How to farm biofuels without harming food security

How to farm biofuels without harming food security

Researchers contemplating the rise of cellulosic biofuels–fuels produced from non-edible plant fibers that offer a clean, green alternative to petroleum–have drawn up a manifesto to ensure that these crops won’t displace agriculture and threaten future...
How to grow rice while saving endangered salmon

How to grow rice while saving endangered salmon

For decades in California’s fertile Central Valley, a conflict has played out between wildlife and the agriculture that has slowly displaced it from this once-biodiverse habitat. But now a group of Californian researchers, writing in PLOS One, have shown that some...
Recording fish song to make our fisheries more sustainable

Recording fish song to make our fisheries more sustainable

What do fish sound like? When Gulf Corvina breed, their mating calls could be likened to an immense, underwater roar. Now, a group of researchers have found a way to use the deafening din to save these fish from exploitation. Using underwater microphones, they’ve...