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dietary guidelines

Update Dietary Guidelines to Save People and Planet, Scientists Urge

Well-balanced and predominantly plant-based diets can lead to improved nutrient levels, reduce premature deaths from chronic diseases by more than 20%, and lower greenhouse...
climate impact

Measuring Climate Impact of Forests Management – a Groundbreaking Approach

This new system has been recently adopted by the EU as the scientific basis for integrating the land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector...
micronutrients

Transporting Micronutrients More Efficiently

A team of researchers led by Navreet Bhullar from the Institute of Molecular Plant Biology at ETH Zurich has genetically modified one of the...
crops

Root Discovery May Lead to Crops That Need Less Fertilizer

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn...
Greenhouse technology

Greenhouse Technology Could Be the Future of Food

CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that...
beef cattle

Fertilization and Diet Reduce Methane Emissions and Raise Productivity of Beef...

Fertilizing pasture with nitrogen and supplementing the cattle herd’s diet with selected nutrients can both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise yields and economic...
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Curbing Climate Change

Scientists widely agree that humans are the dominant cause of rising global temperatures. Now, a new study shows that people’s perceived risk from extreme...
global warming

Cooling-Down Mechanism of past Extreme Global Warmings

A research group at the University of Tokyo has shown that increased marine productivity brought an end to the rapid and transient global warming...
greenhouse gas

The Chemical Industry Can Achieve a 36% Reduction in Annual Greenhouse...

The JRC has published a pioneering study on the role of the chemical and petrochemical industry in reaching the EU climate targets. The innovative...
wind and solar energy

Transformation to Wind and Solar Could Be Achieved with Low Indirect...

“Both fossil and non-fossil power technologies still come with a certain amount of greenhouse gas emissions within their life cycle – on the one...
ocean methane

Researchers Establish Long-Sought Source of Ocean Methane

Industrial and agricultural activities produce large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Many bacteria also produce methane as a...
organic matter

New Study Finds Timing Is Key in Keeping Organic Matter in...

When it comes to keeping organic matter contained in wet soils, timing is everything. At least, that’s what a new study led by an...
methane

Bridging the Gap

As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting...
organic farming

What Contribution Can Organic Farming Make?

Soil degradation, over-fertilisation, pesticides – intensive farming poses a threat to our very existence. Organic farming is an oft-cited alternative. But can it actually...
bioenergy

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

However, its climate performance can vary significantly depending on the production and processing of forest or agriculture biomass and the final use for biofuel...
climate change

Climate Change Impacts Already Locked in – but the Worst Can...

Global temperatures have already risen by around 1°C, and a further 0.5°C warming is expected. The full impacts of current warming have not yet...
sugarcane

Novel Nitrogen Management Method Helps Mitigate GHG Emissions of Sugarcane Fields

Discovering how soil microorganisms process the fertilizer and organic residues used in sugarcane cultivation can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and make ethanol production...
climate change

Texas’ Odds of Harvey-Scale Rainfall to Increase by End of Century

As the city of Houston continues to recover and rebuild following the historic flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the region will also have to...
continental breakup

Continental Breakup Triggered Massive CO2, GHG Emissions

Rate of change slower than today but knowledge will help plan for future warming Currently human activity is the primary driver of elevating atmospheric CO2,...
climate change

How Can Man-Made Climate Change Be Proven?

If observed climate variables such as temperature or precipitation change over time, it raises the question as to whether human influence plays a role....