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Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:30:00 EST

We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry.(image)

JRC at COP23: A Cleaner, Greener Planet is Both Possible and Affordable

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:01:00 EST

Limiting global warming below the critical 2C level set out in the Paris Agreement is both feasible and consistent with economic growth – and the knock-on improvements to air quality could already cover the costs of mitigation measures and save more than 300,000 lives annually by 2030.(image)

Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:33:00 EST

Redrawing the global map of crop distribution on existing farmland could help meet growing demand for food and biofuels in coming decades, while significantly reducing water stress in agricultural areas, according to a new study. Published today in Nature Geoscience, the study is the first to attempt to address both food production needs and resource sustainability simultaneously and at a global scale.(image)

Farmer by Farmer, Investor by Investor, Regenerating America's Farmland

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:27:00 EST

In northern Montana, Doug and Anna Jones-Crabtree restore soil health while growing organic heirloom and specialty grains, pulse and oilseed crops on 4,700 acres. A thousand miles away in Central Minnesota, the Main Street Project sequesters carbon as it transforms 100 acres of bare ground to a permaculture farm alive with hazelnut trees and foraging chickens.(image)

Australian Tourism Policies Fail to Address Climate Change

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:48:00 EST

Australia’s Federal and State governments are failing to produce effective long-term tourism policy to address climate change, according to the findings of new QUT-led research.(image)

Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:19:00 EST

Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study.(image)

"Antelope Perfume" Keeps Flies Away From Cows

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:58:00 EST

In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. This leads to huge losses in milk, meat and manpower. The damage in Africa is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister from the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn and his colleagues from Kenya and the UK have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. The scientists took advantage of the fact that tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread antelope species in Africa. The scientists imitated the smell of these antelopes. If the cattle were equipped with collars containing the defense agent, more than 80 percent of the cattle were spared from the feared infection. This research results are presented in "PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases".(image)