10/03/2016After 3 years of implementation of the Mangroves and Markets Project (MAM), shrimp farmers have become more aware of organic production techniques and the need to preserve mangrove forests in their areas. The goal of the project is to help local shrimp-farming systems become more profitable by combining them with protection of mangrove forests. This enhances profitability and sustainability while ...
10/03/2016As renewable energy sources goes, solar rays have historically hogged the limelight. But two Virginia Tech researchers have stolen the spotlight from the sun by discovering a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from the wastewater we flush down the toilet. In details, their findings speaks to a growing sustainability movement to capture energy from existing waste to pot...
15/09/2015According to a new University of Iowa study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food and they believe the food is fresher and tastes better.
15/09/2015In the last 7 years, an estimated one person every second has been forced to flee their home by a natural disaster, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone, according to a new report.
15/09/2015Increasingly mild winters have caused an abundance of acorns and beech nuts in Europe's woodlands, triggering a wild boar population explosion - just one of the effects of warming climate on wildlife populations. Such as, wild boar populations in Europe are getting out of control - and scientists are blaming climate change.
15/09/2015Australian and Chinese scientists have made significant progress in determining what causes soil acidification – a discovery that could assist in turning back the clock on degraded croplands.
15/09/2015The United Nations (UN) has recently adopted a historic resolution committing all countries to ramp up their collective efforts to end the global poaching crisis and tackle the vast illegal wildlife trade. Initiated by Gabon and Germany and co-sponsored by 84 other nations, the UN General Assembly resolution, Tackling the Illicit Trafficking in Wildlife, is the result of 3 years of diplomatic effo...
15/09/2015The World Bank has supported a project to build a medical waste treatment area with a total cost of US$5.4 million in Quang Ngai, health officials said. Among of that, $5 million will be funded through a loan from the World Bank and the rest will come from the local budget.
15/09/2015Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae are reported tobe a poorly monitored and underappreciated risk to recreational and drinking water quality in the United States, and may increasingly pose a global health threat.
15/09/2015The loss of Indonesia's coastal mangrove forests for shrimp farming is a huge source of carbon emissions. But equally, a policy flip to preserve and recreate mangroves offers a major climate win.
15/09/2015According to a new study of drought impacts at forest sites worldwide, living trees took an average of 2 - 4 years to recover and resume normal growth rates after droughts ended, researchers report today in the journal Science.
15/09/2015To save the lions, we should not obsess about trophy hunting, but tackle much more serious problems - like snaring and habitat fragmentation.