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New generation soil property maps for Africa

Properties
A new type of soil property maps for Africa has been launched by ISRIC − World Soil Information in Wageningen Netherlands The maps are freely accessible Share This See Also Geography Landslides Acid Rain Global ... - Read More

Turning algae into clean energy and fish food; helping Africans to irrigate crops

fish, crops
Could algae that feast on wastewater produce clean bio fuels and a healthful supply of fish food Can impoverished African community gardeners learn to use and maintain a simple centuries old non electric water pump ... - Read More

New technique measures evaporation globally

Evaporation
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Boston University have developed the first method to map evaporation globally using weather stations which will help scientists evaluate water resource management assess recent trends of evaporation throughout the globe ... - Read More

Enzymes From Horse Feces Could Hold Secrets to Streamlining Biofuel Production

led to the identification of literally hundreds of enzymes capable of breaking through that tough lignin in plant cell walls and the cellulose within The team now is shifting through that bounty to identify the ... - Read More

High Levels of Lead Detected in Rice Imported From Certain Countries

Rice imported from certain countries contains high levels of lead that could pose health risks particularly for infants and children who are especially sensitive to lead’s effects and adults of Asian heritage who consume large ... - Read More

Spring rains bring life to Midwest granaries but foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

Water, Water, Water
algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Spring Rains Bring Life to Midwest Granaries but Foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

'Pharmaceutical' approach boosts oil production from algae

Taking an approach similar to that used for discovering new therapeutic drugs chemists at the University of California Davis have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae a potential source ... - Read More

Population Boom Poses Interconnected Challenges of Energy, Food, Water

we have to move the technology from the bench to the real world so that solutions see the light of day which the industry speakers in the session can address Regulatory policies have to keep ... - Read More

Reducing Waste of Food: A Key Element in Feeding Billions More People

we throw away about 4 out of every 10 pounds of food produced each year ” Government studies show for instance that the average family in the United States throws away 20 pounds of food ... - Read More

NASA flies radar south on wide-ranging expedition

NASA
A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month long expedition over the Americas Share This See Also Earth Science Geology Global Warming ... - Read More

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More

Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could dramatically shift rainfall patterns in tropics

Temperature, temperature
One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere which could significantly alter tropical precipitation patterns according to a new study by climatologists from ... - Read More

Soils in newly forested areas store substantial carbon that could help offset climate change

Carbon, Climate change, Climate change, Climate, climate, carbon
Surface appearances can be so misleading In most forests the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Nature ... - Read More

Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell

cell, cell
Solar cells are just like leaves capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees Share This See Also Solar Energy Petroleum Materials Science Energy ... - Read More

Understanding the continuous corn yield penalty

As escalating corn prices have encouraged many farmers to switch to growing corn continuously they wonder why they have been seeing unusually high yield reductions over the past several years The University of Illinois conducted ... - Read More

Sustainable Development Goals must sustain people and planet, experts say

In the wake of last week's meetings at the UN on the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs a group of international scientists have published a call in the journal Nature today arguing for ... - Read More

Making fuel from bacteria

Fuel
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More

Biochemical engineering: Waste not, want not

A simple fermentation treatment can convert a by product of biofuel production into a valuable chemical feedstock for a wide range of biomedical products Share This See Also Cell Biology Agriculture and Food Organic Chemistry ... - Read More

New approaches for controlling pesticide exposure in children

New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so called integrated pest management IPM measures scientists ... - Read More
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