An Australian led-project to turn 1.4 million tonnes of Chinese pig poo into alternative energy and fertiliser has been hailed in a national science award.
Conventional methods of agriculture and cattle-breeding cannot feed the world population. They are not sustainable, pollute the environment, are responsible for reducing biodiversity and have a damaging effect on human health. ...
As policy for European seas moves towards an ecosystem approach in an effort to achieve environmental sustainability, there is resistance to this shift.
Phosphorus is a precious element, with all life depending on it. It is an essential nutrient for plant growth and an important constituent of fertiliser used in agriculture.
(Phys.org) —The Icelandic volcano's ash plume that caused huge air travel disruption across Europe in 2010 resulted in the oceans absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than usual, say scientists.
Composting instead of incinerating or landfilling is a promising way that has until now been hampered by the presence of chemicals in packaging.
A warming world is putting crops at risk, according to scientists who studied how the weather affects French maize yields.
The Australian landscape soaked up one third of the carbon emitted by fossil fuels in Australia over the past twenty years, according to a new CSIRO study released last week.
The strong binding of gold on electronically modified calcium oxide can now be understood in detail. In a computational study, researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Nanoscience Center have shown how redox chemistry ...
Scientists hope to gain a better understanding of the causes of oxygen depletion among fish populations with an EU-funded project called HYPOX.