Researchers develop new approach to identify possible ecological effects of releasing genetically engineered insects
University of Minnesota researchers have developed a new approach for identifying potential environmental effects of deliberate releases of genetically engineered (GE) insects.
Grape vines in hot water
A tool to help growers and nurseries plant healthier grape vines has been developed by a Charles Sturt University (CSU) researcher.
EPA suggests safer flame retardants
(HealthDay)—Safer alternatives to a toxic flame retardant chemical are presented in a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Experts urge caution on popular 'skin rash' apps
More than 200 mobile apps for diagnosing skin rashes and moles are now on the market, and US researchers Wednesday urged caution in relying on them over a doctor's advice.
Cold no curb on appetite
Living in a low temperature environment does not affect bacteria's appetite for hydrocarbons, according to recent research. This new knowledge could affect environmental risk assessment in the Arctic.
EU bans yet another pesticide harmful to bees
The European Union on Tuesday restricted the use of the insecticide Fipronil, the latest move to protect honey bees after a May ban on three other insecticides.
Nature valued from space
Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources.
New approach for risk screening of contaminated land
Following a century of industrialisation, contaminated sites lie abandoned or underutilized all over the world. Now there is a rapid new approach for risk screening of each site, according to studies from ...
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs
Many people in Europe are critical of genetically modified (GM) food, due to safety concerns. A Eurobarometer survey, published in 2010, revealed that the European public tends to be worried on a "mediate ...
New Red List developed for threatened ecosystems
Scientists have developed a new Red List system for identifying ecosystems at high risk of degradation, similar to the influential Red List for the world's threatened species.
Agencies should use common approach to evaluate risks pesticides pose to endangered species
When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should ...
Daniel Ribera: Turning food-soiled packaging into safe compost
Composting instead of incinerating or landfilling is a promising way that has until now been hampered by the presence of chemicals in packaging.
Eruption risk perception disconnected from detected threat
The perceived risk of having a volcanic eruption needs to match the actual risk, detected through combined technologies including remote sensing of volcanic gasses, before dire consequences can be prevented.
French GM corn-cancer researcher to detail work
A French researcher who claims a link between genetically modified corn and cancer on Tuesday said he would publish his work, the day after the EU, which has cleared the maize, promised to make public its own assessment. ...