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Boosting 'crop per drop' could cut water usage — Last modified September 02, 2013 15:07
Agriculture currently consumes more freshwater than any of man's other activities. And global demand for both food and water is growing fast. With that in mind, a team from the US and Germany has examined how many calories are created for each litre of water consumed, for 16 staple food crops around the world.
Could planting trees in the desert mitigate climate change? — Last modified September 02, 2013 14:42
As the world starts feeling the effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and consequent global temperature rise, researchers are looking for a Plan B to mitigate climate change.
Revealed: the keys to reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change — Last modified August 01, 2013 16:20
Land is not being used to its best advantage according to a new study by Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and University of Cambridge, and a team of environmental economists from Europe.
Nations urged to combine environmental and development goals — Last modified March 28, 2013 16:43
From the Guardian. Degradation of the natural world is undermining efforts to reduce poverty, warn scientists, who say the only chance of achieving global prosperity is for all countries to combine poverty and environmental targets.
How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries — Last modified March 08, 2013 10:26
Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential
New way to save Africa's beleaguered soils — Last modified September 27, 2012 14:24
A Washington State University researcher and two WSU graduates make a case in the journal Nature for a new type of agriculture that could restore the beleaguered soils of Africa and help the continent feed itself in the coming decades.
Earth may be approaching 'tipping point,' Stanford scientist says — Last modified June 25, 2012 11:34
Earth may be approaching 'tipping point,' Stanford scientist says. By Max McClure.
Rio+20 Voluntary Commitment #4: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative — Last modified June 01, 2012 13:57
We are pleased to announce a new registered commitment, made by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in partnership with institutions of higher education around the world, with support from the UN Academic Impact, UNEP, UNESCO, UN Global Compact, UN-PRME and UNU.
Seed cases rival coal as energy source — Last modified May 07, 2012 08:38
Although biofuels could reduce dependence on fossil fuels, there are concerns about their effect on food prices and carbon emissions through indirect land use change. Now a team from the US has proposed that high-lignin crop waste such as coconut shells, which cannot be used as fertiliser or to feed animals or people, could be ideal for producing decentralized bioelectricity.
Analysis raises atmospheric, economic doubts about forest bioenergy — Last modified May 07, 2012 08:37
A large, global move to produce more energy from forest biomass may be possible and already is beginning in some places, but scientists say in a new analysis that such large-scale bioenergy production from forest biomass is unsustainable and will increase greenhouse gas emissions.
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