News tagged with use of pesticides

How pesticides change the environment

The number of humans on the planet has almost doubled in the past 50 years ‒ and so has global food production. As a result, the use of pesticides and their effect on humans, animals and plants have become more important. ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Ecology
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Study helps threatened wheat crops in Asia, Africa

Researchers at Oregon State University have helped develop new environmental monitoring technology that will allow farmers thousands of miles away, in west and central Asia, to save millions of dollars while more effectively ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Ecology
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Wildlife losses now stabilising

Efforts to conserve biodiversity in the UK, Belgium and Netherlands may be working, despite the widespread perception that wildlife is in terminal decline, a new study suggests.

dateMay 23, 2013 in Ecology
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Carson's Silent Spring turns 50

(—Silent Spring, by marine biologist Rachel Carson, was first published 50 years ago this month, and two Perspective articles in the Ecology section of the journal Science examine the legacy of this book, which ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Ecology report
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