Archive: 05/8/2008

What's bugging locusts?

Since ancient times, locust plagues have been viewed as one of the most spectacular events in nature. In seemingly spontaneous fashion, as many as 10 billion critters can suddenly swarm the air and carpet the ground, blazing ...

May 08, 2008 4.3 / 5 (15) 0

Chilean volcano captured blasting ash

Chile’s Chaiten Volcano is shown spewing ash and smoke (centre left of image) into the air for hundreds of km over Argentina’s Patagonia Plateau in this Envisat image acquired on 5 May 2008.

May 08, 2008 3.8 / 5 (13) 0

Keeping yields, profits and water quality high

One of the key questions facing agriculturalists in the 21st century is how to produce adequate amounts of food and farm income while protecting environmental quality. Diversified, low-external-input (LEI) farming systems ...

May 08, 2008 4.8 / 5 (4) 0