We waste hundreds of tons of bread daily. But now a team of researchers has devised a better use for these discarded carbs.
Converting pastures and farmland used for growing livestock feed like corn and soy into diverse native grasslands, and then producing fuels from those grasses, could provide much more energy than many countries need. Developing nations in the tropics would especially benefit given their large pasture areas.
International researchers have developed a computer model that can detect visual signs of disease on banana crops - and warn farmers before it spreads out of control.
How many animal lives are impacted by restoring a prairie ecosystem or a protecting a swamp? That's the sort of number so-called effective altruists look for when deciding where to put their philanthropic funds, and it represents both a challenge and an opportunity for conservation.
Technology to make carbon-neutral kerosene has moved out of the lab and into a real-world demonstration, hinting at the future of solar jet fuels
One pattern that emerged: beef, rice, and soybeans are produced in conservation priority areas, while barley and wheat, are sourced from lower risk areas.
That natural settings are better for mental health than heavily developed spaces is a tenet of modern environmentalism and urban design. There’s much to unpack in that statement, though: are nature-rich settings especially rejuvenating? Or will any old green space do?
Climate change research is much more diverse than what the public hear from in the media, new study finds.
In a cruel global irony, countries that spew the most greenhouse gases are the least susceptible to the ill effects of climate change such as floods, biodiversity loss, and diseases.