An international study of parks and gardens finds even the humble roadside verge plays an important role in the environment and for our health.
Over the past year, Office Furniture Online and the other sister companies within the TAKKT AG Group’s Web-focused Commerce Segment have all contributed to the donation of over 300,000 trees for the Eden Reforestation Project.
According to a new study, certain grasses are a sustainable source of energy that could be crucial for achieving net-zero carbon emissions, and these grasses can withstand adverse growing environments.
Europe’s leading online fashion platform retailer Zalando and Land Life Company, a tech-driven reforestation company, have teamed up to plant over 300,000 trees to capture 80,000 tons of CO2. They have just completed their first tree planting together in Spain, as part of the collaboration.
Although the use of pesticides in agriculture is increasing, some farms have transitioned to organic practices and avoid applying them. But it's uncertain whether chemicals applied to land decades ago can continue to influence the soil's health after switching to organic management.
According to recent estimates, there will be roughly 10 billion people to feed in 2050. Agricultural production will need to increase by almost 56% to guarantee food security globally, without converting more land for agriculture (in line with environmental and climate targets).
A University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering (IMSE) Department received a $248,404 sub-grant to study how to make farming more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
An ecologist from RUDN University suggested a method to evaluate and reduce the effect of animal farms on climate change and developed a set of measures for small farms that provides for the complete elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
New research from the University of California San Diego shows that since modern crop varieties were introduced in the developing world starting in 1961, they have substantially reduced infant mortality, especially for male babies and among poor households.
Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University, in cooperation with the Czech colleagues have developed a new hydrogel for agriculture. It is meant to retain moisture and fertilizers in soil. The difference of the new hydrogel from other formulations is that it is made entirely of natural components and degrades in soil into nontoxic products to humans, animals, and plants. The research results are published in the Journal of Cleaner Production (IF: 7, 246; Q1).