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Thinking Big by Burning Small 20.11.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
A recent paper by scientists from Wits University in South Africa shows how creative fire management can increase habitat for wildebeest and other grazing animals in national parks.
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Washington state delays Dungeness crab season 18.11.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Officials in Washington state say Dungeness crab season will start two weeks later due to harmful algae....
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: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- 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....
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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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Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention 16.11.2017 AP National
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- 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....
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AP EXPLAINS: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague 16.11.2017 AP National
Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. Here's a look at the algae menace and what's being done:...
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Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- 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....
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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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The Energy 202: Tom Steyer isn't the only energy and environmental player trying to reach Trump on Fox News 9.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Tom Steyer isn't the only energy and environmental player trying to reach Trump on Fox News
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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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Demystifying the complex world of water: Your questions, answered 7.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
You ask, we answer. Here are five of your questions related to water, answered by MPR News reporters.
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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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