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Genetic control mechanism developed to deal with major livestock pest

Originally posted on AgScience:
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to control populations of the Australian sheep blowfly – a major livestock pest in Australia and New Zealand – by making female flies dependent on a…

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Exotic trees

Lewis at woodlands.co.uk tells us about the exotic (alien) trees which are familiar in our British landscapes. Lewis tells us how many of these trees arrived during colonial times when great houses and gardens were built. He doesn’t mention how … Continue reading

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The first detailed maps of the world’s forests from 2000-2012 (Google Maps)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://google-latlong.blogspot.be/2013/11/mapping-worlds-deforestation-over-time.html Mapping the world’s deforestation over time We’re excited to announce today that, in a collaboration led by Dr. Matthew Hansen at the University of Maryland, we’ve built the first detailed maps of…

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The Role and Risk of Coffee-based Development in Ethiopia

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
  Two Farmers in Ethiopia Pick Coffee Cherries, the fruit processed into coffee beans (Image courtesy The Upcoming). A new report issued by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) claimed that the child mortality…

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Looking at oil palm’s genome for keys to productivity

argylesock says… This is interesting science which could be enormous. The papers in the journal Nature are descriptive. They don’t offer a design for genetic modification (GM, also called genetic engineering). But the data published there opens that possibility for … Continue reading

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Trees and food security in Africa; what’s the link? | Agroforestry World Blog

Originally posted on Dr. Bukar Ali USMAN, mni:
See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security See on blog.worldagroforestry.org

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Where are we going with biofuels?

The word ‘sustainable’ can ring hollow. Like ‘the environment’ and ‘the people’, ‘sustainable’ is an easy thing to say without meaning much. One of my most loyal blog followers, eqfe, has commented a few times about my ‘sustainable’ tag here. … Continue reading

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Oregon bans some insecticides following bee deaths

argylesock says… I’m still not sure whether these neonics are the same ones banned in Europe. The names are different. Do you know whether they’re different chemicals? Anyway it’s good news about the Oregon ban. Hope it’s not too little, … Continue reading

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How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
Today marks the 160th anniversary of a seminal, but largely forgotten moment in the history of the conservation movement. The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports On Monday, 27 June, 1853, a giant sequoia – one of the…

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Oregon Bee Kill Update

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Oregon Public Broadcasting has information and pictures of the Oregon Bee Kill site. Last Friday, the Linden trees were draped with Black Netting to exclude bees from the insecticide-contaminated Linden flowers. We also…

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