Dec. 10, 2013 - The increased global consumption of food means that there is an increasing yield gap between crop production and crop usage. To help tackle this issue, a team of scientists from the University of Southampton has used advanced mathematical modelling techniques to understand the precise role soil structure plays in water uptake.
Dec. 9, 2013 - About half of Finland's contribution to the nitrogen and phosphorus load on the Baltic Sea comes from agriculture. Agriculture is thus considered to be of key importance in efforts to improve water quality.
Ecologists are starting to appreciate the power of microbes to make crops hardier.
The government will break the law if it waters down its plans to reduce greenhouse gases, its advisers say.
(Phys.org) -As the Endangered Species Act nears its 40th birthday at the end of December, conservation biologists are coming to terms with a danger not foreseen in the early 1970s: global climate change.
More and more of the palm oil in our favorite cosmetics comes from woods razed by multinational corporations
Government decision to limit protection for species-rich mountains angers conservationists.
group of 235 individual experts and organisations from 36 countries, including 23 EU Member States, are calling on the European institutions to adopt a more science-based approach to the European Commission's proposal on the regulation of invasive alien species.
11 December 2013, Rome - Securing land tenure, providing access to resources for mountain family farms, and improving basic infrastructure in mountain regions are among the key solutions to improving the livelihoods and food security of mountain and lowland communities, FAO said today.
Hop on over to the photo-sharing site Flickr and you'll find dozens of photos and videos of people eagerly feeding grapes to hungry iguanas on the beaches of the Bahamas.
Indigenous rights groups are circulating a petition asking the Indonesian government to immediately implement a court ruling that would take management of million of hectares of customary forest out of the hands of the Ministry of Forestry and turn it over to traditional communities.
Dec. 9, 2013 - Rivers and streams release carbon dioxide at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined, contrary to common belief.
MOCHO, Jamaica, Dec 10 2013 (IPS) - The Mocho Mountains that run through the centre of Jamaica were once covered by lush tropical forests that helped control rainfall. Now, much of the forests and farmlands have been destroyed and the community is hard hit by the resultant extreme weather.
British documents suggests biofuels should count towards both renewable energy and transport targets to save money
When it comes to pulling together globally in battling climate change, some small island nations have to fight to get their voices heard. Many of them have been wrestling with the effects of climate change for years.
BOGOR, Indonesia (9 December 2013) - In the birthplace of Arabica coffee - Ethiopia's Kafa Biosphere Reserve - rangers are using Facebook to monitor and verify changes in their forests.
Analysis of forest cover using medium-scale satellite imagery may miss deforestation for small-scale subsistence agriculture, finds a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
For the first time since our appearance on Earth, carbon concentrations in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million.
TV naturalist says cat owners should buy bell collars to stop them killing 'an extraordinarily high number of birds in gardens'
Dec. 9, 2013 - Millions of people across the world live or depend on deltas for their livelihoods.