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Improving prognoses for a sustainable future

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:08:44 EST ~ Whether it's electric automobiles, renewable energy, carbon tax or sustainable consumption, sustainable development requires strategies that meet people's needs without harming the environment. Before such strategies are implemented, their potential impact on environment, economy, and society needs to be tested. These tests can be conducted with the help of computer models that depict future demographic and economic development and that examine the interplay between industry and the climate. But computer models play a significant role in environmental policy, but offer only a partial picture of the industrial system, say experts. Find out more...

Technological progress alone won't stem resource use

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:02:34 EST ~ While some scientists believe that the world can achieve significant dematerialization through improvements in technology, a new study finds that technological advances alone will not bring about dematerialization and, ultimately, a sustainable world. The researchers found that no matter how much more efficient and compact a product is made, consumers will only demand more of that product and in the long run increase the total amount of materials used in making that product. Find out more...

Intense industrial fishing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:46 EST ~ A new study examines how China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management elsewhere Find out more...

Trade-offs between economic growth and deforestation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:02:46 EST ~ In many developing countries, economic growth and deforestation seem to go hand in hand -- but the links are not well understood. In a new study, researchers use an innovative methodology to quantify the relationship. Find out more...

Microbiologists make big leap in developing 'green' electronics

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:09 EST ~ Microbiologists report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers' goal of developing sustainable 'green' conducting materials for the electronics industry. Find out more...

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:37 EST ~ China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within and outside of China recommend major institutional reform. Find out more...

Conservation practices may leave African indigenous populations behind

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:07:52 EST ~ Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to research. Find out more...

Double fish production while preserving biodiversity: Can it be done?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:51:54 EST ~ A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre (NADC) in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition, say researchers. Find out more...

Summer heat for the winter

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:11:12 EST ~ Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Within a European research consortium, scientists have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each other. Find out more...

Changing rainfall patterns linked to water security in India

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:16:18 EST ~ Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in India. Find out more...