Scientific World

Agriculture

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Carnegie Institution for Science have shown how nitrogen fertiliser could be produced more sustainably. This is necessary not only to protect the climate, but also to reduce dependence…

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Plant breeding

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched seeds into space last November as part of their joint efforts to develop new crops able to…

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Fisheries

The growth rates for fish and seafood production in aquaculture are limited and have already passed their peak, a study says. Scientists say that without wild fish, the world would face an annual shortage of fish food of…

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Agriculture

A CABI-led study involving 57 scientists from 46 different institutions has provided a comprehensive review of the devastating fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) including details on its invasiveness, biology, ecology…

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Biodiversity

Inland waters usually count as terrestrial areas, as was also the case at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15), held in Montreal/Canada in December 2022. But here, their relevance is not sufficiently taken into…

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Research

Brazil has set itself the goal of achieving a net zero CO2 economy by 2040. Low-carbon agriculture is to make a crucial

contribution to this goal. The scientific foundations it requires are being provided by the…

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Biodiversity

Is the presence of a high number of species within an ecosystem a sign of its stability? Is it always true that population fluctuations over time reflect poor health or threats to biodiversity? No, according to a new…

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Biodiversity

By using advanced machine learning techniques an international team led by researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany has reconstructed the distribution of plant diversity around the world and made…

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Climate change

When peat swamps dry out they can release large amounts of greenhouse gases. Because they react so sensitively to climate changes, they are important tipping points. A study published in Nature investigates how…

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Climate change

Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels – with no sign of the decrease that is urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, according to the new report of the Global Carbon Project science team. If current…

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