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Earthquake aftershock forecasting must be improved
'Aquaponics' Help Islanders Cultivate Crops and Raise Fish
Climate change mitigation 'far cheaper than inaction'
How Will the World Feed Itself in the Future?
New Design Creates More Efficient Wind Turbines
Exploring the Ocean for Minerals
Arsenic Contamination from Gold Mining found in India Villages
Tree intercropping could save Africa's soils
Study Investigates Public Trust in Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa
Study reveals extent of Mekong dam food security threat
Kenya Bans Imports of GM Food
Electronic Waste - the Asia-Pacific Problem
Date Palm Leaves Could Improve Water Treatment Across the Middle East
Climate Change Update: Reports Show Growing Risks
Fisheries Commission Ignores Advice for Ending Overfishing
Sweet Potatoes Unexpected Reaction to Rising CO2 Levels
Should deep-sea mining go ahead in Papua New Guinea?
Biodiversity Loss, Disease Cuts Incomes in Tropical Countries
'Climate change in Pakistan turning extreme'
Breakthrough Treaty on Limiting Mercury Emissions
Medicinal Plants Being Studied to Fight Malaria
Costa Rican scientists trial aquatic agriculture to boost food security
Desert bacteria could help boost crop yields
Invasive Striga Weed Serious Problem in Sub-Saharan Africa
Climate change could impact wave height, says study
Is cloud seeding preventing further flooding in Indonesia?
Mobile masts could help measure rain and chill vaccines
Latin America Analysis: Environmental Policy and Deforestation
Rice Paddies and Fish Farming - Perfect Together!
Cropland expansion the culprit in biodiversity loss, says study
Predicting Malaria Outbreaks will help India prepare for them
National Climate Change Policy in Pakistan
Housing improvements linked to good health
India needs micro-level data for climate action
Meat DNA testing can help save species
Quinoa Farming in Bolivia has significant impacts
Disease threatens aquaculture in developing world
The Red-Dead water conveyer can avoid a dead end
Loss of wild pollinators could threaten food security
Giant landslides identified by seismic fingerprints
Urea may have competition - Human urine
Use of GM cotton linked to rise in aphid numbers
mHealth 'could save a million African lives by 2017'
Selenium deficiency 'endemic' in Malawi
Aerosols confirmed rising over India
Forest conservation could reduce malaria transmission
Women are 'key drivers' in climate change adaptation
Economic development 'can restore lost biodiversity'
Concerns grow over effects of solar geoengineering
DVD discs double as cheap diagnostic kit for HIV
The Regional Centre for Climate Change and Decision-Making
Web tool tracks insecticide-resistant malaria mosquitoes
Non-native goats and iguanas threaten Pacific islands
African soil diversity mapped for the first time
What is Causing the Big Shrimp Die-Off in Asian Shrimp Farms?
Deforestation Dries Up Dams Threatening Hydropower
Jaffna aquifer depleting from overuse
Parasite-resistant maize developed by Kenyan scientist
Asia-Pacific Analysis: Rain harvesting can avert crisis
Southeast Asian Brick Kilns Must Reduce Air Pollutant Emissions
Indigenous Knowledge
Small island states told to build wider ocean expertise
Panama expects benefits from world's first GM salmon
Arabian Sea at High Risk of Quakes and Tsunamis
Did Earthquake damage Iranian Nuclear Power Plant?
Gravity-powered lamp to enter field tests
Computer model gives early warning of crop failure
Cost of economic growth have 'outweighed benefits'
Half of key wild crops missing from gene banks
How Women Can Help Lower Food Losses
Rice gene digs deep to triple yields in drought
Saudi Arabia to Launch Online Atlas of Renewable Resources
GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus
Crowd-sourced maps may help when disasters hit
Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion
Pesticide risks need more research and regulation
How much will climate change cost coastal cities?
Smartphones could provide weather data in poor nations
Planting trees in deserts to fight climate change
Well-managed mangroves 'can survive rising sea levels'
Small birds save big money for Costa Rica's farmers
Start-up promises to revolutionise shrimp farming
Switch to organic farming may boost yields and incomes
Climate models need to get small
Microbes vs. Genetic Modification
Record temperatures set to reach tropics first
Treaty to cut mercury pollution signed by 92 countries, will the US join them?
Lack of nanotech regulations leaves developing world exposed
Kazakhstan nuclear test site clean up success
Climate change to disrupt soil nutrients in drylands
Impacts of climate change on soils
Nitrogen fixation helps double some African farm yields
Scientists start to tap marine microbes for biotech use
Exploration urged to discover new rice species
Pollution detector designed to protect heritage sites
Tiny islands with big climate change problems
Developing nations bear the brunt of extreme weather
Modern strains put Lake Victoria in critical condition
Ocean acidification set to spiral out of control
Quick tsunami sensors tested in Mediterranean
Developing technology for the developing world: Earthquake detection via smartphone
UN shows how mobile-phone data can map human need
Using Plankton to Control Malaria
Using Lightning to Predict Severe Storms
Intelligent disaster relief
Forecasting storms using lightning!
Volume of electronic waste set to rise by a third
Biofuel crops 'may amplify mosquito-borne disease'
Panama’s sloths harbor potential drugs
African Monsoon Project to Benefit Crops and Healthcare
Biodiversity conservationists get a little help with new online freshwater atlas
Conservacionistas de la biodiversidad tienen un poco de ayuda con nuevo atlas de agua dulce en línea
Scientists advocate protective deep-sea treaty
Crop Pests "Vastly Underestmated' Warns Study
Challenges and a call for Conservation Cooperation in the Arab world
Warmer years linked to more malaria in tropical highlands
Scientists develop system to filter water using plant sticks
Climate-hit fisheries 'can still meet demand in 2050'
Seaweed forests could help power tropical islands
IPCC warns over greater risk to food and water security
Bats can help protect rice farms against pests
Cry for global STEM funding
First Standardized Global Land Cover Map Released
Bee booby-traps defend African farms from elephants
Trampas de abejas defienden granjas africanas de los elefantes
World Cup mascot helps score for Brazilian three-banded armadillos
Electricity from silk cocoons?
Catching Fog
UN licenses kick off search for underwater minerals
US Pledges climate change planning assistance to developing countries
First Hookworm Vaccine Passes Brazilian Safety Trial
Water-saving Technology for Rice Farms Introduced
Hope for the Monarch Butterfly
Putting a value on forests
Road kill: Recommendations to protect biodiversity
How can we improve plant growth?
How studying volcanos can improve aviation safety
Nepal deals with climate change
Mapping mosquito data to track spread of disease
How changing land use pattern in the Caribbean is impacting storm risks
Snowfall shift threatens water supply
African nations to phase out lead in paint by 2020
Toilets Confront Climate Change
The Ebola-poverty link
Pollution in Pacific tied to Africa and Asia
Bicycle ownership going downhill
Sponge cuts oil spill clean-up cost
Australia slashes funding on climate science
Mobile app for rain forecasts raises farmers' yields
Abu Dhabi project uses sand to store solar power
Tropics told to ban coral-killing sunscreen
Millions exposed to mercury in urban Pakistan
Trump's wall puts wildlife at risk
Modern pollutants can reach deep fossil aquifers
New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species
Invention could slash energy consumption
Water scarcity hotspots shifting
Cost of diabetes care in Africa could triple by 2030
Climate change to push Ethiopian coffee farming uphill
'Breakthrough' mosquito trap uses human smell and heat
Mercury convention raises heat on producers
Ethanol to Gasoline Switch Raises Nanoparticles in Air
App 'Trained' to Spot Crop Disease, Alert Farmers
New Delhi Smog 'Rivals 1952 London'
Higher Plant Species Richness May Not Be Enough To Protect Ecosystems From The Worst Impacts Of Climate Extremes
Action Plan To Boost Women's Input On Climate Change
Forty Per Cent of Global E-Waste Comes From Asia
Ethiopian Herders Get Automated Weather Stations
Kenyan Innovation Takes Plastic Bags Out of Forestry
Methane from Indian Livestock Adds to Global Warming
Biosensor Promises Early Malaria Diagnosis
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