News - 7 Nov 2019
Solar and wind farms are being set up across the United States to reduce carbon emissions. These renewables also have another vital effect—preserving more water in the ground.
News - 31 Oct 2019
Brazil has the largest stretch of tropical ecosystems within protected areas. However, according to a study backed by FAPESP and published in the journal Conservation Biology, a substantial proportion...
News - 9 Oct 2019
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere through natural processes as well as human activities, such as agriculture and energy production.
To forecast the...
News - 27 Sep 2019
Greenhouse gas emissions cause a warming effect on the climate, while small airborne particles in the atmosphere serve as a cooling mechanism.
However, in a new study from Lund University in...
News - 12 Sep 2019
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There is a moment in Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road in which protagonist tells his son, “All the trees in the world are going to fall...
News - 2 Sep 2019
New fires are searing through the Amazon forest at an alarming rate which is a cause for global concern. While fires in the Amazon are not a new phenomenon – fires occur every dry season between...
News - 13 Aug 2019
According to a new study headed by scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), structurally complex forests in the eastern United States sequester more carbon. In other words, the vegetation...
News - 5 Aug 2019
A technology for growing a small garden right in an office or home has been co-developed by two EPFL Master’s students.
They introduced a startup to market their smart indoor greenhouses...
News - 15 Apr 2019
Commercial fish feed manufacturers are progressively switching fishmeal – a powder made from fish – for crop-based ingredients in a move compelled by economic incentives and a desire to...
News - 11 Apr 2019
A majority of people will be able to recall the previous summer, both in Switzerland and in huge swathes throughout the rest of Europe, and also in Asia and North America.