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Making aquafeed more sustainable: Scientists develop feeds using a marine microalga co-product

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:56:45 EDT ~ Scientists have created a more sustainable feed for aquaculture by using a marine microalga co-product as a feed ingredient. The study is the first of its kind to evaluate replacing fishmeal with a co-product in feed designed specifically for Nile tilapia. Find out more...

Previously grainy wheat genome comes into focus

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:31:57 EDT ~ An international consortium has completed the sequence of wheat's colossal genome. Find out more...

Highly effective natural plant-based food preservative discovered

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:04:19 EDT ~ Scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives. Find out more...

Logging permit fraud threatens timber species in Brazilian Amazon

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:45:00 EDT ~ Timber harvested illegally under fraudulent permits is undercutting conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, new research by an international collaboration shows. Find out more...

Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastating tsunamis worldwide

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:14:44 EDT ~ The threat of rising sea levels to coastal cities and communities throughout the world is well known, but new findings show the likely increase of flooding farther inland from tsunamis following earthquakes. Find out more...

How plants protect themselves by emitting scent cues for birds

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:40:09 EDT ~ When plants are in distress or being fed on by insects, they have been known to send out sensory volatile cues that alert organisms in the area -- such as birds -- that they are in need of help. While research has shown that this occurs in ecosystems such as forests, until now, this phenomenon has never been demonstrated in an agricultural setting. Find out more...

Extending palm oil production in Africa threatens primate conservation

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:29:21 EDT ~ Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates. Find out more...

Natural refrigerant replacements could reduce energy costs and conserve the environment

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:41:59 EDT ~ The 1987 Montreal Protocol and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol called for countries around the world to phase out substances that deplete the ozone layer, but many HVAC systems still use synthetic refrigerants that violate those international agreements and inflict environmental damage. Recently, researchers investigated how natural refrigerants could be used in geothermal heat pumps to reduce energy consumption and operating costs. Find out more...

Algorithm provides early warning system for tracking groundwater contamination

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:52:27 EDT ~ Scientists have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors. Find out more...

EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:07:17 EDT ~ A recent article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable. Find out more...