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Norway plans to slash subsidies to fur farms

Norwegian fur farmers denounced Tuesday a government proposal to slash financial support to the controversial industry and warned that it could lead to farm closures in vulnerable rural areas.

date3 hours ago in Ecology
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Lab test commonly used to assess water toxicity

Hyalella azteca are invertebrates that are widely used for sediment and water toxicity studies. Investigators have found that H. azteca collected from sites influenced by agricultural/urban runoff are as much as 2-times less s ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Ecology
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GIS study reveals preferred habitat of Asian elephant

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Asian elephant is now an endangered species. Today, there are only 40,000 elephants left in Asia's mainland and about 1,200-1,700 in peninsular ...

dateMay 01, 2015 in Ecology
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Africa explores cassava potential

Cassava is a crop that is crucial to food security for millions of Africans but now some countries on the continent are considering the potential of the shrub for industrial purposes, says Wits Professor ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Biotechnology
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