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Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:24:47 EDT ~ Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases. Find out more...

Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:24:27 EDT ~ Scientists have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme weather events. Find out more...

EU Fisheries failures jeopardise sustainability of small fishing communities, researchers argue

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:10 EDT ~ Traditional artisanal fishing has been harmed by EU fishing policies that favor big businesses and ignores other more sustainable approaches to conserving fish stocks, according to new research. Find out more...

Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:07 EDT ~ Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and blood samples contain high concentrations of cobalt and other metals. Find out more...

Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:39 EDT ~ New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil. Find out more...

Roadmap for measuring animal, plant traits to meet biodiversity goals

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:37 EDT ~ An international team of researchers has outlined a plan for how to measure changes in key traits of animals and plants and provide these data to policymakers to improve natural resource management and keep nations on track to meet global biodiversity and sustainability goals. Find out more...

How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:15:27 EDT ~ Scientists have discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides. Find out more...

'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought -- and could help spare habitats

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:43:50 EDT ~ New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the 'least bad' option for feeding the world while saving its species -- provided use of such 'land-efficient' systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland. Find out more...

Famous theory of the living Earth upgraded to 'Gaia 2.0'

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:20:50 EDT ~ A new twist has been given to the 'Gaia' theory that aims to explain why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve over billions of years. Find out more...

Appetite for shark fin soup serious risk to threatened sharks

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:38:41 EDT ~ Fishing pressure on threatened shark populations has increased dramatically in recent years and it is urgent that consumers reject shark fin products altogether, new study asserts. Find out more...