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Feeding the future using seed banks

Better use of the world's seed banks could help provide a practical solution to future food shortages, according to an article in Nature, co-authored by a Natural History Museum scientist.

Jul 19, 2013 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

21,000 species at risk of extinction

A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out, an updated "Red List" showed.

Jul 02, 2013 4 / 5 (5) 0

Tallying the wins and losses of policy

In the past decade, China as sunk some impressive numbers to preserve its forests, but until now there hasn't been much data to give a true picture of how it has simultaneously affected both the people and ...

Jul 01, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Major changes needed for coral reef survival

To prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off, deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required, says a new study from Carnegie's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira. They find that all existing coral ...

Jun 28, 2013 4.2 / 5 (15) 17 | with audio podcast

Decoding the oceans (w/ Video)

Marine genomics has the power to reveal the many undiscovered secrets of the oceans. The Oceans are filled with a diversity of life forms. This means that getting a complete picture of marine biodiversity is challenging. ...

Jun 27, 2013 4 / 5 (2) 0