- A single gene mutation found in the moth genus, Ostrinia, has led to the species' ability to produce an entirely new scent.
- Two groups of researchers have recently delved into historical datasets to illuminate the tools used by two prodigies of long-range navigation, Pacific salmon and homing pigeons.
February 15th, 2013
Originally Published by The Ecologist - In the midst of the US domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. Elizabeth Royte reports.
- Salmon and Trout Association said farms under the RSPCA's scheme had records of sea lice infestation and pollution.
- With global warming threatening the future of the world’s coffee beans, the hunt is on for ways to keep the caffeine flowing.
Originally Published by SciDevNet - Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by human-driven emissions might lead to larger sweet potatoes, a staple food for many African and Asian countries.
- A new analysis sees good news for nature and humans in the looming prospect of "peak farmland."
December 18th, 2012
Originally Published by Green Prophet - If there’s one food group that Israelis love, it’s vegetables. In fact, all over the Middle East, vegetables are treated with love and presented at table in infinite artful ways.
- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar decided to let the Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s 40-year operating permit expire at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The area will be returned to a wilderness state, closing a chapter in a long environmental struggle.
- A team of researchers led by the University of Warwick are about to embark on a research program called "Cleaning Land for Wealth" (CL4W), that will use a common class of flower to restore poisoned soils.
November 29th, 2012