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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.

date19 hours ago in Ecology
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The farmer takes a drone

Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Engineering
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Just how green is wind power?

Wind power may have a positive image, but setting up offshore wind farms is complicated and energy-intensive. Because Siemens promises its customers and the authorities a high degree of transparency for the ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding horn ...

dateMar 28, 2015 in Other
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Wind farms perform best when the sun is out

When set up in groups, wind turbines in the front rows cast a wind shadow on those behind them, lowering their performance. These effects dissipate fastest under convective conditions, say EPFL researchers ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in General Physics
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Bumblebees shy away from field-facing hedgerows

The pollination service provided by bumblebees on the field-side boundaries of hedgerows may be limited because farming methods are having a negative impact on their sources of food, a study has found.

dateMar 17, 2015 in Ecology
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