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Seagrass is a Key Fishing Ground Globally 17.11.2017 Environmental News Network
New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study led by Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, published in the scientific journal Fish & Fisheries, examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.
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Could algae-based Omega 3s eventually replace fish oil? 17.11.2017 TreeHugger
A Toronto-based start up is aiming to put algae-based Omega 3s in literally everything.
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Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it 16.11.2017 Science / Technology News

Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt lightheaded, nauseous.

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Filling The Intercropping Info Gap 15.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land – called intercropping – can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource management.
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How to Keep Cows Happy 15.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience. Maria Lúcia Pereira Lima of the Instituto de Zootecnia Sertãozinho in Brazil is the lead author of this study in Springer’s journal Tropical Animal Health and Production.
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The Next Quarter Century's Organic Marketplace 14.11.2017 Environmental News Network
In 1977, during the heyday of the emerging “alternative energy” movement, I attended a solar greenhouse conference where I remember one of our little tribe’s pioneers opined about how much less exciting the solar “revolution” was going to be when it finally went mainstream. “I know what’s going to happen,” architect Steve Baer of Zomeworks pronounced – “solar collectors are going to be advertised in Sears newspaper inserts! I’m going to hate it but I’ll know we have arrived.”
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New Routes to Renewables: Sandia Speeds Transformation of Biofuel Waste Into Wealth 10.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources.
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Reforestation: Knowing When to Let Nature Take its Course 9.11.2017 Environmental News Network
In forest restoration, letting nature take its course may be the most effective and least expensive means of restoring the biodiversity and vegetation structure of tropical forests, according to a new study by an international team of researchers, including UConn ecology and evolutionary biology professor emerita Robin Chazdon.
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Why plants form sprouts in the dark 7.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Exposed to light, plants turn green and form leaves. Not so in the dark. A signal responsible for this phenomenon has now been decoded.
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Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People 6.11.2017 Environmental News Network
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.
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Farmer by Farmer, Investor by Investor, Regenerating America's Farmland 3.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
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.
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Thinking Small 1.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
As eureka moments go, it didn’t entirely follow the script.There was the flash of inspiration and a flush of excitement when a check of the literature showed that, yes, this could be the real deal.
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Cover Crops Provide Bed and Breakfast Layover for Migrating Birds 30.10.2017 Environmental News Network
After harvesting a corn or soybean crop, farmers may plant a cover crop for a variety of reasons—to reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, increase organic matter in the soil, and improve water quality. Now there’s another reason. University of Illinois research shows that migratory birds prefer to rest and refuel in fields with cover crops.
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Aussie innovators compete for the climate on the world stage 26.10.2017 Planet Ark News
Sustainable electricity, apps for power-hungry restaurants and biofuels made from seaweed were all innovative Australian ideas presented at this year's ClimateLaunchpad in Cyprus.
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"Antelope Perfume" Keeps Flies Away From Cows 21.10.2017 Environmental News Network
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".
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Study Estimates about 2.1 Million People using Wells High in Arsenic 19.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Most Arsenic Presumed to be From Naturally Occurring Sources
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New Amazon Threat? Deforestation From Mining 19.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Surprising amount of rainforest loss occurs on – and off – mining leases, new study finds
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Why the time is right for aviation biofuels to take off 19.10.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
News over the past decade has contributed to a misperception that sustainable aviation fuels cannot succeed in the marketplace. In reality, we are at an inflection point where alternative jet fuels being developed today are not only viable, but critical to aviation’s long-term growth.
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Living Mulch Builds Profits, Soil 18.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Living mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except — it’s alive. No, it’s not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a while, scientists at the University of Georgia are making it more efficient and sustainable.
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Byproducts from biofuel focus of PNNL and WSU partnership 12.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a continuous thermo-chemical process that produces useful biocrude from algae. The process takes just minutes and PNNL is working with a company which has licensed the technology to build a pilot plant using the technology.
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