Dec 13, 2019
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100-word explainer: how microalgae produce nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide (N2O) — a potent greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas — is rising at the fastest rate in 22,000 years. N2O correlates with the growth...
Nov 28, 2019
535

Right Place, Right Tree: app informs urban canopy planting in cities

Heatwaves affect billions of people around the world, and with increasing global temperatures, more people are set to face heatwaves...
Oct 15, 2019
988

Climate change: science said, ‘eat less meat’. I obliged.

Last year, I became a father for the first time. I knew then that I’d have to make significant lifestyle...
Sep 01, 2019
817

Relocating agriculture can offset increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide for half-century

Land. It’s where we’re born, where we work and built houses, roads and railways. The land is where we live...
May 15, 2019
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Organic farming cannot feed the world

Agriculture helped to build our civilisation; now it threatens to lead the charge to our downfall. Our agriculture system keeps...
Jun 01, 2018
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Overeating: food waste that kills

One-third of all food that we produce goes to waste. Inefficiencies in the food chain mean that food is lost,...
May 16, 2018
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100-word explainer: When is ozone bad?

In 1987, countries worldwide signed the Montreal Protocol to protect the depleting ozone in the atmosphere. Ozone/trioxygen (O3) is a gas that...
Feb 20, 2018
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Speed breeding: can the “new green revolution” transform research and agriculture?

Indoor farms produce a range of products, but most don’t grow staple crops. It’s especially puzzling given that staple crops,...
Dec 21, 2017
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Beneficial plant microbes can help purify polluted air

Let’s start off by clearing a longstanding myth – no, bacteria don’t outnumber human cells by a 10-fold in the...
Sep 14, 2017
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Farming: horizontally outside or vertically inside?

Agriculture takes up approximately 38% of the total land on earth. This figure has been relatively stable since a rapid...