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What's new. Here you will find hot items of interest that have recently come up

University of Tokyo Develops New Bacteria Detection Systems for Plant Disease — Last modified June 20, 2011 16:11
A research team headed by Professor Shigeto Namba at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, announced on February 9, 2011, that it had developed a suite of fast and simple pathogenic microorganism detection systems. Their research results were published online on January 27 in "PLoS ONE," a US science journal.
INSAM site is IPv6 ready! — Last modified June 07, 2011 15:52
INSAM site joined to the IPv6 day!!
JR East Opens Tokyo's Largest Rooftop Rental Farm — Last modified April 27, 2011 09:08
As part of its environmental activities, JR East Group has promoted rooftop gardens on its shopping malls, office buildings and station buildings to mitigate the urban heat island effect and to save energy consumption on air-conditioning. The group has been in the rental farm business since 2009 and has opened "Soradofarms" on the JR Ebisu Building and near JR Toda Station.
FAO-MOSAICC (for MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change) — Last modified February 22, 2011 12:31
FAO-MOSAICC (for MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change) is a system of models designed to carry out each step of the impact assessment from climate scenarios downscaling to economic impact analysis at national level.
Collection of Wood from Forest Thinning — Last modified February 15, 2011 14:43
"The Executive Committee for Woody Posting Station" in Chizu-cho, Tottori Prefecture, conducted a pilot project to collect forest-thinning materials from villagers for a month, from October 16 through November 14, 2010. It was aimed at promoting the use of forest-thinning materials and local revitalization through wood collection and sale to wood-chip producers, along with the circulation of a local currency called "Sugi-Koban" (an oval coin made of Japanese cedar).
Suntory Midorie Installs Japan's Largest Green Wall System, 'Flower Wall' — Last modified January 21, 2011 21:33
Suntory Midorie, an environmental greening company in Japan, installed a wall greening system called "flower wall" on the wall of Multimedia Kyoto, a consumer electronics store that opened in front of Japan Railway (JR) Kyoto Station and is run by major Japanese electronics retailer Yodobashi Camera, on November 5, 2010. Measuring 1,120 square meters in total, it is the nation's largest wall garden.
An interesting effort for use in adaptation to climate change — Last modified December 23, 2010 13:10
The Global Crop Diversity Trust has announced a major global search to systematically find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of wheat, rice, beans, potato, barley, lentils, chickpea, and other essential food crops, in order to help protect global food supplies against the imminent threat of climate change, and strengthen future food security.
Replacement of the EOS-80 definition of seawater properties with TEOS-10 — Last modified October 26, 2010 15:48
SCOR/IAPSO Working Group 127 on the “Thermodynamics and Equation of State of Seawater” has recommended the adoption of a new thermodynamic description of the properties of seawater, called the International Thermodynamic Equation Of Seawater – 2010 (TEOS-10 for short).
Compost Reduces Waste and Produces Flowers — Last modified September 28, 2010 12:58
Local governments in Japan have been reducing kitchen waste by composting it. Toda and Warabi Cities, Saitama Prefecture and their interim disposal center associations began running a flower center on May 21, 2010.
From Laboratory to Farmers' Fields: Brown Plant Hopper attacks in Indonesia — Last modified June 15, 2010 08:16
From an opening address to an Australia-Indonesia Agriculture and Food Security Workshop (8-9 June 2010, Canberra) by Prof. James J. Fox, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra: “From Laboratory to Farmers’ Fields: Perspectives on Food Security”.
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