A sixth of all emissions resulting from the typical diet of an EU citizen can be directly linked to deforestation of tropical forests.
Crops just can’t do without phosphorus.
In the future, a newly discovered mechanism in control of plant nutrition could help to achieve higher harvests in a sustainable way.
The good news is global and local. Keeping inland lakes from turning green means less greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.
Farmers and authorities throughout Asia need to be vigilant against fall armyworm invasions, after confirmation that the fast-moving pest has spread from India to China and now to South-East Asia, agricultural experts say.
Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow.
Leaf-feeding caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil.
The self-reported struggle of many countries to design effective plans to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has inspired a new UN University online tool to guide such nations along a 6-step path towards the critical SDG 6: clean water and sanitation for all.
It is widely believed that Maasai farmers kill lions after losing livestock – even if lions are not involved – but the study shows this is not the case.
A global research team including scientists from La Trobe University have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring.
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