What does the future hold for GM cotton?

Monday, 29 July 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Agriculture

Genetic modification promises advancements in sustainability, pest resistance and fibre quality for cotton. But not everyone is convinced by the gene changers’ claims, as Roger East discovers.

Cargill looks to smallholders for sustainable palm oil

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Consumer engagement

A major US agribusiness has joined forces with non-profit Solidaridad and Malaysian environment group Wild Asia to boost sustainable palm oil production through certification. Oliver Balch reports.

Hybrid grass could prevent UK flooding

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Climate change

Scientists create a new strain of grass that can dramatically reduce surface run-off, making flooding less likely.

Irrigation innovation: protecting cotton from drought

Thursday, 18 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Diagnosis

From simple solutions for smallholders to the latest 'smart' irrigation systems and GM strains, Jon Turney explores how cotton farmers are preparing for growing pressure on water resources.

Will we ever see the end of land grab?

Thursday, 11 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Forests

Growing pressure on the world's land demands a joined-up approach from industry, agriculture and nature, says Ben Goldfarb. But is it a pipedream?

Modified microorganism captures CO2

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Climate change

This GMO can turn carbon into a valuable chemical for industrial use, and might even produce fuel in future.

Why water managers are looking at tree rings

Friday, 03 May 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Climate change, Forests

Denver Water is drawing information on historic droughts from ancient trees to plan for water shortages.

Unearthing the value of soil

Monday, 22 April 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Climate change, Education, International development

Healthy soil could be our best hope in the face of climate change, food crisis and biodiversity loss. Katherine Rowland reports.

The acid test for coral reef conservation

Monday, 10 December 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Climate change

An underwater mini-lab off the northeast coast of Australia is giving scientists a novel way of seeing how ocean acidification is affecting coral reef ecosystems.

Singapore's new superpark takes inspiration from Eden

Thursday, 18 October 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Cities

Biomes with a total volume of 135 Olympic swimming pools, housing over 250,000 rare and endangered plant species, greet visitors at Singapore’s Bay South.


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