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Fishing activities take up four times as much area as agriculture—and can now be monitored in real time

The global footprint of fishing is even bigger than expected. But a novel monitoring tool could help put it on a more sustainable path. To satisfy our hunger, we humans catch something on ...

5 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Scientists examine link between surface-water salinity, climate change

The interplay between surface-water salinity and climate change in Central New York is the subject of a recent paper by researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertips

Soil pathogen testing - critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive - will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observations

NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.

Thu 22 Feb 18 from BBC News

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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in rice

Nitrogen fertilizers (applied as nitrate, NO3-, or ammonium, NH4+) improve the amount of grain produced per acre, but nitrogen runoff and volatilization pollute the water and the air. Production ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Tropical forest fragmentation nears ‘critical point,’ study finds

Deforestation in the tropics is caused by many different human activities. The impacts of these activities vary depending on the region – in South America, industrial agriculture is the big ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Mongabay.com

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Moths in mud can uncover prehistoric secrets

Moth scales, preserved in the mud of a coniferous forest lake, have been used to identify outbreaks of these insects over the past 10,000 years. This groundbreaking new technique, reported in ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Great White demystified

Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

Fri 23 Feb 18 from BBC News

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The Australian government's plan for biocontrol of the common carp presents several risks

Belgian, English and Australian scientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp invading the ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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