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Report calls for energy-smart food

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Massey University energy expert says the global agriculture industry, including that of New Zealand, must reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to secure food supply in the future.

dateDec 12, 2011 in Environment
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Fish placenta is unfavourable survival strategy

Fish with a placenta struggle to adapt to rapid changes in the food supply. They probably evolved in a stable, food-rich environment. As ecosystems change under the influence of humans, they are experiencing greater difficulty ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Ecology
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Global research chief sees rice boom in Africa

Subsaharan Africa could double or triple rice yields and one day even export to Asia where urban sprawl and rising sea levels threaten paddies, a global research chief said Monday.

dateJun 13, 2011 in Other
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Spiders in space -- live!

Ever since they were announced, the spiders in space have been living in the limelight. This is, of course, the point -- to watch and learn as the pair of golden orb spiders, or Nephila clavipes, adapt to ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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