoscale battery developments in the right direction can help create a sustainable transport sector, suggests investigators in a new report. Posted: Thu 8th of December, 2016

Mixed results: 2016 Ocean Health Index shows no major declines, and few real improvements

The results are in, and while the world's oceans show no significant decline over the past year, their condition should not be mistaken as a clean bill of health. Posted: Thu 8th of December, 2016

Mapping long-term global surface water occurrence

Scientists describe how, in collaboration with Google, they have quantified changes in global surface waters and created interactive maps which highlight the changes in Earth's surface water over the past 32 years. Posted: Thu 8th of December, 2016

New catalyst for capture and conversion of atmospheric carbon dioxide

New research has focused on developing a new catalyst that would lead to large-scale implementation of capture and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2). Posted: Wed 7th of December, 2016

Marine incentives programs may replace 'doom and gloom' with hope

Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can and do work, and offer significant hope to help address the multiple environmental threats facing the world’s oceans, researchers conclude in a new analysis. Posted: Mon 28th of November, 2016

Scientists propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators

Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to scientists. Posted: Thu 24th of November, 2016

New grasses neutralize toxic pollution from bombs, explosives, and munitions

Engineers have developed the first transgenic grass species that can take up and destroy RDX -- a toxic compound that has been widely used in explosives since World War II and contaminates military bases across the U.S. and some offsite drinking water wells. Posted: Tue 22nd of November, 2016