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  • Agroecology a `spectacular` success, says UN expert

    Agroecology, a science-based, ecological approach to agriculture, has been underestimated by policymakers even though it could play a vital role in boosting crop yields and advancing economic development, says a UN report. The approach relies on the natural environment to boost soil productivity and protect crops against ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Skretting to offer algal oil breakthrough

    Fish oil availability will not limit the aquaculture industry’s growth Skretting is now able to offer aquaculture feeds containing a ground breaking algal oil that consists of unprecedented levels of the two essential long chain Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, thanks to the joint development of Royal DSM and Evonik. This alternative to the finite supply of fish oil is currently ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides

    More efficient irrigation management has become a primary focus in sustainable container plant production as growers look for ways to improve resource use and mitigate negative environmental impacts of fertilizers and pesticides that are often found in nursery runoff. Among the new technologies for increasing irrigation efficiency is the use of soil moisture sensors for automated irrigation. The ...

  • Private land conservation in Poland lacks landowner support

    Conservation on private land in Poland is supported by less than half of landowners, a new study suggests. The authors conclude that both conservation agencies and landowners could benefit from voluntary conservation schemes financial incentives and more participatory decision-making processes, while civic organisations could play a vital coordinating role. Including private land in protected ...

  • World population day: Agriculture offers huge opportunities for a planet of 7 billion

    Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planetteamhighlights sustainable ways to feed a growing population while also providing economic opportunities and enhancing the environment.. As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • New Fertilizer Rule Protects Florida`s Liquid Heart

    TALAHASSEE, Florida, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today adopted a final rule limiting the phosphorus and nitrogen content in fertilizers for urban turf and lawns. The Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule will reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus applied in urban areas, limiting the amount of those compounds reaching Florida waters , including ...

  • Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release15 May 2012 at 9:30 am (EET) Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry Neste Oil has again expanded the range of renewable raw materials it uses by beginning to produce NExBTL ...


    By Neste

  • Chiquita Brands International, Inc : Chiquita Brands Set to Celebrate Earth Day With Community Outreach

    Chiquita Brands Set to Celebrate Earth Day With Community OutreachEmployees to Volunteer in Local CommunitiesOpportunity to Showcase That Every Day is Earth DayCHARLOTTE, ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • 4th JatrophaWorld Training Programme September 14-18, 2011

    Jaipur, India December 21, 2010---------In the India, CJP is all set to hold 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme in India from SEPTEMBER 14 -18, 2011. The JatrophaWorld India 11-- the Most Authoritative platform shall introduce the A-Z of Sustainable Jatropha Production; sustainable business models; R&D progress, and ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Linde and Sapphire Energy Announce Deal to Co-Develop CO2 Management System for Algae Fuel Production

    The technology group, The Linde Group, and Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world's leaders in algae-based crude oil, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems.   Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will partner with ...


    By Sapphire Energy

  • Maine Executive Order Puts Forest Certification on Equal Footing

    Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order today directing that "any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest Stewardship ...


  • Investments in women farmers still too low

    Women farmers produce more than half of all food worldwide and currently account for 43 percent of the global agricultural labor force, yet few extension or research services are directed at women farmers,according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Women produce as much as 50 percent of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • How to go green without buying a Toyota Prius

    The evidence is clear-as a society, we need to be more environmentally conscious.  Whether one believes in all the claims of global warming or not, it is an indisputable fact that we need to take better care of our environment. In the last 10 years, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Despite drop from 2009 peak, agricultural land grabs still remain above pre-2005 levels

    An estimated 70.2 million hectares of agricultural land worldwide have been sold or leased to private and public investors since 2000, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. The bulk of these acquisitions, which are called “land grabs” by some observers, took place between 2008 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • NRDC Petitions EPA to Save the Monarch Butterfly

    Skyrocketing use of the weed-killer glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is devastating monarch butterfly populations, and new safeguards should be put in place immediately to save the iconic species from further decline, the Natural Resources Defense Council said today. In a petition filed with the Environmental Protection ...

  • Sapphire Energy and Institute of Systems Biology Partner on Commercial Algae Production

     Sapphire Energy, a world leader in producing crude oil from algae, and Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), the pioneers of the cross-disciplinary and integrative systems approach to research, today ...


    By Sapphire Energy

  • Newly Disclosed Documents Show FDA Allows Livestock Antibiotics Use Despite “High Risk” to Humans`

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly allowed 30 potentially harmful antibiotics, including 18 rated as "high risk," to remain on the market as additives in farm animal feed and water – despite an internal review that raised significant red flags, according to agency records obtained by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The data show the use of these drugs in livestock ...

  • Insights: The Earth Is Shrinking

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2006 (ENS) - Our early 21st century civilization is being squeezed between advancing deserts and rising seas. Measured by the land area that can support human habitation, the earth is shrinking. Mounting population densities, once generated solely by the addition of over 70 million people per year, are now also fueled by the relentless advance of deserts and the rise ...

  • Blackbaud launches nonprofit leadership circle to encourage employee volunteerism

    Blackbaud, Inc (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of nonprofit software and services, today announced the launch of a new Nonprofit Leadership Circle, a group of employees who serve on nonprofit boards of directors, and several other employee-related philanthropic initiatives. Blackbaud is dedicated to its mission of making the world a better place both as a corporate citizen and as a ...

  • Why Visit T-T at Grassland and Muck 2017?

    Based at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on Wednesday 23rd May and Thursday 24th May, Grassland and Muck brings you innovative ways to maximise your muck. T-T are at the forefront of innovation and will have technicians on hand to discuss ways you can increase the use of your slurry, you will find T-T on stand 415 of the main trade area. T-T have a dedicated agricultural and ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

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