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Breaking Barriers to the Uptake of Insects as Food Source

Insects are high in protein, can be raised with less impact on natural resources than the demands made by conventional farming and in great...
Maternal Deaths

As U.S. Maternal Deaths Rise, UMD Research Underscores Impact of Flawed...

New research from the University of Maryland Population Research Center(MPRC), published in Birth, investigates the rapidly increasing rate of maternal mortality—the death of a...
urban trees

Urban Trees Are Growing Faster Worldwide

„While the effects of climate change on tree growth in forests have been extensively studied, there is little information available so far for urban...
aquaculture

A Tiny Fraction of Oceans Could Satisfy the World’s Fish Demand

From sashimi to smoked salmon, ceviche to mussels Provençal, seafood dishes are among the world’s best-loved culinary delights and dietary staples. But the billions of...
desalination

New Mexico Firm Uses Motion of the Ocean to Bring Fresh...

Hurricane Katrina whipped up huge, powerful waves that caused severe destruction in 2005 along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Their size and strength convinced Phil...
agriculture

Reducing Water Use in Agriculture

In the Department of Geography at LMU a project entitled “VirtualWaterValues” is getting underway, which is designed to foster the sustainable use of a...
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Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into...
carbon sink

Research finds a hidden carbon sink in the soils beneath our...

Research on grasslands in Ireland, supervised by Prof Gary Lanigan (Teagasc - the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and Prof Rachel Creamer and...
green building

Green Building Programs Show Big Results for Big Buildings

Each year in Los Angeles, certified green buildings keep 319 million pounds of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere — the equivalent of not...
greenhouse gas

Bacterial Mechanism Converts Nitrogen to Greenhouse Gas

Cornell researchers have discovered a biological mechanism that helps convert nitrogen-based fertilizer into nitrous oxide, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. The paper was published online...
Chicken Disease

Vaccines Hitch a Genomic Ride to Ward off Deadly Chicken Disease

A new study from University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture describes how vaccines work against a deadly virus in chickens, and...
global warming

Historically robust natural ecosystems could collapse due to climate change and...

Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This alarming finding is reported...
Bioenergy

Bioenergy crops are not a risk to food production, says a...

Scientists have challenged the popular belief that growing crops for bioenergy will cut food production, a concern they say is stalling new schemes. In a...
Clean energy

Clean energy and energy efficiency – JRC and the US Department...

On 2nd June, during the 7thClean Energy Ministerial meeting in San Francisco, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the US Department of Energy (DoE)signed a...
Air quality

Air quality has improved dramatically, but there’s still work to be...

The JRC coordinated and contributed to two of the ten chapters of the 2016 Scientific Assessment Report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE),...
nitrogen fertilizer

Finding fertilizer’s environmental sweet spot 

New study led by U of M researchers improves understanding of nitrogen’s greenhouse gas impacts, opens door to maximizing crop benefit while minimizing climate footprint 
SmartFresh

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and SmartFresh, an award-winning technology developed at NC State and used around the world, keeps...