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Assigning workers to new networks boosts sustainability
Innovation comes from people in different units who have new knowledge, and a new study about conservation organizations suggests encouraging employees to think and act outside network boxes from time to time. (2019-10-17)
Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy
much attention has been given to the growth of the 'Blue Economy' -- a term which refers to the sustainable use of ocean and marine resources for economic growth, jobs, and improved livelihoods. (2019-10-15)
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action - or not - on environmental issues. (2019-10-15)
New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, released today by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows agricultural productivity growth -- increasing output of crops and livestock with existing or fewer inputs -- is growing globally at an average annual rate of 1.63%. (2019-10-15)
The makeup of mariculture: FSU researchers examine global trends in seafood farming
The process of farming seafood in the ocean, known as mariculture, is a growing trend yet little is known about the trajectories of its development. (2019-10-14)
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change
Researchers use long-term survey data sets and climate models to help fishing communities plan for a warmer ocean. (2019-10-11)
New criteria for bank loans and stock exchange listings could protect ocean resources
Review of publicly available information from 2008-2017 found no bank loan to seafood companies that included sustainability criteria. (2019-10-02)
Safeguarding the world's largest tuna fishery
New research has used a combination of records from captains and scientific observers, FAD tracking data, ocean models and cutting edge simulation methods to reveal for the first time the trajectories and potential impact FADs may have on fisheries around Pacific island nations. (2019-10-01)
Turning Phoenix green
A group of researchers led by Arizona State University assessed how urban agriculture can help Phoenix meet its sustainability goals. (2019-09-30)
Landscape patterns matter
The size, shape, and arrangement of fields, forests, wetlands, and human populations, and the ways these and other features interact and change across landscapes, have a multitude of implications for resource sustainability, ecosystem health, habitat connectivity, and other societal values. (2019-09-27)
Study champions inland fisheries as rural nutrition hero
Researchers from MSU and the FAO synthesize new data and assessment methods to show how freshwater fish feed poor rural populations in many areas of the world. (2019-09-26)
Scientists and key figures develop vision for managing UK land and seas after Brexit
A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of York, consulted with key figures from the agriculture and fishing industries nationwide to produce a framework for managing land and seas after the UK has left the EU. (2019-09-24)
UN researchers: Sustainable development goals only achievable through cross-disciplinary research
It is not possible to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG) if science does not contribute with cross-disciplinary knowledge and understanding of how systems are interconnected. (2019-09-24)
What would Jesus do? Quite possibly, recycle
A team of social scientists and sustainability scientists worked to peel off the layers of understanding about how Christianity and environmentalism mix. (2019-09-23)
AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams' carbon footprint
A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-09-19)
UM study abroad students fuel understanding of gaps in conservation data
A new collaborative study between students from University of Montana and the Universidad de Concepcion in Chile seeks to understand the type and magnitude of gaps in scientific information as a way to improve conservation planning. (2019-09-17)
Special journal issue brings focus to importance of studying landscape pattern
A new special issue of the journal Landscape Ecology organized by scientists at the USDA Forest Service and North Carolina State University assesses the state of the science of landscape pattern analysis. (2019-09-17)
Large transnational corporations play critical role in global natural resource management
Researchers have identified six corporate actions that, combined with effective public policy and improved governmental regulations, could help large transnational corporations steer environmental stewardship efforts around the world. (2019-09-16)
Beyond borders: Understanding migration requires understanding changing land systems
For tens of millions of people, migration is a tough reality. (2019-09-06)
People believe achieving environmental sustainability could hinder quality of life
Social wellbeing and community, not wider economy, uppermost in people's concerns over sustainability policies. (2019-09-02)
Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency
The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. (2019-08-29)
The MIT Press releases a major report on all available open-source publishing software
The MIT Press is pleased to release Mind the Gap (openly published at mindthegap.pubpub.org), a major report on the current state of all available open-source software for publishing. (2019-08-08)
Tariffs lead to creative supply chains
Where there's a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there's a way. (2019-08-06)
Number of US fish stocks at sustainable levels remains near record high
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the Status of US Fisheries Annual Report to Congress, which details the status of 479 federally-managed stocks or stock complexes in the US to identify which stocks are subject to overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels. (2019-08-02)
To conserve water, Indian farmers fire up air pollution
A measure to conserve groundwater in northwestern India has led to unexpected consequences: added air pollution in an area already beset by haze and smog. (2019-07-30)
The democratic governance of agricultural multinationals is essential for environmental sustainability
An international team of researchers investigate how partnering works to achieve sustainability in agri food supply chains using using a pioneer case study: Barilla Sustainable Farming (BSF) (2019-07-26)
Transforming biology to design next-generation computers, using a surprise ingredient
A Purdue University group has found ways of transforming structures that occur naturally in cell membranes to create other architectures, like parallel 1nm-wide line segments, more applicable to computing. (2019-07-25)
Understanding the drivers of a shift to sustainable diets
One of the 21st century's greatest challenges is to develop diets that are both sustainable for the planet and good for our bodies. (2019-07-22)
Researchers suggest new approach needed to address Anthropocene risk
A team of international researchers suggest adopting a holistic approach to understanding environmental risks. (2019-07-22)
The Digital Revolution: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable development
The Digital Revolution has brought about rapid technological change, transforming the way societies function and how humanity impacts the Earth. (2019-07-11)
Human waste an asset to economy, environment, study finds
Human waste might be an unpleasant public health burden, but scientists at the University of Illinois see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water. (2019-07-08)
Fairtrade benefits rural workers in Africa, but not the poorest of the poor
A new study from the University of Göttingen and international partners has analysed the effects of Fairtrade certification on poor rural workers in Africa. (2019-07-01)
Environmental destruction linked to African population raises questions about family sizes
Africa is projected to be home to nearly 3 billion people by 2100, but rapid population growth will cause widespread environmental degradation unless effective family planning becomes widespread policy, according to new research that tracked increased population pressures on the continent's ecosystems. (2019-06-26)
Sustainability-linked loans provide opportunities for chemical firms
Spurred by calculations showing that companies with a lower environmental impact are less of a financial risk, banks are beginning to offer cheaper loans if chemical firms hit agreed-upon levels of environmental performance. (2019-06-26)
Untangling the complicated relationships between people and nature for a brighter future
With major crises such as extinctions and environmental degradation upon us, there's never been a more crucial time to find solutions to environmental challenges. (2019-06-24)
Understanding social structure is important to rewilding
Increasing the success of wildlife translocations is critical, given the escalating global threats to wildlife. (2019-06-13)
Want effective policy? Ask the locals
Based on a survey of over 100,000 respondents in 37 countries, researchers at Kyushu University in Japan report that regional economic, developmental, and cultural factors greatly influence the relationships among self-reported levels of energy affordability, life satisfaction, health, and economic inequality. (2019-06-11)
Elasmobranches getting slammed
Researchers analyzed four years of catch data from Tanjung Luar -- a fishing village specifically targeting sharks -- to identify catch abundance and seasonality of vulnerable or endangered species, and found that catch per unit effort (CPUE) of sharks and rays from 2014 to 2017 fluctuated but was not significantly different. (2019-06-06)
Verifying 'organic' foods
Organic foods are increasingly popular -- and pricey. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides, and because of that, they are often perceived to be more healthful than those grown with these substances. (2019-06-05)
Politicians walk the walk, when it comes to financial investments
For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. (2019-05-31)
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