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Fish and veggies: Water flow for more efficient aquaponic systems

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:18:55 EST ~ In aquaponics, the hydroponic crops use the nutrients from fish waste as fertilizer while the fish benefit from the plants' nutrient uptake capability to improve water quality. The treated water is then recirculated to the plant grow beds and fish culture tanks via a pipe system. Find out more...

Presence of textile microfibers from washing machines in marine floors

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:53:55 EST ~ A study quantifies the presence of textile microfibers in south European marine floors. Researchers analyzed the amount of these colored fibers, which vary between 3 to 8 mm but are extremely fine, with less than a 0.1 mm diameter, and which come mainly from washing machines. The results show the dominance of cellulosic fibers over synthetic polymers, and highlight several oceanographic processes pile and transport microfibers to marine hollows. Find out more...

Large areas of the Brazilian rainforest at risk of losing protection

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:20:17 EST ~ Up to 15 million hectares of the Brazilian Amazon is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to a new study. Find out more...

Captive-breeding will not save wild Asian Houbara without regulation of hunting

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:58:37 EST ~ The survival of the heavily exploited Asian Houbara depends on the regulation of trapping and hunting, according to new research. New findings reveal that trying to stabilize populations solely through captive breeding will require the release of such large numbers it will inevitably compromise wild populations. Find out more...

Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:42:31 EST ~ Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study. Find out more...

Citizens prefer landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:15:38 EST ~ A pioneering study analyses the photographs shared by citizens in social networks to evaluate the aesthetic consideration of natural landscapes. In the province of Barcelona, the preferred images are those taken in urban and periurban environments that integrate green spaces with grey infrastructure. Find out more...

Urban planning policy contributes to political polarization

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:24:20 EST ~ Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a new study has found. Find out more...

Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:15:08 EST ~ Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Find out more...

Millions in danger of food insecurity due to severe Caribbean droughts

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:43:09 EST ~ Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new research. Find out more...

Marine Protected Areas overlook a large fraction of biodiversity hotspots

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:13:20 EST ~ Around 75 percent of marine biodiversity in Finnish waters is left unprotected, reveals a performance assessment of the country's current Marine Protected Area network. Increasing protection by just 1 percent in the most biodiverse areas could double conservation of the most important species. In addition to identifying areas of high conservation value, the methodology can also be used in ecosystem-based marine spatial planning and impact avoidance, including siting of wind energy, aquaculture and other human activities. Find out more...