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  • Bat Numbers in Europe Surge after Decades of Decline, Major Study Finds

    Following decades of worrying decline, Europe's bat population increased by 43 per cent between 1993 and 2011, according to a new study released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The upsurge in population has been aided by legislation and treaties that promote conservation measures, including the UNEP-administered Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS), ...

  • GM crops could reduce need for herbicides

    Analysis of large-scale European field trial data reveals that lower quantities of herbicides are applied to crops genetically modified for herbicide-resistance compared with conventionally grown crops. However, the data also suggest that biodiversity may be reduced if genetically modified (GM) crops are grown widely. Transgenic crops are currently grown in 22 countries across the world, ...

  • Swine Flu outbreak illuminated by Avian Flu research

    A new study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that the potential for an avian influenza virus to cause a human flu pandemic is greater than previously thought.  Results also illustrate how the current swine flu outbreak likely came about.  As of now, avian flu viruses can infect humans who have contact with birds, but these viruses tend not to transmit easily between ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • GM cotton genes found in wild species

    Genetically modified (GM) cotton genes have been found in wild populations for the first time, making it the third plant species — after Brassica and bentgrass  — in which transgenes have established in the wild. The discovery was made in Mexico by six Mexican researchers investigating the flow of genes to wild cotton populations of the species Gossypium hirsutum. They found ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Insect-eating bats save global maize farmers €0.91 billion a year from crop damage

    Insect-eating bats are estimated to be worth US$ 1 billion (€0.91 billion) a year to maize farmers around the world, a new study has revealed. Not only do bats reduce crop damage by eating adult corn earworm crop pests, they also suppress fungal infections in maize ears. Bats and their habitats need to be better protected for their ecological and economic contributions, say the study’s ...

  • Global Market Insights Report that Micro Irrigation System Market to hit $12bn by 2024

    The Micro Irrigation System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $5 billion to over $12 billion by 2024; as reported in the latest study by  ...

  • Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

    A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators. However, the assessment, a two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental ...

  • Fresh outbreaks of Newcastle Disease in poultry

    For the last couple of months when most people have been thinking about Poultry, Turkey was at the front of their minds.  However many countries have been seeing an increase in Newcastle disease, which if you weren’t aware is a viral problem similar to Avian Flu.  With Colombia declaring a state of emergency following its latest outbreak, which began in December 2017 and has ...

  • Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa

    Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today. To this end, the agency is calling for $20 million for prevention and response activities. The call follows outbreaks of the virus in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, ...

  • Avian Flu Outbreaks Put UK’s Farms at Risk

    Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from a highly infectious strain of avian flu in Europe. Chicken, turkey and duck owners must keep them indoors for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds in the efforts to reduce your flock’s fatality from the avian flu spread. The H5N8 bird flu strain has been found in poultry and wild ...

  • Avian flu outbreaks put UK’s farms at risk

    Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from a highly infectious strain of avian flu in Europe. Chicken, turkey and duck owners must keep them indoors for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds in the efforts to reduce your flock’s fatality from the avian flu spread. The H5N8 bird flu strain has been found in poultry and wild ...

  • CDC: Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Not Over

    More than two months after declaring the outbreak appeared to be over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an additional 43 people sickened by strains of Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken – more than 500 people have reportedly been infected in total. Sixty percent of the tested Salmonella taken from outbreak patients has been resistant to at least one ...

  • Questions and answers on the new proposal for a regulation on preventing and managing invasive alien species

    What are invasive alien species (IAS)? Alien species are plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms that have been transported across ecological barriers such as mountain ranges, or oceans as a result of human intervention, and have become established in an area outside their natural range. About a quarter of these species are brought into Europe intentionally, for their beauty, ...

  • BioLargo, Inc. secures additional infrastructure and resources to continue building odor-no-more sales channels

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO) announced today that it has completed several important business developments to better serve its growing sales channels for its award winning Odor-No-More product-line, including its animal bedding additive which can reduce customer’s bedding consumption and disposal by up to 75%. First, the company is now warehousing inventory in multiple locations ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Q&A: Sylvia Earle on the planet`s blue engine

    SciDev.Net talks to Sylvia Earle, scientist, oceanographer, explorer, about her hopes for oceans at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil in 2012. The oceans are a life-support system and they are under severe threat, says Sylvia Earle. That’s why she wants to ensure that they are on the agenda of next year’s international conference on sustainable development in Rio de ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Biolargo Hatches plan to help poultry industry make clean farms, healthy chickens, safer food and more profit

    The poultry industry is big business, but also faces big challenges. Since 1992, chicken has outpaced beef in per capita sales in the U.S., and during 2016, wholesale poultry sales were $60 billion. Despite this progress, a barrier to continued growth in this sector is pathogen control and other poultry health challenges that have demonstrated their potential to impact sales negatively. Avian Flu ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

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