A new decision-making framework designed by an international team of fisheries researchers can help fisheries bolster their ability to adapt to a warming world. The tool, said marine ecologist Jacob Eurich at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS), is meant to take a lot of the guesswork out of finding resilience in a time of climate change.
- Fish and Fisheries
New Oregon State University research shows that warm-water habitats can be critically important for the survival of cold-water fish such as trout and salmon.
- Conservation Biology
Which diet is better: moderately reduce meat consumption and eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products, as recommended by the German Nutrition Society? Follow our southern neighbors' example and eat more fish and seafood? Or even switch completely to a vegan diet? A new study by the University of Bonn (Germany) shows that the answer to these questions is not as clear-cut as one might think - depending on which impacts one closely looks. The results are published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.
- Science of The Total Environment
- The study was funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).
The breaking apart of rapeseed pods during mechanized harvests, a phenomenon called pod-shatter, causes massive yield losses to rapeseed farmers. But now, Chinese scientists have studied a highly pod-shatter resistant rapeseed variety called OR88, and identified the reasons behind its mysterious durability. The research promises to provide breakthroughs in the development of high-yield, pod-shatter resistant rapeseed in the future.
- The Crop Journal
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 25% of global food crops are contaminated with different types of fungal toxins, such as aflatoxins, highly toxic and carcinogenic substances produced by certain species of the fungus Aspergillus. New research published in Plant Disease reveals a deeper understanding of how members of this same fungus species can be used to reduce aflatoxins in crops.
- Plant Disease
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
An international team of scientists, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. The same study also concluded an overall lower consumption of tobacco worldwide is statistically linked to less people contracting lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC).
- Atmospheric Environment